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Mantram Repetition: Mind-Body-Spiritual Practice for Self-Care with Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nursing is a discipline that cares for the “whole person” and embraces a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, PhD, a psychiatric mental health nurse with an interest in spiritual wellbeing, has dedicated the past 20 years of her career developing and conducting research on the “Mantram Repetition Program.” It is an educational, experiential, skills-training intervention with aims of 1) choosing and using a mantram, 2) slowing down thoughts and behaviors, and 3) developing one-pointed attention for symptom and stress management. It can be practiced anywhere and at any time, making it practical and sustainable. For a brief description see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZbOOTVJDZs

In this Webinar, Dr. Bormann will take us on a journey on the origin and research on the Mantram Repetition Program.

Presentation objectives:
1. Describe the origins of the “Mantram Repetition Program.”
2. Outline similarities and differences between mantram repetition and other types of mantra practices.
3. Highlight some research findings of the Mantram Program in selected groups.

Oct 2, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Bormann is a health scientist, mental health nurse, consultant, speaker and clinical professor in the school of nursing at the University of San Diego. Her research and clinical interests include mental health, integrative and complementary therapies, and well-being. She has led a 20-year program of research on the therapeutic outcomes of the “Mantram Repetition Program (MRP)” in various populations. Jill’s published research describes the efficacy of mantram repetition on stress, quality of life, and well-being in veterans with PTSD, health care workers with burnout, family caregivers, HIV patients with anger and distress, and homeless women with insomnia. See https://www.jillbormann.com/ for more. Bormann is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and her work on the Mantram Repetition Program is designated as an innovative “Edge-Runner” by the American Academy of Nursing. http://www.aannet.org/initiatives/edge-runners/profiles/edge-runners--mantram-repetition-program27