Free the Mind

Free the Mind

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  • Phie Ambo


  • Richard Davidson
  • Emma Seppala
  • John Osborne

Dr. Richard Davidson, a brain specialist, experiments with meditation and yoga as a means of helping soldiers with PTSD and children with ADHD.

In 1992, renowned neurologist Richard Davidson met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities promoted by Tibetan meditation practice. The results of Davidson's studies at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are portrayed in Free the Mind as they are applied to treating PTSD in returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and children with ADHD.

Past Programs


The Effects of Meditation on the Brain

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