A Lesson On Mindfulness With Dr. Ellen Langer

April 5, 2024

In this Lesson On Mindfulness with Dr. Ellen Langer speaks about how mindfulness improves women’s leadership. Dr. Langer, known as the “mother of mindfulness,” was the first woman tenured in the Psychology Department at Harvard and has been at the forefront of mindfulness research for over four decades, contributing significantly to our understanding of its benefits.


Dr. Ellen J. Langer is the author of more than two hundred research articles, and thirteen books including the international bestseller Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming An Artist, and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility; The Art of Noticing; and most recently, The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health.  Among  other numerous awards and honors, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the Staats Award for Unifying Psychology, and the Liberty Science Genius Award.  

Widely known as the “mother of mindfulness” and the “mother of positive psychology,” she has reached millions around the world with her inspirational talks, that explain with humor and clarity the deep impact of her nearly half century of research and how anyone can easily put her method of mindfulness into practice immediately.

 A member of the psychology department at Harvard University and a gallery exhibiting painter, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her websites is www.ellenlanger@me.com

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Topics Discussed in A Lesson on Mindfulness with Dr. Ellen Langer:

  • Dr. Langer shares her earliest memory of being creative.
  • Dr. Langer shares how she started painting.
  • What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
  • Dr. Langer articulates how mindfulness transcends the divide between mind and body.
  • Dr. Langer talks about mindfulness as the ultimate self-care.
  • Dr. Langer discusses the benefits of mindfulness and how radically mindfulness improves women’s leadership.
  • Through her research on chambermaids and elderly men, Dr. Langer illustrates the profound impact of mindfulness for women on physical health and well-being.
  • What is the easiest way to make a decision?
  • How do we reframe stress?

The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health


A Lesson On Mindfulness With Dr. Ellen Langer


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