Doctors, Neuroscientists and Psychologists discuss the impact and role of mental health care tools in wellbeing and health, delivering innovative treatments and new bridges between body and mind based on research in mindfulness and meditation.
January 21 – 23 , 2022
As we live in the provoking era of life and death since 2020 when the pandemics erupted and spreaded throughout the world, the concept of health and wellbeing is inevitably the hot topic of discussion not only for doctors and health care workers but among all of us.
At WPI, health and wellbeing is considered one of the most important aspects in our life as it tremendously affects our mental, social, and financial ones. Lifestyle and mental health disruptions during the pandemics raise a big concern on how to live healthier and happier in the future.
We believe January 2022 is the right time to start a year with an open discussion on how to balance and boost our Body and Mind as a top priority list. We would like to invite individuals and collectives to learn, share, and experience with our professional speakers including Buddhist Monks. Finally, we hope the Meditation for Health & Wellbeing Summit will give you great inspiration, immense knowledge, and top-tier know-how to elevate our life to a state of happiness, peace, and security.
Let’s transform the body and empower the Mind together!
« The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
– Buddha –
This Meditation for Health and Wellbeing Summit brings together leaders and innovators who go the extra mile and implement complementary mental health tools to improve health care and treatments. Our speakers come from different backgrounds and specialities, with one thing in common: the practice of meditation and mindfulness.
Connect with these brilliant minds to explore the new dimensions of health and wellbeing that ancient practices combined with modern science brings to us. Learn how both methods work together to accelerate the healing processes and Apply it as a health provider or as a patient willing to make a significant change in their health progress.
We are looking at the future of health and wellbeing in these important and pivotal times, and we want you in.
You can expect to:
World Peace Initiative Foundation (WPI) creates a unique tool of self-development programs with professional guidance to let you start your journey of happiness, peace, and joy. Finding balance, harmony, and freedom are not far from reach. We delicately bring you to unleash the secret of life through the practice of meditation, mindfulness, and habit development to transform you and become a better version of yourself.
How does COVID-19 affect the immune system? – Dr. Chatchai Sribundit
Opening Ceremony and Activities
Guided Meditation by Phra Paramai Dhanissaro (LP John)
Sessions by Facilitators
American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenrative Medicine, Integrative Cancer Therapy, A4M, Certified Chelation Therapy (CCT) and Oxidation Therapy, American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Functional Medicine, A4M, Certificate in Organotherapy and Autohaemotherapy, Germany, Certificate in Accupuncture and TCM, Shanghai University, Family Medicine, The Royal College of Family Physical, Certified Prolotherapy Physician, University of Wisconsin, Neural Therapy Von Hunike, Germany. Dr. Chatchai will address on how COVID-19 has caused Physical and Emotional stress, how stress affects the immune system and cause it to act as inflammation which cause the immune system to disfunction. He will also share on how Meditation can be a new way to deal with and manage COVID-19, the effects of meditation on immune system and inflammation.
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is the Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston, bringing a new approach for helping healthcare professionals flourish by reducing stress and burnout, and improving health, resilience and nourish the human spirit. His research and publications focus on mind-body practices in integrative care, examining how these practices can reduce chronic stress, anxiety and sleep disorders and improve quality of life. He is the author of Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition (SnowLion, 2009), Tibetan Yoga for Health and Wellbeing (Hay House, 2018), and the upcoming Tibetan Yoga; Magical Movements of Body, Breath & Mind (Wisdom Publications, Nov. 2021). He has also published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology and the interface of spirituality and healing. Dr. Chaoul has been recognized as a Fellow at the Mind & Life Institute.
Anthony Jude Tan, Founder and Managing Director at AJT Wellity is an innovative maverick in his field, with more than 40 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and medical wellness field. Most notably, he was previously COO of TRIA Integrative Wellness, a unit of Piyavate Hospital; and CEO of Vitallife Wellness Center, a subsidiary of Bumrungrad International Hospital. Anthony will share about Active Senior Living with Meditation. Mindful meditation has many potential physical and psychological benefits for older adults, including better focus, enhanced calmness, less stress, and improved sleep. Research shows that mindfulness and meditation can reduce depression and pain, and boost emotional well-being.
Phra Pasura Dantamano, who once was hotel manager, flight attendant and a DJ, has chosen the life of Theravada monk since 2006. Before becoming a monk, he studied humanities at Ramkhamhaeng University. He has traveled extensively both as a monk and a layperson. He organized several dozens of ceremonies and events in many countries such as Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and etc. whereas up to 20,000 people attending. He serves as chief of international relations division of Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple and Vice President of World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY). He represented his organization and spoke in many Buddhist and non-Buddhist conferences held in many countries. He also conducting more than 1,000 meditation workshops, courses and retreats in more than 50 countries to people with diverse backgrounds of beliefs. He has shared his insights on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist Philosophy for living full, enriched and balance life of happiness in modern era to individuals, NGOS, governmental agencies, universities, and companies.
