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Wolf E. Mehling, MD
Aug 31, 2012
2012 Conference Workshop
Open To: Public / Practitioners / Trainees
Cost: 2-Day Symposium registration is $300, which includes all symposium lectures, lunch each day, and evening events/keynote.
Dr. Wolf Mehling will present his research on body awareness, how to measure it and how to understand the complex concept from different perspectives in science and society. Body awareness has been associated with such diverse, even contradictory, phenomena as hypochondriasis, rumination, hypervigilance, proprioception, interoception and mindfulness. He will clarify the concept and present results from a systematic review of self-report measures. His research includes focus groups with practitioners (including Feldenkrais® practitioners) and patients, who have defined multiple dimensions of body awareness as common ground of mind-body approaches. He will present a new questionnaire, which he has systematically developed, field-tested and validated in different populations.
Wolf E. Mehling, MD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM), at UCSF. He is certified in Family Medicine (Germany and USA), Manual Medicine and Psychotherapy (Germany). He also studied a variety of mind-body approaches with international teachers and completed a clinical research fellowship at UCSF. He is principal investigator studying mind-body therapies for the prevention of chronic low back pain (NIH), and for developing a “Measure of Body Awareness” (NIH) for mind-body therapies. His major interest lies in conducting clinical trials of mind-body therapies enhancing interoceptive body awareness.
FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America
Practitioner & Trainees: http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2012/
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