Overcome Stress using Mind-Body Medicine

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This session:

Stressful days eat away at our soul. Fight stress by connecting your mind and body with movement! With Mind-Body medicine you learn novel ways to heal through evidence-based skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-expression. Re-charge and refuel using breathing, meditation, movement, and biofeedback.

Event Agenda:


Opening Meditation:

Brief Description of Mind-Body Medicine, including how and why it works

Review of the three kinds of meditation (concentrative, mindfulness and expressive)

Shaking/Moving Expressive Meditation

Check-in with participants about reactions to Shaking/Moving Meditation

Closing Remarks

Closing Meditation

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Speaker Spotlight

Robert (Tony) Russo, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF Executive Health Practice; initial and advanced training through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine:

Dr. Tony Russo is a board-certified general internal medicine physician who provides primary care at the UCSF Executive Health Practice, and teaches in the internal medicine resident clinic. He also serves as a volunteer physician at the San Francisco Free Clinic, where he provides direct patient care and also teaches medical students and residents. In addition, he has completed initial and advanced training with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and for several years has co-taught a session in Mind-Body Medicine to UCSF medical students. He also teaches Mind-Body Medicine principles to his patients in both group and one-on-one settings.

Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Russo practiced internal medicine for 20 years in the San Carlos and Redwood City area, including 12 years at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, where he served in several leadership positions and also developed a Mind-Body Medicine patient education program. He also held clinical faculty positions at UCSF and Stanford, and volunteered at Samaritan House free medical clinics.

E-mail: robert.russo@ucsf.edu

Laurie Kalter, MPA, Certified Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner and faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (cmbm.org)

Laurie Kalter, MPA, CMBM certified and faculty, has more than 40 years of experience in the health care field and retired from the University of California, San Francisco in June 2019 after 23 years in clinical and medical education settings. She is faculty for the Center for Mind Body Medicine and has participated in trainings for the VA VISN 8 in Florida, the Shasta California and Las Vegas Nevada communities. She has also led many Mind Body online groups, including for the Center. Laurie led Mind-Body Medicine groups for faculty, staff and veterans at the SF Veteran’s Health Care Administration, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine for parents of chronically ill children and the UCSF Student Health Center. She currently leads sessions for UCSF medical students. Laurie is interested in social justice and volunteered at the San Quentin State Prison in California. She has experience in the field of substance abuse as a counselor and program manager. Laurie received her BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Master’s in Public Administration, from the University of New Mexico.

E-mail: lauriekalter@yahoo.com

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