CCFA Support Group: Portland, OR
Meets the third Thursday of every month, 7:00 PM at OHSU's Center for Health & Healing, 3rd Floor - Room #3178, 3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland. Note: This is OHSU's new facility at the South Waterfront, not up on the hill.
If you'll be attending this group for the first time, please contact Mark to confirm meeting details.
Street parking is free after 7:00 PM, or there is a convenient parking garage available at the facility for a flat fee of $3 (after 6:00 PM). Questions? Contact facilitator Mark Mac: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-264-5922.
We will have a guest speaker at the April 17 meeting:
Dr. Helané Wahbeh
Stress influences our health and symptom picture-- this is especially true for IBD. Mind-body medicine can help mediate the effect of stress on our bodies. Learn a simple mindfulness meditation practice that you can use daily to reduce the effect of stress.
About Dr. Wahbeh:
Dr. Helané Wahbeh is naturopathic physician and clinician researcher focused on complementary and alternative medicine, specifically mind-body medicine research. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California Berkeley and received her clinical doctorate at the National College of Natural Medicine. She obtained her Master of Clinical Research from Oregon Health & Science University where she is an Assistant Professor in the department of neurology. She is currently the principal investigator of VET MIND, a clinical research study funded by National Institute of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. VET MIND examines the mechanistic pathways of mindfulness meditation in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and incorporates multiple objective outcomes measures. Dr. Wahbeh has published on cortisol, mind-body medicine applications in neurology, immune outcome measures in mind-body medicine studies, and the use of objective adherence in mind-body medicine studies. Dr. Wahbeh serves as adjunct research faculty, Institutional Review Board co-chair, and mentor for Masters of Integrative Medicine students at the National College for Natural Medicine. She has completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training by Jon Kabat-Zinn and a four-year Corelight Meditation Teacher Training. She has also practiced meditation regularly for 12 years.
Thank you to speakers at past meetings:
- March 2014: Brad Wipfli, PhD from OHSU
- November 2013: Richard Haynes, discussing ayurvedic medicine
- September 2013: Jane Conboy, discussing hypnotherapy
- May 2013: Susan Yoder, RN, BSN
- March 2013: Liana Tsikitis, MD
- January 2013: Tom Ohling, "Nutrition Magician"