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"To the extent that one's medical condition and/or symptoms are caused or made worse by stress, we can help."Herbert Benson, MD
M/BMI Founding President
M/BMI AT A GLANCE
Mission
The Mind/Body Medical Institute is a non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to research, teaching, and clinical application of mind/body medicine to promote its integration into all areas of health.

Significant Dates
1967 - Dr. Benson begins work at Harvard Medical School
1975 - Publication of The Relaxation Response
1980 - Clinical Programs First Offered at Beth Israel Hospital
1988 - Establishment of Mind/Body Medical Institute

Programs and Services

Medical Programs: Cardiac Wellness, Medical Symptom Reduction, Infertility, Perimenopause/Menopause, Cancer, and Chronic Pain
Psychotherapy and Consultations
Wellness Programs and Services: Lighten Up: Weight Management; Calm Mother, Happy Child; Yoga; Personal Training; Nutrition Consultations
School-Based: Education Initiative and College Network
Workplace-Based: Center for Corporate Health
Health Professional Training: Center for Training in Mind/Body Medicine
Affiliate Program for Hospitals and Other Health Care Providers


Staff
Employees35
Harvard Medical School Faculty9


Patient Care in 2004
Medical Visits5,000+
Psychotherapy Visits3,000+


Structure
The Mind/Body Medical Institute is a nonprofit organization operating under the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. It is governed by a board of trustees.

Funding
The Mind/Body Medical Institute is funded by revenue from billable medical and educational services as well as through grants and private donations. All contributions are tax-deductible. Its research programs are funded by U.S. government grants, foundations, and private individuals.
More Information
For more information on M/BMI or to reach officers and staff, contact Martha Waldron, Director of Communications at 617.991.0102 X213, 617.991.0112 fax, or mwaldron@mbmi.org
Herbert Benson, MD President,
Mind Body Medical Institute and
Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School.