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Student Wellness: Reducing Burnout, Promoting Well-being
UC Mind-Body Skills Program
The UC Student Mind-Body Course aims to reduce stress and burnout and enhance mental and emotional well-being for students through mind-body skills training. Students learn adaptive stress management and practice evidence-based, mind-body techniques that emphasize healing, self care, awareness, and work-life balance.

Explore some of the evidence supporting mind-body skills training.

Our bi-annual Student Wellness Retreats, in partnership with Turner Farm and the UC College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, have served over 100 students and continues to grow. Retreat content focuses on exposing health professions students to objectives of mindful eating/living, food as medicine, wellness, and the concepts of the national Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. The spring Student Wellness Retreat is set for April 25, 2020 and will be co-led by Drs. John Sacco and Barbara Walker. Retreats UC Academic Health Center students can register via email at Registration is required.

More Opportunities for Student Wellness

UC College of Medicine Student Affairs: Offering Acupuncture, Mindful Moments, Aromatherapy, Yoga, Wellness Resource Room, Tai Chi

RISHI: Clinician and Student Well-being Retreat, APRIL 17-18, 2020 Yellow Springs, OH

UC Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training. Student discounts are available.

UC Health Integrative Medicine Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy at UC Health

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Massage therapy uses touch to promote relaxation for physical and psychological healing. A licensed massage therapist works one-on-one with a patient to manipulate muscles and tissues of the body to aid in healing and recovery. Specializing in neuromuscular release and myofascial release, our therapists are experienced in working closely with your other UC Health providers to create a seamless interdisciplinary approach to improving your health.


  • Neuromuscular
  • Swedish
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Oncology

About the Providers

Stephanie Mabry, LMT
Locations: University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Integrative Medicine, Barrett Cancer Center - Integrative Medicine


Rhonda Bridges, LMT
Locations: UC Health Physicians Office South (West Chester)

Polly Collins, RN, LMT photo
Polly Collins, RN, LMT
Locations: UC Health Women's Center

Polly Collins, RN, LMT photoBridgett Hahn, LMT
Locations: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

For more information on the UC Health Integrative Medicine program, visit or call 513-475-9567(WLNS).
How to Build a Power Bowl with Turner Farm Chef Stephanie
Pictured Above, Right: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen Chef Stephanie White
A Night of Wellness & Celebration Honoring Susan and Dr. John Tew
Pictured Above (left to right): Anne Ilyinsky, Dr. and Mrs. John and Susan Tew, Robert Edmiston
On September 7, 2019, the Board of Trustees of Turner Farm hosted A Night of Wellness & Celebration Honoring Susan and Dr. John Tew and unveiled Turner Farm's newly renovated Meshewa House.

Dr. Tew has helped to foster the growth of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness since its inception and both Dr. John and Susan Tew have supported the physical, artistic and spiritual health of our community for many years. The principal goal of the evening was to raise funds to establish an Endowed Chair for the Director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness (two of the Trustees of Turner Farm's Board are also on the Center's Board of Advisors - Anne Ilyinsky and Robert Edmiston).

This initiative began with a seed commitment from the UC College of Medicine requiring a three-fold match. After a year of behind-the-scenes fundraising efforts, capped off by a $1Million contribution from the Turner Farm Preservation Foundation, the goal was met, thanks to the generosity and support of our community and the 250 attendees. The evening was a great success, not only in raising over $2,180,000 to fund the Director's chair, but also in embracing and engaging hundreds of new supporters and stakeholders in the Center's mission. The Endowed Chair will be known as The Turner Farm Foundation Endowed Chair for the Director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

The dinner featured fresh, organic ingredients, much from Turner Farm, and entertainment included performances by the UC College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and Music Resource Center.The evening finished with remarks by Chuck Mitsui who flew in from Hawaii for the evening.

The Meshewa House was originally constructed in the 1930s by his great-grandmother and Turner Farm was developed by his mother, Bonnie Mitsui. Chuck observed how his mother embraced integrative practices to enjoy and prolong her life before cancer ended it prematurely in 2013. He ended the evening by joining Co-Chair and Turner Farm Trustee, Edmiston, in announcing the successful fundraising efforts, capped off with the $1 Million gift to fund the Chair.
Pictured: Above (top) Cincinnati Ballet students perform at the Meshewa House event. Above (left) Max Raphael with Singing Bowls. Above (right) Event Program. All photos courtesy of Turner Farm 
APR 28-MAY 1, 2020 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) will take place at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio on April 28 - May 1, 2020. The Congress is convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

Dr. Sian Cotton is the Congress Co-Chair of the Program Committee along with Dr. Gloria Yeh of Harvard University.

The mission of the Congress is to improve public health through showcasing advancements in the field of integrative medicine through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions.

A professional development opportunity for students, teachers and stakeholders for a multi-hour deep dive into mindfulness practices, social/emotional learning, music listening and innovation circles at Music Hall on Saturday, May 16th.

- Professional Development credits for teachers.
- Practical tools to share with peers, parents and community.
- Be the voice of what YOU need for better health and academic outcomes.

Partners from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, WGUC's Classics for Kids and the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness will be in attendance.

For more information on Mindful Music Moments, visit or email

Visit the UC Foundation to learn more about you can support integrative health and wellness.

Join us for this hands-on teaching kitchen experience and learn how to design a sample meal plan of heart-healthy foods. Participants will also discover which foods to incorporate for optimal heart health and explore research supporting the Mediterranean diet.
Upcoming Events

Mar. 11, 18, 25
Wellness Solutions Series, UC Health Women's Center, 7675 Wellness Way, 4th Floor Education Room

Mar. 12, 11a-1p ($65)
Cooking for Heart Health, Turner Farm, 7400 Given Rd.

Mar. 13, 20, 27 (every Friday), 11a-12p ($5)
MS Gentle Mat Yoga, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, 3113 Bellevue Ave, Room 1109

Mar. 13, 20, 27 (every Friday), 12:30-1:30p ($5)
MS Yoga - Fitter Sitters Chair Yoga, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, 3113 Bellevue Ave, Room 1109

Mar. 12, 19, 26 (every Thursday), 12:30-1:30p ($5)
Tai Chi, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, 3113 Bellevue Ave, Room 1109

Mar. 12, 19, 26 (every Thursday), 10:30-11:30a  ($5)
Yoga Therapy for Cancer, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, 3113 Bellevue Ave, Room 1100

Apr. 9, 11a-1p ($65)
Food as Medicine: The Power of Diet, Turner Farm, 7400 Given Rd.

Apr. 25, 9:30a-3p (FREE, pre-registration via email required)
Student Wellness Retreat (open to UC Academic Health Center Students),Turner Farm, 7400 Given Rd.

Oct. 17, 2020
- Optimize Your Well Being: Prevent ~ Heal ~ Thrive
A community event focused on Integrative Health and Cancer Survivorship
- The Graduate (Formerly Kingsgate Conference Center). Keep an eye on for updates. Keynote speaker - Lorenzo Cohen, PhD
UC Faculty Wellness Workshop
Work-Life Balance on a Schedule March 18

Medical Sciences Building Room 3057, noon-1p. Contact for more information. This event is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.

Learn more about energy therapy with the new book Emergence by Fran Bailey

Read more about Fran's work >>
The mission of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness is to improve the health of our local and global community through innovative, internationally-recognized research, education, clinical practice, and community engagement efforts focused on integrative health and wellness.
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