Course overview

COVID-19 & a New Era of Conscious Expression

In this course, faculty will explore the concepts of coherence and interconnection with a focus on physiologic, mental, and emotional coherence as essential tools for navigating crises, such as our current global pandemic.

Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM

 Conference Series

AIHM March 2021 Virtual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • In this course, faculty will explore the concepts of coherence and interconnection, with a focus on physiologic, mental and emotional coherence as an essential tool for navigating crises, such as our current global pandemic. Faculty will define the concept of heart rate variability and discuss its impact on health. Research demonstrating how meditation enhances brain connectivity and access to higher order brain functions and how tools such as meditation can be important for navigating and activating creativity and resilience during times of crisis, such as with the COVID-19 pandemic, is also discussed. Faculty will briefly showcase an example of group meditation and its impact on social wellbeing.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Define heart rate variability.
    • Summarize one research study showing how meditation is associated with increased brain connectivity.
    • State one health benefit of increased heart rate variability.
    • State one example of resilience turned into positive action during times of crisis.

Course includes:

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

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Scarlet
Dr. Scarlet Soriano is a health and wellness leader, consultant, speaker and coach. She develops wellness programs across a wide range of health-related institutions, with a focus on designing Integrative medicine patient and employee clinical programs. Dr. Soriano uses a wide range of skills to support her clients in their journey of institutional transformation, starting with a process of re-envisioning foundational concepts of healthcare delivery; then moving through all aspects of design and implementation, and extending into measuring, sustaining and expanding impact of programs post-launch. Dr. Soriano is passionate about expanding access to evidence-based Integrative and wellness-based healing modalities to minorities and underserved populations.

 Dr. Soriano is a founding member of the AIHM’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color Taskforce. She has recently joined the Board of the AIHM. Before launching as a wellness consultant in 2020, Dr. Soriano was Director for Group Visits at the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center. Since 2018, she has been the Director for Wellness-Based Healthcare Transformation at Boston Medical Center. She is former Medical Director of the Tanya I Edwards, MD Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Soriano is the current Medical Director for the upcoming Hopespring Holistic Health Institute in Maine. Dr. Soriano has worked in settings that range from rural to urban, serving a wide range of patients and communities.

*CME/CEU Credits

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

Enroll Now!

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.