Mind Body Health
Melissa Bray, Ph.D., NCSP, CCC - SLP
Licensed Psychologist
School Psychology
Mind Body Health
My Approach
In Schools and Hospitals
Conducting research in schools and hospitals on the effect of mind body interventions on Individual's health and wellness
School psychologists and physicians working together to improve health outcomes
Mentoring school psychology graduate students


Health Areas
  1. Relaxation and Guided Imagery
    Relaxation and guided imagery (RGI) is the use of progressive systematic muscle exercises coupled with relaxing visual imagery.
  2. Written Emotional Expression
    Written emotional expression is a psychologically-based therapeutic tool used to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
  3. Mindfulness
    The practice of Mindfulness involves being aware of one's conscious experience from the perspective of self.
  4. Yoga
    Yoga is a mind and body practice that combines physical postures with breathing, meditation, and relaxation exercises
  5. Biofeedback
    The use of electronic monitoring of an automatic bodily function in order to teach someone to voluntarily control of that function
  6. Hypnosis
    Hypnosis is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Stress
Mind Body Group
The UCONN Mind Body Group provides an opportunity for professionals and students to collaborate on mind body health research in schools and hospital settings. The group meets quarterly for education in mind body practices and support. Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical Students, and Graduate Students from the University of Connecticut, the University of Connecticut Health Center, and Connecticut Children's Medical Center are all welcome.