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Watch Richie Davidson Discuss How to Build Resilience and Well-being

The Live Call with Dr. Richie Davidson will be hosted on Zoom on Wednesday, June 17th 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) | 12:00 PM EDT (New York) | 5:00 PM BST (London) | 2:00 AM Next Day AEST (Sydney) | See Your Timezone. The call recording will be posted here after the initial airing.

If you are unable to join on Zoom, you can also access the Youtube Livestream below!

Richie Davidson, PhD

Resilience and Well-being in Healthcare

About Richie Davidson, PhD

Dr. Richard Davidson is one of the leading pioneers of the growing field of contemplative neuroscience, which articulates a scientific understanding of the mind, emotions and contemplative practices. He has published over 400 articles, numerous chapters and reviews and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain and co-author with Daniel Goleman of Altered Traits published in 2017. Dr. Davidson is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he is the founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds.

Dr. Davidson and his team have developed a well being app, which they are making freely available during the covid-19 pandemic, and which guides individuals in practicing The Four Pillars of Well Being. You can learn more and download the app for free here.

About Reena Kotecha

Dr. Reena Kotecha is a medical physician trained at Imperial College London, UK, where she specialised in neuroscience and mental well-being research.Having spent the early part of her career in the National Health Service (NHS) as a hospital doctor Reena expanded her practice to focus on evidence-based approaches that improve employee health and well-being. She developed the ‘Mindful Medics’ programme which continues to enhance the personal and professional lives of many healthcare professionals. Alongside this Reena works in corporate education as a consultant in global organizations across both private and public sectors. Learn more about Reena and her work on her website.


  1. Mira Zeimer July 18, 2020 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Reena you are a wonderful interviewer with so much insight. Thank you for all you do for us.

  2. Mira Zeimer July 18, 2020 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Thank you Reena. This series is so wonderful while I am in lockdown in Melbourne. I am 75 years old and unwell but your presentations enliven my brain. I am a retired teacher/librarian and counsellor.

  3. Astrid July 4, 2020 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, for so wondeful talk!!!
    Astrid from Mexico

  4. Clayton Micallef June 19, 2020 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Thanks for this and all the work you do on mindfulness and neuroscience

  5. Princ Goodluck Obi June 18, 2020 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Am here on this webinar from Nigeria who is Development Practitioner as well as Human rights worker among other grassroots- oriented works among the poorest of the poor in Nigeria.Also i work to educate and volunteer for COVID19 Pandemic and related health challenges in Nigeria.
    My name is Prince Goodluck Obi from Nigeria.

  6. David Kohn June 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Namaste and thank you for thinking of the needs of the Medical Care community.

  7. Bernice Pleta June 17, 2020 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this.

  8. D K Harrison June 17, 2020 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Thank you Reena and Richie – and thank you for taking my question. You have given me much food for thought. Thank goodness there is a scientific explanation for this ‘communication’ between our limbic systems, and I’m not really cursed – I am going to enjoy reading deeper into the subject.

    Kind Regards

    David Harrison

  9. Nancy Figueroa June 17, 2020 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Thank you so much to both of you for making this presentation possible! Dr. Davidson, I will make sure to keep those four pillars of well being in mind. You were so clear en presenting them to us. I am thankful!

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