The Sophia Institute, Charleston SC presents

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Love, Serve, Remember

Live online via Zoom
All registered participants will receive three 2-hour recording links of this event. 
Watch at your convenience.
7 CEUs Available

Join the warm and wonderful Joan Borysenko- scientist, psychologist, and spiritual mentor-in an intimate program designed to open your heart, inspire your mind, enliven your body and feed your soul.

The late great spiritual teacher Ram Dass summed up the spiritual journey as “love, serve, and remember.” Through a delightful process of meditation, reflection, and spirited conversation in cozy breakout (breakthrough) groups, we’ll dive deeply into these 3 small words- the essential spiritual seeds- so they can come to flower. You’ll leave with simple tools derived from positive psychology, self-directed neuroplasticity, and ancient wisdom designed to outwit the dirty tricks of the mind so that your inner light can well and truly shine.

Together we will explore:
What is love…. really? How do we connect with that love in ourselves, others, nature? How do we remove the blocks to love’s presence so that our best self can become our default self.

Serve….living with purpose doesn’t mean martyrdom or burnout. True service is an enlivening alignment with soul rather than a draining assignment from ego. Together we’ll investigate that continuum in our own lives.

Remember-…the heart yearns most deeply to remember its eternal connection to the Source of Being, the Great Mystery. Working with our own cherished spiritual experiences- no matter how fleeting- we will lay the foundation for building the neural circuitry of presence, bypass the brain’s negativity bias, and lighten up.

This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity—in combination with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.

Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. Her first faculty position was at the Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston. Following the death of her father from cancer, she became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself and returned to Harvard Medical School to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship, this time in the new field of behavioral medicine. Under the tutelage of Herbert Benson, M.D., who first identified the relaxation response and brought meditation into medicine, she was awarded a Medical Foundation Fellowship and completed her third post-doctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology.

Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007. Author or co-author of 16 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dr. Borysenko’s warmth and credibility- plus her lively sense of humor- create a compelling presence. One of the most frequent comments from people at her programs is that her teaching is a transmission- a living experience- that transforms their life. One of the most popular and sought-after speakers in the field of health, healing, and spirituality, Joan’s engaging, and well-researched presentations are perfect for professionals and for anyone interested in health, healing, and spirituality.




Mar 10 – 11 2023


$179 (until Feb 28)
$229 (after Feb 28)


Virtual Program
Join us via Zoom Conference

Hourly Schedule

Friday, March 10

6:00 pm8:00 pm

Saturday March 11

10:00 am3:00 pm