Among the dearest and most inspirational people I know is Dr. Jill Bormann, RN, CNS, FAAN.
Jill was a partner in delivering Eknath’s eight point program. This program inspired Jill to devote her career to caring and quantifying the effects of the use of a mantram (like mantra) on wellness of Nurses, veterans, and people with numerous health problems. She has received the highest accolades for her work including being inducted in the prestigious Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing. Below you will find a few of the citations with my annotations from her massive dossier. They are worth your perusal.
- Chapter 5 mantram repetition: an evidence-based complementary practice for military personnel and veterans in the 21st century. Bormann JE, Weinrich S, Allard CB, Beck D, Johnson BD, Holt LC. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2014;32(1):79-108. doi: 10.1891/0739-6686.32.79. A comprehensive list of the research and approaches to using this program of wellness including the findings of Jill’s research.
- Practice intentionality & presence with mantram repetition. Bormann JE.Beginnings. 2014 Apr;34(2):22-4. (No abstract available). This is a succinct outline of how nurses can use mantrams to help survive and flourish delivering our work.
- Responses to Mantram Repetition Program from Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a qualitative analysis. Bormann JE, Hurst S, Kelly A.J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(6):769-84. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0118. This is a wonderful seminal work outlining the effects of mantram and focused attention on persistent intrusive troubling symptoms experience by veterans.