Zindel Segal, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a senior scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in the area of mood disorders. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Douglas Utting Research Prize and the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario’s Hope Award and has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the past fifteen years. Segal’s program of research has helped to characterize psychological markers of relapse vulnerability in affective disorder, especially the link between affective and self-devaluation components of dysphoria. This work has, in turn, provided an empirical rationale for offering training in mindfulness meditation to recurrently depressed patients in recovery.

An author of ten books and more than 130 scientific publications, including The Mindful Way Through Depression—a patient guide for achieving mood balance in everyday life—he continues to advocate for the relevance of mindfulness-based clinical care in psychiatry and mental health.

This profile was last updated on February 5, 2020

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2020
2018

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ISCR 2018 Opening Keynote – Contemplative Practice Enters the Digital Age

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2018

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote Panel “Contemplative Practice Enters the Digital Age”

Moderators: Zindel Segal
Panel: Acacia Parks, Jack Kornfield, Darnell Lamont Walker, Zindel Segal

Topics: Body-based Practices | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Social Change

2016

Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Keynote – Zindel Segal

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Keynote: Mindfulness Therapeutics in the Promotion of Mental Health

Zindel Segal

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2014

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Zindel Segal

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Contemplative Clinical Science

Zindel Segal

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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2007
2005

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Mind & Life XIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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