Doctors Speak Out "Stress, Mindfulness, and Your Health"
It’s hard to avoid stress. Juggling the demands of our fast-paced lives, constant connection to technology, and hyperalertness when moving through the day all keep us on our toes. When our minds are trying to focus and our bodies are ready for action, stress causes increased heart rate, breathing, hormone levels, and muscular tension.
Panelists from Georgetown’s Mind-Body Medicine Program will discuss the difference between good and bad stress, and share fascinating research on how the brain perceives and responds to stress. They will also discuss why mindfulness is so effective in decreasing stress and promoting healing and overall well-being.
Studies have shown that long-term stress may contribute to serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders—to name just a few. The renowned team from Georgetown will lead the audience through interactive exercises that can be performed anywhere to monitor stress in your body, and exercises to release tension and counteract the ill effects of stress.
You probably can’t eliminate stress completely, but learning ways to reduce your response to stress and give your body and mind a break will do wonders for your health.
Monday, June 4 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC