The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches patients ways to counteract stress and build resiliency by eliciting the Relaxation Response.

About the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

Benson-Henry Insititute for Mind Body Medicine

In-person and online training help BHI physicians and other practitioners engage in biomedical research to treat and prevent stress-related illnesses

The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to research, teaching and clinical application of Mind Body Medicine and its integration into all areas of health.

As a thematic center, BHI scientists engage in biomedical research to treat and prevent stress-related illnesses.

BHI clinicians serve as a resource in the areas of mind body and integrative medicine and are available to all the departments and divisions of the hospital, as well as to the community.

The Institute accomplishes its objectives by:

  • Documenting and furthering the understanding of mind body medicine through research
  • Providing treatment that reduces the physical and emotional impact of stress
  • Training health care professionals, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and educators

Our clinicians, who are among the most experienced and effective in the field, use scientifically-proven techniques to strengthen the natural healing capacities of the body and mind.

Thousands of patients are treated at the BHI each year, where they learn techniques to lessen the stress of doctors’ appointments and improve their health and quality of life.

Our in-person and online trainings for physicians and other practitioners make it possible for us to bring this important work to health care professionals in the United States and around the world.

In addition, BHI brings relaxation response-based programs to classroom teachers and students, the corporate sector and the general public.

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