Mind Over Matter: Meditation for the Practicing Neurologist

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00 am to 8:45 am
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Experiential Learning Area, Career Essentials
Director(s): Sarah Mulukutla MD, MPH
Description: Meditation is a practice of self-reflective mental training. Attention, concentration, and mindfulness are used to direct activity of the mind. Almost immediately, heart and respiratory rates decrease, and changes in EEG activity can be seen. In 6-8 weeks, daily meditation induces neuroplastic changes detectable on fMRI, and alters immune and epigenetic response. Can mental training really be this potent? Join us in exploring the innate connection between meditation and the human nervous system, and how this knowledge and practice can help us neurologists. The session will include a 20-minute guided meditation.
Completion Message: Participants will: 1) Understand how the brain's thinking networks operate and how practicing meditation directly targets this network2) Gain insight into therapeutic potential for meditation as adjunct therapy for subgroups of patients with neurological disorders3) Experience a meditation session and share feedback with other attendees
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Systems-based Practice

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