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Holistic Medicine - Integrative Health

Classes

We offer the following classes to BMC patients and staff:

Healthy Steps

Easy exercise and movement program

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Moakley Building Lower Level
Drop-ins welcome! No cost.

Cooking

Instructor: Tracey Burg

Cooking for Health, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Diabetes Cooking Class, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Dowling 4 Demonstration Kitchen (across from food pantry)
Drop-ins welcome! No cost.
BMC Food Demonstration Kitchen Info

Mindfulness

The Integrative Medicine Group Visits (IMGVs) program is an 8-week clinical program that combines Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR; see below for more information) with patient education and integrative medicine therapies. IMGVs take place in the Family Medicine clinic at Boston Medical Center.  Each week, a group of 8-10 patients meet for 2.5 hours in a group co-led by a family medicine physician and MBSR instructor. Patients practice MBSR with the instructor, discuss a health topic relevant to the group with the physician, and then participate in an integrative medicine activity like yoga, cooking, massage, or acupuncture. IMGVs incorporate time for individual patient care following the group visit. Additionally, a meal is served each week.

Mindfulness is:

  • paying attention.
  • being in the present moment without judgment.
  • developing greater awareness and acceptance.

Mindfulness offers:

  • A way of reducing stress.
  • An ability to be less reactive to a wide range of situations.
  • An ability to be present, to be fully awake to life.
  • A method for increasing concentration and focus.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction will teach you some simple ‘tools’ for everyday use. This is a practice that you can carry with you into every aspect of your life, both at home and at work.

If you would like more information on out upcoming groups please call 617.414.6264

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