Richard Davidson, PhD
The Science of Resilience
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What You'll Learn
Explore the 4 pillars of well-being, and hear how mindfulness practice can help you be more resilient and effective in the classroom
Learn about the unique qualities of the adolescent brain, and understand how mindfulness can have a positive impact on a child's development when its taught at an early age
Follow along in a guided practice to anchor yourself to the present moment and regulate your emotions in a healthy way
About Richard Davidson, PhD
Dr. Richard Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 400 articles and edited 14 books. He is the author (with S. Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain and co-author with D. Goleman of Altered Traits. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017 and appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s MGIEP in 2018. To learn more about Dr. Davidson and his work, visit Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mind & Life Chief Scientific Advisor and Founding Steward, Mind & Life Fellow
About Dzung Vo, MD
Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, is the Head of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada, and co-founder and director of the BC Children's Hospital Centre for Mindfulness. He co-developed a mindfulness training program called MARS-A, or Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents. Dr. Vo also developed a Mindful Healing course for health care providers, adapted from Mindful Practice (Ron Epstein and Michael Krasner) and other sources. Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM) and the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN).