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Philippe Goldin, Ph.D.

Philippe Goldin, PhD, spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute, and serving as an interpreter for various Tibetan Buddhist lamas. He has since become a noted researcher in Clinical Psychology at Stanford University. He is currently a research scientist and directs the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology and serves as Director of Clinical Research for the Center for Compassion and Altruistic Research and Education at Stanford. His National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical research focuses on (a) functional neuroimaging investigations of cognitive-affective mechanisms in adults with anxiety disorders, (b) differential effects of mindfulness meditation, cognitive-behavioral therapy and aerobic exercise on brain-behavior correlates of emotional reactivity and regulation, and (c) training children in family and elementary school settings in mindfulness skills to reduce anxiety and enhance compassion, self-esteem and quality of family interactions.