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Monday 8th April - 05:20 PM BST

Interview: The Mindful Body

Exploring embodied experience

In this exclusive interview, award-winning social psychologist Ellen J. Langer draws on her lifetime of expertise and trailblazing research by revealing the capacity that mindfulness has to transform our lives. Langer will speak on her most recent work, The Mindful Body, where she uncovers the secret of how the mind and the body are in fact a single system. She explains how, if we embrace the idea of mind-body unity, new possibilities become available to us.

Timetable:

17:20 BST - Interview: The Mindful Body The Lounge

18:00 BST - Headline Debate: Mind, Matter & Everything arena

19:20 BST - Solo Talk: Fascist Passions? arena

19:30 BST - Music: James Crowley stage

Ellen Langer

Trailblazing psychologist

Ellen Langer is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and the author of The Mindful Body. Among other honours, she is the recipient of three distinguished scientist awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Liberty Science Genius Award. She is widely known as the mother of mindfulness.

Ellen Langer will speak on her most recent work, The Mindful Body, where she uncovers the secret of how the mind and the body are in fact a single system.