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Q & A with Dr. B. – The Mindful Biology you describe sounds interesting. Can you say more about it?

Dr. Larry Berkelhammer

Dr. Larry Berkelhammer

The purpose of this website, my book, and the Community Education course I teach at the College of Marin, is to teach people how to live a vibrant, meaningful life through the cultivation of self-empowerment and self-efficacy. In this weekly Q&A column, I post questions from students and from people who attend my presentations along with my answers.

Here is this week’s question:

QUESTION: The Mindful Biology you describe sounds interesting. Can you say more about it?

ANSWER: It includes the teaching of very elementary anatomy and physiology. By gaining a very basic understanding of the exquisite beauty of the way the body works to keep us alive, we are then able to gain a deep gratitude for the fact that no matter what disease, injury, or pathological condition we live with, and no matter how much abuse we inflict on the body, it continues to work tirelessly to do everything in its power to maintain homeostasis and keep us alive. We literally owe our lives to our bodies. When we meditate on that fact, we develop a loving partnership with the body, which immediately improves self-empowerment, self-efficacy, and wellbeing, all of which are extremely health-serving.

This website is offered as a free public service, supplying information that has been found helpful to certain people living with chronic health challenges or issues related to wellbeing. No treatment is offered on this website. The advice is general, and may or may not apply to your individual situation, and is not a substitute for psychotherapy or medical treatment.

If you would like to ask me something, you can type your question in the comment box below. An answer to your specific question may not necessarily appear in this column. The reason for that is I wait until I get a certain number of related questions, then I pick one that covers them all and I answer that one.

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