Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being
Speaker: Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Sunday, November 8, 2pm
at Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon St., Boston
Tickets: $10 (members) and $15 (non members)
Co-sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum and Trinity Church in the City of Boston
How can a pleasant view speed healing? Healing Spaces will investigate the connections of mind and body, perception and place: the neurobiology of the senses. The lecture will explore how a theme park, concert hall, cathedral, labyrinth or garden can trigger or reduce stress, induce anxiety or instill peace.
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D. is the author of HEALING SPACES and THE BALANCE WITHIN and has done extensive research on brain-immune interactions and the effects of the brain's stress response on health. She was on the faculty at Washington University prior to joining the National Institutes of Health in 1986. She is internationally recognized for her discoveries in brain-immune interactions and the brain's stress response to health. She is the chief of the section on neuroendocrine immunology and behavior at the National Institutes of Health, and also director of the Integrative Neural Immune program, NIHM/NIH and co-chair of the NIH Intramural Program on Research in Women's Health.
Tickets are available at the Shop at Trinity (617.536.0944 x217), or through the Arnold Arboretum (617.384.5277), or register online at Arboretum Adult Ed.
For more information, please contact Kathy Acerbo-Bachmann, 617.536.0944 x217.