Since graduation from UCLA Medical School in 1970, Dr. Peters has passionately pursued the meaning of health in body, mind and spirit. This diverse training and personal experience from doctors, healers, psychologists and spiritual teachers has birthed MindBody Medicine Center. Many psychologists understand the mind, but not so much the body. And, doctors focus on the mind with little understanding of the governing influence of the mind. Dr. Peters and his staff provide a unique and powerful blend mindbody healing not found elsewhere.
Dr. Peters is an experienced speaker and lectures frequently on a range of health topics. You can arrange for him to speak with your organization on any topic that you like. From lectures to experiential workshops, he can assist you and your organization to experience the powerful world of mindbody healing.
You can schedule Dr. Peters, or any member of the Center staff, to speak using a variety of educational/experiential formats on any topic that you wish. Presentations include:
- Lectures (PowerPoint)
- Group discussions
In addition to the lectures listed below, other topics include:
- Chinese medicine and acupuncture
- Harmonic medicine
MindBody Medicine: Reversing Chronic Disease
There is an epidemic of chronic disease in our society. The word healing has been replaced with “disease management”. The solution is mindbody medicine, or, lifestyle medicine. Find out what mindbody medicine is all about and what it can do for you.
Mindbody Medicine and the Psychology of Disease
The great psychoanalyst, Dr. Franz Alexander summarized the mindbody connection when he wrote: “The fact that the mind rules the body is, in spite of its neglect by biology and medicine, the most fundamental fact which we know about the process of life…” The origins of physical disease are within consciousness – the body is the messenger of the conflicts, sustained fears, suppressed emotional traumas, disturbed patterns of thinking, and other imbalances that lie within the conscious and unconscious mind. Disease is the body’s way of getting your attention and inviting self-exploration, thereby offering true healing. In this lecture you will learn a new model of healing which will guide you to greater levels of health, self-understanding and wisdom.
Heart Disease is the # 1 Cause of Death in American Society: Learn How You can Prevent or Reverse it.
Coronary heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in our society. Fifty percent of people with heart attacks have normal cholesterol. Inflammation is a key part of this major medical problem. You will learn about the causes of heart disease and how you can prevent, or, reverse the disease using lifestyle and mind style approaches.
Adult Onset Diabetes: How to Reverse with MindBody Medicine
Type 2 diabetes is due to insulin resistance, not insulin deficiency. Most adults with diabetes have too much insulin in their blood but the cells are resistant to the hormone. Traditional ADA diets do not properly address insulin resistance. In this lecture you will learn about the disturbances in the terrain of the body which cause diabetes, and, most importantly, you will learn how to eliminate the disease using a plant based diet and other lifestyle approaches.
Cancer: What are the Causes within Body and Mind?
According to medical research, the terrain of the body deteriorates over time, thereby allowing a renegade cancer to escape immune surveillance and spread in the body. Chronic inflammation, weak immunity, impaired digestion and assimilation, nutrient deficiencies, viral and bacterial overgrowth, toxin accumulation, and lowered oxygen levels are a few of the conditions that permit cancer development. However, the most important factor may be psychological stress, which can be conscious and unconscious. In this lecture you will learn about the latest research on cancer development in mind and body which will help you prevent the disease, or, reverse it if it has already developed.
Osteoporosis: The Myth of Diagnosis & the Reality of Prevention and Treatment
In 1994, a World Health Organization committee changed the definition of osteoporosis from a fragility fracture to a measure of bone density. Suddenly millions of American women were diagnosed with osteoporosis and began taking a variety of drugs, staring with hormone replacement therapy and later switching to Fosamax and a host of others. The problem is that bone density is not a measure of bone strength and therefore is a poor predictor of fracture risk. There are many factors that lead to fractures, not just bone density. Age, heredity, body weight, diseases, lifestyle, frailty, vitamin D levels, and amount of trauma all play important roles. In this lecture you will learn how to evaluate the health of your bones and how to maintain and restore strength to this dynamic, living tissue that gives your body support and definition.
