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Holger Carl Bringmann

Holger Carl Bringmann
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin / Krankenhaus Spremberg · Integrative Psychiatry / Clinical Naturopathy

Senior Psychiatrist / BSc Cognitive Science

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Introduction
Holger Bringmann currently works as senior physican at the clinic for Integrative Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy in Zschadrass, Germany. He is also a postdoctorate researcher at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Holger does research in mind-body medicine and psychiatry. His current projects are about meditation based lifestyle modification and mantra meditation in different populations of psychiatric patients.
Additional affiliations
May 2013 - May 2015
Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)
Position
  • Fellow
May 2013 - present
Diakoniekliniken Zschadraß
Position
  • Medical Doctor, Primary Investigator

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Publications (32)
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Background: Integrative mental health care can be applied to treat depression with a person-centered, lifestyle- modifying, and more salutogenic approach to mental health and human flourishing. In this article, we report on the feasibility and acceptability of a new mind-body program, Meditation Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM), in outpatients w...
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Meditation is commonly practiced in a specific context, e.g., the eightfold Yoga path. To date, only few studies have investigated the differential and incremental effects of specific components of this path. Our study was the first to address this issue. Using an experimental single-case research design, we investigated the effects of mantra medit...
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Distress is a growing public health concern. In this three-armed randomized controlled trial, n = 102 adults with elevated stress levels and stress-related symptoms were randomly assigned to (1) "integrative" yoga classes which combined physical exercises, mindfulness training, and ethical/philosophical aspects of traditional yoga; to (2) Iyengar y...
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Yoga is an embodied contemplative practice considered as a path toward long-term well-being, which fosters an integrated processing of bodily and emotional stimuli. However, little is known about how the different components of yoga contribute to these processes. This was the aim of this single-case multiple-baseline study. Herein, we explored how...
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Mind–Body Medicine (MBM) includes a broad range of interventions with proven preventive and clinical value, such as yoga and meditation. However, people differ in their preferences and response to different MBM treatments and it remains unclear who benefits most from what type of practice. Thus, finding moderators of treatment outcome seems to be a...
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Mind-Body Medicine (MBM) includes a broad range of interventions of proven pre-ventive and clinical value, such as yoga and meditation. However, people differ in their preferences and response to different MBM treatments, and it remains unclear who bene-fits most from what type of practice. Thus, finding moderators of treatment outcome seems to be...
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Background The scientific evaluation of mind-body-interventions (MBI), including yoga and meditation, has increased significantly in recent decades. However, evidence of MBI's efficacy on biological parameters is still insufficient. Objectives In this study, we used HRV analysis to evaluate a novel MBI as a treatment of outpatients with mild to mo...
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Objective Depression is a global key challenge in mental health care. The implementation of effective, low‐risk and cost‐effective interventions to reduce its disease burden is a necessity. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the new Meditation‐Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM) program, a “second‐generation” mindfulness‐based...
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Die Ordnungstherapie richtet ihren Blick auf Lebensbereiche und Dimensionen des Menschen, die sich nicht in gesunder Ordnung befinden. Sie steht im Einklang mit der modernen Sichtweise auf biologische, psychosoziale und spirituelle Aspekte von Krankheit und Gesundheit. Sie bildet die Basis für Therapie und Lebensstiländerung in einer naturheilkundl...
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Yoga is an embodied contemplative practice entailing multiple components, such as ethical teachings, postures, breathing practices, and meditation. Little is known to date how these different components affect aspects of embodied cognition. This single-case multiple-baseline study explored the differential and incremental effects of four different...
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Objective To investigate the efficacy of add-on mantra meditation compared to progressive muscle relaxation in major depression. Methods This study was a two-arm, single-site, raterblinded, randomized controlled trial involving 123 inpatients at a psychiatric hospital diagnosed with major depression according to DSM-IV criteria (January 2017 to Ju...
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Traditionally, yoga is a multicomponent practice consisting of postures, breathing techniques, meditation, mantras, and ethics. To date, only a few studies have tried to dismantle the effects of each of these components and their combinations. To fill this gap, we examined the incremental effects of ethical education and physical Hatha yoga on mant...
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Meditation-Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM) is a complex eight-week mind-body intervention based on the traditional eight-fold path of classical yoga. MBLM was developed for mental health care, and it combines ethical living, physical yoga, and meditation. In this qualitative study, the subjectively perceived efficacy of MBLM was compared to the...
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Meditation and yoga are being practiced by an increasing number of people. Yet, it remains unclear who benefits most from what type of intervention. Therefore, our study investigated the interaction of a wide range of individual factors with the outcomes of four different combinations of meditation, yoga, and ethical education. This study was part...
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Background: Meditation-Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM) is a new mind-body intervention that is based on classical yoga; it implements virtue-based ethical living, physical yoga, and meditation in a therapeutic context. This qualitative study aimed at understanding better how depressive patients who received MBLM as a treatment experience intra-...
