American Psychological Association
This site has a number of articles and resources on stress and its impact on health.
CAM on PubMed
This is a free online government database where you can find scientific studies on the use of mind-body therapies for various conditions. (If you don't find it here, try PubMed itself.)
Center for Mind-Body Medicine
This Center offers a professional training program in mind/body/spirit medicine. It also offers mind-body exercises for all.
The Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota
This Center offers many mind-body programs for healthcare students, faculty and practitioners, as well as MBSR classes open to everyone.
The Continuum Center for Health and Healing
This Center, an initiative of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, contains information on various mind-body therapies, including how it works and when to use it.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
This federal government site gives an overview of mind-body therapies and addresses some specific applications.
The New Medicine
This site complements the PBS TV show on integrative medicine (a practice that combines conventional healthcare with complementary therapies). It includes the Health Planner, a tool to help you incorporate mind-body practices into your life (or make other health changes).
Review of the Research on Mind-Body Therapies
An excellent summary of the evidence base for various mind-body therapies for various conditions published in the The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice.
Look for specific mind-body therapies in the Therapies section. Includes a description of the therapy, its benefits, and how it works, a discussion of what to expect and tips on finding a practitioner.
Books & Articles
Achterberg, Jean, Dossey, Barbara, Kokmeier, Leslie (1992). Rituals of Healing. New York: Bantam.
Baltzell, James (2006). Why Meditation Works. London: Polair Publishing.
Begley, Sharon (2007). Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. New York: Ballantine Books.
Benson, H. (1996). Harnassing the Power of the Placebo Effect and Renaming it 'Remembered Wellness.' Annual Review of Medicine.
Benson, H. (1975). The Relaxation Response. New York: Avon.
Benson, Herbert (1996). Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief. New York: Scribner.
Borysenko, J. (1993). Fire in the Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism. New York: Warner Books.
Borysenko, Joan (1987). Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Reading, Mass.: Addison Wesley.
Dossey, Barbara (1995). Using Imagery to Help Your Patient Heal. AJN, 95(6), 41-47.
Dossey, L. (1993). Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. San Francisco: Harper.
Dossey, Larry (1999). Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing. San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishers.
Dossey, L. (1997). The Return of Prayer, editorial (Notes on the Journey). Alternative Therapies, 3(6), 10-17, 113-120.
Dreher, Henry (2004). Mind-Body Unity: A New Vision for Mind-Body Science and Medicine. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Press.
Emmons, Henry, MD (2006). The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Goleman, D., Gurin, J. (1996). Mind-Body Medicine. New York: Consumer Reports.
Gordon, J. (1996). Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies. New York: Addison-Wesley.
Gordon, J. (2008). Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression. New York: Penguin Press.
Horrigan, B. (1999). Interview with Jeanne Achterberg, PhD: Imagery, Ceremony, and Healing Rituals. Alternative Therapies, 5(5).
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. New York: Hyperion.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1991). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York: Delta.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York: Hyperion.
Kornfield, J. (1993). A Path With Heart. New York: Bantam Books.
Lake, J., MD (2007). Integrative Mental Health Care: From Theory to Practice: Part 1. Alternative Therapies, 13(6).
Lake, J., MD, Spiegel, D., MD (2007). Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.
Monaghan, P., Viereck, E. (1999). Meditation: The Complete Guide. Novato, Calif.: New World Library.
Moyers, Bill (1993). Healing and the Mind. New York: Doubleday.
Olness, K., Kohen, D. (1996). Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children, 3rd edition. New York: Guilford Press.
Pelletier, K. (2000). The Best Alternative Medicine. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Pelletier, K. (1992). Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer. New York: Delta.
Pert, C. (1997). Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel. New York: Scribner.
Rossi, E. (2002). The Psychology of Gene Expression: Neuroscience and Neurogenesis in Hypnosis and the Healing Arts. New York: Norton.
Rossi, E. (2002). Psychosocial Genomic: Gene Expression, Neurogenesis, and Human Experience in Mind-Body Medicine. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 18(2).
Santorelli, Saki (2000). Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine. New York: Bell Tower.
Shannon, S. (2002). Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health. Academic Press.
Singh Khalsa, D., MD (2001). Meditation as Medicine. New York: Pocket Books.
Snyder, Mariah, Lindquist, Ruth (2006). Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing, 5th edition. New York: Springer Publishing.
Sternberg, E. (2001). The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions. New York: W. H. Freeman and Co.
Thich Nhat Hanh (1987). The Miracle of Mindfulness. Boston: Beacon.
Umlauf, M. (1997). Healing Meditation (Nurse as Healer Series). Albany, New York: Delmar.
Yalom, I. (1975). The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, 2nd edition. New York: Basic Books.