The 26th President of the University of Vermont
MindBody Medicine Clinic Offers Research Participant Opportunities
- By MindBody Medicine Clinic
The MindBody Medicine Clinic (MBMC) opened in 1997 under the direction and leadership of Magdalena R. Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the UVM College of Medicine. The MBMC is a part of the Department of Psychiatry at the UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care.
The clinic's opening was largely in response to strong evidence supporting the benefits of utilizing relaxation techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for treatment of stress-related symptoms and medical illnesses such as chronic pain.
In last few decades, many studies demonstrated that people who are chronically distressed have increased risk of getting a major disease. By contrast, a mind at peace protects the body's health. That is why the MindBody Medicine Clinic's programs are specifically designed using approaches such as:
- relaxation techniques
- cognitive behavioral therapy
- stress management
- communication skills
Participate in a Research Study
Music Performance and Pain Perception
Are you a musician? The UVM MindBody Medicine Clinic is seeking participants for a research study on music performance and pain perception. This study involves playing a piece of music on your instrument of choice and the application of painful stimuli. This will take no more than two hours. Eligible participants will receive a gift card upon completion of the study.
Brain Imaging and Chronic Pain
Do You Suffer from Chronic Pain?
You may be eligible to participate in a new research study involving:
- Group therapy or chronic pain education, free of charge
- Post-group relapse prevention program on the telephone
- Brain imaging before and after treatment
- Financial compensation for your time
We are seeking participants who:
- Have chronic pain for one year or longer
- Are aged 18 to 75
- Are right-handed