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Dr. Emma Seppala on The Science of Happiness, Health & Social Connection

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Emma Seppala, Ph.D is the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Her areas of expertise are health psychology, well-being, and resilience. Her research has been cited in numerous television and news outlets including ABC News and The New York Times and she is quoted in books such as Congressman Tim Ryan's “Mindful Nation” and Fran Hamilton’s “Goodness to Go: A Handbook for Humanitarians.” Her research on yoga-based interventions for veterans was highlighted in a documentary "Free the Mind" by award-winning filmmaker Phie Ambo. Dr. Seppala often consults and gives talks on the psychology of health and well-being to academic, corporate, and governmental institutions including places such as Google, the National Science Foundation, and a U.S. Congressional Hearing.

In addition to her work at Stanford, Dr. Seppala is also a popular Psychology Today blogger and contributor to a number of press outlets such as Scientific American Mind, the Huffington Post, Mindful and Spirituality & Health magazines. She is a certified instructor of yoga and meditation and often teaches Science of Well-being workshops in university and corporate setting. Visit Dr. Seppala’s website at http://www.emmaseppala.com

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