Explore the amazing potential of your mind! - Mind & Its Potential 2013

Past Mind & Its Potential presentations

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Brain power: improve your mind as you age

Michael J. Gelb at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Michael J. Gelb, pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership; Founder & President, High Performance Learning and The Creativity and Innovation Leadership Academy, USA
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Still quiet place within

Dr Amy Saltzman at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Amy Saltzman, holistic physician and mindfulness instructor, The Still Quiet Place, USA
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The tell-tale brain: unlocking the mysteries of human nature

Prof V. S. Ramachandran at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Prof V. S. Ramachandran, one of the world's most influential scientists, also known as the 'Marco Polo' of neuroscience, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, USA
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Closing session: juggling your way to success

Michael J. Gelb at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Michael J. Gelb, pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership; Founder & President, High Performance Learning and The Creativity and Innovation Leadership Academy, USA
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Nurturing mindfulness in education: advancing the science and practice of awareness and caring

Dr Mark Greenberg at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Mark Greenberg, award-winning child development researcher and educator, Penn State University, USA
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Panel: creating wellbeing for body and mind

Prof Robert Vallerand at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Prof Michael Merzenich at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Prof James R. Doty, M.D at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Venerable Yeshe Khadro at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Dr Norman Swan at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Prof Robert Vallerand, acclaimed psychologist and expert on motivation; President, International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  • › Prof Michael Merzenich, pioneer in brain plasticity research, Posit Science Corporation, USA
  • › Prof James R. Doty, M.D, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Project Compassion (CCARE), Stanford University, USA
  • › Venerable Yeshe Khadro, Director, Karuna Hospice, Brisbane
  • › Dr Norman Swan, Producer and Presenter, The Health Report, ABC Radio National
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Closing performance

The Honeybees at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › The Honeybees, acclaimed a capella gospel choir, The Honeybees
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Whole brain learning for the whole brain child: why growing spatial intelligence matters

Dr M. A. Greenstein at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr M. A. Greenstein, thought leader and innovator in applied neuroscience; publisher and curriculum designer for brain/mind/body awareness and spatial intelligence platforms; Founder & Chief Brainiac, GGI, USA
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Developing a culture of thinking in schools

Wendy Barel at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Wendy Barel, Principal, Masada College
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Personal story: A fortunate life

Professor James R Doty MD at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Richard Fidler at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Professor James R Doty MD, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Project Compassion (CCARE), Stanford University, USA
  • › Richard Fidler, Presenter, Conversations, ABC National Local Radio
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Gratitude in education: a radical view

Dr Kerry Howells at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Kerry Howells, pioneer in the field of researching the role of gratitude in education, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania
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Personal stories: a passion for books

Richard Glover at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Richard Glover, NSW State Ambassador for the National Year of Reading; weekly columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald; top rating drivetime host,, 702 ABC Sydney
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Personal stories: making it at the top

Kerri Pottharst at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Ant Williams at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Stephanie Brantz at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Kerri Pottharst, beach volleyball Olympic gold medallist, author, motivational speaker, Kerri Pottharst
  • › Ant Williams, champion freediver and sport psychology consultant, Ant Williams
  • › Stephanie Brantz, sports commentator, ABC TV
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The emotionally intelligent brain

Ms Sue Langley at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Ms Sue Langley, CEO, Emotional Intelligence Worldwide
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Sustaining your (career) success!

Dr Roger Collins OA at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Roger Collins OA, Chairman, Grant Thornton, Australia; Emeritus Professor, University of NSW
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Passion: making a difference in people’s lives

Prof Robert Vallerand at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Prof Robert Vallerand, acclaimed psychologist and expert on motivation; President, International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
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The brain, the mind and our human potential: in conversation with Professor V. S. Ramachandran and B. Alan Wallace

Prof V. S. Ramachandran at Mind & Its Potential 2013
B. Alan Wallace at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Ms Natasha Mitchell at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Prof V. S. Ramachandran, one of the world's most influential scientists, also known as the 'Marco Polo' of neuroscience, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • › B. Alan Wallace, leading scholar, author and meditation teacher, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, USA
  • › Ms Natasha Mitchell, award-winning science journalist and presenter of Life Matters, ABC Radio National
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The plasticity revolution: how does it affect you?

