Conference Coverage

Mindfulness as an Effective Clinical Intervention

In this video, Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, provides the take-home messages from her session "Lifestyle Medicine Series: Part 1 – Mindfulness for the Provider and Patient" at our Practical Updates in Primary Care 2022 Virtual Series. Dr Jain speaks about mindfulness as an effective clinical intervention, the neurobiology of mindfulness meditation, and the practical application of mindfulness in a busy clinical practice.

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, is a psychotherapist, an adjunct clinical affiliate at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, and a co-founder of the WILD 5 Wellness Program.

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Dr Saundra Jain: Hi, everyone. My name is Dr. Saundra Jain, and I'm an adjunct clinical affiliate at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. And I also have a private practice of psychotherapy in lovely Austin, Texas.

I hope you enjoyed this session on mindfulness meditation, as well as the short four-minute mindful moment meditation that we all shared. I'd like to take just a moment to offer a few practical, take-home messages from my presentation. Now, these are things that I hope you'll remember moving forward, a little bit of a cheat sheet, if you will.

First, mindfulness meditation, it is an effective evidence-based clinical intervention. It really works.

Second, mindfulness meditation has a strong neurobiological footprint. It's good for the brain.

And third, mindfulness meditation can be a great addition to any practice, even a busy clinical practice. It's possible.

Let me end by saying, I hope you enjoyed the mindful moment we shared at the end of the presentation. And if you're a seasoned meditator, fantastic. And if you're just starting your own personal practice, welcome to the tribe, we're glad you've joined us. I hope you'll share all that you've learned with your colleagues and friends, and of course your patients. Until next time.