College of Medicine

MindBody Medicine Clinic

MindBody Medicine Clinical Activities

Dr. Naylor

Commencement of the 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.

By themselves, mind-body methods are not cures for physical problems and must be combined with traditional medicine. They are, however, essential components of health and wellness and, if used carefully and systematically, can alleviate many stress-related medical symptoms.

Our MindBody Medicine Clinic provides the needed psychological medicine: powerful techniques enabling patients to relax, transform negative thought patterns, express emotions, and develop strong social support. We have found that these methods also help patients stay healthy by diffusing the impact of stress on their bodies.

The most widely known of the MindBody Medicine Clinic's Programs is the Management of Chronic Pain Program.

Pain Management Group Description

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