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Free the Mind (Documentary Film @ the Garneau)

Feel like catching a matinee doc? Your most welcome to join our FreetheMindGoers crew for this interesting flick.

"In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities cultivated by Tibetan meditation practice. The results of Davidson’s studies at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are portrayed in Free the Mind as they are applied to treating PTSD in returning Iraqi vets and children with ADHD. The film poses two fundamental questions: What really is consciousness, and how does it manifest in the brain and body? And is it possible to physically change the brain solely through mental practices?"

Movie trailer is available via: http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/4222/

Discounted tickets are $8. Available at the door. Tell you ticket seller you are with the TheatreGoers Club to get a discounted ticket.

Let's meet at 12:15pm in the atrium to the left and just past the concession stand. After 12:30pm look for the group in the theatre.

To find us -- look for the friendly group feeding popcorn to a large sunflower.

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  • Steve G.

    An important and interesting movie with a friendly MatineeGoer crew!

    An encouraging story about the emerging understanding of the mind and positive effects that awareness of breath, when emotions arise and their effect on the body and how to use this new awareness to not just mask symptoms (which many drugs do) but heal the fundamental structure and functioning of the brain itself.

    It was touching to see that very similar intervention approaches worked for Iraqi war vets suffering from PTSD and for a very young boy who had a traumatic start to life...born to an alcoholic single mother and was in 4 different foster homes before the age of 20 months.

    Very impressive -- under the same roof in Wisconsin, the rigors of the scientific method are being applied to understand the workings of the brain and intervention approaches rooted in compassion and kindness are being successfully developed.

    August 31, 2013

  • Jennifer and A.

    Okay, but I think the U of Wisconsin guy took too much credit for a therapeutic approach that has been around a long time.

    August 31, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Don't agree with this assessment. The lead researcher didn't do the usual American thing of saying "I" did this and "I" know that. He explained in easily understandable terms what effects contemplative meditation and taking responsibility for one's mind can have on a person. Can't recall him taking credit for anything specific that was discussed.

      August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way... About 6 minutes

    August 31, 2013

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    Organizer
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  • Carol
    aka The Grinder
  • Jennifer and A.
    aka Judge Gypsy Jazz and the Phantom of the Theatre
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