Transforming Chronic Illness with Mind-Body Medicine
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About the Event
In this event, physiotherapist and mind-body medicine expert, Matt Erb, and CEO of Zaya, Nadeya Hassan, will be speaking to ways we can manage and transform chronic illness using mind-body practices. Matt has worked extensively with individuals experiencing acute and chronic health conditions using an integrative (holistic) model of care. He works with all forms of chronic pain, migraines, headache, craniofacial and spinal disorders, dizziness and vertigo (vestibular conditions), chronic fatigue, and many more.
In this event, we will cover:
- The link between stress, emotions, and cognitive patterns with physical symptoms
- The importance of self-care, self-regulation, and self-awareness as a part of managing a chronic illness and pain
- Deconstructing the biopsychosocial-spiritual model
- The science behind mind-body medicine
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What is mind-body medicine? Mind-body medicine is a method that focuses on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior and the ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can affect our health. Mind-body medicine has been clinically effective in the treatment of chronic pain and insomnia according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. In the study, 47% of participants found mind-body medicine helpful for anxiety, 55% found it helpful for chronic pain, 40% found it helpful for headaches & back pain and 51% found it helpful for heart problems. (Learn more about the study here)
About Matt Erb:
Matt Erb is a physiotherapist, originally trained at the University of Iowa, and currently based out of Tucson Arizona. He is a Senior Faculty member, Clinical Supervisor, and a Clinical Lead for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington D.C. He has a clinical physiotherapy practice with Simons Physical Therapy, Tucson AZ, that focuses on mind-body integrated care. Matt is also the Founder of Embody Your Mind, specializing in high-quality writing, teaching, and consulting in integrative and mind-body medicine topics. Matt is also an instructor for Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and regularly teaches for the University of Arizona physician (psychiatry and family medicine) training programs. He is motivated to find and promote better ways of delivering whole-person healthcare.