The science of mind and its relevance for policy making in education, health care, humanitarian aid and the environment.
We are at a pivotal moment in our collective history in which the human mind and the sense of self that emerges from it, are changing the face of our living world. The events in the outer world can move us rapidly between denial and despair, from anxiety to depression, and our often-isolated efforts to make a change in the world can lead us to a feeling of frustration, fear, futility and burn-out.
At the same time, insights from the new “science of the mind” into our mental and emotional life can give us great hope. We now know methods to empower our consciousness, emotions, beliefs, identity, relationships, health and behavior away from stress and anxiety into resilience, compassion, well-being and meaningful action. Moreover, with these insights we can also envision more effective human-centered policies in fields such as education, health, the environment, peace and justice. The insights into how we are wired “internally”, can also inform us how to achieve social change “externally”.
Inspired by these fundamental ideas, this gathering of experts, educators, humanitarians, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and policy makers aims to:
- Inspire conversations about how to harness the human capacity to direct cultural evolution for wise action toward a more compassionate and resilient human culture.
- Offer a combination of deep experiential immersions with conceptual discussions and practical skill building based insights from science.
- Nurture personal, professional, and public resilience, cultivate well-being, and inspire ingenuity through strengthening the mind and integrating the experience of “self” as we develop effective and timely means for action in the world.
This day-long seminar will provide immersive experiential exercises and conceptual discussions with a focus on how we can change systems underlying our relationships with people and the planet. The presenters have been working for decades on how to understand and transform systems related to our interpersonal, societal, and environmental health. One of those collective efforts has been the study and cultivation of “generative social fields” in which families, schools, businesses, governments, and the larger society in which we live can create relational interactions that support the nurturance of compassion, connection, curiosity and well-being. Within such generative fields, a sense of belonging, meaning and effective action emerges.
Come join us for a day of deep experiential learning intended for anyone interested in how to cultivate the individual development and pervasive leadership capacities to facilitate systems change in local and global ways that will help promote a healthier world. Limited places available!