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2012 Conference Events Practitioners/Trainees

SYM6: Researching Body Awareness

Presenter(s)

Wolf E. Mehling, MD

Date

Aug 31, 2012

Conference 2012

2012 Conference Workshop

Open To: Public / Practitioners / Trainees

Time(s):
8:30am-12:15pm

Cost: 2-Day Symposium registration is $300, which includes all symposium lectures, lunch each day, and evening events/keynote.

Description

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.

Presenter Bio(s)

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.
http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/bios/mehling.html
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/wolf.mehling

Contact Information

FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America
800.775.2118
Practitioner & Trainees: http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2012/
Public: http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2012_public

Venue/Location

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo    CA  94402
USA