"We don't know we're mindless because we're not there to notice; and if you're not there, you can't notice that you're not there to notice." Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Harvard University, aka The Mother of Mindfulness.
The Mindfulness Movie is a POWERFUL and EDUCATIONAL journey showcasing the worldwide brain research proving the benefits of mindfulness and the public's increasing awareness and acceptance of the practice. Dramatic stories shed light on the military's use of mindfulness, as well as how a group of special teens have benefited.
Neuroscientists now tell us that the practice of mindfulness literally changes the brain in positive ways. And its as simple as paying attention! Throughout the film, we encounter inspiring people and ideas on how changing the way we see can change our lives.
First, the movie explores answers to the two basic questions: what is mindlessness? And what is mindfulness?
Then, the viewer is guided through the neuroscience of why the brain defaults to a mindless mode 90% of the time. Leading world experts discuss eight essential aspects of mindfulness, including easy to understand studies showing why we function at a more highly effective level when we change our default mindless mode to a mindful mode.
Finally, The Mindfulness Movie tells the heartfelt stories of military personnel and teenagers using mindfulness to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. These real life examples of personal initiative and success truly inspire the viewer to engage the world in a new way.
A coherent and comprehensible approach to illustrate the concept of mindfulness, - Jana Ballou, Clinical Health Psychology, Brooke Army Medical Center.
A film that has a beautiful blend of talking heads and other visuals, by Dan Millman, Author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior adapted to the film Peaceful Warrior.
Fun and important ... especially for college aged adults, by Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., Psychology Department at Harvard University.
The Mindfulness Movie is chock full of pithy and powerful messages. It will help people in all walks of life, - Dr. Joe Parent, author of ZEN GOLF.
Paul Harrisons forward thinking documentary follows the remarkable story of the secular role of mindfulness in our society and how the world leading expertsfrom amazingly diverse fields understand the practice. The Mindfulness Movie tells the heartfelt stories of military personnel and teenagers using mindfulness to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. These real life examples of personal initiative and success truly inspire the viewer to engage the world in a new way. Today, it has been screened in 15 countries, sparking dialogue around the practice of mindfulness, neuroscience, digital detox, and mindless behavior that is not only changing us, but changing our world.