Free the Mind - Hot Docs 2013

Hi Toronto! It’s time for another chance for you guys to kick back, relax, and enter another great contest. Enter to win one of four run-of-engagement passes to catch the documentary FREE THE MIND at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema starting this Friday!

Richard Davidson, an expert in the field of brain research, has devoted his life to the study of meditation as a method of restoring mental health and happiness. A traditionally trained scientist and practitioner of a style of meditation rooted in traditional Buddhist practice, Davidson’s research employs brain imaging to support the idea that an ancient technique offers new hope for mental illness. Director Phie Ambo documents Davidson’s most challenging experiment to date, employing Mindfulness to treat Attention Deficit in children and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. A sensitive and skillful director, Ambo’s film demystifies very complex neuroscience while maintaining the complexity of her human subjects, both researcher and patient. The result is a nuanced presentation of the problems of mental illness and the possibility of an effective solution.

Co-presented by The International Association For Human Values Canada (IAHVC).

IAHVC will demonstrate breathing exercises following each screening.

For your chance to win, simply email [email protected] with FREE THE MIND in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name in the body of the email. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 2pm on Thursday, June 6th.

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