Archives Category: Videos


TEDxTalk: Breathing Happiness

16 Apr

TEDxSacramento invited me to speak about what matters most to me. I chose to share the greatest secret to happiness and well-being I know and that I learned about through my research. I hope you enjoy it!

Please let me know what you think!


The Power & Science of Social Connection: Emma Seppälä TEDx

14 Apr

Watch my TEDx talk and see what research has to say about The Power of Social Connection:

10 Tweetable Facts from the Video:

  1. #DidYouKnow Low social connection is worse for us than smoking, obesity & high-blood pressure. #tedtalks @emmaseppala [click to tweet]

  2. Strong social connection predicts greater…Read More

The Latest Research on Compassion 2013

27 Dec

In October, I was invited to speak at the Empathy in Society conference in London via Skype. The video was recently released. In it, I describe some of the very latest research on compassion. Hope you enjoy it! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Talk on Compassion, Women & Service

13 Nov

A talk I gave in which I explore the science of compassion, connection, and tips and tricks to reduce stress. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think!


Wellness of the Mind: 2012-09-02 04:32:00

02 Sep

Edwin Rutsch from the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy is doing amazing work compiling and providing educational materials on empathy research in order to promote a culture of empathy. He has a scoopit page, a website, a facebook page, a magazine, and a youtube channel. In addition to posting research articles, he interviews scientists…Read More


Yoga, deep breathing used to address soldiers’ post-traumatic stress

16 Aug

Rich Low dreamed of Iraq long after he returned home from the war.

The memories haunted him when he was awake, too. About six months after his deployment, he was driving at night when a sudden burst of lightning snapped him back to Baghdad and the bomb that exploded near him during a thunderstorm.

Low’s pulse raced as adrenaline surged th…Read More


Preview of "Free the Mind"

14 Jan

Preview of a documentary called “Free the Mind” to be released Summer/Fall 2012 by Danish Documentaries on our research on yoga breathing for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with trauma.


Yoga & Meditation for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

15 Sep

Dr. Richard Davidson and I recently completed a study on the impact of yogic breathing (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga) for returning veterans. Award-winning documentary film-maker Phie Ambo documents our research in a film entitled Free the Mind. We are currently writing up the results for publication. Here is a preview featuring some of the results and tes…Read More


A talk on Women, Compassion, & Service

01 Aug

Here is a recent talk I gave at a Women’s Conference on Compassion, Well-Being & Service

From Warrior Pros to Warrior Pose…

17 Sep
Watch my ABC News interview on meditation-based practices for veterans with PTSD:

Once thought of as a new age phenomenon in popular US culture, yoga and meditation are rapidly finding their way into the conservative arena of the military:

On the one hand yoga-based interventions are being used to train better soldiers. The army is ser...Read More
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