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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
PAST: Exploring Healing Spaces at the National Cathedral this SUN, Nov 29th 10:10am
How does stress influence physical health? Can the places where we live and work affect our wellbeing? Are some places physically, emotionally, and spiritually better for us than others—and how do we find them? Join Dean Sam Lloyd and scientist Esther Sternberg as they talk about the relationship between physical spaces and spiritual wellbeing. Washington National Cathedral is one of the locations discussed in Dr. Sternberg’s new book Healing Spaces. A book-signing follows the Sunday Forum discussion.
Sternberg’s film, The Science of Healing, airs on PBS stations nationwide in November and December, including on Maryland Public Television on Sunday, November 29, at 1:30 am, and Sunday, December 6, at 11 am. A segment of the film was shot at the Cathedral; View the clip »
About Esther Sternberg: Based at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Esther Sternberg is internationally recognized for her work in brain-immune interactions and the effects of the brain’s stress response on health: the science of mind-body interaction. In addition to numerous scientific publications, she has authored two popular books, The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health Emotions and the recently published Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being. Dr. Sternberg lectures nationally and internationally to both lay and scientific audiences on the mind-body connection, stress and illness, place and well-being, and other subjects.