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Joan Borysenko is a pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Joan effectively conveys the importance of work-life balance, and how to acheive it. Dr. Borysenko’s work has been foundational in an international healthcare revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, Joan Borysenko is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Dr. Borysenko’s brilliance, humor and authenticity—in combination with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.After graduating magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1967, Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. Joan Borysenko’s first faculty position was at the Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston. But after the death of her father from cancer, Dr. Borysenko became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself, and returned to Harvard Medical School to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship; this time in the new field of Behavioral Medicine. Under the tutelage of Herbert Benson, M.D., who first identified the relaxation response and brought meditation into medicine, Joan Borysenko was awarded a Medical Foundation Fellowship and completed her third post-doctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology.
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In the early 1980’s Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic with Dr. Benson and Dr. Ilan Kutz, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Joan Borysenko’s years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary revised edition, was published in 2007. Author and/or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People, Joan Borysenko is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Boulder, Colorado and the Director of The Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program.
Dr. Borysenko’s warmth and credibility—plus her lively sense of humor—create a compelling presence. She also hosts a weekly Internet radio show, Your Soul’s Compass. Joan Borysenko is one of the most popular and sought after speakers in the field of health, work-life balance, healing, and spirituality. Dr. Borysenko’s engaging and well-researched presentations are perfect for both professionals and the general public.
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