Dr. Nava Levit Binnun holds a B.Sc in Physics from the Hebrew University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Weizmann Institute. She currently heads the Sagol Center for Brain and Mind, situated within the Psychology department of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, in which she serves as faculty. The Sagol Center is a unique research center as it is dedicated to driving change in various sectors in Israeli society, such as education and health, through rigorous scientific work and its dissemination. The center focuses on understanding psychological and physiological underpinnings of healthy qualities of mind such as resilience, interpersonal synchrony, and mindfulness, as well as intervention research to study the effects of mindfulness-based programs. As part of the greater societal vision, Dr. Levit-Binnun founded in 2009 the Muda (in Hebrew “Aware”) Institute for Mindfulness, Science and Society. The Muda Institute is today the only academic center to train and accredit MBSR instructors in Israel, with more than 150 graduates of its teacher training program (including the first Arab-speaking MBSR teacher in Israel). It is also a leader in the dissemination of mindfulness and compassion programs in the Israeli education system and in other public sectors within Israel.
This profile was last updated on May 19, 2019