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Talk: Beyond the Relaxation Response

Join us at Hinde Street Church on 7th November for this talk about new scientific insights into meditation, given by Peter McLoughlin.


In 1975, Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School ushered in a new era of scientific understanding in the field of meditation. He coined the phrase ‘Relaxation Response’ because the changes in adrenaline, cortisol, blood pressure etc. were the opposite of what happened in the stress or ‘fight or flight’ response. Now a new era has dawned. The latest research shows conclusively that mind-body techniques such as meditation can influence the body all the way down to the genetic level. In this engaging and enlightening talk you will discover that your mind has the ability to change the way your body, brain and genes function.


Date, Time & Venue: This talk will take place on 7th November at Hinde Street Church, 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QJ. There will be a half-hour period of meditation from 7.00pm – 7.30pm, before the lecture begins.
Entry is free and all are welcome; donations to help towards the cost of the event will be welcome. If you would like more information, please contact us.