Heart-centered Meditation: Positive or Sacred Word-focused Meditation

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Heart-Centered Meditation

This module provides:
1. Self-assessment: How is your overall sense of well-being? How is your sense of self-efficacy in being able to offer calm, compassionate care?
2. What are examples of positive or sacred word-focused meditation?
3. How does meditating on a positive or sacred word affect physiologic processes?
4. How does meditating on a positive or sacred word affect clinical conditions and health care costs?


Kathi J. Kemper

Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH is the Director of the Ohio State University Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and Professor of Pediatrics. She has over 45 years’ experience practicing relaxation response, 40 years practicing yoga, and 15 years’ experience teaching a variety of skills to health professionals. She completed formal training with the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program as well as the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics course in Clinical Hypnosis and Guided Imagery. She has over 20 years’ experience using guided imagery with patients and over 10 years’ experience teaching children and adolescents to use biofeedback. Her online training programs have provided Continuing Education credit to more than 20,000 health professionals.


  1. Define and give two examples of positive or sacred word-focused meditation.
  2. Describe the physiologic effects of meditation on a positive word or sound.
  3. Describe the clinical effects of meditating on a positive word or sacred sound.
  4. Engage in self-reflection to assess how positive or sacred word meditation affects your general sense of well-being and self-confidence in providing calm, compassionate care.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Module Evaluation and then the Post Test (which requires a score of 70%), followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.