Explore the amazing potential of your mind! - Mind & Its Potential 2013
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Mind & Its Potential 2013 is a fascinating exploration of how to apply the new science of the mind to learning, creativity and personal development. Learn from 30+ acclaimed experts from Australia and around the world!

Conference themes include:

  • The big picture - your amazing mind!
  • What's blocking your potential?  Desires, distractions and delusions.
  • Creative, engaged and productive - our potential at work.
  • Realising a life of meaning and purpose.
  • Education - the key to unlocking potential!
  • Nurturing your potential throughout life.
  • Mindfulness and your potential.
  • Putting it into practice - making changes that stick!



8 international experts

  • Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Canada, Director, Arrowsmith School and best-selling author of The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
  • Eve Ekman, USA, an expert working with emotion and mindfulness to reduce stress and burnout while enhancing "professional empathy" in the workplace
  • Associate Professor Michael F Steger, USA, international expert in the study of meaning and the quality of life
  • Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy, India, social activist and educator; Founder and Director of the Barefoot College
  • Professor Michael Corballis, New Zealand, outstanding cognitive neuroscientist and science communicator
  • Jon Duschinsky, Canada, thinker and change agent who builds movements for companies and charities around the world
  • Dr Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Singapore, a neuroscientist whose research explores the effect of parenting and attachment on children’s development
  • Rasmus Hougaard, Denmark, a world authority on bringing the benefits of mindfulness to the workplace.

Amazing local minds

  • Richard Tognetti AO, virtuoso violinist and Leader and Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and
  • Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, public health and human rights advocate and one of Australia’s best-known and most respected GPs.
  • Daniel Kilov, accomplished memory athlete
  • Hugh Mackay, one of Australia’s leading social commentators
  • Damon Young, Australian philosopher, commentator and author
  • Dr Cordelia Fine, academic psychologist, writer and cognitive neuroscientist whose latest book challenges popular ideas about gender
  • Associate Professor Lea Waters,  internationally recognised for her expertise in Organisational Psychology and Positive Psychology
  • Fay Jackson, award winning educator and Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health, NSW
  • Dr Chris Sarra, inspiring indigenous educator and Founder of the Stronger Smarter Institute
  • Associate Professor Nick Titov, clinical psychologist passionate about improving access to treatment for people with anxiety and depression ... plus many more!

Who attends

This action packed program is designed to suit individuals and professionals in education, psychology, health care, business ... in fact, anyone! Bring your whole team to this inspiring event!

Group discounts are available. See our registration page for more details.

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In-depth workshops

Our workshops allow you to delve more deeply into our conference themes.

Workshops on offer include:

  • Introduction to cultivating emotional balance
  • Putting meaning to work
  • Befriending difficult emotions
  • The art of memory
  • Mindful performance and wellbeing at work
  • Mental fitness in everyday life
  • Changing bad habits