Dr. Ellen Langer, a professor at Harvard University, will be offering her expertise in mindfulness through retreats and consultations in San Miguel de Allende.
These services will be available through The Langer Mindfulness Institute inaugurated this week at the Ventanas Golf and Resort and at the retreat center located at Casa de Aves, where the renowned specialist and her expert staff will work with women with breast cancer and war veterans living in the local community.
This week the Harvard psychologist held a confer- ence at the Rosewood Hotel, during which she described her methodology and the work that will be conduct- ed at the two San Miguel support centers.
During her address, Dr. El- len Langer underlined the importance of living mind- fully, an approach that can help people suffering from emotional instability to create a foundation and strategies to lead better lives.
One topic examined during her presentation was the possibility of reversing the aging process, achieved by focusing your mind and your body on everything you do.
Part of her work will involve helping disease- ridden patients realize that their ailments can be used to improve the qual- ity of their lives, occasionally enabling them to reverse the damages.
Dr. Langer emphasized that today’s fast-paced lifestyle inhibits us from consciously experiencing what we are doing in the present, resulting in endless frustration and mind- less routine, which can lead to illness—stemming not from the body, but from the mind. “The mind is a fortress that we are unable to measure. It governs everything, and we need to reconnect our bodies to our minds, and only then can we live lighter, healthier lives.”
Dr. Ellen Langer’s conference was set up by mem- bers of the Business Co- ordinating Council and other organizations.