Project Description

On November 1st, 2014 Dr. Mark Pirtle (Skillfully Aware) in collaboration with Om Shanti, Belize held a one day workshop entitled “Mind as Medicine.” This workshop dealt with stress related illnesses like insomnia, depression, anxiety, addictions, chronic pain, eating disorders and more are which are caused by the same unconscious mechanism: Attentional Fixation. This explains why Dr. Pirtle’s mindfulness technique is a remedy for them all. Understanding the nature of mind, and how to influence it through meditation practice can provide more therapeutic benefit than any pill. This one-day workshop taught participants about the mind, its connection with the body, and how meditation and mindfulness can be practiced and used as medicine for stress related illness. For details, visit, and for more information contact Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center at 610-0882 or go to