What is noetic resilience? Join us on Friday October 2nd for an experiential webinar exploring four noetic approaches that can help create a robust sense of well-being and thriving through times of crisis. When confronted with ongoing threats and challenges, every one of us can fall into tensing, checking out, becoming immobile, defended, isolated, fearful and anxious, or knocked off balance. This is our opportunity to build greater levels of flexible strength, so we can bend, and not break, in the windstorms of life. Based on the latest science of stress resilience, IONS Fellows Cassandra Vieten and Michael Sapiro will share noetic practices to cultivate hope, flexible, resolute strength of being, and connecting with what remains unchanged within us.
Standing Strong: Noetic Resilience in Challenging Times
Friday, October 2, 2020
11:00am – 12:15pm
Michael Sapiro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, Dharma teacher, meditation researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute and is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in advanced psychology at the Boise VA Medical Center where he specialized in rural health, PTSD, and combat trauma. Dr. Sapiro is often on podcasts, and teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, self-care, and meditation for personal and community growth. His work integrates meditation practices, psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice, and is dedicated to personal awakening for the sake of collective and planetary transformation. He can be found at michaelsapiro.com.
Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Scholar-in-Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she worked for 18 years in successive roles as Scientist, Director of Research, CEO, and President from 2013-2019. She is a psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author of numerous articles in scientific journals, and an internationally recognized keynote speaker.