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19

Touched by Grace—Spirituality and Health

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health

Touched by Grace—Spirituality and Health

Taught by Professor Jason M. Satterfield | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Look first at statistics on the prevalence of spirituality, and consider how faith can affect wellness through fostering healthy behaviors, social support, and a sense of meaning. Review studies on the health effects of spirituality, encompassing the physiology of meditation and other faith-based practices, and the significant medical benefits of forgiveness.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Weaving the Biopsychosocial Braid
Weaving the Biopsychosocial Braid
0 of 34 min
2
Image of Vital Signs—Defining Health and Illness
Vital Signs—Defining Health and Illness
0 of 29 min
3
Image of Fight or Flight vs. Rest and Digest
Fight or Flight vs. Rest and Digest
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Simmering Soup—The Neuroendocrine System
Simmering Soup—The Neuroendocrine System
0 of 32 min
5
Image of Deploying the Troops—Basic Immunology
Deploying the Troops—Basic Immunology
0 of 32 min
6
Image of Nature vs. Nurture—Genes, Health, and Disease
Nature vs. Nurture—Genes, Health, and Disease
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Forget Me Not—Cognitive Function
Forget Me Not—Cognitive Function
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Mind over Matter—Cognition in Everyday Life
Mind over Matter—Cognition in Everyday Life
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Emotions Revealed—Psychology of Emotions
Emotions Revealed—Psychology of Emotions
0 of 28 min
10
Image of Agony and Ecstasy—Biology of Emotion
Agony and Ecstasy—Biology of Emotion
0 of 32 min
11
Image of What’s Your EQ, and How Can You Improve It?
What’s Your EQ, and How Can You Improve It?
0 of 31 min
12
Image of What’s Your Type? Personality and Health
What’s Your Type? Personality and Health
0 of 29 min
13
Image of An Apple a Day—Behavior and Disease Prevention
An Apple a Day—Behavior and Disease Prevention
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Staying on the Wagon—Making Changes That Last
Staying on the Wagon—Making Changes That Last
0 of 32 min
15
Image of Ease the Burn—Modern-Day Stress and Coping
Ease the Burn—Modern-Day Stress and Coping
0 of 30 min
16
Image of The Iceberg—Visible and Hidden Identity
The Iceberg—Visible and Hidden Identity
0 of 32 min
17
Image of Ties That Bind—Relationships and Health
Ties That Bind—Relationships and Health
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Building Bridges—Intimacy and Relationships
Building Bridges—Intimacy and Relationships
0 of 32 min
19
Image of Touched by Grace—Spirituality and Health
Touched by Grace—Spirituality and Health
0 of 32 min
20
Image of A Matter of Class—Socioeconomics and Health
A Matter of Class—Socioeconomics and Health
0 of 32 min
21
Image of A Cog in the Wheel—Occupational Stress
A Cog in the Wheel—Occupational Stress
0 of 33 min
22
Image of The Power of Place—Communities and Health
The Power of Place—Communities and Health
0 of 31 min
23
Image of The Master Plan—Public Health and Policy
The Master Plan—Public Health and Policy
0 of 33 min
24
Image of Heart and Soul—Cardiovascular Disease I
Heart and Soul—Cardiovascular Disease I
0 of 32 min
25
Image of Heart and Soul—Cardiovascular Disease II
Heart and Soul—Cardiovascular Disease II
0 of 31 min
26
Image of The Big C—Cancer and Mind-Body Medicine
The Big C—Cancer and Mind-Body Medicine
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Bugs, Drugs, and Buddha—Psychoneuroimmunology
Bugs, Drugs, and Buddha—Psychoneuroimmunology
0 of 33 min
28
Image of Fire in the Belly—The GI System
Fire in the Belly—The GI System
0 of 33 min
29
Image of Obesity—America’s New Epidemic
Obesity—America’s New Epidemic
0 of 32 min
30
Image of The Strain in Pain Lies Mainly in the Brain
The Strain in Pain Lies Mainly in the Brain
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Catching Your Zs—Sleep and Health
Catching Your Zs—Sleep and Health
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Chasing Zebras—Somatoform Disorders
Chasing Zebras—Somatoform Disorders
0 of 32 min
33
Image of Seeing the Glass Half Empty—Depression
Seeing the Glass Half Empty—Depression
0 of 32 min
34
Image of Silencing the Scream—Understanding Anxiety
Silencing the Scream—Understanding Anxiety
0 of 32 min
35
Image of Lingering Wounds—Trauma, Resilience, Growth
Lingering Wounds—Trauma, Resilience, Growth
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Tomorrow’s Biopsychosocial Medicine
Tomorrow’s Biopsychosocial Medicine
0 of 34 min

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