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Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being

The 21st Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture Healing Spaces:

The Science and Place of Well-Being
with Esther Sternberg, MD

Monday, April 30, 2012
4:00 pm followed by book-signing and refreshments
McNamara Center, Memorial Hall

The presentation will address how the science of the mind-body connection explains how stress can make one sick, how belief can help healing, how the social world affects health, and how the physical environment can affect the emotions, in turn helping or potentially harming healing. Understanding these concepts will allow healthcare providers to judge how and when to judiciously apply mind-body therapies in conjunction with classical therapeutic approaches to maintain health. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Henry L. Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement, and the University of Minnesota s School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development and The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness.

This lecture goes from 4 - 5:30 pm followed by a book-signing and refreshments at McNamara Center Memorial Hall. Cost $20/FREE for UMN students, 10% discount for UMAA/UMRA members. To register visit and click on the logo.

A Community Presentation:
The Science of Well-Being with Esther Sternberg, MD

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:00 pm followed by book signing and reception
The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness in Minnetonka

From the spiritual to the psychosocial, how we feel is affected by everything from our surroundings to our diet to our relationships and stress levels. Drawing upon personal stories, scientific data and innovative research, Dr. Sternberg will deliver an eye-opening presentation about the role of mind-body therapies and lifestyle choices in our personal well-being.To register for this community gathering, please call The Marsh at 952-935-2202 and go to for more information.


Esther Sternberg, MD is internationally recognized for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, Dr. Esther M. Sternberg is a major force in mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships. Author of best-selling Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being (2009) and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (2000), creator and host of PBS television's The Science of Healing, Dr. Sternberg is recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine. In 2011, Trinity College, Dublin awarded her a Doctorate Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) in Medicine for her contributions to medicine, on the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Trinity College School of Medicine.

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