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​UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine Hosts ‘Spirituality and Wellness’ Seminar

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WHAT: The UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine welcomes Drs. Badri Rickhi and John Toews of the Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine (CINIM), who developed a spirituality-based program for  the treatment of depression in adolescents and young adults. Drs. Rickhi and Toews will share their findings.
WHY: Studies conducted by our speakers showed the benefit of a web- and app-based program called Breathing Room. Addressing concepts such as self-acceptance, gratitude, compassion and forgiveness dramatically improved mood and outlook. This program is being offered as a preventative measure on several college campuses in Canada.
• Badri Rickhi, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., research chair and founding member, CINIM
• John Toews, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., board chair, CINIM
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 10
Additionally, for health and mental health professionals and clergy, contact Ms. Adams for information regarding a continuing education program on Friday, March 11.
WHERE: Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, 15213
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To reserve a seat, call or email Jeanette Adams at 412-623-1203 or