Finding the unfilled spaces in the whirlwind of daily life plays a critical part in one's ability to truly be present for and enjoy life as it enfolds. Mindfulness or consciousness is an age old practice in Eastern and Western cultures, with a long tradition of helping the mind and body heal. Join us as we discuss the psychological and physiological benefits of meditation with Dr. Joseph Semmes from True North, and learn how to begin our own practice with teacher Surya-Chandra Das of Rolling Meadows Retreat.
Our first featured guest is Dr. Joseph Semmes of True North.
Dr. Semmes practiced Emergency Medicine in Northern Virginia for fifteen years, and is currently on staff at Mercy Hospital and the Maine Medical Center. He is True North’s Director of Research and gives talks through the Education Program.
Dr. Semmes serves on the Advisory Board of the Cancer Community Center, the Medical Staff Credentials Committee and Institutional Review Board of Mercy Hospital and is a corporator of the Hospice of Southern Maine. He is also a member of Maine Medical Center’s preventive medicine taskforce and an advisory editor of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Semmes’ special interests are helping care for cancer patients, the role of nutrients in cancer biology, preventing dementia and depression, evidence-based medicine and mind-body medicine.