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Using Mind Body Techniques in Clinical Practice: Applications of BHI's RR Meditation Techniques (August 2024)

Event Date(s): Aug 5, 2024 - 12:00am to Sep 23, 2024 - 11:59pmAvailable Credits: 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 13.00 Nursing Contact Hours 13.00 Social Workers 13.00 Participation 13.00 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: August 19, 2024 

This interactive course is led by health experts from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

The course enhances how you use mind-body medicine and relaxation response techniques in your clinical practice. This includes evidence-based skills in meditation, yoga, and tai chi.

Throughout the course, faculty review and guide you on how to use these core meditation methods to elicit the relaxation response and help patients decrease stress and enhance well-being. They provide an overview of mind-body techniques and strategies that support a successful meditation practice. Course content also covers evidence-based approaches for mindfulness, imagery, contemplation, empathy and more.

Clinicians across all practice settings can use mind-body medicine techniques to help patients reduce stress and lower the long-term prevalence of diseases. This includes obesity, diabetes, hypertension, mood disorders and more. These skills also enhance your own resiliency and protect against burnout. That makes this course ideal for your practice in mental health, primary care, nursing, social work, psychology and more.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to guide you through your learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed whenever your schedule allows. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to your questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets you post your own questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning on August 5, 2024, and all online course work must be completed by September 16, 2024.


Registration Deadline: August 19, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after August 19, 2024

Q&A with Faculty

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 8/5/2024

8/8/20244:30-5:00 PM EDTDarshan Mehta, MD, MPH 

Week 2: 8/12/2024

8/15/20244:30-5:00 PM EDTJohn W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Week 3: 8/19/2024

8/22/20244:30-5:00 PM EDTJohn W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Week 4: 8/26/2024

8/29/20244:30-5:00 PM EDTJohn W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Week 5: 9/2/2024 

9/2/20244:30-5:00 PM EDTDarshan Mehta, MD, MPH 

Course Summary

Available Credits:13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 13.00 Nursing Contact Hours 13.00 Social Workers 13.00 Participation 13.00 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Mind Body Medicine
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • General and Family Practice Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Residents
  • Fellows
Event Starts: Aug 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Sep 23, 2024 - 11:59pm
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define the two essential criteria for elicitation of the relaxation response.
  • Define the unique features and benefits of five core meditation techniques that elicit the relaxation response.
  • Describe the process, common challenges, and strategies that support a successful meditation practice.
  • Review evidence-based applications of contemplation and empathy for clinical use.
  • Illustrate the functional expression of empathy as a means to enhance resiliency, protect provider burnout and increase patient compliance.
  • Develop skill in both yoga and Tai Chi.
  • Develop skill in three applications of imagery: safe place imagery, idealized self, and insight.
  • Develop skill in mindfulness and value the ease by which it can be integrated into daily life.
  • Translate knowledge and skill of a variety of meditation techniques into clinical practice for more effective treatment of symptomatology exacerbated by allostasis and allostatic load.

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”