In this episode, Wendy speaks with clinical researcher Peter Wayne about his work on mind-body and movement-based interventions like tai chi. Their conversation covers many topics, including:

  • how a background in ecology informs his research;

embracing multiple causes of any outcome;

how to do non-reductionist science;

removing the hyphen from the mind-body system;

harnessing the wisdom of the body through contemplative practice;

the value of first-person narrative in research;

safety and trauma in the body;

the relationship between physical and emotional patterns;

how the concept of the subtle body relates to Western views;

the role of integrative medicine in dealing with climate change;

and bringing together multiple perspectives to investigate the mind & healing.

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