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Your Body on Meditation: The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

  • 06:00 PM
  • 970-476-0954

Your Body on Meditation: The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Health and Wellness

With Dr. J. David Creswell and Mandy Benedict

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Vail Interfaith Chapel | Vail

Over the past two decades, there has been significant interest in mindfulness training interventions with some promising health benefits in initial randomized controlled trials. However, little is known about how mindfulness interventions get under the skin to influence health. This program describes research linking mindfulness interventions with a broad range of health outcomes and shares studies showing how mindfulness interventions change the brain and physiology in ways that may explain their health benefits.
J. David Creswell is an Associate Professor in Psychology and the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University. As director of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory, his work broadly focuses on understanding what makes people resilient under stress. Creswell received the American Psychological Association and the American Psychosomatic Society Early Career Awards and was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. His work is regularly profiled in the media including coverage in the NY Times, LA Times, NBC News and the Today Show.
Mandy Benedict is a certified Conscious Transformation trainer and energy practitioner. She is also the owner of Ruggs Benedict in Vail where she helps the business thrive by creating a strong network of relationships.
While her ongoing successes fulfilled her in many ways, she intuitively felt there was more to life. In December of 2010, an opportunity to attend a weekend workshop with Joey Klein created new meaning in Benedict’s life. Within these teachings, she learned and embraced the true meaning of transformation, expansion and unconditional love. Her appreciation of this authentic joy and fulfillment inspires her to dedicate her life to sharing these teachings with others.
This program is generously underwritten by Mary Lamb Lucas and Amy & Jay Regan.

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