C2ST Speakeasy: “The Hype Versus the Science of Meditation and Mindfulness” with Dr. Marcia Grabowecky

August 2, 2016

1547 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA


Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness? How can they be learned, and by whom? In this talk, Dr. Grabowecky will explain what meditation and mindfulness are and the relationship between them. She will describe possible mechanisms for the effectiveness of these practices at psychological and neural levels, and how meditation and mindfulness relate to other types of training. Dr. Grabowecky will also review evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness and meditation from the domains of physical and mental health, experimental psychology, and neuroscience. Finally, she will consider the costs and benefits of adding meditation practices into one’s life.

Event Details

C2ST Speakeasy is held on the first Tuesday of every month. Attendance is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register, click HERE or on the “Get Tickets” button below. Seating is first come, first serve, and registration does not guarantee a seat.