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Lecture Bundle on Stress


Four video lectures on the theme of stress

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  • Length: This eLecture package is approximately 4 hours.
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Stress affects everyone. The four lectures in this audio and video package provide an intersecting view of how stress affects health, including for pediatric patients, those with pain, and those with addiction and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each talk has a specific focus within the theme of stress. See details below.

Note: These lectures were recorded at IFM’s 2019 Annual International Conference this past June, and are also available as part of the Proceedings package for that conference.


  • The Art and Science of Well-being: Healing the Pathophysiology of Stress, Pain, and Addiction with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, by Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW
  • Stress, Addictions, and the Young Mind, by Elizabeth Mumper, MD, IFMCP
  • PTSD: New Directions, by Robert Hedaya, MD
  • Transforming Health Care and Transforming Ourselves, by David Rakel, MD
Speaker Bios
Eric Garland Dr. Eric Garland is presidential scholar, associate dean for research, and professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), and Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr. Garland is the developer of an innovative, mindfulness-based therapy founded on insights derived from cognitive, affective, and neurobiological science called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). As principal investigator or co-investigator, he has received nearly $50 million in research grants from a variety of prestigious entities, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct translational research on biopsychosocial mechanisms implicated in addiction, stress, and chronic pain, including randomized controlled trials of MORE as a treatment for prescription opioid misuse.

In recognition of his expertise in mindfulness research, in 2012, Dr. Garland was named Fellow of the Mind & Life Institute, the world’s premier, multidisciplinary organization for the scientific study of contemplative practices. Dr. Garland currently serves as the chair of the Research Working Group of the national Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. Dr. Garland has had over 140 scientific articles and book chapters published in respected, peer-reviewed outlets, and he currently serves as associate editor for the journal Mindfulness.

To complement his expertise in clinical research, Dr. Garland is a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with more than a decade of clinical experience working with persons suffering from addictive behaviors, mood disorders, traumatic stress, chronic pain, and psychosomatic conditions. He has provided mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and clinical hypnosis for these patients across a wide range of integrative medicine and mental health settings. In recognition of his expertise as a psychotherapist, in 2015, Dr. Garland was elected Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

Elizabeth Mumper, MD, IFMCP Dr. Mumper is President and CEO of The RIMLAND Center, established to mentor clinicians interested in children with neurodevelopmental problems. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is her practice devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.

Dr. Mumper graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College with a degree in General Science. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.

She spent five years in practice at F Read Hopkins Pediatrics in Lynchburg. She spent over a decade as Director of Pediatric Education at the Lynchburg Family Practice Residency Program. She maintained a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Virginia for 16 years. She served as Medical Director of the Autism Research Institute for five years. She is currently on the faculty of MAPS (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs), and teaches for Intersect for Kids. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for TACA (Talk About Curing Autism).

Dr. Mumper has been honored to receive many awards over the years, including being named a Miracle Maker in Central Virginia in 1996 by the Children’s Miracle Network, Woman of the Year in Health and Sciences in 1998 by the YWCA and several Inspiring Change Awards from the MINDD Foundation. She received a national award for corporate public service at the National Press Club in Washington on behalf of the Bike Helmet Safety Campaign she co-chaired for many years.

Dr. Mumper has written book chapters about allergy, immunology and behavioral and developmental pediatrics published in the book Pediatrics published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, which is a board review series book for medical students and includes many questions and answers. During the past seven years, she has conducted clinical research at the Rimland Center and published peer reviewed articles in the medical literature.

One of the joys of her current work is the opportunity to teach others about medical problems of children with autism and related disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally and mentors physicians around the world. Her travels on behalf of children with autism have taken her to Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

Robert Hedaya, MD Robert J. Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DLFAPA, IFMCP, has been at the cutting edge of medical practice, psychiatry, and psychopharmacology since 1979. With the publication of his first book,Understanding Biological Psychiatry(Norton, 1996), he pioneered the use of Functional Medicine in the psychiatric field. Dr. Hedaya is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he has been awarded the “Teacher of the Year” on three occasions while teaching courses on affective disorders,cognitive therapy, and 3PNIE (psychoneuroimmunoendocrinolgy) since 1983. He is a faculty member at The Institute for Functional Medicine, author of two additional books (The Antidepressant Survival GuideandDepression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm), and the founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry and the Center for Whole Psychiatry and Brain Recovery. Dr. Hedaya is an editorial volunteer for Advances in Mind-Body Medicine and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. He has been featured in the local and national media (20/20, 60 Minutes, Vogue, The New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) on many occasions, is a frequent, internationally recognized speaker, and has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals. His website iswholepsychiatry.com.
David Rakel, MD David Rakel, MD, started his career near the Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho, where he was in rural private practice for five years before completing a two-year residential fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is the founder and director of the University of Wisconsin (UW) Integrative Medicine Program and Associate Professor with tenure in the department of Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Rakel is editor of one of the premier texts in this field, titled Integrative Medicine, now in its third edition. He is involved in NIH funding to study the placebo effect and to incorporate healing modalities into medical school curricula. He is board certified in family and holistic medicine, he sits on the board of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and he is on the executive committee for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. He has been awarded a number of teaching awards, including the Baldwin E. Lloyd clinical teacher award, the UW Department of Family Medicine faculty excellence award, the Marc Hansen lecture award, and the resident teacher-of-the-year award. He has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine and is certified in interactive guided imagery.

He enjoys exploring complex systems and developing insight into how each person can find a path towards health.

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  • These lectures are provided as mp4s (video files) and mp3s (audio files). You will also receive the presentation slides in PDF format.
  • Recordings will be available to stream for one full year from your date of purchase.
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