Brenda Stockdale is the director of behavioral medicine at Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, and is a nationally recognized pioneer in the practical application of psychoneuroimmunology. Her programs are endorsed by leading specialists and have been implemented in hospitals, cancer centers, and primary care practices. She was the clinical assistant for the national psychoneuroimmunology program, Getting Well, and later as the National Program Director for ECaP (founded by Bernie Siegel, MD).
Brenda designed ECaP’s first hospital-based psychooncology program (instituted at The Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center) and co-created ECaP’s national retreats for people with life-challenging illnesses. In addition to her private practice, Stockdale consults for corporate and health care organizations and has developed a health psychology program for primary care settings specializing in preventive medicine, autoimmunity, and stress-related conditions.
Stockdale’s 6-week program featured in her book, You Can Beat the Odds, has been praised by Harvard scientists, physicians and epidemiologists as “as a prescription, in and of itself, for maximizing one’s health” and “the health book to read this year.” Brenda has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR, ABC radio, and in a variety of print media including Bottom Line Health, Good Housekeeping, ‘O’ The Oprah Magazine, and Natural Health.
From presenting at international medical conferences for physicians and health professionals to corporate and special interest groups, hospitals and cancer centers, Stockdale serves as a consultant and speaks on a variety of topics related to health and wellbeing. While Stockdale is a clinician in the field of behavioral medicine, it is her own experience with life-altering and catastrophic illness that anchors the subject in an intimate way.
Brenda earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in behavioral science and health psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed a clinical training program in mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School, is a registered expressive arts consultant and educator (REACE), certified wellness practitioner, a professor at the Academy of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and is the recipient of a Hambidge Fellowship.
Articles at HMDI:
- Imagine and Heal: Using Your Mind as Medicine
- Subliminal Messages Affect Health: How Your Environment Can Make or Break Your Healing Process
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