<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-NP2ZK8" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"></iframe> Francisco Varela Lecture Series: Richard Davidson

Francisco Varela Lecture Series:
Science & Mindfulness


Well-Being ​is ​a ​Skill with Dr. Richard ​J. ​Davidson


Richard J. DavidsonTuesday, December 9
Macky Auditorium, 285 University Ave, Boulder

Scientific ​evidence ​suggests ​that ​we ​can ​change ​our ​brains ​by ​cultivating ​habits ​of ​mind ​that ​will ​improve ​well-being, ​including ​happiness, ​resilience, ​compassion ​and ​emotional ​balance. ​ ​Each ​of ​these ​characteristics ​can ​be ​shaped ​and ​modified ​within ​our ​brain ​by ​experience ​and ​training, ​as ​shown ​by ​the ​ground-breaking ​research ​at ​the ​Center ​for ​Investigating ​Healthy ​Minds ​at ​the ​Waisman ​Center, ​UW-Madison. ​ ​In this talk, ​Dr. ​Richard ​Davidson ​will ​share ​how ​using ​mental ​training ​to ​cultivate ​well-being ​can ​have ​a ​positive ​impact ​on ​happiness, ​creativity ​and ​productivity ​in ​the ​work ​place ​and ​at ​home.

Dr. Davidson's presentation will be followed by comments from panelists Tor Wager, PhD, Sona Dimidjian, PhD, and Naropa's Peter Grossenbacher, PhD. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and the Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Author of numerous publications, including The Emotional Life of Your Brain, he is the subject of the documentary Free the Mind. Learn more about Dr. Davidson's work.

This ​event ​is ​FREE; ​however, ​pre-registration ​is ​required: www.cucrest.com/register.

Co-sponsored by:

  • Department ​of ​Psychology ​and ​Neuroscience, ​University ​of ​Colorado ​Boulder
  • ​College ​of ​Arts ​and ​Sciences, ​University ​of ​Colorado ​Boulder
  • ​Office ​of ​the ​Senior ​Assistant ​Vice ​Chancellor ​for ​Health ​and ​Wellness, University ​of ​Colorado ​Boulder
  • ​CU ​Boulder ​Outreach ​Award ​to ​Dr. ​Sona Dimidjian ​from ​the ​Division ​of ​Outreach ​and ​Engagement, ​University ​of ​Colorado ​Boulder ​