Health and Your Whole Being (#W347)
What constitutes a balanced lifestyle? How can diet, exercise and stress management combine to produce optimal states of health? Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, one of the world's foremost authorities on holistic lifestyle, notes that health of the whole being requires both individual responsibility and choice and proper support from the health care system.
He then focuses on the details of developing a personal holistic health program. He addresses issues of nutrition, environmental factors, stress management, exercise and relaxation, strengthening the immune system and promoting longevity. Finally, he discusses the importance of spirituality and personal attunement with nature.
Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. At the University of Maryland, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) which is a collaborative research program between CHIP and 20 of the Fortune 500 corporations. He is author of Healthy People in Unhealthy Places, Longevity, Holistic Medicine and Mind As Healer--Mind As Slayer.
Health in the Workplace (#S210)
Many businesses are beginning to appreciate the importance of optimal psychological and physical health within the workforce. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., suggests that workers are no longer viewed as replacable, but are being seen as a company's greatest asset.
|"If you look at different kinds of meditation -- Transcendental Meditation, Zen, autogenics, use of biofeedback instrumentation -- you can be very, very specific. If a person is, say, very physical in their orientation, they probably will benefit from, say, a progressive relaxation. If they're very attuned to their breathing, then perhaps a Zazen kind of meditation would be better. If they are very attentive to their heart or circulatory system, something like an autogenic training. But all of us have something that will let us become attuned to subtle parts of our mind, subtle parts of our bodies."|
--Kenneth R. Pelletier