Cultivating Personal, Social, and Planetary Flourishing for Healing Connections

July 24-28, 2023 at Esalen

Join us at an Esalen for a retreat on restoration and rejuvenation led by Dan Siegel, Elissa Epel, Dan Siegel, Tom Little Bear Nason, and Rhonda V Magee.

We're excited to share that 25 scholarships are available for up to 90% in subsidy per person exclusively for this workshop opportunity. Apply now.

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Join a study!

Everyday Moments of Mindful Attention Study

Feeling stressed?

Learn a mindful approach to coping in your daily life by participating in the UCSF Everyday Moments of Mindful Attention Study!

You can receive up to $300 for completing all parts of the study.

Find out if you are eligible today!

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  • Women ages 30-50 who have experienced early life stress are invited to participate.

  • If you join, you will learn mindfulness-based skills that you will practice in everyday life via a mobile app for 8 weeks.


Clinical Externship Opportunity!

Learning Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Coaching for Reducing Sugar Intake

We are conducting an exciting digital clinical intervention study at UCSF/Sutter Health, which is funded by the NIH/NIDDK (PIs: Elissa Epel, Laura Schmidt, Jamey Schmidt). We are looking for qualified health counselors (who have 1-2 years of clinical training experience) to help run a brief digital motivational interviewing intervention to improve sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

There is an opportunity for weekly remote supervision of clinical hours. Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply.

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Featured AME Researcher: Katie E. Alegria, PhD.

Dr. Katie E. Alegria is a postdoctoral fellow with a Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences from the University of California, Merced. Her research program employs theoretical frameworks to inform interventions directed toward improving health outcomes for those who experience stress and health-related adversity, especially marginalized groups. Dr. Alegria works with Dr. Elissa Epel, of the UCSF AME Center, investigating research questions surrounding climate change distress, health inequities, and the relationship between diet and stress.

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We spoke with her in a recent Q & A about her latest work!

New AME Center Publications

In a recent study, AME researchers led by Dr. Elissa Hamlat examined if early adversity is associated with accelerated biological aging, in the form of early pubertal timing.

Read Dr. Hamlat's findings here!

AME researchers examined the antibody response produced by adenovirus-based and mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines over time.

They also investigated how these responses varied by various different factors including sex, age, BMI, and smoking status.

Read more about the recent BOOST study here!

Wellness Drink of the Season

Fruit & Herb Infused Water

As the weather warms, it is essential to stay hydrated for good health. Consider infusing your water with sliced citrus fruits, crushed mint, or crushed berries for a fun and low-sugar beverage!

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