LP John a.k.a Monk John, who once a pianist, a photographer, and a computer programmer, has become a Theravada Buddhist Monk for 12 years after finished his PhD in Telematics. With the knowledge from his tech background, he has pioneered in developing the biggest free online self-development and meditation platform that has users from over 200 countries and territories. He travels the world and gives his insights on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist philosophy for detoxing, balancing and enriching life of the modern world to individuals, NGOs, government agencies, universities, and companies (such as Google, Orange, Ogilvy, Teamwork, etc.) in 65 countries.
Dr. Mohamed is a Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon at Nasser institute for research and treatment, Egypt. She is also the Founder of In a Parallel Universe which is an initiative for meditation and mindfulness activities that also provide specialised sessions for Autoimmune patients. Dr. Mohamed is also a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor.Dr. Mohamed will facilitate a session on Meditation & Mindfulness for Autoimmune Patients. The session will include introduction of autoimmune diseases, raising awareness about the importance of mental and psychological health as part of the treatment, explanation of different mindfulness aids that can help and tips on using the power of support group to start the lifestyle modifications for better outcomes.
Dr. Ali will facilitate a session on The neuroscience of meditation - An introduction to art therapy. In this session, meditation will be discussed from a scientific point of view. Mediation started as a contemplative spiritual tradition and now its use has been expanding to be considered as a psychological self-regulating technique that helps people deal with many affections at a cognitive and emotional level. There’s no doubt that meditation helps maintain the body’s homeostasis. The use of meditation is now reaching extra-neurological affections. Dr. Ali will also discuss the neuroscientific basis of meditation and will try to explore their effect on the brain. The session will conclude with an introduction to art therapy and some practical exercises we can practice to increase our neuroplasticity.
Dr. Okada is a Head and Neck Surgeon. at the Surgery Department of the University of São Paulo She is also a certified Mindfulness and Meditation instructor at the World Peace Initiative Foundation Dr. Lana will be talking about The Boundaries of the Future Medicine. Her session will be about Gene therapy: the key for a better medicine, the role of artificial intelligence in the medicine of the future, the role of human emotions in the medicine of the future, how to co-exist for the best individual and collective health and spirituality: the ultimate health goal.
Will conduct a session on Breathing and HRV: The science behind the cornerstone of meditation. The session will contain: Heart and Brain, the new egg and chicken dilemma. What is Heart Rate Variability? Integrated Performance Model. Physiological aspects of HRV. Ways to measure HRV. Breathing techniques and protocols.
Dr. Elshwadfy will talk about Meditation for a Healthy Heart. Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Numerous studies have reported on the benefits of meditation as a novel and inexpensive intervention that can contribute to the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Meditation instruction and practice is widely accessible and inexpensive and may thus be a potential attractive cost‐effective adjunct to more traditional medical therapies. Mediation is beneficial regarding controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Neurophysiological and neuroanatomical studies demonstrate that meditation can have long‐standing effects on the brain, which provide beneficial consequences on the physiological basal state and on cardiovascular risk.
Dr Aditi N. Monga, an Ayurveda expert from India serving people with her humble nature and great expertise in Ayurveda for more than 13 years. She is qualified Ayurveda Antenatal Program known as “Garbha Sanskar” trainer from one of the prestigious Ayurveda Institute – National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur. She is also Founder Director and Chief Ayurveda Consultant at JIA Ayushveda Clinic and Panchakarma Centre, Jaipur. She is also a visiting consultant at Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research centre, Jaipur. Apart from Clinical experience, she has more than 9 years of experience in teaching Ayurveda to National as well as International students. She is among the guest speakers in International Congress of Ayurveda organised by CONAYUR Brazil since its inception.Dr. Monga will share about Importance of Meditation from an Ayurveda view.
In her session, Stephanie will share about the molecular and cellular neurobiology of mindfulness. There will be discussions on several research studies presenting the different benefits found in the contemplative practices such as the Body Scan, Seated Meditation, Mindful Walking, Mindful Eating and Mindful Movement.
Doaa will share about Psychological Support: Meditation& Mindfulness for Cancer Patients, providing the psychological support along the Cancer treatment Journey For “the cancer fighter and care givers”, the impact of cancer diagnosis on several psychological dimensions, the Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation in coping with cancer psychological aspect
In her session, Dr. Qahah will teach about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Meditation. The term mindfulness is a translation of the term “Pali Sati” To become more vigilant Focus on being present in the moment Let your thoughts pass Experience integrating mindful daily tasks Knowing a thought is just a thought
Nizar Saraijy was born in Syria. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education – Learning Difficulties. Nizar is passionate about empowering persons with disabilities through developing and conducting training in the Arab region. Nizar is certified as a Sports instructor, and job coach trainer for persons with disabilities. He led several initiatives to support persons with disabilities and their families to overcome the daily life challenges and to act as an agent of change in their communities. He started practicing the middle way of meditation with the Jordanian Thai Meditation center in 2019. Nizar found meditation as the best tool to gain new habits, face challenges, feel inner peace, and start a positive change in daily life.
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