Richard Davidson

International Advisor

Richard Davidson, Ph.D. is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behaviour, and Founder of the Centre for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Centre, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and...

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Kevin Fong

International Advisor

I am a mindfulness practitioner who started the mindfulness journey from traditional mindfulness meditation practice, then moving onto learning and teaching MBSR and MBCT. Before becoming a mindfulness teacher, I have a business background working in Asia and Europe for 19...

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

International Advisor

Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founded the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jon Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding...

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Richard Layard

International Advisor

Richard Layard is a labour economist who worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. He is also one of the first economists to work on happiness, and his main current interest is how better mental health could improve our social and economic life. His early career focused on how to reduce unemployment and...

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S. Helen Ma

International Advisor - China

I have worked as a clinical psychologist in the health care field for many years. I have been offering MBSR and MBCT to patients and healthcare professionals. I founded the Hong Kong Centre for Mindfulness. As an associate MBCT teacher and trainer of the...

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Neil Midgley

Teacher and Communications Advisor

First, I was a corporate lawyer, qualifying as a litigator at the City firm of Linklaters in the 1990s. Then I decided to change careers, became a newspaper journalist in the 2000s, and ended up as the media editor of the Daily Telegraph. These high-pressure jobs ultimately caused me to burn out – and...

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Sarah Post

Communications Advisor

My background is in strategic communications and engagement for both...

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Zindel Segal

International Advisor

Dr. Zindel Segal is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His research has helped to characterize psychological markers of relapse vulnerability to affective...

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Anne Speckens

International Advisor

I am a psychiatrist and cognitive behavioural therapist who has been working with patients with depressive and anxiety disorders since 25 years. I am a professor of psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre since 2006 and founded the Radboudumc Centre for Mindfulness in 2008. What do I...

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