Join IONS this March for Monday Meditations!
Each week a member of the IONS team will host a 15-minute meditation live on YouTube. All are welcome to join live, or watch anytime that’s convenient for you. Experience relaxation and rejuvenation with weekly meditations from IONS.
Monday Meditations in March:
Monday, March 4 with Andrea Livingston
Monday, March 11 with Arnaud Delorme
Monday, March 18 with Kerstin Sjoquist
Monday, March 25 with Helané Wahbeh
11:00am – 11:15am PST
Andrea Livingston, MA, is the Associate Director of Communications & Engagement at IONS. Her work with IONS, as well as her academic background in Consciousness and Transformative Studies, informs her deep passion for the education and exploration of consciousness and its applications for positive societal change. Andrea began her career as an intern at IONS over 12 years ago. Today she serves as an experienced facilitator and practices with some of the world’s leading meditators. Andrea is the host of ConnectIONS Live and is currently planning IONS 19th International Conference in a new virtual format to provide greater accessibility for all.
Arnaud Delorme, PhD, has been studying human consciousness for the last 20 years. He is a scientist at IONS, a CNRS Research Director in Toulouse, France, and a senior Research Scientist at the University of California, San Diego. In 2000, Dr. Delorme completed his PhD thesis on visual categorization in humans, monkeys, and machines. Dr. Delorme then moved to the Salk Institute for a postdoc in Terry Sejnowski and Francis Crick’s laboratory where he focused on statistical analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals recorded during various cognitive tasks. He developed the free EEGLAB software for advanced analysis of EEG signals in collaboration with Scott Makeig, software which is now amongst the most used in EEG research worldwide. He was also awarded a Brettencourt-Schueller young investigator award and a 10-year anniversary ANT young investigator award for his contributions to the field of EEG research. He is a long-time Zen meditator, recipient of several research prizes and the author of some 160+ peer-reviewed publications.
Kerstin Sjoquist, MA, is the Director of Experience & Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. A long-time IONS member, a series of synchronous events led Kerstin to a staff position at the Institute in 2014. She now spends her days supporting the creation of IONS’ programmatic and workshop offerings as well as overseeing the organization’s marketing and communication endeavors. Kerstin began leading workshops focusing on manifesting techniques in the early 1990s. After completing a 250-hour certification process in 2001, she launched a successful private hypnotherapy practice. That same year Kerstin also founded Consciousness Arts, Inc., specializing in psycho-spiritual products and classes. She is the creator and producer of the Bliss Trips line of guided meditation journeys and numerous hypnotherapy products produced under her label, as well as developing white-labeled products for other organizations. She volunteered for Women in Community Service, where she developed and led confidence-building and stress management workshops utilizing visualization and guided imagery techniques for women transitioning from welfare to the workplace. In recent years, Kerstin has produced and/or taught several workshop offerings for IONS.
Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, is the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wahbeh is clinically trained as a naturopathic physician and research trained with a Master of Clinical Research and two post-doctoral research fellowships. She has published on and spoken internationally about her studies on complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body medicine, extended human capacities, stress, posttraumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health, and healing. Dr. Wahbeh is especially known for her research around — and noetic approach to — channeling.