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Reception 5:30-6:30pm, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3rd floor atrium Food and refreshments will be served. Colloquium Presentation (2 CE credits), 6:30-8:30pm (registration to begin at 6:00pm), Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Mitchell Auditorium 32nd and Market Streets


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Psychology Fall Colloquium: "Stress: Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Pathways, and Health"

Monday, November 4, 2013

5:30 PM-8:30 PM

J. David Creswell, PhD - Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University


This talk will describe a program of research exploring the brain and physiological basis of stress reduction in mindfulness and mindfulness meditation practices. Laboratory and intervention studies will be presented showing that mindfulness is associated with changes in stress processing networks in the brain; reduced biological stress reactivity to acute stress challenge; reduced pro-inf lammatory gene expression in immune cells; and improved health outcomes in stressed patient populations. Challenges facing researchers and clinicians when offering mindfulness training will also be discussed, along with research on delivering mindfulness training to hard-to-reach patient populations. Discussion will focus on the clinical implications of these findings.
PBTA members: Free
Non-PBTA members: $40

Contact Information

Aimee K. Hildenbrand