Dr. Vera Moura
Vera Moura, MD, MS-MBM

Mind-Body Skills Group

Hosted by the Program on Integrative Medicine

The Mind-Body Skills Group (MBSG) encompasses a meditative group process, and is one among a variety of programs worldwide involving Mind Body Medicine theory based scientific evidence, and practice. MBSG is grounded on principles identified in Dr. Jim Gordon’s book, Manifesto for a New Medicine. According to Dr. Gordon, a psychiatrist and founder of the Center for Mind- Body Medicine in Washington DC, “self care is the true primary care” and “health promotion is a way of life”. Dr. Gordon advises health care professionals and patients to embrace a holistic, individualized approach to health and draw upon the wisdom of ancient medical traditions.

The Mind-Body Skills Group is an 8-week educational program designed by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to help healthcare professionals, students, and persons with health problems, and others to embrace a practical approach to health and wellness and adopt new attitudes about health and healing. In a small group setting, which becomes a private, safe community where each participant may question, explore and heal, all have the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of mind-body medicine techniques such as:

• Meditation (concentrative, mindfulness, and dynamic)
• Guided Imagery
• Breath Work
• Expressive drawing and writing
• Autogenic Training (self-hypnosis)
• Biofeedback

There is growing evidence of the immense healing potential of this program for diverse populations. These include healthy people who want to enhance self awareness and well being as well as those with clinical conditions, such as cancer, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and severe stress, particularly when used in combination with conventional health-care services.

This program has also been proven to assist medical students and health care professionals in preventing burnout, re-instilling fresh purpose in their work, understanding their purpose in serving and healing their patients, and providing a transformational experience for them within a safe peer-support group. To read some of their testimonials, click here.

Mind-Body Skills Group

Class Dates: Wednesdays, October 3 through November 28, 2018, from 6-8pm (no class 11/21)

Location Change!: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Chapel in the Cancer Hospital)

Fee: $396

To Regester!

Free Parking will be available at Dogwood Parking deck, if needed


After registration please contact the instructor, Vera Moura, MD, MS-MBM, at 919.320.8285 or vera_moura@med.unc.edu via email to setup a time for a personal interview (in person or by Skype) before the beginning of the group sessions.

Note: If truly needed, please negotiate partial scholarships with the instructor.