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Mind-body connection explored

St. Catherine University's Henrietta Schmoll School of Health and Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies program are sponsors of an upcoming event exploring mind-body dialogues.

Minnesota Public Radio Host Cathy Wurzer leads the discussion between author Matthew Sanford and Bruce Kramer, former dean of the University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.

Using their stories as a backdrop, as well as their relationship as yoga teacher and yoga student and as friends, they will discuss  about what it’s like to live in a changing body in a "Mind-Body Dialogue," Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.

Both men have grappled with health challenges brought on by life-changing events and serious disease.

Sanford's book, Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, is the account of his journey following a life-changing car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and how he became an inspiring yoga instruction and founder of Mind Body Solutions.

Kramer  is author of the “Dis Ease Diary” blog that chronicles his ongoing battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). 

 Additional Sponsors

University of St. Thomas co-sponsors: University Lectures Committee; Active Minds; College of Arts and Sciences; Communication and Journalism; Counseling and Psychological Services; Department of Special Education and Gifted Education; Disability Resources; Family Studies; Graduate School of Professional Psychology; Health and Human Performance; Leadership, Policy and Administration; Organizational Leadership and Development; Philosophy; Program for Neuroscience; Psi Chi; Psychology Department; Teacher Education; Theology Department; Wellness Center

Oct. 28, 2013 by Julie Michener

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