Upcoming Presentations

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Past Presentations by Dr. Raison

Explorations into the Body of Consciousness By Charles Raison, M.D. Part of the International Forum on Consciousness (formerly Annual International Bioethics Forum). "Conscious Evolution: The Awakening", held by the BTC Institute in Madison, WI on May 7-8, 2015. For detailed information about the forum and more videos, please visit http://www.btci.org/consciousness


Skip to 22:50 for Dr. Raison's talk.

The Biology of Compassion Moderator: Stephanie Brown, PhD Stephen Porges, PhD, Vagal Pathways: Portals to Compassion Sue Carter, PhD, The Endocrinology of Compassion and Love: An Oxytocin Hypothesis Charles Raison, MD, Brain, Body, and the Social Efforts of Cognitively Based Compassion Training Steven Cole, PhD, Compassion, Meditation, and the Genomics of Physical Health The Compassion and Healthcare conference is held by Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education in partnership with Dignity Health to explore and advance our understanding of the impact of compassion on patient care and demonstrate empiric evidence of its benefits.

"Most of us seek happiness by approaching what we desire, avoiding what we dislike or fear...and ignoring all the rest. Dr. Raison presents a radically different approach to enhancing well-being, one that embraces conflict and frustration as a means to produce internal changes linked to happiness.
Presenter: Charles L. Raison, MD Title: Coming to our senses: Implications of embodiment for the pathogenesis and treatment of major depression. Meeting: IBNS 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Applied Brilliance 2013 - The Center for Applied Brilliance is a thought-leadership advisory group that promotes creativity and innovation through systems-thinking solutions. Here Dr. Charles Raison is featured talking about what is the best way to optimize the Mind-Body balance. 

Charles Raison, MD, research associate professor of psychiatry and family consumer sciences, at the University of Arizona, presented a talk, "Biological and Behavioral Effects of Compassion Training Relevant to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being," at the School of Human Ecology on Apr. 11, 2013.

Dr. Charles Raison "Coming to our Senses: Rethinkng How We Understand and Treat Depression". Dr. Raison is a Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department within the School of Human Ecology and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

This presentation will discuss the relevance of spirituality to physical and emotional well-being by focusing on studies conducted at the Norton School and at Emory University on a new meditation-based intervention entitled Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), which is a secular technique derived from Tibetan Buddhist practices for enhancing one's sense of caring for self and others.

Dr. Charles Raison's presentation to Arizona Meditation Research Group (AMRIG) on 10/24/12.

The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions, which took place July 19th to 22nd in Telluride Colorado, was the first large-scale international conference of its kind dedicated to scientific inquiry into compassion. The conference convened a unique group of leading world experts in the fields of altruism, compassion, and service to present their latest research.