Testosterone therapy for men: What are the benefits and risks?
Fatigue, exhaustion, depression, no motivation, weight gain, muscle atrophy, belly fat, low libido, erectile dysfunction, and poor sleep can be symptoms of low testosterone. Studies have shown that 30% of men ages 40 to 79 have extremely low testosterone levels the majority of men have sub-optimal levels. The relentless stress of modern life is a major factor, but research also implicates poor diet, chemical toxins, and heavy metals as well. You will learn what you can do to make more of this powerful hormone, as well as the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women: the Mindbody Perspective
Declining hormones before and after menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, ranging from no symptoms, as seen in some Oriental cultures, to devastating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and mood swings. Due to the abundance of estrogen receptors in the brain, some women experience poor concentration, lack of focus and impaired memory. These “natural” changes can increase the already high burdens of many women as they care for family and often maintain a professional life. It is no wonder that the risk for heart disease, cancer and depression rises for postmenopausal women. How does hormone replacement therapy fit into a woman’s pursuit of health in mind and body? What are the risks and benefits of hormone therapy?
Consciousness Creates Reality, including Health or Disease
Quantum physicists, spiritual teachers, psychologists, and ancient mystics have echoed this message throughout human history, but do we really believe this paradigm shifting truth? We blame the boss, government, IRS, husbands, wives and children for our troubles as we cling to the social conditioning of victimhood, thereby giving the power that controls our lives to the outside world. Then we wait for the next calamity to befall us. The origins of all dis-ease are within the conscious and unconscious mind and the sooner we take back our responsibility in life, the quicker we heal. In this lecture you will learn a new model of healing which will guide you to greater levels of health, self-understanding and wisdom.
The Healing Power of Stress (A Short Course in Mastery)
The “fight or flight” stress physiology is designed to help you survive, not create suffering and disease. In this lecture you will learn how you create stress from your conscious and unconscious mind, and, most importantly you will learn practical tools for transforming stress into personal growth and well-being. The stress system has insured human survival on earth for tens of thousands of years. Come and experience how this powerful part of your body wisdom can once again support you in your life.
10 Tools for Stress Management: How to Transform Stress into Growth & Healing
The “fight or flight” stress physiology has insured human survival on earth for tens of thousands of years, yet in modern times it is killing us through stress-related diseases. How do you make sense of this paradox? Find out how you can make your stress system once again your ally.
Understanding the Thyroid Gland – Metabolism, Energy and Weight Control
Thyroid hormone regulates energy production in every cell of your body. Low thyroid contributes to fatigue, depression, heart disease, weight gain and a host of chronic medical problems. Low thyroid is a clinical diagnosis and the lab tests may be difficult to interpret.
Epigenetics: The New Science Gene Regulation, or, How You Control Your DNA
The epigenome is the cellular material that sits on top of your DNA, telling your genes to switch on or off, to speak loudly or whisper. This mysterious cellular bio-energy network responds to messages sent from the surface of your cells and activates appropriate DNA activity. This is how stress, toxins, infections, and poor diet create inflammation and other conditions in your body that lead to chronic disease. Your DNA is the hardware and the epigenome is the software, which responds moment to moment to your thoughts, emotions and how you live your life.
The Science of Longevity: A MindBody Perspective
“Youthful immortality” is a dream of mankind forever. Are we any closer to the fulfillment of this dream? You have an “immortality gene” in your DNA called telomerase, which allows certain microorganisms to live indefinitely. What about loss of energy and vitality as we get older? Has science brought us any closer to therapies for aging and age-related degenerative diseases? Come and hear the mindbody research on these intriguing topics.
Acid Alkaline Balance: the Biological Foundation for Health
Your health depends on maintaining a pH of 6.5 to 7.5 in the tissues and fluids in your body. Almost every disease results from the long-term effects of too much acid. The body notifies you of this acidic condition through a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, allergies, colds and flues, soreness, weight gain, recurrent infections, moodiness, depression and many more. In order to treat illness and to restore your health it is important to understand how to improve the acid alkaline balance in your body.
