Dr. Pete Buecker initially became interested in mind-body medicine as a way to manage his own stress and health. His interest led him to study Mindfulness Meditation and he completed an 8-day Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training retreat with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli from the University of Massachusetts. While he found the course personally transformative and continues to practice mindfulness, he wanted to learn more. His quest to learn more about the interface between the mind and the body to promote healing led him to consult the wise advice of Google. The search terms mind-body medicine led Pete to the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the professional training programs that the Center offers. It was on the CMBM website where Pete began reading about the founder, Jim Gordon, MD, and his affiliation with Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine as founding Dean. Pete was intrigued by the CMBM faculty profiles and the inspiring work people affiliated with the center are doing all over the world.
After researching the training programs offered through Saybrook School of Mind-Body Medicine, Pete initially enrolled to complete a Certificate in Mind-Body Medicine.&nbs
From the time she was accepted into the Mind-Body Medicine PhD program, doors began to open a little wider for Lynne Shaner. She is a mind-body medicine practitioner, working in private practice in Washington, DC. She has a practice specializing in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, or “tapping”), hypnosis, and Reiki. Her participation in the Saybrook PhD program has deepened her knowledge of the areas she works in, and has opened up an entire range of mind-body skills and techniques, which she now uses regularly with clients.