Lately, patients have been asking about conditions that are commonly considered natural consequences of aging. They are interested in synthesizing information from other doctors, friends or the media, to explore how to really support health and vitality. They have a wish to experience for themselves what can best support their body, not just rely on someone else’s advice. Through this process, they hope to develop an active relationship with their body, mind, and feelings.
By coming to body-mind connection within myself, I offer support from various angles and traditions, some research-based, some from direct experience. This is a starting point from which they fill in the direction and the path they wish to follow. This model of mutual support is dynamic and fulfilling. It touches on wellbeing not simply as the absence of symptoms and allows us to enter into the deeper meaning of health. When we approach our lives from this perspective, we have an opportunity to benefit from all the manifestations of the body, mind and feelings, and from all events of life.
Alexandra Johnson, MD, is an international instructor at the Breema Center. She has a private integrative medical practice at Greeting Health in Oakland, California.
Join Alexandra at 1440 Multiversity on November 15-17th, 2019 along with Jon Schreiber, DC, Deb Cohan, MD, and Ellen Leanse, as we explore practical tools for bringing body, mind and feelings into harmony, and increasing body-mind connection in everyday life. Visit www.breema.info/1440 for more information.