"It is estimated that 80-90% of all illnesses are linked either directly or indirectly with stress."
 National Institute of Health
"So much of what I do in my practice involves stress management.  Digestive complaints, cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, acne, autoimmune diseases are just some of the problems that respond favorably to stress reduction.  For this reason, I encourage my patients to develop a daily practice such as meditation."
 Sue Stone, M.D.
"Meditation is not held out as some kind of magical cure, but a sensible and straight-forward way for people to experience and understand the mind-body connection first hand and use it to better deal with their illnesses and their lives."
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
University of Mass.
Medical Center
"Relaxation Response" (meditation) refers to the inborn capacity of the body to enter a special state of deep relaxation that counteracts the harmful effects and uncomfortable feelings of stress."
Herbert Benson, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Individuals with Health Concerns
Research has found meditation to be an effective complement to medical treatment.  Why?  Because stress can compromise physical health, and meditation successfully counters stress in a natural, powerful and cost-effective way.  Meditation is recommended by the National Institute of Health, and the American Cancer Society.  As a result, many health-care professionals now encourage their patients to practice meditation.
  • Inexpensive to learn
  • Requires no equipment
  • Results are long lasting
  • Simple for all to do
  • Free of toxic side effects
  • Non-pharmacological and non-surgical
One category eliminates existing stress, and another helps prevent the conditioned perceptions that cause stress.  Combining these two types of meditation significantly reduces the mechanics of stress.
This classic technique activates the parasympathetic nervous system and elicits a unique state of deep relaxation known as "The Relaxation Response."  This is an innate physiological response that is the opposite of the fight or flight response, and it is elicited by the simple act of regularly quieting and focusing the mind.
This technique is cognitive in nature and it relieves and prevents stress through insight.  It develops awareness that is calm and  focused.  It is a way to respond instead of react to situations, and to begin to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing balance and ease. 
has designed courses to serve both the health professional and the patient. 
We work with Health Care Professionals, Hospitals, Clinics, and Therapists to train patients with a wide range of stress-related medical conditions. We invite health care professionals to prescribe meditation to their patients. Matters of the Mind offers classes and a training CD:
Finding Stillness- The Class
  • Patients learn Relaxation Response (to reverse the stress response) and Mindfulness (to retrain thinking patterns that cause stress)
  • Group or private instruction
  • Four 2-hour sessions
  • Reasonable rates
  • Postcards are available for easy referrals
Finding Stillness- The CD
  • Abbreviated training in Relaxation Response
  • Includes a 20-minute meditation experience for ongoing support
  • Ideal to use before and after surgical procedures
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Meditation is an excellent self-care practice for healthcare professionals.
Matters of the Mind
offers individual and medical group training. Options include:

  • Finding Stillness:Half-Day Seminar
  • 55-Minute Introductory Presentation
  • Continuing Education
  • Full-Day Company Retreats
  • Conference Workshops
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