Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine

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    Wyatt, Jamie J
    Associate Director, University College and Learning Communities

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GNED-250

Fall Semester Seminar, GenEd area 5

This course examines the clinical research related to mind-body practices,including effects on mental health, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Research has also discovered the mechanisms of action of mind-body practices, including effects on the brain, our biochemistry, immune system, and even our genes, which have been shown to be altered by these practices. Fulfills 3 credit hours of the General Education requirement for Foundational Area 5.

From the Professor- Deborah Norris

How does your University College section of this course differ from a non-University College section?

Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine is not offered as a non-University College section, so this is a unique opportunity for UC students.

How do your Wednesday labs tie into the academic content of your course?

The course is both didactic and experiential, in other words we both talk about mind-body medicine, and we do and experience mind-body practices, such as meditation, yoga, Tai chi, and more. The labs allow us an opportunity to explore and experience these practices.

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Get to know Professor Norris' teaching style and learn more about her goals for this class

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