iMindBody is an integrated wellness education program dedicated to helping you in your pursuit of resiliency, health and overall well-being
• Learn self-care skills to buffer daily stress
• Understand the connection between stress and physical or emotional health
• Learn to identify automatic negative thoughts
• Appreciate the role of positive thoughts and beliefs
• Understand your body’s physiologic and emotional response to stress
• Recognize stress warning signals
• Build resiliency
iMindBody is a program tailored to meet your needs. It utilizes strategies from the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program conceived at the Benson-Henry Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as other methods of Positive Psychology, Healing and Compassionate Care.
This article from the New York Times has some interesting insight into the type of work we do at iMindBody.
About the SMART Program
Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) involves education regarding the physiology of the stress response, understanding of how your brain processes information leading to the stress response, recognizing your personal stress response as well as recognizing automatic negative thinking which can impose the stress response. It is skill building (not therapy) but does include cognitive appraisal and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. In addition, the Relaxation Response is taught, which involves a variety of meditation techniques. The program puts much emphasis on wellness and involves weekly goal setting for exercise, diet, sleep, social support, and pro-social behavior.
Lisa Howe has been a nurse practitioner in both Internal Medicine and College Health. She currently provides primary care to the students at the New England Conservatory of Music as well as appointments in Mind-Body Medicine. Lisa began her study of Mind-Body Medicine in the former Mind-Body Institute at the New England Deaconess Hospital under the direction of Dr. Herbert Benson. She was one of the first Health Care Providers to attend the SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) certification program, at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Recently, Lisa launched iMindBody LLC, a business dedicated to teaching Stress Management and Resiliency skills privately and in the community. Lisa has lectured on topics related to Mind-Body Medicine at Berklee College of Music, The New England College Health Association Annual Meeting, The New England Conservatory of Music Symposium, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, FAS Human Resources at Harvard University, and Newton Community Education.
In her free time, she enjoys creating special time with family, doing the crossword puzzle with her husband, knitting, playing tennis, cooking, listening to music and anything art related.