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Episode 42 - Dr. Mo Yee Lee: Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work - Myth-Busting to Build Accurate Understanding (part 3 of 3)

Monday, March 22, 2010, 9:43:34 AM

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In this final episode of a three-part series, Dr. Mo Yee Lee address some of the challenges and opportunities of applying the integrative approach in social work research and practice. She explores some of the common misperceptions about meditation and eastern practices, and the role that education and information can play in an accurate adoption of these practices. Dr. Lee highlights issues of empowerment, helping people to help themselves, and the role of complementary interventions in this area to build on our existing knowledge base for practice.

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Average Rating: 5stars  body-mind-spirit integration, Tuesday, July 20, 2010

By Don Dunlap :

I found Dr. Mo Yee Lee’s podcast interview on the integration of body-mind-spirit to be very interesting. I enjoyed listening to her discuss the challenges of educating people on some of the Eastern practices that have been in existence for thousands of years but are still unfamiliar to many in the West. The example she used about teaching someone meditation and having their family telling them to stop because they will go to hell because they relate it to Buddhist practices was disturbing but very real. One of the problems faced by social workers is the misinformation about certain practices because of religious beliefs. Mediation is a wonderful practice that she calls a “discipline of the mind” that can be very helpful to people. I practice mindfulness meditation and have discovered its benefits and I feel that sometimes it is still a secret because people are not aware and not educated on it. She discussed the importance of social workers as being the bridge between the client and these types of practices which I found to be very true. I liked her point at the end about not getting rid of knowledge you already have but on expanding to help with integration of the body-mind-spirit connection.

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