Lisa Miller: The Awakened Brain (A FAN Program)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Lisa Miller, Ph.D., author of the new book, The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for An Inspired Life. Dr. Miller will be interviewed by Steven C. Rockefeller, Ph.D.. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Awakened Brain from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Miller that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: Whether it’s meditation or a walk in nature, reading a sacred text or saying a prayer, there are many ways to tap into a heightened awareness of the world around you and your place in it. In The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for An Inspired Life, psychologist Lisa Miller, Ph.D. shows you how.

Weaving her own deeply personal journey of awakening with her groundbreaking research, Miller’s book reveals that humans are universally equipped with a capacity for spirituality, and that our brains become more resilient and robust because of it. For leaders in business and government, truth-seekers, parents, healers, educators, and any person confronting life’s biggest questions, The Awakened Brain combines cutting-edge science (from MRI studies to genetic research, epidemiology, and more) with on-the-ground application for people of all ages and from all walks of life, illuminating the surprising science of spirituality and how to engage it in our lives.

About the Author: Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and a professor in the clinical psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founder and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and she has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University medical school. Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Miller speaks and consults around The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child for the US military, businesses (including tech, finance, HR and sales), personal development, faith-based organizations, schools and universities, and for mental health and wellness initiatives.

About the Interviewer: Steven C. Rockefeller, Ph.D. is professor emeritus of religion at Middlebury College, where he also served as dean of the College. He received his master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism and the co-editor of two books of essays, The Christ and the Bodhisattva, and Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment is a Religious Issue. Over the past 25 years, Prof. Rockefeller has played a leading role in the drafting and promotion of the Earth Charter, which is a declaration of global interdependence with fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Active in the field of philanthropy, he served as a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) for 33 years and chaired the Fund’s board from 1998 to 2006.

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life By Lisa Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984855626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House - August 17th, 2021

A groundbreaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality and a bold new paradigm for health, healing, and resilience—from a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning researcher

“A new revolution of health and well-being and a testament to, and celebration of, the power within.”—Deepak Chopra, MD