For Mind Body Medicine
at Massachusetts General Hospital

1-Day Mind Body Nursing CME – April 9th

1-Day Mind Body Nursing CME – April 9th

The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) is pleased to invite nurses and healthcare clinicians to its upcoming continuing medical education program, The Science of Stress and Resiliency: Integrating Mind-Brain-Body Interactions into your Nursing Practice.

The program is offered under the auspices of the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital and will be held Monday, April 9th from 8 AM to 5 PM at Partners Healthcare at Assembly Row, Somerville.

“There aren’t enough drugs or interventions to keep us healthy. Understanding the physiology of stress and the mechanisms and interventions that counter its harmful influence is needed for prevention and treatment of illness and for overall vitality and resiliency.  This is an excellent opportunity for nurses to learn how the science of stress affects the brain and body and to develop self-care skills they can teach patients and utilize themselves to build resiliency and reduce burnout,” said course director Peg Baim, MS, NP.

Participants will hear the latest research into the science of stress and how it affects the body at the genomic level, understand how lifestyle behaviors can positively impact health outcomes and build resiliency, build skills in meditation, understand cognitive reappraisal and take part in mind body practices like yoga.

Speakers include BHIS’s Clinical Director of Training, Peg Baim, MS, NP; BHI’s Director of Research, John W. Denninger, MD, PhD; Laura Malloy, LICSW, RYT, Director of Yoga Programs at BHI; and Boston-area nursing leaders Patricia Martin Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Program Manager of the  Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Joanne Rowley, RN, MS, HNB-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Holistic Nurse at MGH Revere; and Women’s Health specialist Leslee Kagan, MS, FNP-BC.

Participation in the course can be applied toward the BHI’s Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Certification for Healthcare Practitioners program. For more information or to register, visit or email

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-239, 10/1/2020).  The Knight Center has awarded 8.75 contact hours.