Meditation & Health

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 8 - Singing the Blues We’ve talked around depression, discussing anger, hopelessness, anxiety, and fear, but we’ve not directly mentioned it. Yet a common friend of chronic pain is often depression. We can give up hope of ever being free from pain; sometimes [...]

October 15th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 7 - Feeling Grateful for Taking the Next Breath Gratitude is another important quality to cultivate as it brings peace inside our hearts. Gratitude fosters resilience through calmness, making us better at handling adversity. Who does not have adversity in their lives? Gratitude [...]

October 10th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 6 - Practical Methods to Overcome Anger and Cool Down In order to reduce anger, reflecting on the disadvantages cultivates conviction, strengthening our resolve to practice tolerance. This is the same as dealing with any addiction such as smoking or drinking too much [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 5 - Transforming Negativity Through Mindful Inner Work Regarding the emotional component of chronic pain, it is important to work on combating negativity, cynicism, doubt, and suspicion. This type of inner work often gets to the root of our pain and suffering. It [...]

September 28th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 4 - Meditation to Get Into the Groove Meditation is training the mind to be more focused in the present moment. It is training the mind and heart to be calmer, happy, and positive. A deeper type of meditation explores who we really [...]

September 24th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 2

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 2 - Early Socioeconomic Causes of the Opiate Epidemic In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick at Boston University’s School of Medicine wrote a five-sentence Letter to the Editor that was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. In 100 words, Jick wrote that [...]

September 4th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 2

TURNING A MINUS INTO A PLUS

Is optimism or pessimism something we are born with?  Can we change it?  Does it matter? This link to an article in the New York Times discusses these questions.  Recent research in meditation, psychology, and neuroscience has shown that your attitude has significant effects on your health, and even the most accomplished pessimist can learn [...]

August 10th, 2017|Empathy & Kindness, Meditation & Health, Publications|Comments Off on TURNING A MINUS INTO A PLUS

COACHED BE THE ZEN MASTER, THE KNICKS TRY MINDFULNESS

THE NEW YORK TIMES | PRO BASKETBALL By MIKE VORKUNOVDEC. 6, 2016; Derrick Rose had never attempted mindfulness sessions in his first seven years in the N.B.A. There had been moments with his therapist here and there that seemed similar, but nothing overseen by the Chicago Bulls. Just the thought of Tom Thibodeau, his old [...]

December 8th, 2016|Meditation & Health|Comments Off on COACHED BE THE ZEN MASTER, THE KNICKS TRY MINDFULNESS

MEDITATION BEATS DETENTION

A Baltimore elementary school replaced detention with meditation and something amazing happened. Yet another powerful example of how meditation and mindfulness practice can counter negative emotions.

November 2nd, 2016|Meditation & Health, Videos|Comments Off on MEDITATION BEATS DETENTION

TALK ON SCIENCE, MEDITATION AND HEALTH

In this interview with Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin, Sangeeta Bansal talks with him about the impact of meditation on health and the interface between science and Buddhism. Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and medical doctor. He is the founder and president of Altruism in Medicine Institute, chairman of Human Values Institute, [...]

April 5th, 2016|Meditation & Health, Videos|0 Comments