Healing the Traumatized Mind

postersmall_free-the-mindJoin us on Thursday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts for Director Phie Ambo’s stirring, beautifully crafted 2013 film, Free the Mind.  Can meditation, yoga, mindfulness and compassion play a pivotal role in treating childhood trauma, ADHD and PTSD? The pioneering work of University of Wisconsin psychologist Richard Davidson has shown that these contemplative practices can indeed aid in the healing of the human psyche and the restoring of emotional and psychological well-being. One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2006, Davidson and the stories of three of his patients are featured in Free the Mind, which follows a 5-year-old boy suffering from severe anxiety and two traumatized Iraq war veterans on their journey through life-changing experiments delving into the deepest recesses of the human mind.

Clinical psychologist Rev. Dr. Sally Howard will facilitate a community discussion following the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.