Improving Medical Outcomes with Mindfulness

Menla invites you to a discussion about its developing Mindfulness program.  With a strong framework in place, this special program is in the research and development phase in which we are looking for input from doctors on this cutting-edge program that is geared toward improving patient outcomes. We will demonstrate the tremendous potential for tailoring mindfulness practices towards the needs of those with a specific diagnosis, such as Parkinson’s, cancer, or diabetes.  Will present a few sample workshops, case studies, workshops on food, and our world-class spa treatments.  It will also briefly  take you through the envisioned program which currently includes a high degree of customization for patients, including culinary expertise with wholefood artisanal touch specific to diagnosis, individual sleep consultation with natural teas at night, immersion in natural surroundings to lower stress, mindfulness practices for better living and behavioral treatment planning that allows these teachings to extend into daily life. Most importantly, this retreat will have a heavy focus open discussion and encourage dialogue to improve the program. It will also present possible ways to be covered by insuranceAs part of our effort to expand the potential of this work, we are offering this retreat at a highly discounted rate that simply covers Menla's cost, so please don't hesitate to book.Schedule:March 29th:3 - 6pm Check-in6 - 7pm Dinner7:30pm Introductory Talk8:30pm MediationMarch 30th:7am - 8am Yoga8am - 9:30am Breakfast10am - 11:45am Sample workshops12pm - 1pm Lunch1pm - 4pm Free time for spa4pm - 530pm Case Study with Sarah6pm - 7pm Dinner7:30pm - 9pm Talk about Health Insurance CoverageMarch 31th:8am - 9:30am Breakfast10am - 1145am Open discussion12pm - 1pm Lunch and check-out 


Shaun Nanavati

Shaun Nanavati is a neuroscience researcher, professor and clinician with a lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy. He is on the faculty at the Nalanda Institute, Menla Retreat & Spa, and visiting teacher of Cognitive Science at CUNY. His research interest is in authentic Mindfu...


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