Stress and the Psychology of Cancer
There is an epidemic of cancer in our society. Conventional treatments focus on “killing the cancer” and ignore the many factors that occur within the body and mind that permit cancer to grow in the first place. Psychological stress may be the most important factor that precipitates the disease into the body. In this lecture we will review the scientific literature on cancer and stress, and how treatment may be affected by psychological therapies.
Bio-Magnetic Fields, Consciousness and Health: A Powerful New Approach to Healing
Your body has about 100 trillion cells and each of them depends on the flow of ions, or energy, in and out of the cell, which in turn creates a magnetic field. This dance of electromagnetic energy governs cellular energy production, which in turn allows the organs in your body to orchestrate the unfathomably complex wonder of your body, resulting in the experience you call life. When the electromagnetic field of any part of the body is disturbed, we experience dis-ease, which is often felt as pain, inflammation, swelling, fatigue, disorientation, depression, etc. Magnetic field therapies are based on 50 years of research and provide powerful new medical treatments for a wide range of diseases in mind and body.
Why am I overweight? How can I lose weight? What should I eat?
You will learn the answers to these questions for yourself. Research shows that in the long run, “diets” fail 95% of the time. You do not need another “diet”; you need knowledge that will lead to a new path in your life. In this lecture you will learn about the causes of weight gain, including insulin resistance, low thyroid, low metabolism, leptin resistance, and more. You will also learn about the connections between weight gain, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. You will learn what diet is best for you. And, we will review the psychological components of weight gain. You will leave this session with useful tools that you can use right away.
Insulin Resistance, or Metabolic Syndrome, and the Epidemic of Weight Gain: What does it mean and what can be done?
In this lecture you will learn about insulin resistance, how to recognize the syndrome, and how it contributes to weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and increased cancer risk. Insulin resistance is the most common metabolic problem for people in our society and it can be reversed using the tools of mindbody medicine. Type 2 diabetes can also be reversed with proper diet and nutritional supplementation.
Detoxification of Chemical & Heavy Metal Toxins from the Body
Mankind has polluted the rivers, oceans and lands of our earth. In like manner, we have polluted the blood, fluids and organs of our bodies. There is no safe place from toxins. From mercury in baby seals born in the Arctic sea to “healthy” American born human infants with 187 carcinogens in their cord blood, chemical pollution has become a global problem that threatens health and life everywhere. Learn what you can do to protect your health.
Toxic Pollution in the Environment and Inside the Body with New Research on Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer.
For decades scientists have been telling us about the toxins in our water, land, air, homes, offices and cars. Now science can show us the toxins that are in our bodies. We are increasingly exposed to electromagnetic fields which are affecting our minds and bodies, increasing the risk to many diseases and cancer. Learn about the risk associated with cell phone technology.
Mobilizing your Immune System with MindBody Medicine
Your immune system is a vigilant internal army of trillions of cells working together in a complex web of communications and specialized cell function all designed to protect you from infection and cancer. You will learn how to mobilize and monitor this powerful force using diet, nutrients, exercise. And, perhaps most importantly, you will learn how your conscious and unconscious mind strongly influences immune activity.
The New Science of Harmonic Medicine: Explorations in Sound Therapy and EVOX Voice Mapping
Every cell in your body has “integral membrane proteins” that only respond to sound, frequency and vibration. Modern science is beginning to understand that chemistry, or, molecular medicine is too slow to orchestrate the hundred trillion cells in your body, each with billions of biochemical reactions going on second to second. This unfathomably complex biofield that allows you to live your life is conducted by sound and frequencies. All societies have traditional forms of singing, chanting, drumming as healing tools. In this lecture you will learn how you can bring the dis-ease, or disharmony, in your body into harmony using sound therapy.