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Well-being is a Skill

  • Macky Auditorium Concert Hall 1595 Pleasant St Boulder, CO, 80309 United States (map)

Community Lecture

Featuring

Richard J. Davidson

Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Register for this free event HERE


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.

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.

Learn more about Dr. Davidson's work here.

Program

6:30-6:40pm – Welcome - Theresa D. Hernández, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

6:40-7:20pm – Dr. Davidson presentation: Well-being is a skill

7:20-7:35pm – Comments from panelists

  • Tor Wager, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder: Director, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab
  • Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder; Director, CU CREST Lab
  • Peter Grossenbacher, Ph.D., Associate Professor, BA Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University; Director, Consciousness Laboratory 

7:35-7:55 – Questions from audience

7:55-8:00 – Closing (Charles G. Lief, President Naropa University)


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

  • Faculty Award to Dr. Sona Dimidjian from the Division of Outreach and Engagement, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Naropa University