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The Connection: Mind Your Body

Shannon Harvey; Harvey, Shannon; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
At 24 years old, filmmaker Shannon Harvey was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Her immune system had become hyperactive and was attacking normal, healthy tissues. Her muscles and joints were inflamed and she was told if her disease progressed she could end up with organ failure, or wheelchair bound. In search of a cure, Shannon tried everything from drugs to alternative therapies and everything in between. But she was still sick. There was one thing she did know. When she was stressed, she got worse and with a background in journalism, Shannon sought answers in pioneering science. On her journey to getting better, Shannon realized that in order to change her health she needed to change her mind. The Connection is a film about how frontier research is proving that there is a direct connection between your mind and your health. The film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple. The film shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death. The film explains the mechanisms behind belief, which scientists now know contributes 30 to 50 percent of the effect of any known biological cure and explores how scientists at the cutting edge are now learning that the mind can even influence the expression of genes and the rate at which we age. This is a film for people who have tried everything. It offers answers and proves that you can change your mind, change your health and change your life. “We have more say in our own health than even our doctors.” - Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D. Founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Director
Shannon Harvey
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Elemental Media in 0.
Publisher no.
1141118 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 74 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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