This is Your Brain on Meditation: the Benefits of Mindfulness
Mindfulness Meditation has been associated with a wide range of mental and physical benefits. But what is it about mindfulness and meditation that foster well-being and buffers against the adverse effects of stress, anxiety, and depression? A discussion about the growing body of research on this topic will be followed by a short, guided session of mindfulness meditation.
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Franklin Square Park Pavilion
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
SpeakersDenise CleggDenise Clegg, MAPP, is the Managing Director of the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society (www.neuroethics.upenn.edu) and a mindfulness meditation facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work is dedicated to advancing research, programs, and policies that have a positive social impact.
Event featuring Denise Clegg:Ilene WassermanIlene Wasserman, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience in Organizational Consulting, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching. As principle of ICW Consulting Group (www.icwconsulting.com), she works with leaders and teams to enhance communication and collaboration by leveraging multiple dimensions of domestic and global diversity. Dr. Wasserman received her Ph.D. from the Fielding Graduate Institute in Human and Organizational Development.
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PartnersPenn MedicinePenn MedicinePenn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4 billion enterprise. Penn's Perelman School of Medicine is currently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools and among the top 10 schools for primary care. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $507.6 million awarded in the 2010 fiscal year. The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top 10 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; and Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Penn Medicine also includes additional patient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region. Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2010, Penn Medicine provided $788 million to benefit our community.University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive NeuroscienceUniversity of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive NeurosciencePenn's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary community dedicated to understanding the neural bases of human thought. Our current research addresses the central problems of cognitive neuroscience, including perception, attention, learning, memory, language, decision-making, emotion and development.Historic PhiladelphiaHistoric Philadelphia