Prof Michael Merzenich at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Prof Michael Merzenich, pioneer in brain plasticity research, Posit Science Corporation, USA
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Personal stories: a daughter’s determination to defy dementia

Dr Helena Popovic at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Helena Popovic, medical doctor, researcher and specialist on how to improve brain function, Choose Health
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Tuning in to your potential

Mrs Karen Carey at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Mrs Karen Carey, Director of Music, MLC School, Burwood, NSW
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Cultivating mental and emotional balance in the modern world

B. Alan Wallace at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › B. Alan Wallace, leading scholar, author and meditation teacher, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, USA
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Changing your mind about dying

Venerable Yeshe Khadro at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Venerable Yeshe Khadro, Director, Karuna Hospice, Brisbane
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The Affection Project

Dr Michelle Garnett at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Michelle Garnett, clinical psychologist; Founder and Director, Minds & Hearts: A Specialist Clinic for Asperger's Syndrome and Autism
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The mindful way through stress

Shamash Alidina at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Shamash Alidina, one of the UK's most popular mindfulness coaches; best-selling author: Mindfulness for Dummies; Founder, Learn Mindfulness, UK
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The exceptional brain and how it changed the world

Dr Robert M Kaplan at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Robert M Kaplan, forensic psychiatrist, writer and historian; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
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The brain, the mind and eating disorders

Chris Thornton at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Chris Thornton, Clinical Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist, The Redleaf Practice
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Outside the box: the neuroscience of creativity

Baroness Susan Greenfield at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director, Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Honorary Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for the Future of the Mind, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK.
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The domain of the mind: the new frontier

Dr Evian Gordon at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Evian Gordon, CEO, Brain Resource Company
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How to have a beautiful mind

Dr Edward de Bono at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Edward de Bono, Leading creative thinker, Founder, Best-selling Author, Cognitive Research Trust, UK
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The rewards of mental effort - exercising your imagination and creativity

Professor Erica McWilliam at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Professor Erica McWilliam, Adjunct Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
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Panel: is 21st century technology affecting the way we think?

Baroness Susan Greenfield at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Professor Erica McWilliam at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Dr Edward de Bono at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Mr Richard Aedy at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director, Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Honorary Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for the Future of the Mind, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK.
  • › Professor Erica McWilliam, Adjunct Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
  • › Dr Edward de Bono, Leading creative thinker, Founder, Best-selling Author, Cognitive Research Trust, UK
  • › Mr Richard Aedy, well-known broadcaster and presenter of Sunday Profile, ABC Radio National
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Personal stories: the path to mastery

Matt Moran at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Simon Tedeschi at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Richard Fidler at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Matt Moran, Celebrity Chef and restaurateur, Guest Judge Masterchef, Channel 10, Aria
  • › Simon Tedeschi, one of Australia’s most celebrated concert pianists, Concert Pianist
  • › Richard Fidler, Presenter, Conversations with Richard Fidler, ABC Radio
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Working with disturbing emotions in everyday life

Ven Robina Courtin at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Ven Robina Courtin, Founder, Liberation Prison Project, USA & Australia
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Positive psychology coaching – optimising your potential

Dr Suzy Green at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Suzy Green, Registered Psychologist specialising in Clinical & Coaching Psychology, Positive Psychology Institute
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Personal story: living life with purpose and authenticity

Mr Matthew Johnstone at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Mr Matthew Johnstone, best-selling author of illustrated book I Had a Black Dog and Creative Director, Black Dog Institute
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Living with teenagers: how to meet the challenges

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Adolescent Psychologist, Ambassador, beyondblue and National Drugs Campaign
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Growing up in Australia: unlocking the secrets of child development

Professor Ann Sanson at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Professor Ann Sanson, Professor; Principal Scientific Advisor; Scientific Guide, The Life Lab, Life at 5, The Life Series, ABC TV, University of Melbourne, The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
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Panel: cultivating your potential throughout life

Ven Robina Courtin at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Frederick Marx at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Anna Halafoff at Mind & Its Potential 2013
Rachael Kohn at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Ven Robina Courtin, Founder, Liberation Prison Project, USA & Australia
  • › Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Adolescent Psychologist, Ambassador, beyondblue and National Drugs Campaign
  • › Frederick Marx, Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Hoop Dreams
  • › Anna Halafoff, Lecturer, UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations - Asia Pacific, Monash University
  • › Rachael Kohn, Presenter, The Spirit of Things, ABC Radio National
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Closing session: Ambient Orchestras – the power of music

Alexi Lynch at Mind & Its Potential 2013
John Edgar at Mind & Its Potential 2013
  • › Alexi Lynch, Program Manager, Ambient Orchestras
  • › John Edgar, Program Manager, Ambient Orchestras