Speaker : Dr Alan Wallace, Founding President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies.
In these challenging times, how can we build up mental resilience to counter stress?
On 10 December 2008, three experts from various disciplines shared with the NUS community their perspectives on this question, in a forum presented by the NUS Development Office and the Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The forum was chaired by the department's Head, Prof Kua Ee Heok.
Our guest speaker was Dr Alan Wallace, renowned scholar of Buddhism and Founding President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, who shared the Buddhist way to building mental resilience. On the panel with him were NUS professors Dr Jonathan Marshall, a psychologist who presented a case study of a patient grappling with stress, and Dr Frank C T Voon, an anatomist and psychotherapist who spoke on the neurological processes that take place when we encounter stress.