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Video Interview with Esther Sternberg

headshot of Esther Sternberg

Dr. Esther Sternberg, Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health, is internationally recognized for her research of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing. She is a well-known speaker on the topic of stress and illness, and she is the author of two books, Healing Places and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions.

The research in the field of mind-body studies is growing, and current studies point to the relationship between our surroundings and our health. A healthy and pleasing environment (like plants in your office, or a treasured photograph on the wall) can do more than simply improve your mood--it can actually affect your immune system and physical health.

Watch the interview with Dr. Sternberg to learn more.

Skip ahead in the video to hear Dr. Sternberg talk about:

  • 0:23    How the environment impacts wellbeing
  • 2:00    How we can interact beneficially with our environment
  • 3:23    Ways Dr. Sternberg has transformed her own home and office space
  • 4:26    How to create a healing environment for someone in the hospital
  • 5:35    Interesting things happening in the field of mind-body research
  • 6:17    How to apply that research in daily life
  • 8:11    Why it's important to take charge of your health

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