David Roland has a PhD in clinical psychology. He is an honorary associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a founder of the Australian branch of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. We hope you enjoy his speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.
Dan Haesler is an international keynote speaker, teacher, writer and consultant. Described as engaging, thought provoking and who pushes the boundaries, he works with a diverse range of people, schools and organisations across Australia and overseas. We hope you enjoy his speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.
Positive Education brings together the science of Positive Psychology with best practice teaching to encourage and support individuals, schools and communities to flourish. We refer to flourishing as a combination of ‘feeling good and doing good’. Positive Education focuses on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, […]
Research in human social genomics has identified a conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA) characterized by up-regulated expression of pro-inflammatory genes and down-regulated expression of Type I interferon- and antibody-related genes. This report seeks to identify the specific aspects of positive psychological well-being that oppose such effects and predict reduced CTRA gene expression. Professor Barbara […]
Compassion focused therapy (CFT) starts with the idea that it is important to understand how the human brain got to be the way it is, how it can cause suffering to self and others, and what we can do about it. This quest reveals that the human brain is part of the flow of evolution, […]
The University of Oxford published a study of 395 healthy 7-9 year old school children looking at longchain omega-3 levels in blood and quality of sleep. The children were selected because they were poor readers, not because of poor sleep. The results are interesting. Michelle Chevalley Hedge is a nutritional medicine practitioner and dynamic health […]
This paper offers some background to the award winning song cycle Compassion. Compassion is a song cycle for voice and orchestra by Lior Attar and Nigel Westlake. It was premiered at the Sydney Opera House on the 6th of September, 2013 by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, featuring soloist Lior Attar and conducted by Nigel Westlake. […]
If asked, most of us would agree that sleep is important for our health and well-being but, while population studies tells us that as adults we need between 7-9 hours every night, increasingly we are choosing to sleep much less than this. Since 1960 our average sleep time has decreased from 8.5 hours per night […]
We hope you enjoy this Mind & Its Potential 2014 speaker paper, care of B. Alan Wallace. B. Alan Wallace has taught Buddhist meditation and philosophy worldwide since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including H.H. the Dalai Lama. After earning his undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science […]
Dr. Linda Carlson is Full Professor in the Department of Oncology, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology and holder of the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Carlson’s research in Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery has been published in many high-impact journals and book […]