"The Connection" U.S. Premiere September 16 at Center for Mindfulness

We are honored and excited to host The Connection at the Center for Mindfulness as it premieres around the world. The premiere will include a Q & A afterwards with our guests and audience. This is also a fundraiser for the Center for Mindfulness.

This event is currently SOLD OUT. Tickets for the September 15 and September 18 Boston screenings may still be available.

This documentary film features world-leading experts in mind body medicine. A discussion and Q & A, moderated by
Dr. Saki Santorelli, will follow the film. Panelists include:

  • Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM - President & CEO UMass Memorial Healthcare
  • Shannon Harvey, Director, The Connection
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD - Founding Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness UMMS
  • Jean A. King, PhD - Assoc. Provost for Biomedical Science Research, UMMS
  • Saki Santorelli, EdD - Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness UMMS
  • Maureen Strafford, MD - Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Public Health and Community Medicine and Director of Special Projects in the Pain, Research, Education and Policy Program at Tufts University School of Medicine; Board of Directors, Alosa Foundation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Center for Mindfulness, Shrewsbury, MA Directions

We have reached capacity for our auditorium.  You can join our wait list in case of cancellations. Tickets are still available for the Boston Screenings September 15 and 18.


The Connection Experts Headshots

About the Film

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey travelled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare. From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis, The Connection is a documentary that delves into the link between our mind and body.

The film includes an internationally recognised line up of scientists including Dr. Herbert Benson, researchers including Dr. Dean Ornish, writers including Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and renowned medical doctors including Dr. Andrew Weil.

The film also features compelling true stories of recovery such as Professor George Jelinek, a Professor of Emergency Medicine who has recovered from multiple sclerosis, and Dr. Ian Gawler who recovered from an aggressive bone cancer against the odds.

The Connection is a film that proves we have more influence on our health outcomes than we ever thought possible.