The Science of Well-Being

with Dr. Richard J. Davidson + Tami Simon

True well-being is a skill that can be developed with practice. 

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Monday, July 15, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

About the event

World-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson believes a healthy mind is the key to achieving well-being in all parts of yourself. The more people he can help achieve these holistic levels of well-being, the kinder, wiser, and more compassionate our world will become. So using neuroscientific research as a guide, he has designed and developed tools that can help people build these skills.

Dr. Davidson’s breakthrough research has proven that with the right science, tools, and effort, we can train our minds to improve our own lives—this is at the core of his organization Healthy Minds Innovations (HMI). HMI’s four-pillared program will help you understand the connections between what’s happening inside your brain and how you’re interacting with the world around you–with results ranging from increased focus to decreased stress and higher levels of health and well-being.


As you build up awareness, you’ll begin to notice your thoughts, emotions, and impulses more clearly. This will help you improve your inner balance and truly be present at work and in your relationships.


Cultivating qualities like appreciation and kindness strengthens your positive connections with other people. This increases your resilience and boosts well-being.


As you get more and more curious about how your mind works, you’ll see how your thoughts and emotions influence the way you see the world. This can help you turn challenges and adversity into opportunities for growth and understanding.


Purpose involves fortifying your ability to keep your most deeply held values front and center in your life, relationships, and at work. A sense of purpose is what helps you see the bigger picture–and stay genuinely motivated.

About Richard J. Davidson, PhD

Dr. Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he served on the Global Council on Mental Health. 

Time Magazine named Davidson one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.

His research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style as well as methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation and related contemplative practices. 

In Dharamsala, India in 1992, Dr. Davidson met the Dalai Lama: “His Holiness challenged me and asked why we are not using the tools of modern neuroscience to study qualities such as kindness and compassion rather than negative qualities of the mind such as depression and anxiety. I had no good answer, and on that day, I made a commitment to His Holiness and to myself that I would do everything within my power to help place these positive qualities on the scientific map.”

About Tami Simon

Tami Simon founded Sounds True in 1985 with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 110 employees, a library of more than 3000 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement.  

The Science of Well-Being

Monday, July 15, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

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