Healthy Body, Happy Mind with Dr. Mark Hyman, Richard Reoch & Susan Piver

Richard Reoch, Susan Piver and Mark Hyman, MD

August 7–10, 2008

Tuition $350 + 3 nights

While science has been increasingly demonstrating that the mind affects the body, what impact does the body have on the mind? Could it be that depression, anxiety, insomnia and other mental disturbances may be caused by imbalances in the body? Can addressing our diet (including food sensitivities and allergies), sleep patterns, exercise habits and level of toxins in our body radically transform our brain function and deeply influence mood, memory and attention? The answer is yes.

This program brings together three well-respected figures in the fields of functional medicine, meditation and Chi Kung to explore the body’s influence on our mental well-being. Dr. Mark Hyman, world-renowned expert in functional medicine, will outline lifestyle practices as well as simple remedies we can take to address conditions such as inflammation, hormonal imbalances, environmental toxins and more. Complementing this cutting-edge material, Susan Piver will offer instruction in the ancient wisdom tradition of Buddhist meditation, and Richard Reoch will present Golden Ball Chi Kung.

Whether you are interested in taking that next step to improve your overall health or are an established meditation practitioner wishing to deepen your practice by supporting your body, this workshop will provide an integrated approach to true well-being.

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Dr. Mark Hyman is editor-in-chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine, and the medical editor of Alternative Medicine, the Art and Science of Healthy Living. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling book Ultraprevention: The Six-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life, as well as The Detox Box: A Program for Greater Health and Vitality; The Five Forces of Wellness: The Ultraprevention System for Living an Active, Age-Defying, Disease-Free Life; and NutriGenomics: The New Science of Health. His New York Times bestselling UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss, focuses on a cutting-edge, personalized—or “nutrigenomic”—approach to weight loss and metabolism. Dr. Hyman’s latest books are the New York Times bestseller The UltraSimple Diet, which offers a one-week anti-inflammatory detoxification program, and The UltraMetabolism Cookbook.

For nearly 10 years, Dr. Hyman was the co-medical director at Canyon Ranch Lenox, an internationally acclaimed Health Resort. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. He serves on the board of advisors and faculty of Food as Medicine, Center for Mind Body Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hyman is also on the board of directors and faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he collaborates with the Harvard Medical School’s Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Richard Reoch is the president of Shambhala. Born into a Buddhist family in Canada, he has devoted his working life to defending human rights, protecting the environment and promoting peace. Formerly global media chief of Amnesty International, Richard is a trustee of the Rainforest Foundation, and he heads the International Working Group on Sri Lanka, dedicated to ending the Buddhist world’s longest running war.

Susan Piver is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do.” She is also the author of The Hard Questions For An Authentic Life: 100 Essential Questions For Designing Your Life From The Inside Out, and The Hard Questions for Adult Children and Their Aging Parents, all published by Putnam. Her latest book, How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, explores incorporating spiritual practice and study into everyday life.

Susan has been studying and practicing Buddhism since 1995. A graduate of Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary, she has been authorized as a meditation instructor. Susan teaches workshops on meditation, inner growth and creativity.

Richard Reoch

Richard Reoch is the former media chief of Amnesty International, the human rights organization, and a lifelong campaigner for peace and the environment. His work has taken him to conflict zones around the world. As the President of Shambhala, he has a wealth of experience in applying The Six Ways of Ruling and now travels widely sharing his insights with others.

Susan Piver

Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her latest book is Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation.

Piver has been a student of Buddhism since 1995, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2005.

She teaches workshops and speaks all over the world on meditation, spirituality, communication styles, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, and is a frequent guest on network television, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and CNN. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Parade, Money, and others.

In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, an online meditation community with more than 20,000 members who practice together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness and fearlessness to everyday life.

Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Mark Hyman is editor-in-chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine, and the medical editor of Alternative Medicine, the Art and Science of Healthy Living.  His New York Times bestselling book, UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss, focuses on a cutting-edge, personalized—or “nutrigenomic”—approach to weight loss and metabolism. His latest books include The UltraSimple Diet, which offers a one-week anti-inflammatory detoxification program, and The UltraMetabolism Cookbook.

For nearly 10 years, Dr. Hyman was the co-medical director at Canyon Ranch Lenox, an internationally acclaimed health and wellness resort. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Dr. Hyman is also on the board of directors and faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he collaborates with the Harvard Medical School’s Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.