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Daniel J. Elias Foundation Honors Lecture Series

 

Presents a talk entitled:

INTERGENERATIONAL STRESS AND THE PROMISE OF MINDFULNESS:

When: Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30 pm

Where: Bradley University – Robert Michel Student Center Ballroom

ADMISSION IS FREE

by Heidemarie Laurent, Ph.D.

Dr. Laurent will discuss how stress dysregulation and associated mental health difficulties are transmitted across generations, and how we can potentially stem the tide of such transmission.  She will present research she has conducted on the origins of risk – in particular, how stress responsive systems are calibrated by the early caregiving environment and how this translates into mental health vulnerabilities.  She will present evidence that mindfulness – present-moment nonjudgmental awareness – may improve stress regulation in parents and children.

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