Mindfulness from the Horse’s Mouth




Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

The Momentous Institute and the Lynn Lecture series, will host Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., and Elissa Epel, Ph.D., both experts in the art and science of mindfulness and living younger, including the telomere/life-enhancing effects of nutrition, exercise and mediation at any age, at 7 p.m., March 28, at the McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas.

They will explore the practice of mindfulness and its applications in medicine, health care, psychology and beyond. Increasing scientific evidence is pointing to a number of molecular and cellular mechanisms and pathways whereby mindfulness seems to exert its effects.

Kabat-Zinn will discuss the psychological, physiological and immune-enhancing effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and its remarkable effects on daily life's challenges, as well as enhancing well-being.

Epel, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss her groundbreaking results studying the effects of psychological stress and lifestyle on biological aging and how they can be modulated and possibly reversed by regular mindfulness practice, nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle practices.

Tickets are $25 to $100 and proceeds benefit the work of the Momentuous Institute. Register at MomentousInstitute.org.

 

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