Mind/Body Health Newsletter
ISHK’s Mind/Body Health Newsletter Informed Thousands of Practitioners and Lay Persons
In 1992, under the direction of David Sobel, M.D., Director of Preventative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, ISHK began publishing the first newsletter dedicated to bridging the gaps between mind and body, research and practice, in the fast-moving new fields of behavioral medicine, psychoneuroimmunology and health psychology.
For nearly a decade, ISHK’s Mind/Body Health Newsletter (originally Mental Medicine Update) was an important resource for more than 35,000 readers—lay persons and practitioners.
Each issue brought updates on new research and reviewed the best new books and tapes. A special pull-out section gave readers in-depth information for a specific health situation, including treatment and prevention strategies and step-by-step instructions for an appropriate mind/body health technique such as self-hypnosis, relaxation exercises, guided imagery, pain reduction, and more. The newsletter was published 4 times a year from 1992–2001.
The best information from the newsletter is now available in the Healthy Mind Healthy Body Handbook by editors David Sobel and Robert Ornstein.