THE MEDICINE IN THE MIND
Directed and Edited by: Michael O. Snyder
Produced by: Tom Bowling and Doug Baer
In partnership with: Frostburg State University, Lha Charitable Trust, Allegany College of Maryland, and The Center for Mind Body Medicine
In 2015, an American medical student travels to the Himalayan Mountains to volunteer with Tibetan refugees. Inspired by their ability to manage the trauma that they have faced, she pursues training in mindfulness meditation. Returning to her medical studies with a newfound stillness, she ask the question, ‘if meditation is powerful medicine, why aren’t we using it to treat illness and disease?’ When the opioid crisis hits her hometown in Appalachia, she returns to discover a pioneering program seeking to combat addiction with the medicine in the mind.