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Join the UW Health Mindfulness Program for a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening conversation exploring both the science and practice of mindfulness meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Richie Davidson, PhD. This evening is a precious opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UW Health Mindfulness Program while helping to raise funds for continued scholarship assistance, program development and community outreach.
A Day of Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD is also sold out. View the Oct. 12 event
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. He is the author of many books, including two best-sellers: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, and Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.
Richard Davidson, PhD, is a world renowned neuroscientist, and the founder of the Center For Investigating Healthy Minds located at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He conducts rigorous scientific research on healthy qualities of mind such as kindness, compassion, altruism, forgiveness, mindfulness and well being. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research including a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award. Most recently (May 2013), the documentary film “Free The Mind” featured Dr. Davidson’s work with returning veterans and school children.