The Mindfulness Revolution: The science behind improved physical & mental well-being

Presented on: Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 PM EDT

Health & Wellness Series

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Mindfulness and meditation have been around for thousands of years - however it has only been in the last 2 decades, where researchers have gained immense insight into the benefits of this ancient practice. Research now suggests that mindfulness not only benefits our minds, but also our bodies.

During this talk, Shrey Vazir will discuss the latest science on how mindfulness impacts the mind and the body, the 5 ways in which it improves our physical well-being, and the 5 ways in which it optimizes our mental well-being. From improving our cardiovascular health and immune response, to slowing the cognitive decline from Alzheimer’s and reducing physical pain, tune in to learn about the vast scientific benefits of mindfulness from an evidence-based lens.

Shrey will wrap up by offering some tips on how to begin your journey - with just 10 minutes of daily mindfulness practice!

About the speaker: Shrey Vazir '15 is a Registered Physiotherapist, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator, and educator specializing in chronic pain, stress management, and employee well-being. Having practiced mindfulness for over 12 years during his personal journey with Fibromyalgia (a chronic pain condition), Shrey is a strong advocate for mindfulness meditation for both physical and mental well-being. With his advanced training in the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) program and a Certificate in Mind Body Medicine from Harvard Medical School, Shrey has integrated the principles of mindfulness meditation to teach patients and professionals on how they can better cope with chronic pain, stress, and burnout. As founder of Mind Body Horizons, Shrey has been invited to deliver webinars, workshops, courses, and keynotes that have garnered much praise and attention from an international audience of patients and professionals. As a passionate clinician who is well-versed with neuroscience and evidence-based practice, Shrey’s mission is to inspire current and future.

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