Southeastern to present renowned brain researcher as Fanfare keynote speaker
Monday, October 12, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – One of the world’s leading brain researchers on consciousness, communication
and spirituality will serve as the Southeastern Louisiana University keynote speaker
for Fanfare, the university’s fall festival for the arts, social sciences and humanities.
Mark R. Waldman, author of 14 books on mindfulness and brain function, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors and free to Southeastern students with student ID. Ticket information can be obtained from the Columbia Theatre’s box office at 985-543-4371.
The lecture is sponsored by Paris Parker Salons and Southeastern’s Center for Faculty Excellence, Student Government Association, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Employee Wellness Committee, the Office of University Advancement and the university’s Peace and Purpose Initiative.
Waldman serves on the faulty of Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business and the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies based in Golden, Colo. His works on the brain include “Born to Believe: God, Science and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs” and the national bestseller “How God Changes Your Brain.”
Over the last 10 years, Waldman has documented numerous simple strategies to help people maintain peak performance in the brain, including reducing procrastination and pessimism, learning how to listen deeply and speak more effectively, and eliminating conflicts. His presentation will guide the audience through several experiential exercises designed to instantly change brain function.
He is the recipient of the Distinguished Speaker Award presented by the Mind Science Foundation, and is a leading developer of Neuro-Coaching, a brain-based counseling strategy.