September 13, 2021

NHTI invites the public to its 4th annual Mindfulness in Society seminar series. This timely series will be presented online each Monday evening in October. The 4-part virtual speaker series invites you to explore how mindfulness can help us address challenges that have become central to our society over the last year. Personal and interpersonal insight can help build communities that foster connection, opportunity, health, and fulfillment.

  • Oct. 4, 2021 – “Coming into Alignment: Visioning a Humane Post Pandemic World” presented by Vaishali Mamgain. We are acknowledging that “reality” as we knew it is different. But tapping into that and not sliding into what we consider “normal” requires us to pause and reflect on what that “normal” was, whether it was humane and just, and what changes we might affect to build a better future.
  •  Oct. 11, 2021 – “The Role of Mindfulness in Transforming Communities” presented by Sara Flitner and Scott Rogers. Since 2020, Sara Flitner, founder of the Becoming Jackson Whole initiative, and Miami Law professor Scott Rogers have collaborated on mindfulness trainings. Learn how to strengthen community health by increasing focus, compassion, and critical thinking in major community sectors: nonprofit, civic, education, healthcare, business, law enforcement, arts, and emergency response.
  • Oct. 18, 2021 – “Mindfulness: Meeting the Existential Challenges of the 21st Century” presented by
    Jamie Bristow, director of The Mindfulness Initiative in the UK. Mindfulness helps us reclaim and reorient attention towards what matters, reflect more wisely, and act from a place of collective purpose. In this session, we will explore a three-fold model for understanding how mindfulness supports human agency, our ability to act intentionally.
  • Oct. 25, 2021 – “Befriending Breath: The Subtle Neuroscience of Breath Awareness” with Norman Farb, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Toronto researching the neuroscience of human identity and emotion, with a focus on how cognitive biases shape emotional reactions that determine well-being. Breath monitoring is a foundational practice in contemplative traditions and secular adaptations such as modern mindfulness training, yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation. Why is monitoring the breath, an omnipresent body signal, so challenging and potentially transformative?

Each of the sessions run from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per session or $50 for the full series and will be recorded and shared with each registrant. Find more information on the speakers along with the link to register online at


NHTI is a leader in integrating mindfulness into higher education, and our work has attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in the field of mindfulness. Professor Dan Huston, founder of NHTI’s Mindful Communication certificate program, began incorporating mindfulness into his communication curriculum over twenty years ago. Each year Huston brings top speakers in the field of mindfulness together for NHTI’s Mindfulness in Society Conference and speaker series.

All proceeds from this year’s speaker series benefit NHTI students through the NHTI Lynx Pantry and the NHTI Cares emergency fund. Contact Dan Huston [email protected] or Laura Scott [email protected] for additional information.

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