In Western culture the words “resilient,” “vibrant,” and “connected” are most often equated with youth, but these characteristics are not the sole purview of the young. In fact, there are many ways to preserve a strong memory, a healthy brain, and a vital life as we age. In this webinar (which takes place entirely online), we will explore how—whatever your age—being fully engaged in the aging process can infuse your life with the vigor and vitality long associated with being young.
Using a blend of neuroscience research, Eastern holistic medicine, and ageless wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Dr. David Alter will share a blueprint for living more joyfully—one that includes an accessible collection of lessons and exercises that encourage and strengthen our youth-sustaining capacities. He will discuss techniques to improve resilience; methods for staying curious, agile, and optimistic; and an approach to understanding the essential roles purpose and authenticity play in the second half of life.
LearningLife webinars embrace Socrates's belief in inquiry and exchange. Webinars include both lecture and critical discussion.
Recommended: Henry Emmons and David Alter, Staying Sharp: 9 Keys to a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom (Touchstone, 2015).
Offered in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
Dr. David Alter PhD, University of Minnesota, is a psychologist with 30 years of experience in health psychology, neuropsychology, and clinical hypnosis, all of which he integrates into his work. A sought-after speaker, teacher, and trainer, he is cofounder of Partners in Healing, a Minneapolis-based center for holistic health. Alter is coauthor, with Dr. Henry Emmons, of Staying Sharp.