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Holistic Health Forum–chair yoga reduces stress


The Next Holistic Health Forum December 12th 1-2 PM Greenberg Conf Rm 5N/5C Room 106



December 12th 1-2 PM  Greenberg 5N/5C Conf Rm 106


Special interactive presentation led by Dr. Lynn Somerstein on chair yoga.  Dr. Somerstein is a licensed psychoanalyst and an internationally certified yoga therapist. Both of these disciplines are useful when dealing with stress, depression, or PTSD.  Dr. Somerstein will lead us in a chair yoga session that helps reduce stress.  We will also have time for reflection and end our meeting with a meditation led by Rachel Jaffe, NP, Holistic Nurse Practictioner.


PLEASE JOIN US, All Weill Cornell Campus Employees are Welcome, NO REGISTRATION, OK To Bring Lunch



Tuesday January 9th, 2018  2-3PM NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR 2018

Conference Rm 5N/5C Room 106 Greenberg Building


For further information, Email any Co-Chair:

Jane Seley (Nursing), Jeannemarie Walsh (Pastoral Care) or Rachel Jaffe (Palliative Care)


Integral Yoga Hatha class

Beat Stress!!

Beat Stress!!

    Beat Stress!!   Dr. Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT.   Chronic stress is associated with mental and physical pain and exacerbates existing health issues.   My training as a psychoanalyst and a yoga therapist offers you help. Psychotherapy and yoga therapy relieve emotional and physical distress.   Please call 917-447-3924 if you would like to discuss… Continue Reading



The Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy, edited by Edward Neukrug, has just been published. I contributed an article, “Breathwork in Contemplative Psychotherapy.” Later this summer Sage will also publish a series of videos– including mine about breathwork. I am happy and proud. Continue Reading


How to Have a Happy New Year.

What you see is what you get, so clean  your glasses and get ready for a good new year. Usually we talk about the “eye” of the beholder, not the “I”, but the eye just looks—it’s the “I” who does the seeing, right? Here’s delightful proof. On the first Saturday of 2015 I took a… Continue Reading


Yoga for Bipolar Disorder

Stephen Lewis and I had a chat about Yoga for Bipolar Disorder. We are both psychotherapists and yoga teachers. Nina Zolotow invited us to share our conversation on her blog and here too! 3 Yoga for Biploar Disorder: A Conversation Between Lynn Somerstein and Stephen Lewis by Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT, LP Stephen Lewis, LMHC, NCC, E-RYT… Continue Reading