Popular Integrative Medicine Education Series Continues in 2008
Ever wonder how to live a more balanced, stress-free life? Do you want to make changes in the new year that will enhance your concentration, creativity and appreciation of life? On Wednesday, Jan. 16, two of the area’s leading practitioners and teachers of Insight Meditation will discuss how to do so during “Mindful Living and Stress Reduction,” a free seminar part of Crouse Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Educational Series. Scott Treatman, DO, MPH, and Pauline Cecere, LCSW, will discuss Insight Meditation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. Parking in the Marley and hospital garages is free. Pre-registration is requested by calling 472-2464.
Insight meditation has been practiced for at least 2500 years, and Treatman and Cecere have been teaching the practice in Central New York for the past 10 years. “No one is immune to stressful events,” said Treatman, “but our reaction to circumstances determines how much we ‘suffer.’ Mindfulness is a meditative process that quiets the mind and releases physical distress.”
Treatman, board certified in family practice and occupational medicine, provides occupational and primary care for Crouse Hospital’s 2400 employees. He is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, and has a master’s in Health Care Administration from the New School for Social Research and a master’s in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Treatman is also a graduate of the UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians program. Cecere, a psychotherapist in private practice in Cazenovia, is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. She earned her masters of social work degree from the University of Michigan and has practiced psychotherapy since 1981. Cecere has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn, who was instrumental in expanding the practice of mindful meditation in the United States nearly 30 years ago through a program he developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.