Overcoming Stress, Improving Health, and Managing the Effects of Addiction

Recovery • Meditation
The BrainOvercoming Stress, Improving Health, and Managing the Effects of Addiction

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

Lunch: 11:30 AM • Presentations: 1 PM to 3 PM

The Paley Center for Media

25 W 52nd St, New York, NY


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Jennifer Ashton, M.D.

Co-host, ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show "The Doctors;" Senior medical contributor for ABC’s "Good Morning America" and "World News with David Muir"

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Special Guest

Elizabeth Vargas

Anchor, ABC’s 20/20

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Special Guest

Russell Brand

Comedian and Actor Connecting via Skype


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Peter Dodge

Founder, Board Chair, and President, Peter G. Dodge Foundation

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Cindy Feinberg, CPC, CAI

President, The Recovery Coach NY
"It's not about treating the 'addict.' It's about treating individuals with the disease of addiction."

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Richard Friedman, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College; New York Times science columnist

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Jan Gryczynski, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Friends Research Institute

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Robert Miller

Board Chair, Freedom Institute

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Norman Rosenthal, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical School; Medical Researcher; Author, Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation (May 2016)

About Transcendental Meditation

TM is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. Hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide over the past 40 years. This includes research funded by more than $30 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and US Department of Defense. Research shows:


TM and Addiction - Chart 1

A comparison of the results of several statistical meta-analyses indicate that the TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION technique produces significantly larger reductions in tobacco, alcohol, and non-prescribed drug use than standard substance abuse treatments and standard prevention programs. Whereas the effects of conventional programs typically fall off rapidly within three months, effects of the TM technique increase over time. References: 1. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11 (1994): 13–87. 2. Cardiology Research and Practice (2011): 1-8.


Contact Kathleen McKay at kathleen@davidlynchfoundation.org