The Mindfulness Movie is a fun and educational journey showcasing the worldwide brain research proving the benefits of mindfulness and the public’s increasing awareness and acceptance of the practice. The movie celebrates those who have reshaped mindfulness into everyday, practical skills.
Neuroscientists now tell us that the practice of mindfulness literally changes the brain in positive ways. And it’s as simple as paying attention! Throughout the film, we encounter inspiring people and ideas on how changing the way we see can change our lives.
Leading world experts discuss eight essential aspects of mindfulness, including easy to understand studies showing why we function at a more highly effective level when we change our default mindless mode to a mindful mode.
**Popcorn and good vibes provided**
Over 35 of the world’s leading medical and mental health experts, in the fields of psychiatry, family counseling, sports psychology, psychology, quantum physics and neuroscience as well as best-selling authors, weigh in on the topic of mindfulness in this ground-breaking documentary. They are a distinguished and diverse group, hailing from places far and wide….like Sri Lanka to London; Malaysia to Harvard Square; and Appleton, WI to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D.; psychotherapist, leadership coach for Fortune 500 companies, author of Wise Mind, Open Mind
Donald Altman, M.A., LPC; psychotherapist, former Buddhist monk, Emmy award-winning writer, author of The Mindfulness Code
Elena Antonova, Ph.D.; neuroscientist, recently received Templeton Positive Neuroscience Award for investigating the effect of mindful attention on sensory information processing using fMRI.
Thorsten Barnhofer, Ph.D.; worked in Prof Mark Williams’ group at the Oxford Department of Psychiatry for eight years, researching the effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in suicidal and chronic depression.
Jo Anne Bishop, Ph.D., MPA; internationally renowned psychotherapist, books include Success Is A State of Mind with Deepak Chopra and Mark Victor Hansen and Roadmap to Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard
Richard Burnett; co-founder of the Mindfulness in Schools Project, starting the first UK school to include mindfulness in its curriculum for all 13-14 year olds.
Guy Claxton, D.Phil.; Cambridge and Oxford-trained psychologist, author of the bestseller Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D.; Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University, founding Co-Director of the Quality of Life Research Center, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.; clinical psychologist, author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.; neuropsychologist, author of Buddha’s Brain (published in 22 languages). Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Consumer Reports Health, and U.S. News and World Report.
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.; doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford; over 500 radio and television show appearances (including OPRAH), author of 33 books including Conscious Living and The Big Leap
Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT; co-authored the bestselling Conscious Loving, used as a textbook in graduate programs throughout the country
Ellen Langer, Ph.D.; Harvard Professor of Psychology, Guggenheim Fellowship, three Distinguished Scientist Awards, World Congress Award
Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.; professor and a member of the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology at NYU, researching brain mechanisms of emotion and memory.
And many more!!!
Runtime: 1h 9m | Release date: 2013