[Podcast] Mind & Life: Peter Wayne – Ecology of Mind

Posted On: May 12th, 2021

Peter Wayne, PhD

[Podcast] Mind & Life: Peter Wayne – Ecology of Mind

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In this episode of the Mind & Life Podcast, Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD speaks with Osher Center Director Peter Wayne about his work on mind-body and movement-based interventions like tai chi. Their conversation covers many topics, including:

  • how a background in ecology informs his research;
  • embracing multiple causes of any outcome;
  • how to do non-reductionist science;
  • removing the hyphen from the mind-body system;
  • harnessing the wisdom of the body through contemplative practice;
  • the value of first-person narrative in research;
  • safety and trauma in the body;
  • the relationship between physical and emotional patterns;
  • how the concept of the subtle body relates to Western views;
  • the role of integrative medicine in dealing with climate change;
  • and bringing together multiple perspectives to investigate the mind & healing.