About the Film
In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier? In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience.
Current evidence suggests that when delivered by qualified practitioners in clinical settings, mindfulness training can be equal to medication and psychotherapy in treating chronic stress and pain, recurrent depression, anxiety and some addictions.
At a time in which there is only one psychiatrist available per 100,000 people in over half the countries in the world, mindfulness is by no means a panacea, but at present it’s the only solution which works as an adjunct to conventional care and is also low cost and scalable.
My Year of Living Mindfully has been selected for numerous international film festivals to date, and was awarded Cinequest’s Thrive award for being the festival’s “most inspiring and life affirming film.”
Film Club Details
Register to attend and we will send you the streaming link on the 10th November. You get 7 days to watch the film at a time that suits you.
Then, join the Producer, Shannon Harvey in conversation with Kim Koop AM, Dr Debbie Ling and Sabina Vitaccca and all the revolutionaries.
Film Club Date and Time: 17th November 2020 7.00pm AEDT
We will send you the film link and the zoom Film Club link on the 10th November. Watch the film before we meet up if you can.