Mindfulness: Change Your Brain with Dr. Susan Satterfield

BYG proudly presents this powerful presentation from our colleague, Dr. Susan Satterfield, on Mindfulness. As a Lifestyle Medicine and practicing Internist, Dr. Satterfield shares what she believes to be the most important factors for living a happy and healthy life. She talks about habits of the mind and how to change them with daily tools that can easily be implemented into our lives. Changing habits of the mind has shown to have powerful effects not only on our state of well being but also on our life expectancy. Enjoy!

Mindfulness Terms and Tips from Dr. Satterfield’s Video

Mindfulness – Awareness of one’s mind and body

Telomeres – A cap on the end of each strand of DNA. The part of chromosomes that control aging.

Subconscious – The body’s autopilot: involuntary responses such as breathing, digesting, and heartbeat. It’s also responsible for 95% of mental activity like thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. 

Affirmations – A statement made in the present tense that can help plant seeds of change for healthy habits. “I am healthy!”

Mindfulness tips for maintaining a healing state of mind:

  1. Bedtime gratitude journal
  2. Morning “thank you” and affirmation
  3. Daily meditation
  4. Check in with your body and mind
  5. Come back to the present moment

About Dr. Satterfield

Dr. Satterfield received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is also Board certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Her interests are diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and women’s health. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Prisma Health Greenville (SC) Memorial Hospital and Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville, SC.