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Mindfulness Meditation in Autoinflammatory Diseases

Dr. Ezra Cohen, from Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation in autoinflammatory diseases and discusses how it can be used by patients and their families.

This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA. 

Stay tuned for more presentations from this autoinflammatory disease workshop over the next few days! 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Ezra Cohen: Welcome all. I trained in rheumatology and did a lot of research in complementary therapies and have done a lot of exploration in mindfulness over the years and have personally benefited a lot, so I thought I would spend a few minutes and introduce it to you. I’m sure people have heard of mindful meditation—It’s permeated our culture pretty deeply—but I’d like to just describe at least what I perceive it to be and in what ways it could be beneficial for kids and for families. Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation in Autoinflammatory Diseases