Richard Davidson, PhD – The Science of Mindfulness 2018-10-17T13:10:59-06:00

The Science of Mindfulness

Richard Davidson, PhD

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn about the 4 scientific insights providing a framework for the mental and physical benefits of a mindfulness practice

  • Understand the 4 critical elements of wellbeing and why they are so important

  • Learn why establishing a mindfulness practice can be so challenging with the demands of life, and hear concrete tips on how to set yourself up for success

About Richard Davidson

Richard J. Davidson, PhD ia the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the co-author of "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" and “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body”. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. From 1992-2017, he was a member of the Mind and Life Institute’s Board of Directors. In 2017 elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the premier authority dedicated to the health and medical sciences.

You can learn more about Richard at and check out his work at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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  1. Patricia Policastro October 22, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Thank you. Taking a few minutes each day is a simple, easy to do commitment for myself & my students!

  2. cinthya Bahamonde October 21, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    This video was very educational. It is truly true that teacher are expose to so many challenges every day, for this reason I will take your advice to reflex every day for 3 minutes.



    CInthya Bahamonde.

  3. Carol Bequary October 19, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I appreciated the use of clear language you used for the neuroscience discussion. Really appreciate learning the four components of well-being! Thank you for the information and insight. Blessings.

  4. Stella Lacombe October 19, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I will try to be faithful to a daily practice for 30 days.

  5. Ellen Emerson Yaghjian October 19, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    You speak in a way that is fun to listen to and powerfully educational.
    I created a yoga and mindfulness series for 11-12 year old girls in Columbia SC. At this age they are anxious and having trouble sleeping. Trouble sleeping? Every child can benefit and eventually contribute when they are offered the experience of mindfulness. Thank you!

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