Clinical psychologist Lisa Miller joins us for a ground-breaking exploration of the science of spirituality and a bold new paradigm for health, healing and resilience.
In this talk, Columbia University Professor Miller draws on her clinical experience and award-winning research to show how an active spiritual life can transform our physical and psychological wellbeing. She has spent decades researching the effects of spirituality on the brain. She makes a clear distinction between spirituality and religion: she argues that spirituality is an innate personal capacity that everyone is born with, while religion is one of its many cultural representations.
Bringing scientific rigour to the most intangible aspect of our lives, Miller offers insights into the neurological basis for the increased resilience that comes with nurturing spirituality and highlights its measurable positive effects: decreasing the likelihood of depression and substance abuse, and shifting the course of recovery in many other clinical settings.
Brimming with inspiration and compassion, this talk will revolutionize your understanding of spirituality, mental health and how we find meaning and purpose in life.