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A Dialogue with Dr. Richard Davidson, Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds


About the event

Dr. Richard Davidson, an internationally renown neuroscientist, pioneer of the research of the impact of meditation practice on human well-being, and author of numerous books, will visit Landguet Ried for a multidisciplinary dialogue to explore the intersections between meditation, health and well-being and the various ways in which this millennial practice can contribute to the emergence of a more conscious, caring and compassionate society; a special emphasis will be placed on the research carried out around meditation in the fields of education, health and business.

Partnerships and collaboration

The event is designed as a platform for dialogue and exchange on the role that meditation practice can play in creating a more conscious, caring and compassionate society. In doing so, the aim is to raise awareness about the benefits that incorporating mindfulness practice can bring in various areas of society, from healthcare to education and corporate settings: raise awareness about the long-term benefits of establishing mindfulness practice as part of primary and secondary education curricula; collaborate with human resources departments, business schools and leadership consultants to include mindfulness as a tool for self-development; work with healthcare professionals to provide tools for empathy and stress reduction.

The event will gather representatives of the education local authorities, healthcare, corporates and the MBSR communities in Switzerland, Germany and France.

If you and/or your organization share our vision and wish to be associated to this event, you can contact us on: info@landguet.ch

Programme

Saturday Dec 2

10 am : Keynote speech by Dr Richard Davidson
Dr Davidson will present his latest research and findings on the effects of meditation practice on human well-being.
Dr Davidson will be introduced by a representative of the education authorites or the Köniz Municipality

Including interactive 1-2 exercises for participants, in pairs. Guided meditation sessions led by mindfulness instructors (15-20 minutes max)

12 – 14:30 : Lunch break & walking meditation session 15-20 minutes (to counteract drowsiness after lunch)

14:30 : Mindfulness in Business.

Dr Richard Davidson will be joined on stage by mindful leadership consultants, corporate representatives and management professors to explore how mindfulness can contribute to the emergence of a more caring, creative and productive workplace.

Including interactive 1-2 exercises for participants, in pairs or in a threesome. Guided meditation sessions interpersed during the panel (10- 15 minutes)

Cocktail, get together and networking

Sunday Dec 3

10 am : Mindfulness in Health & Society

Dr Richard Davidson will be joined on stage by MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) trainers and practitionners, who will present the perspective on how mindfulness can change and is already changing the approach to one-self and to everyday’s difficulties and thus contributing to enhancing overall emotional well-being.

Guided meditation sessions (e.g. body scan 15 minutes)

12 – 14:30 : Lunch break & walking meditation session 15-20 minutes (to counteract drowsiness after lunch)

14:30 : Mindfulness in Education

Dr Richard Davidson will be joined on stage by Swiss education authorities, education professionals and MBSR instructors in the field of education to explore how mindfulness can contribute to enhancing the teacher-student relationship in the classroom and overall academic results.

Including interactive 1-2 exercises for participants, in pairs or in a threesome. Guided meditation sessions interpersed during the panel (10- 15 minutes)

Final meditation session... My personal learnings

16:00 : End


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