Mind Body Medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which you can participate in your own health and healing using intervention strategies and techniques. Thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect and shape every aspect of our biological functioning. How we care for our bodies can affect how we think and feel and what we believe.
This retreat will give you an overview of Mind Body Medicine as well as teach you how to apply some of its core principles to your life so that you will then be able to begin a practice of self-care. This retreat will feature didactic and experiential exercises to further cement the utility of these principles. This retreat is not an all-inclusive experience. It is meant to be an introduction; an opportunity for discovery. Several topics will be discussed including, Self-Care, Meditation and Movement, Breathing, Food as Medicine, and Imagery. These techniques have the ability to help with stress, anxiety, coping ability, enhance immune function, as well as increase overall well-being. Come see what everyone is talking about. Come with an open mind and comfortable clothing is recommended.
Dr. Lindiwe F. Greenwood is a seasoned Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician with over 18 years of varied practice experience from teaching medical students and residents, to working on a Native American Reservation to owning her own practice in Columbia, Md. She most recently served as a staff physician for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. She has had the fortunate opportunity to be involved with health care all over the country. Dr. Greenwood earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where she was selected as an Echols Scholar (top 7% of the entering class). Dr. Greenwood then went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at East Carolina University. Dr. Greenwood is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine, an honor bestowed on a select group of its members. Dr. Greenwood has a special interest in women’s health, adolescent medicine, preventive medicine, food allergies, and integrative medicine. Dr. Greenwood is certified in Mind Body Medicine from the Center for Mind Body Medicine, in Washington, DC. She also has advanced coursework in Food as Medicine. Dr. Greenwood enjoys sharing her insights, expertise, and experience through public and motivational speaking and writing. She is the author of “The Insider’s Guide to Good Medical Care.” She is currently nurturing her Health and Wellness consulting business, Total Renaissance Wellness, LLC, where she aims to “Inspire, Educate, and Transform,” helping people, patients and their families to live their best lives, practice self-care, stay informed, and to navigate the healthcare system and its challenges.