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The Heart as a Master Communicator

“A simple, heart-focused breath while you’re thinking about something you love or appreciate—it's very powerful medicine.”

In this interview, renowned cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri discusses how the heart speaks to the body to create physical and emotional health.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain how cutting-edge research into the mind-body connection is saving people’s lives (and saving healthcare providers money)
  • Understand how a conventional cardiologist realized her approach was missing something big, changed the way she treated patients, and went on to found the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Learn how you can integrate heart-centered healing into your coaching practice

Course length: 46 minutes



Your Instructor


Dr. Ermina (Mimi) Guarneri
Dr. Ermina (Mimi) Guarneri

Dr. Mimi Guarneri is board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and holistic medicine. She is the President of ABIHM/ABIM, Senior Advisor for the Integrative Medicine Atlantic Health System, and Founder of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. She is an IFM faculty member and recipient of the 2012 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award. Her medical degree is from SUNY Medical Center in New York. Dr. Guarneri served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, where she later became chief medical resident. She served cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic. Dr. Guarneri pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where she uses state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs to aggressively diagnose, prevent, and treat cardiovascular disease. In 2009, Dr. Guarneri was named ARCS scientist of the year. In 2008 she was honored by Project Concern International for her work in Southern India, and she currently serves on the International sub-committee for Direct-Relief International. She was recognized for her national leadership in integrative medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative and now serves as chair of the Bravewell Clinical Network for integrative medicine. Dr. Guarneri was recently elected president of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Her book, The Heart Speaks, is a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches.


Course Curriculum


  Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Short Course
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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