TITLE: Inside Compassion: Edge States, Contemplative Interventions, Neuroscience
SPEAKER: Joan Halifax, George Chrousos
EVENT DATE: 05/12/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 84 minutes
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Joan Halifax talks about empathy and compassion on the part of caregivers who are tending to the ill and dying. A follow-up was given by George Chrousos, who will discuss the stressors caregivers may experience.
Speaker Biography: Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is founder, abbot, and head teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has worked in the area of death and dying for over thirty years and is director of the Project on Being with Dying. For the past 25 years, she has been active in environmental work.
Speaker Biography: George Chrousos is a professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Athens University Medical School in Greece. Previously, at the National Institutes of Health, he was chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Section and Training Program. Chrousos has been professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He is one of the world's most prominent clinical investigators.