30 Sep Virtual events explore science of well-being, feature new insights from Dalai Lama
In this moment of stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and civil unrest, and environmental disasters, many are calling for a reimagining of personal and public life that is more just, health-promoting and sustainable.
At the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds, researchers continue to pursue the science of well-being, sharing knowledge and guidance to help people manage their stress and emotional health during times of hardship.
That’s why the center, along with its external, affiliated nonprofit Healthy Minds Innovations, is offering a weeklong series of free virtual events to share the latest science, well-being tips and the opportunity to hear from mental health experts and leaders, including a recorded dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The World We Make 2020, taking place Oct. 5-9, poses the questions: How can our actions today sow the seeds for a better tomorrow? What future world are we making in this moment, and how can we each play a role in improving the trajectory?
“It’s about tapping into our own resilience and that of our communities to reimagine a better future — one that’s kinder, wiser and more compassionate,” says Richard Davidson, founder and director of the UW’s Center for Healthy Minds and Healthy Minds Innovations. “For me, this challenge is more important than ever, with the pandemic, racial injustice, climate change and our country’s political division.”
The virtual event will be freely available to anyone who can watch online. It will feature center research and raise awareness of the importance of emotional well-being in our current climate.