Wellbeing Skills

 

Neuroscientist Professor Richard Davidson discusses how we can learn science-based skills to boost our wellbeing.

This conversation with Dr Mark Williamson was recorded at an Action for Happiness event on 12 January 2022.

About The Speaker

Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, the Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as the Founder and Chief Visionary for Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc. Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" published in 2012 and co-author with Daniel Goleman of “Altered Traits” published in 2017. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017 and appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in 2018. In 2014, Davidson founded the non-profit, Healthy Minds Innovations, which translates science into tools to cultivate and measure well-being.

 

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