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Baim, Peg, MS, NP

Clinical Director, Center for Training
Director, Relaxation Response Resiliency Program
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital


Ms. Baim is Clinical Director of the Center for Training at the Benson-Henry Institute, where she has earned international recognition as a leading educator and lecturer in the field of mind body medicine. She is also the Director of the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program, which serves patients coping with a variety of illnesses and stress-exacerbating symptoms. Ms. Baim is also an Adjunct Professor at the MGH Institute for Health Professions. Ms. Baim began her nursing career upon graduation from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Boston College, where she earned her graduate and post-graduate degrees. Prior to joining the Institute in 1990, Ms. Baim’s professional background included work in the following medical specialties; cardiac, respiratory, critical care, and also oncology nursing (at Stanford Medical Center). Much of Ms. Baim’s work focuses on the relationship between stress and health conditions, creating innovative programs to help patients decrease physical and psychological symptoms. As a researcher and clinician, Ms. Baim’s principle areas of interest include mind/body applications of meditation practices, empathy, humor, and the cultivation of beliefs and behaviors that enhance resilience.