Talk delves into mindfulness meditation today

Learn more about mindfulness meditation today as part of the Faculty of Health’s Integrative and Global Health Seminar Series.

Paul Ritvo
Paul Ritvo

Professor Paul Ritvo will deliver the talk, Mindfulness Meditation: Scientific Assessment of Ancient Asian Wisdom, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 4:30pm, at 402 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Keele campus.

Ritvo is a multi-decade meditator and former co-director of the Shambhala Training Meditation Program in Nova Scotia. He is a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, and the Department of Psychology, and a senior scientist, research, prevention and cancer control at Cancer Care Ontario.

His research focuses on the benefits of mindfulness meditation, assessed with transcranial magnetic stimulation, heart rate variability, EEG and fMRI. He leads an online and in-person mindfulness program at the York University Psychology Clinic. Ritvo was director of research for the York Federal Development Project where multiple health coaching programs for chronic diseases were developed. He was also principal investigator of four clinical trials that integrated mindfulness techniques in chronic disease management.