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TED is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event; the annual conference series began in 1990. We hope you enjoy the selected Ted Talks videos below.


ZINDEL SEGEL: The mindful way through depression


SARA LAZAR: How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.

Daniel Siegel: Mindfulness and Neural Integration

Daniel Siegel, MD, is Clinical Professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Co-Director of Mindful Awareness Research Center, Executive Director of Mindsight Institute, author, and recipient of numerous awards and honorary fellowships.

This Ted Talks video examines how relationships and reflection support the development of resilience in children and serve as the basic ‘3 R’s” of a new internal education of the mind.


KRISTEN NEFF: The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion


Karen Armstrong: Charter for Compassion

As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions — Islam, Judaism, Christianity — have been diverted from the moral purpose they share to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact.

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.


Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, best selling author of Buddha’s Brain, founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.


David Burns: Feeling Good

When he is not crunching statistics for his research, Dr. Burns can be found teaching his famous Tuesday evening psychotherapy training group for Stanford students and community clinicians, or giving workshops for mental health professionals throughout the United States and Canada.


research and learning resources for mindfulness and cognitive therapy including stress reduction and meditation

Next Course

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

research and learning resources for mindfulness and cognitive therapy including stress reduction and meditation

BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

Practicing Mindfulness improves mental and physical health


Mindfulness can help:
  • reduce stress
  • improve mood and quality of life
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve concentration and attention
  • manage pain with less reactivity
  • enhance emotional intelligence
  • improve sleep
  • 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:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • substance misuse and recovery
  • OCD
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Video Resources

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.