About Kelly Brogan

KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, Own Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression.

The relaxation response is the nervous system’s way to counteract the effects of stress.

    After 15 minutes of a guided relaxation tape, both experienced meditators and novices experienced up-regulation of energy-producing gene expression and down-regulation of inflammatory pathways.
  • Start with 5 minutes a day of focusing on your breath and saying a word like “calm” when you breath in and “peace” when you breath out.  When your mind wanders, just focus back on your breath.

Read the study on Mindfulness Meditation.