Sona Dimidjian, PhD is Director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her current research projects focus on preventing depression and supporting wellness among new and expectant mothers, promoting healthy body image and leadership among young women, and enhancing mindfulness and compassion among youth, families, and educators. She also has a longstanding interest in expanding access, scaling, and sustaining effective programs, using both digital technology and community-based partnerships. Dr. Dimidjian received her BA in psychology from the University of Chicago and her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington.

This profile was last updated on November 4, 2020

Mind & Life Connections

2020
2018

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote: To Be of Benefit: The Promise of Contemplative Research and Practice

Sona Dimidjian

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mental Health | Self & Other | Social Change

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2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Meta-Awareness and Attention Training in Education Research

Dr. Amishi Jha, Sona Dimidjian, Thupten Jinpa Langri, Richard J. Davidson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Ethics and Compassion in Education Research

Daniel Goleman, Robert Roeser, Matthieu Ricard, Sona Dimidjian

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Self & Other

2017
2016
2014

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Sona Dimidjian, Amishi Jha

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Education | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Successes and Challenges of Mindfulness Training in Applied Settings

Sona Dimidjian, Dr. Amishi Jha

Topics: Education | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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2013

Mind & Life Videos

Mind & Life XXVI – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • January 22, 2013

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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