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MIND Calendar: November/December 2011

Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain

December 8
Although mindfulness originated as a component of Buddhist tradition, the practice is fast gaining popularity in the U.S. and Europe as an alternative to pharmaceutical therapies in relieving the burden of anxiety disorders, depression and other conditions. In his lecture entitled The Psychology of Meditative Thinking, James Mitchell, an instructor at University of California, San Francisco, will explain how mindfulness meditation can improve overall health, reduce stress levels and create a calmer state of mind.
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