Wellness Program: Mindfulness Program with Duke Health and Well-Being
- Registration Closed
Mindfulness is a method of using meditation to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress. With practice, one can apply these skills to everyday situations and connect more fully with one’s self, loved ones, and the life one is living. Practicing mindfulness can help people who are coping with medical problems, job or family-related stress, and anxiety and depression. Modern medical and neuroscience studies support practicing mindfulness for a variety of desirable health outcomes. Participants often report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations. The session will be led by Duke Health and Well-Being’s Jeff Brantley, MD. Open to all NCAJ members. This free member wellness program does not qualify for CLE credit.
Jeff Brantley, MD
Instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
Duke Health and Well-Being
Jeff is a native of North Carolina, a physician, psychiatrist, meditation teacher, and author. For most of sixty-six years, he has studied history and humanities, practiced medicine and psychiatry, and personally explored a variety of spiritual traditions and contemplative practices, all with the intention of better understanding and supporting the conditions that can empower anyone to find out for themselves what it means to act as a conscious, compassionate human being in this amazing and complex world.
- AB in history, Davidson College, 1971
- Graduate studies in history, no degree, UNC-Greensboro, 1971-1973
- MD, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1977
- Board Certified in Psychiatry, 1984
- Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2008
- Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2013
- Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine and Long Beach, California Veterans Administration Hospital, 1977-1981