Research & Therapy
Dr. Eric Garland is a clinical researcher and psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience providing mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and clinical hypnosis. Dr. Garland has received nearly $50 million in federal research grants for his groundbreaking work on the development of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (M.O.R.E.), which continues to receive high praise as a evidence-based therapy for reducing addictive behavior, relieving stress, and helping people heal from physical and emotional pain.
Dr. Garland focuses on translating findings from cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience into novel interventions (e.g., mindfulness) that effectively target stress-related, biobehavioral conditions such as addiction, chronic pain, and emotional dysregulation.
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) is a mental training program that unites complementary aspects of mindfulness training, “Third Wave” cognitive-behavioral therapy, and positive psychological principles into an integrative treatment strategy.
Dr. Garland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Approved Consultant of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis with over 15 years of experience offering cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and clinical hypnosis. His approach is pragmatic & solution-focused.
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Most recent updates from Dr. Eric Garland:
- MORE Reduces Opioid Craving and Pain Among People on Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: NIH Spotlight
- New Research Funding: Understanding the Neural Mechanisms of MORE as a Treatment for Smoking Cessation
- Research on MORE and Mindfulness Covered in the News
- Dr. Garland Appointed to NIH HEAL Multi-disciplinary Workgroup
- Research on MORE Covered by NIDA: Prescription Opioid Misuse Treatment Leverages Mindfulness To Amplify Natural Rewards