Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is a Harvard Medical School trained cell biologist, psychologist, spiritual educator, and New York Times best-selling author.
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With the publication of her New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind in 1987 (updated with a foreword by Dr. Andrew Weil in 2007), Joan Borysenko established herself as a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Trained as both a medical research scientist and health psychologist, she received her doctorate from the Harvard Medical School, where she also completed three post-doctoral fellowships. She was the co-founder (with Herbert Benson, M.D) and former director of several celebrated clinical programs for people with stress-related disorders, chronic illness, cancer, and AIDS. After leaving Harvard and the mind/body clinics, Joan founded Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, CO, and became an international speaker and educator. Dr. Joan is the author of 14 books, a briskly selling series of stress reduction and meditation CD’s, and two videos including her PBS television special Inner Peace for Busy People. She is also a journalist. Joan’s monthly column in Prevention magazine ran for three years, and she currently blogs for the Huffington Post and maintains a large Facebook community. A radio show host on www.HayHouseRadio.com Dr. Borysenko is known for her vibrant sense of humor and ability to make topics of health, personal growth, resilience, change, and spirituality accessible and practical. Her work has been featured on many television shows including Oprah, in magazines ranging from U.S. News and World Report to the Ladies Home Journal, and in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
The world is in crisis, but you don’t have to be. We all know resilient people who bounce back from hardship to create a more fulfilling life. That’s the promise of change. Other people stress out and meltdown, losing hope and health. That’s the danger of change. The good news is that resilience isn’t a genetic gift for the lucky few. It’s an easily understood skill that anyone can practice and master. Resilient people and companies face facts head-on, look for deeper meaning, are great improvisers, laugh often, and know how to manage stress.
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Joan Borysenko's Programs
It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change
In this unprecedented time of change, our human response to uncertainty can lead either to suffering and stress, or to breakthrough personally and professionally. Times of change and crisis are opportunities for both individuals and corporations to discover a more conscious connection to the best potential within themselves and their current situation.
This keynote (workshop) explores change and creativity, outlining the ways that individuals develop and nurture inner strength and resilience both at home and at work. Drawing on research from positive psychology and the mind-body connection, as well as anecdotes and teaching stories, distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine Joan Borysenko will lead an exploration that informs, inspires, and leaves the audience with practical tools to enhance stress hardiness, and creativity.
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
The story of our life is reflected in the mirror of our body. A peaceful, fit, and happy reflection is the authentic foundation of healthcare reform. While illness and wellness ultimately involve more than the quality of thinking and coping, stress-related emotional and physical disorders still account for over two-thirds of visits to family practice physicians. In this program, Dr. Borysenko, a pioneer in integrative medicine, will create a comprehensive framework for a new medicine of minding the body and mending the mind, with emphasis on evidence-based research and practical tools that anyone can easily incorporate into their life.
Saying Yes to Change
The world is in crisis, but you don’t have to be. We all know resilient people who bounce back from hardship and create their best lives. That’s the promise of change. Other people stress out and meltdown, losing hope and health. That’s the danger in times of change. The good news is that resilience isn’t a genetic gift for the lucky few. It’s an easily understood skill that anyone can practice and master.
Resilient people face reality head-on, take action, find deeper meaning in life, laugh often, and are masters of improvisation. A new kind of natural selection is already having its way with us. Hopeful, stress-hardy people will rule the world. And as change and uncertainty escalate, those prone to stress will be less able to compete. In this workshop, Joan Borysenko, a world-renowned expert on stress, health, and human potential, offers you the tools you need to step into a bold new future that works for us all.
Your Soul’s Compass: Tapping into Higher Creativity
Our planet is in jump-time, and old systems are breaking down. We have two choices: retreat into the past or open ourselves to the possible. To actualize a higher vision, we need to tap into a flow of intelligence larger than our own. But discerning that creative impulse from our personal wants, fears, and beliefs is a tricky business. Drawing on years of interviews with spiritual leaders from diverse traditions, as well as secular studies of higher creativity, Dr. Borysenko will offer practical insights on how to follow inner guidance and inspiring examples of how to help create a future that serves us all.
Spirituality and Healing
One of the deepest forms of modern suffering is a sense of alienation from the deeper currents of life. The resultant feelings of emptiness often lead to hostility, depression, anxiety, addiction, prejudice, and stress. Unable to live and love from the fullness of our humanity, we lose health, resilience, and creative potential.
Spirituality heals the rift between human beings and life by restoring a sense of deep connection to a larger, meaningful whole. That connection results in a constellation of positive emotions including awe, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, love, peace, and joy. Research demonstrates that these emotions lead to better physical and emotional health, inspired leadership, and the enhanced creativity so needed in this historic time of shift in global values, goals, and cooperation.
Banishing Burnout: From Stress to Strength
What happened to the idealism that brought you into health care, the heart-opening delight of helping, healing, learning, and caring? Healthcare providers are notorious for taking care of everybody but themselves. At the least, this can take the savor out of work. At worst it can lead to stress, burnout, and “compassion fatigue,” terms that seem impersonal and even dull until they happen to you. In this keynote you will learn practical skills for living in the now and working from your authentic core, preventing the burnout that can rob you of vitality, creativity, and the ability to facilitate healing in those that you care for.
Joan Borysenko's Books