Episode 087 :: David Victorson :: Mindfulness Camping Trips for Youth with Cancer

| May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

David Victorson

David Victorson joins us to speak about True North Treks, which does mindfulness trips for teens and young adults with cancer.

Take a moment and think about how mindfulness has influenced your life. What was that like for you, how has it changed things? If you’re like me, you probably encountered the practice later in life, and it’s helped you change the way you engage with what life brings, including suffering and illness. What would it have been like to have mindfulness at an early age, along with others doing the practice, as you go through one of the most difficult times of your life?

Dr. David Victorson is a faculty member at Northwestern University and currently conducts research on mindfulness meditation through his lab, Consciousness in Health. In addition, David is the Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization called True North Treks. True North Treks provides free weeklong backpacking and canoeing trips for young adults with cancer.  
 
Special thanks to Carly Megan Maletich for her help in making the connections for today’s interview.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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