Course overview

Well-Being, Immunity & Resilience: Tips for Thriving in the New Normal

In this course, learn from a panel of experts about the growing research behind mind-body and biofield science for fostering great immunity and resilience during challenging times.

Shamini Jain, PhD

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Paul Mills, PhD

Tabatha Parker, ND

 Conference Series

AIHM March 2021 Virtual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 45 minutes

 non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • What does the growing research behind mind-body, biofield science and mental health tell us about how to foster greater immunity and resilience for ourselves and others during challenging times? In this panel, Drs. Cassandra Vieten, Shamini Jain and Paul Mills explore models of wellbeing, highlighting key research in mental health, psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body practices and biofield science to help us understand how to best cultivate whole-person wellbeing. The presenters will also share key frameworks and easy practices, to enhance wellbeing for yourself and others.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Understand how facets of wellbeing (hedonic, eudaimonic and nondual) play a role in health.
    • Learn and share key practices to restore wellbeing for self and others.
    • Learn how current biofield theory and evidence relate to fostering wellbeing in patients.
    • Describe the "dual continuum" model of mental wellness.
    • Use an "ecosystem of well-being" model with clients and for preventing burnout.
    • Learn and share key practices to restore wellbeing for self and others.
    • Learn how current biofield theory and evidence relate to fostering wellbeing in patients.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Shamini Jain, PhD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Shamini
Shamini Jain is a scientist, psychologist, and social entrepreneur. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and the Founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a nonprofit collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, innovators, and social entrepreneurs to forward the science and practice of healing. CHI was formed through Dr. Jain’s deep desire to bring key stakeholders together to create a coherent and effective movement to move us beyond models of “disease thinking” into the study of whole-person healing for personal and societal empowerment.

Dr. Jain obtained her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. degree from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a research focus in psychoneuroimmunology. Her award-winning research has been featured in major news outlets including TIME and CNN. She teaches and lectures on healing regularly at major retreat centers and conferences. Her first book, “Healing Ourselves: Biofield Science and the Future of Health” is available on pre-order and will be released by Sounds True Publications in September 2021. 

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Cassandra
Cassandra Vieten is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Scholar-in-Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. Her research has focused on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being, and development of media technologies to inspire awe. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and completed her research training in behavioral genetics at UC San Francisco. She has authored three books, published numerous articles in scientific journals, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader.

Paul Mills, PhD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Paul
Paul J. Mills is Professor and Chief at the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and Director of the UCSD Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health. In the 1980s he published some of the earliest scientific research on meditation. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, National Public Radio, US News and World Reports, Consumer Reports, The Huffington Post, Gaia TV, and WebMD, among others. He has presented his work at hundreds of conferences and workshops around the world, including at the United Nations. His current Integrative Medicine work focuses on better defining what is meant by the “whole person” and addressing the need to incorporate the transcendent aspects of human awareness, consciousness itself, back into medicine in order to truly understand the whole person and achieve optimal wellbeing. He is currently Director of Research for the Deepak Chopra Foundation, with a focus on meditation and yoga within the context of Traditional Medical Systems.


Tabatha Parker, ND

Executive Director, AIHM
Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Tabatha
Dr. Tabatha Parker is a naturopathic physician who currently serves at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) as the Executive Director. She previously served as the Associate Fellowship Director and Education Director. Parker’s commitment to collaboration and the underserved makes her uniquely qualified to lead the largest interprofessional integrative health association. “My goal is to bring the integrative community together to find ways to bring integrative health to all. Right now we are doing that by educating the future leaders and clinicians – but there is so much more we can and will do.”

Parker was named Physician of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Visionary of the Year by UTNE Reader in 2011. In 2015, she received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and was given the highest honor in naturopathy, “Magister Natura” from Spain for her work advancing the naturopathic profession globally.
Parker was founding co-chair of the Masters in Global Health at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, the first global health masters offered at a naturopathic medical school, and was previously faculty at Bastyr University California. She was interim co-secretary general of the World Naturopathic Federation, and worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. She established and co-chaired the Global Health Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for over 10 years.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.