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Herbert Benson



Herbert Benson, MD, is an American cardiologist, professor of mind-body medicine, and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His research specializes in the effects of prayer and meditation on physical health.

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Herbert Benson—the Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Health Through Mind Body Healing

Pioneer of mind body medicine Herbert Benson discusses his book, "The Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing," presented by Harvard Book Store. In the 1970s, Dr.

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The Breakout Principle: How to Activate the Natural Trigger that Maximizes Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity, and Personal Well-Being

In The Breakout Principle, the bestselling author of The Relaxation Response delivers the ultimate self-help principle—simple instructions to activate a powerful biological trigger that converts conflict and confusion into clarity and extraordinary performance, a state athletes refer to as “the...

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Meditation, Not Meds

Herbert Benson is the father of modern mind-body medicine. From the late 1960s onward, his breakthrough research has demonstrated that the “relaxation response,” which can be elicited through a variety of methods—including meditation—is a natural antidote to stress.

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The Connection

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist Shannon Harvey went in search of the missing link in healthcare. Featuring interviews with leading scientists The Connection proves we have more to say about our health than we thought.

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Two Simple Mental Steps to Counter the Effects of Stress

In this video extracted from the feature documentary, The Connection, Harvard Professor Herbert Benson discusses the two simple mental steps needed to evoke the relaxation response, a physiological response in the body opposite to stress.

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Your Innate Asset for Combating Stress

The great majority of people report feelings of relaxation and freedom from anxiety during the elicitation of the relaxation response and during the rest of the day as well.

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Herbert Benson on Transcendental Meditation as Technique Against Stress Related Disorders

Dr. Herbert Benson, cardiologist and pioneer in the science of meditation, on transcendental meditation as technique against stress related disorders.

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Tracking the Mind-Body Connection: An Interview with Dr. Herbert Benson

When cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson was approached 40 years ago by a group of people interested in his studying stress, he was initially cautious.

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Dr Herbert Benson Interview—(2000) - Wisdom TV - Letting the Mind Heal the Body

Conversations with Remarkable People - Chantal Westermann.

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Relaxation Response: Dr. Herbert Benson Teaches You the Basics

This video is part of the Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors, a new publication from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. It is for adults who have been diagnosed and treated for any type of cancer.

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