Mind, Body, Wellness Expert; Medical Scientist; Author, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., has a powerfully clear personal vision--to bring science, medicine, psychology and spirituality together in the service of healing. Her brilliance as a scientist, clinician and teacher have placed her on the leading edge of the mind-body revolution, and she has become a world-renowned spokesperson for this new approach to health, sharing her pioneering work with a gentle graciousness, enthusiasm and humility.
Trained as both a medical scientist and a psychologist, Dr. Borysenko has gone beyond her traditional academic training and developed depth and breadth in a number of fields including behavioral medicine, stress and wellbeing, psychoneuroimmunology, women's health, creativity and the great spiritual traditions of the world. She completed her doctorate in medical sciences at the Harvard Medical School where she also completed three post-doctoral fellowships in experimental pathology, behavioral medicine and psychoneuroimmunology and where she was instructor in medicine until 1988.
Also a licensed psychologist, Dr. Borysenko was co-founder and former Director of the Mind-Body clinical programs at two Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, now merged as the Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. These programs were the foundation for her 1987 classic New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.
Dr. Borysenko is a spell-binding lecturer and workshop leader who blends science, psychology and spirituality in a unique and powerful way. Her presentations are full of humor and personal anecdotes, as well as the latest scientific research and practical exercises for both personal and professional growth. Her books are a complete library of healing, combining scholarly wisdom with the language of the heart, and bringing body and soul together with unprecedented clarity and sophistication.
Dr. Borysenko's work has appeared in numerous scientific journals and has been featured in many popular magazines and newspapers. She is well known for her ability to bridge diverse disciplines and open up new lines of communication. A widely sought-after expert for the media, she has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Sally Jesse Raphael", "Sonya Live", "Geraldo", "Hour Magazine" and "Good Morning America" among many other appearances both on commercial and public television.
Dr. Borysenko is equally at home presenting in corporations, conferences, hospitals, churches, synagogues and civic settings- transcending boundaries and bringing a much-needed message of peace and inspiration.
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