Anxiety and stress are epidemic in today’s fast-paced world. Oscar Segurado, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist passionate for integrative medicine, knows how stress and anxiety can trigger serious immune-mediated diseases, including cancer. Supported with audiovisual materials, mindful framing defines a novel nature-mind-body connection for the twenty-first century. With just fifteen minutes of daily practice, you will experience a more intimate connection with the natural world, emotional harmony with the minds around you, and a feeling of overall invigoration.
NEO Chi—A New Lifestyle Paradigm
IF YOU SUCCEED practicing mindful framing as described in the previous
section, you will change your frame of mind and easily adopt the NEO Chi
lifestyle. Mindful framing provides you a mental framework that helps
you design and adopt your ideal lifestyle. The five scenes in the
practice will empower you to tackle challenges and identify
opportunities in your everyday life.
You will gain five superpowers:
• Power to identify and categorize your sources of anxiety.
• Power to leverage and enhance your five senses.
• Power to relax and connect with the natural world.
• Power to identify and categorize emotions, enhancing your
self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
• Power to invigorate your organism, especially your immune system,
through nutrition, exercise and self-reflection.
Mindful framing has helped me design and adopt my ideal lifestyle, which
is always a work in progress. This book reflects my philosophy of life
based on my experiences, learnings, and ideas. Consider this book as a
reference, for you to design your own lifestyle and over time to adjust
your practice accordingly. This is a positive feedback loop, a
neverending growth, and improvement process. You can play with your
movie of mindful framing, and experiment with your lifestyle.
Excerpted from "Mindful Framing" by Oscar Segurado. Copyright © 2018 by Oscar Segurado. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
Oscar Segurado, MD, PhD, is a neuroscientist and immunologist with a lifelong interest in ancient medicine. His interest in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine led to the development of mindful framing and associated NEO Chi lifestyle. He is a trained acupuncturist who has practiced several types of meditation until developing this program to transform anxiety into vital energy.As a physician-scientist, Segurado has focused his research on the T cells, white blood cells of the immune system with a key role in the cause and treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer. His work contributes to major advances in immunotherapy and diagnostic tools used in the treatment of cancer, rheumatism, and diabetes, among other immune-related diseases.A father, husband, and friend, Segurado has lived through periods of stress and times of great sadness and joy. His interest in how stress affects the immune system has been a great motivator in his work.
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