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Turner Farm July 2019 mind body facilitators

Faculty Mind-Body Skills Training

The Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC specializes in mindfulness programs including mind-body skills training for students and faculty. Mind-body techniques are effective for improving stress, anxiety, depression and well-being across a wide range of populations (e.g., Saunders et al., 2007; Shapiro et al., 1998). Mind-Body skills include mindful meditation, biofeedback, and guided imagery.

Faculty Facilitator Training Retreats

Adapted from a program implemented via the Institute for Integrative Health, Educating for Enhanced Self-Awareness and Self-Care: An Experiential Training in Mind-Body Medicine, faculty and staff are trained in mind-body skills by internationally-recognized experts to be able to lead and facilitate courses at their home institution.

During the immersive three-day retreat, participants practice mind-body approaches, such as meditation, journaling, biofeedback and yoga to realize the benefits (manage stress, foster well-being, among others) through personal experience. Lectures ground the practices in neuroscience and physiology, while experiential sessions demonstrate how to lead mind-body skills groups. Participants leave with the necessary training, tools, materials, and strategic thinking to help them implement the program in their home institution.

Training Specifics

  • Fall 2022 training is currently full. Check back for future training dates.
  • 3-day off-site retreat
  • Limited to 10 trainees per retreat
  • Open to faculty/staff from all colleges across UC and external institutions and organizations
  • 2 training retreats offered per year

Participate or Learn More

If you are interested in participating, please email Susie McDonald or visit our registration site. 

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Contact Us

Osher Center for Integrative
Health at UC

Medical Sciences Building Suite 4358
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670582 
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582

Mail Location: 0582
Phone: 513-558-2310
Fax: 513-558-3266