Roots is excited to announce that we are bringing back the two part offering of the ground breaking film, ’The Connection’.
There’s a 1 in 2 chance you’ll end up with a chronic illness. It’s likely you know someone, or you are someone who is sick.
‘The Connection’ is a feature documentary revealing the ground breaking research by world leading experts in mind body medicine and true stories of recovery. Frontier research is proving that there is a direct connection between your mind and your health.
The film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple.
The film shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death. The film explains the mechanisms behind belief, which scientists now know contributes 30 to 50 percent of the effect of any known biological cure and explores how scientists at the cutting edge are now learning that the mind can even influence the expression of genes and the rate at which we age.
Please join us for this movie night followed by a powerful workshop with Elizabeth Berner, yoga instructor and graduate of Harvard Medical Schools Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine and Positive Psychology who has worked for years along side Dr. Benson.
Elizabeth will be leading us through a two hour workshop discussing the mind-body connection and explain ways in which stress manifests; physically, cognitively, emotionally and spiritually. Elizabeth will teach us various mind body techniques to help us illicit relaxation and increase resiliency to help us deal with and cope with the stress in our lives.