Talks at Google began in 2005 as the Authors@Google series to bring innovative authors to speak at Google. The program has since grown to include musicians, filmmakers, chefs, intellectuals, and innovators. Here we provide a curated selection of just some of the Mindfulness talks available on Google Talks Videos
Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
In this Google Talks video, Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness.
Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Healing
Jon Kabat-Zinn describes the revolution in medicine that has occurred over the past 30 years that has integrated the mind back into the body and developed a remarkable range of practices for integrating one’s experience, reducing stress, healing the body, coping more effectively with emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression, and cultivating greater well-being and happiness
Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindfulness as a Foundation for Health
Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay in his circles) made a rare visit to the Googleplex to lead a half-day Health@Google workshop in the fundamentals of mindfulness. The exercises and rituals of mindfulness lay the path to optimal health and happiness.
Richard Davidson: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain
In this talk, Richard J. Davidson will explore recent scientific research on the neuroscience of positive human qualities and how they can be cultivated through contemplative practice.
Distinctions among different forms of contemplative practices will be introduced and they will be shown to have different neural and behavioral consequences, as well as important consequences for physical health in both long-term and novice practitioners.
Michael Carroll: Mindful Leadership
A new generation of business leaders is turning to mindfulness as a cutting-edge leadership tool. Research suggests that the practice of mindfulness can help individuals gain clarity, reduce stress, optimize performance, and develop a greater sense of well-being.
Michael Carroll, corporate executive, Buddhist teacher and author of The Mindful Leader will give mindfulness meditation instruction and discuss how such mind training can cultivate natural leadership talents like courage, confidence and poise.
Daniel Siegel: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? We’ll examine the interactions among the mind, the brain, and human relationships and explore ways to create a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and mindful, empathic relationships.
Then we’ll build on this perspective to explore ways that the mind, the brain, and our relationships are influenced by digital information flow and also how they can be moved toward healthy functioning.
Daniel Goleman: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset.
In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.
MBCT/MBSR commences on Tuesday, 18 January, 7pm to 9.30pm
Cost €350 includes book Mindfulness, Living in a Frantic World, notes, CDs and full day of retreat with lunch and refreshments, and one-to-one consultation.
Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham
BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS
Practicing Mindfulness improves mental and physical health
Mindfulness can help:
improve mood and quality of life
lower blood pressure
improve concentration and attention
manage pain with less reactivity
enhance emotional intelligence
reduce addictive and self-destructive behaviour
improve immune functioning
increase self-awareness and body awareness
Ancient roots, modern applications
Mindfulness helps in the treatment of:
substance misuse and recovery
A selection of video clips to keep you informed about Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including Mark Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Paul Gilbert, Kristen Neff, Aaron Beck and David Clark.
You can find more 'Google Talks' videos from our Video Resources page also.