First a few words about Philippe Goldin and his interesting background. You can see the recording further down!
We are happy, grateful and proud to have Philippe Goldin (PG), PhD, Associate Professor, UC Davis, as a guest lecturer.
Also in an exciting area that affects us all in some way: how mindfulness and compassion contribute to emotional regulation and reduction of symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
This is an area that all of us who work with mindfulness and compassion should be familiar with and follow developments in, right?
Philippe is a psychologist and brain researcher, he is one of the world’s leading researchers on mindfulness effects on the brain. He has an extensive scientific production in the field and about 90 scientific articles have been published.
I have had the privilege of listening to Philippe’s elegant and educational presentations at various mindfulness conferences in the United States and Europe for about 15 years.
Philippe has also been a scientific advisor to Google when their very popular Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program was developed for employees about ten years ago. He is also one of the founders of the leadership program that was subsequently developed (SIYLI).
In the 1990s, PG spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying different languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate techniques at the Namgyal Monaseray Dialectic Monsastic Institute, and also served as an interpreter for various Tibetan lamas.
It was a very exciting lecture and some nice meditations!
You can find the slides for the lecture HERE
MEDITATION JUST LIKE ME: 0.56.45 – 1.03.50
Summary of talk:
This presentation described some of the brain and behavioral mechanisms that explain how and why mindfulness and compassion meditation programs work to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
Philippe Goldin, PhD is an Associate Professor at University of California Davis and
Director of Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.
His team is currently engaged in
(a) basic research on the brain networks that differentiate different types of emotion regulation strategies;
(b) clinical research on the neural bases of psychopathology;
and (c) clinical intervention research examining the brain and behavioral mechanisms of therapeutic change during Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Compassion Cultivation Training in adults with anxiety, depression and chronic pain disorders.
Philippe has kindly shared a book chapter on Compassion Cultivation Training and 2 papers on CBT vs MBSR, for those who would be interested in reading any papers before or after the presentation.
Moderator and host:
Dr Ola Schenström, Gp, mindfulness teacher, author of 4 book on mindfulness.
Ola is a founder of Mindfulnesscenter (2007, MfC) with the aim of making training in mindfulness and compassion widely available in Sweden – in preschool / school, care, working life and leadership.
MfC has trained about 2,800 Mindfulnessinstructors Step 1 and about 180 Step 2. About 15 research articles have been published on MfC trainingprograms and e-courses.
Ola has previously been chairman of the Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons and Chair of the Executive Committee of the IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize