Resources | Google Talks Videos

Talks at Google began in 2005 as the Authors@Google series to bring innovative authors to speak at Google. The program has since grown to include musicians, filmmakers, chefs, intellectuals, and innovators. Here we provide a curated selection of just some of the Mindfulness talks available on Google Talks Videos.

Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

In this Google Talks video, Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Healing

Jon Kabat-Zinn describes the revolution in medicine that has occurred over the past 30 years that has integrated the mind back into the body and developed a remarkable range of practices for integrating one’s experience, reducing stress, healing the body, coping more effectively with emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression, and cultivating greater well-being and happiness.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindfulness as a Foundation for Health

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay in his circles) made a rare visit to the Googleplex to lead a half-day Health@Google workshop in the fundamentals of mindfulness. The exercises and rituals of mindfulness lay the path to optimal health and happiness.

Richard Davidson: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain

In this talk, Richard J. Davidson will explore recent scientific research on the neuroscience of positive human qualities and how they can be cultivated through contemplative practice.

Michael Carroll: Mindful Leadership

A new generation of business leaders is turning to mindfulness as a cutting-edge leadership tool. Research suggests that the practice of mindfulness can help individuals gain clarity, reduce stress, optimize performance, and develop a greater sense of well-being.

Daniel Siegel: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? We’ll examine the interactions among the mind, the brain, and human relationships and explore ways to create a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and mindful, empathic relationships.

Daniel Goleman: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.