Does the workplace damage your brain?

September 12, 2005

First National Business Conference on Stress, Creativity, Meditation, and the Brain

Introducing for business: "EEG Stress Test and Brain Integration Score Card"

Live demonstration: Neuroscientists will measure an individual's brain wave coherence during the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Speakers Include:

Gary Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. Neurologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine Member of the Executive Committee of New York Professionals for a Stress-Free Workplace

Andrew Newberg, M.D., Director of Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Director of NeuroPET Research, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newberg's pioneering research largely focuses on the relationship between brain function and meditation. The results and implications of this research are delineated in Dr. Newberg's book, Why God Won't Go Away (Ballantine/Random House).

Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition, and one of the nation's most widely published researcher on meditation and brain functioning. Dr. Travis's studies have appeared in Biological Psychology, Psychophysiology, Consciousness and Cognition, and International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychophysiology, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Jeffrey Abramson, Partner, The Tower Companies Tower is one of the largest green commercial developers in the United States. Over 75% of executives and employees practice Transcendental Meditation as a company-sponsored health program.

Arthur "Bud" Liebler, Former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at DaimlerChrysler; Principal at Liebler!MacDonald Communication Strategists. Member of the National Committee of Professionals for a Stress-Free Workplace.

David Lynch, Three-time Academy Award-nominated film director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire (now filming). Chairman of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
Sponsored by New York Professionals for a Stress-Free Workplace

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