June 5–7th, Madrid: Healthy Living & Longevity Globalizer Summit by Ashoka and the Fit for Life Foundation

  Imag­ine liv­ing a life brim­ming with ener­gy and pur­pose, even as you age. The Healthy Liv­ing and Longevi­ty Glob­al­iz­er Sum­mit cel­e­brates the trans­for­ma­tive poten­tial of longer lifes­pans and explores how they reshape our world. With more peo­ple over 65 than under five years of age, and a pro­ject­ed three­fold increase in those over 80…

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Harnessing mindfulness and virtual reality simulations to maximize sports performance

Ath­letes at the very high­est lev­el of their sport face the chal­lenge of per­form­ing con­sis­tent­ly under pres­sure amid many poten­tial dis­trac­tions, includ­ing per­for­mance anx­i­ety, crowd behav­iour, their own and oth­ers’ expec­ta­tions, and the respons­es of their oppo­nents. The per­for­mance of play­ers in the 2023 Aus­tralian Open, for exam­ple, demon­strat­ed the psy­cho­log­i­cal fac­tors need­ed to succeed…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Stress-Resilient Minds

Are you suf­fer­ing from chron­ic stress? Many of us are—whether we’re stressed out by our jobs, com­pli­cat­ed rela­tion­ships, care­giv­ing respon­si­bil­i­ties, or the gen­er­al state of the world. That’s where Elis­sa Epel’s new book, The Stress Pre­scrip­tion, comes in. A health psy­chol­o­gist and direc­tor of the Aging, Metab­o­lism, and Emo­tions Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San…

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APA: With digital mental health going mainstream, will/ should psychologists be able to “prescribe” interventions?

Men­tal health, meet ven­ture cap­i­tal (APA): Until recent­ly, men­tal health was a rel­a­tive blip on the radar of ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists. But over the past few years, and par­tic­u­lar­ly since the onset of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, pri­vate investors have made a dra­mat­ic run for this space, pour­ing $3.1 bil­lion into men­tal health ven­tures by the third…

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Update: Why MDMA-assisted psychotherapy may become an FDA-approved treatment for PTSD within 2 years

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter, shar­ing impor­tant brain/ men­tal health news plus a few fun opti­cal illu­sions to tease and appre­ci­ate our unique human minds. #1. Why MDMA-assist­ed psy­chother­a­py may become an FDA-approved treat­ment for PTSD with­in 2 years “We are a phar­ma­cist and physi­cian team who inves­ti­gate the ben­e­fits and harms asso­ci­at­ed with…

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