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Perspectives, news, and announcements from the Center that will ignite your passion for wellbeing.

August 8, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Theresa Nutt to discuss the topic of health coaching in greater depth, and how Theresa has worked with women specifically in her health coaching practice. Tune in to learn more about what health coaching is, how you can become a health coach, or how health coaching could be beneficial to you!
July 29, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb to discuss the topic of dance movement therapy. Tune in to learn more about the what dance movement therapy is and how it is an effective integrative therapy!
July 11, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Amy Taylor to discuss the topic of botanical medicine. Tune in to learn more about the history of botanicals, what they are, and how you can use them safely and effectively!
June 27, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Jenny Breen to discuss the topic of eating sustainably. Make sure to listen for tips about how you can integrate healthy, sustainable eating habits into your busy daily life!
May 17, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Katie Schuver to discuss the topic of yoga as an integrative healing mechanism, as well as the different yoga course offerings here at the Center.
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May 13, 2019
Researchers at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing have had six abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2019 International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care; the team will head to the forum in Quebec in July.
April 17, 2019
This Specialization is designed for healthcare professionals and explores integrative healing through five classes, which include: Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices, Guided Imagery, Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils, and Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare.
March 26, 2019
Working with plants or animals can improve concentration, encourage relaxation, and improve self-esteem. Digging in rich, black soil feels good. That’s because the environment plays a critical role in your overall wellbeing - in fact, a growing number of researchers believe that many mental health issues - like depression, anxiety, and stress - are due, in part, to our separation from nature.

Continue reading: Nature is for Everyone

March 11, 2019
The third International Integrative Nursing Symposium is only two months away! If you're planning on attending, the podcast episodes below feature University of Minnesota wellbeing experts who will be presenting at the Symposium. Or if you're simply interested in learning more about integrative health and healing, these episodes of the Center's Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing podcast will help you learn more.
February 26, 2019
Are you struggling to make healthy changes in your life and feeling 'stuck?' From stress management to exercise/nutrition, self-care to life transitions and everything in between, health coaching can be an empowering support to get you 'unstuck' and actively moving toward your wellbeing goals.

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