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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
HERBERT BENSON, MD
Herbert Benson, M.D., is the founding president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute (M/BMI), and the Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benson is the author or co-author of more than 175 scientific publications and 11 books:

The Relaxation Response, 1975
The Mind/Body Effect, 1979
Beyond the Relaxation Response, 1984
Your Maximum Mind, 1987
The Wellness Book, 1992
Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief, 1996
The Relaxation Response - Updated and Expanded
(25th Anniversary Edition), 2000
The Breakout Principle, 2003
Mind Over Menopause, 2004
Mind Your Heart, 2004
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure, 2006


More than four million copies of his books have been printed in many languages.

Dr. Benson is a pioneer in mind/body medicine, one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine. In his 35+ year career, he has defined the relaxation response and continues to lead teaching and research into its efficacy in counteracting the harmful effects of stress. The recipient of numerous national and international awards, Dr. Benson lectures widely about mind/body medicine and the M/BMI's work. His expertise is frequently sought by national and international news media, and he appears in scores of newspapers, magazines, and television programs each year. Dr. Benson's research extends from the laboratory to the clinic to Asian field expeditions. His work serves as a bridge between medicine and religion, East and West, mind and body, and belief and science.

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For all inquiries and requests directed to Dr. Benson, contact Maureen Gilbert at 617.991.0102 X231 or mgilbert@mbmi.org
Herbert Benson, MD President,
Mind Body Medical Institute and
Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School.