Born in Daegu City, South Korea, Sang H. Kim is the originator of mindful movement and deep breathing exercises for stress management (MBX). The efficacy of this idea was proved to be clinically significant through the NIH-funded randomized controlled clinical trial conducted at the University of New Mexico Hospital. His research team found that MBX reversed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among 22 nurses who participated in hour-long MBX sessions twice a week for 2 months. The group in the MBX classes improved their cortisol levels by 67% and decreased their PTSD checklist scores by 41%, meaning they reported less symptoms. The comparison group was also observed having a 17% increase in blood cortisol levels and a 4% decline in checklist scores without doing anything. The study participants in the MBX reported that not only did the MBX reduce the impact of stress on their daily lives, but they also slept better, felt calmer and were motivated to resume hobbies and other enjoyable activities they had dropped.
Dr. Kim believes that MBX may be an effective and low-cost self-care treatment for reducing stress even in people who suffer chronically high levels of stress such as those with PTSD. His research results were published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and featured in CBS News, Huffington Post, Fox News, Science World Report, and Nursing Times-UK.
His recent work involves educating and helping stressed individuals using the core 12 movements of MBX for coping with stress in everyday life settings. He has taught hundreds of seminars and classes on the subject of mindfulness around the world. Dr. Kim currently resides in Washington DC Metro area with his wife Cynthia, an Autism Spectrum Disorder blogger. He blogs his thoughts and advice at OneMindOneBreath.com.
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