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Traditional yoga encompasses a variety of practices, such as postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ethical teachings. However, little is known about how different components of yoga contribute to its overall effect. In this meta-synthesis, we comprehensively summarized the current evidence on differential and incremental effects of variou...
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Traditionally, yoga is a multicomponent practice consisting of postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ethics. To date, only a few studies have tried to dismantle the effects of each of these components and their combinations. To fill this gap, we examined the incremental effects of ethical education and physical yoga on mantra meditation u...
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Traditional yoga encompasses a variety of practices, such as physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation practices, and ethical teachings. Numerous studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated yoga’s efficacy in promoting mental and physical health. Conversely, little is known about how the diverse components of yoga contribute to its overal...
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Mental disorders are a core health challenge in the 21st century. Integrative mental health care takes an individual, lifestyle modifying , salutogenic approach, combining somatic, psychosocial, and spiritual perspectives from evidence-based conventional and complementary medicine. In particular , meditation and mindfulness have received growing re...
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Objectives Distress and stress-related diseases are an increasing public health problem at schools. This qualitative study was nested in a non-randomized, controlled trial studying the effects of a 10-week yoga course as an alternative for regular school sports in two secondary schools in Germany. Methods We conducted a qualitative evaluation in 3...
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Supplemental material to Meditation-Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM) – Development of an Integrative Mind-Body Program for Mental Health and Human Flourishing
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Mental disorders are a core health challenge in the 21st century. Integrative mental health care takes an individual, lifestyle-modifying, salutogenic approach, combining somatic, psychosocial, and spiritual perspectives from evidence-based conventional and complementary medicine. Meditation and mindfulness have received growing research interest i...
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Mental health is one of key challenges in the 21st century. Integrative Medicine offers cost-effective and salutogenetic solutions. MBLM is a newly developed 8-week mind- body intervention for mental health care that emphasises eudaimonic well-being through profound changes in lifestyle. MBLM is a highly acceptable and feasible program for patien...
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Yoga wird in der gesellschaftlichen, aber auch in der wissenschaftlichen Wahrnehmung überwiegend auf seine körperliche Dimension reduziert. Gerade die lebensphilosophi- schen und spirituellen Aspekte der uralten Weisheitstradition sind bisher kaum im Fokus wissenschaftlicher Untersuchung und kommen auch in der Praxis häufig zu kurz. Dabei bieten si...
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So far, mainly the physical aspects of Yoga have been incorporated in clinical application and research. However, Yoga experts advocate that Yoga should be practiced in its entirety, including its spiritual and ethical aspects (Varambally et al., 2016). Similarly, meditation has been reduced to more technical aspects in Western perception and resea...
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Meditation ist seit mehr als 5000 Jahren eine heilsame und spirituelle Praxis in einer Vielzahl von Kulturen in der Welt. Mit dem zunehmenden Interesse an therapeutischen Ansätzen, die Körper, Geist und Seele integrieren, ist auch Meditation und ihre Auswir- kungen auf unsere körperliche und geistige Gesundheit Fokus fortlaufender Forschung. Mensch...
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About one third of cancer patients suffers from a psychiatric disorder. However, only few studies feature long-term assessment of psychiatric disease in cancer patients, covering a broad range of diagnoses, and employing high-quality instruments. A total of 62 patients underwent assessments during a 3-year follow-up period after initial cancer diag...
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Background: About one third of cancer patients suffer from a psychiatric disorder. However, only few studies feature long-term assessment of psychiatric disease in cancer patients, covering a broad range of diagnoses, and employing high-quality instruments. Patients and methods: A total of 62 patients underwent assessments during a 3-year follow-u...
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A diagnosis of cancer can overpower a patient's ability to cope and thus can increase the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in this group of patients. It was the aim of this study to estimate that prevalence in tumor patients during their acute treatment. 689 patients with malignancies were interviewed using the structure clinical interview conne...
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Hintergrund und Fragestellung: Eine Tumorerkrankung kann die Bewältigungskapazitäten der Betroffenen übersteigen, so dass es vermehrt zu psychischen Erkrankungen bei den Betroffenen kommen kann. Ziel dieser Studie war es, diese Prävalenz bei Tumorpatienten im Akutkrankenhaus näher zu beziffern. Patienten und Methode: 689 Tumorpatienten wurden zu Be...
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Many problems in computational neuroscience require sophisticated software systems that are beyond the development scope of a single individual or research group. Realizing such systems with minimal redundant effort requires cooperation among software developers and the adoption of design strategies and technology from the software industry.We are...

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Projects (5)
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The purpose of this research project is to assess the feasibility, effectiveness and patient satisfaction of a newly developed therapy called Meditation Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM) that provides an integrated ethical and spiritual context of Yoga and Meditation. MBLM is a feasible and potentially effective treatment of depressive disorders. Changes in eudaimonic well-being occurred mostly as predicted by Yoga theory. Self-guided practice was stable and sufficient, client satisfaction was high. Scheduled trials 2018 – 2021: - MBLM-D: Effectiveness of MBLM in depressive outpatients. - MBLM-A: Effectiveness of MBLM in inpatients with alcohol dependency. - MBLM-P: Effectiveness of MBLM in outpatients with chronic pain disorders.
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Mantra meditation as adjunctive therapy in Major Depression: a randomized controlled trial.
Archived project
Bayesian reconstruction of rat's primary visual cortex.