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

January 20, 2017
Amazing innovations in photography are coming along faster than most of us, even the pros, can keep up with.
January 12, 2017
Food plays a significant role in health & wellbeing. New UMN course teaches medical students how to cook for their bodies, with hopes that they can convey this knowledge to future patients.
December 29, 2016
Kristin Neff, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of self-compassion, visited the Center for Spirituality & Healing as a Wellbeing Lecture Series speaker in 2014. Her innovative work — encompassing more than a decade’s worth of research and measurement — aligned closely with the Center’s focus on wellbeing, and also with its flourishing mindfulness program.
December 15, 2016
Current treatment options for chronic pain focus on managing pain & symptoms. That often includes prescription painkillers. But with the growing opioid epidemic, more people are considering alternative options. A recent clinical trial from researchers at the Center for Spirituality & Healing explored that trend, looking specifically at chronic neck pain in older adults. The study analyzed costs and outcomes for three different treatment recommendations for chronic neck pain. The results were published in The Spine Journal.
December 12, 2016
During her years as a hospitalist, Kate (Venable) Shafto, M.D., noticed her health waning. It was never anything drastic, but the signs were there. So, she adjusted her lifestyle and implemented changes like clean eating and practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Spirituality & Healing. Soon, she noticed that those choices melded into her care and teaching, too.

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November 18, 2016
Kristin Neff, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of self-compassion, visited the Center for Spirituality & Healing as a Wellbeing Lecture Series speaker in 2014. Her innovative work — encompassing more than a decade’s worth of research and measurement — aligns closely with the Center’s focus on wellbeing, and also with its flourishing mindfulness program.
November 4, 2016
This cutting-edge technology holds the promise to assist numerous patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders and other brain diseases.
September 27, 2016
As temperatures begin to drop and fall colors begin to appear, make sure to take a nature break. You likely will feel refreshed and be ready for the next task with a renewed sense of energy.
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September 15, 2016
These stress-relieving tips will have you feeling at peace in your office in no time.
August 31, 2016
Have you ever thought about making a wellbeing goal? Improving your personal wellbeing can actually help you achieve your academic and professional objectives by giving you the energy and health you need to manage stress, stay focused, and connect to what you find most meaningful.

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