Four video lectures on the theme of stress
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.
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.
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.
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.