The Mindfulness Center

Mind-Body Week, D.C. April 17-19, 2015

Managing Pain with Mind-Body Therapies: Self-Care Modalities

Join The Mindfulness Center and our Sponsors in this ground-breaking event, as we work together to build an integrated community of mind-body medicine researchers and practitioners across healing modalities to promote health and self-healing. Join us for the Research Conference on Friday, April 17, featuring the most pre-eminent scientists and medical researchers in mind-body medicine, with Keynote speaker Dr. Sara Lazar, Massachusettes General Hospital.  Join us on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, for workshops and master classes with the nation's leading teachers, to learn the practices and the current scientific research on Managing Pain with Mind-Body Therapies: Self-Care Modalities.

Keynote Speakers


  U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan                   Dr. Sara Lazar, Ph.D.         Dr. Chenchen Wang, M.D., M.Sc.

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Supporting our Veterans

In 2013, the number of veterans suffering from musculoskeletal pain was approximately 5.7 million. The cost of treating our nation's heros has risen to over $49 billion/year. Evidence shows that mind-body therapies are the most effective way of eliminating pain, and significantly reduce the costs of care

Dr. Debbie Norris, Host

Deborah Norris, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of The Mindfulness Center, and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University.  She is a researcher at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, and at the Children's National Medical Center.