Beyond Aging: Unlocking the Mindful Body with Dr. Ellen Langer

Dr. Ellen Langer
by Flow Research Collective
February 6, 2024
Dr. Ellen Langer

In this episode of Flow Radio, pioneering psychologist and “mother of mindfulness” Dr. Ellen Langer joins renowned author and peak-performance expert Steven Kotler in a riveting discussion on the powerful impact of mindset on the aging process. Come along as they unpack the life-changing science of the mind-body connection to uncover how we can control our physical vitality and well-being simply by how we perceive and react to our circumstances. 

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn how to leverage a constructive mindset to level up their physical and psychological health, improve their quality of life, and even increase their longevity.

In This Episode:

0:00 Introduction to Dr. Ellen Langer

05:20 The Role of Perception in Health and Stress

14:24 Impact of Mindset on Physical Health and Recovery

20:31 Language, Perception, and Stress

37:20 The Nature and Benefits of Mindfulness

54:24 Mindfulness in the Context of Aging and Longevity

About The Guest:

Ellen J. Langer was the first woman to be tenured in psychology at Harvard, where she is still professor of psychology. The recipient of three Distinguished Scientists awards, the Arthur W. Staats Award for Unifying Psychology, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Liberty Science Genius Award, Dr. Langer is the author of eleven other books, including the international bestseller Mindfulness, as well as The Power of Mindful Learning, Counterclockwise and On Becoming an Artist. Her trailblazing experiments in social psychology have earned her inclusion in The New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas” issue. She is known worldwide as the “mother of mindfulness” and the “mother of positive psychology”. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Episode Resources:

Website: https://www.ellenlanger.me/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellenjlanger/ 

X: https://twitter.com/ellenjl 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellenjlanger/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellen.langer 

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