The COBE Contemplative Science and Education Core

At the December COBE Connect we hosted Dr. Kirk Warren Brown from the VCU Department of Psychology who discussed the brand new COBE Contemplative Science and Education Core.

The CSE Core promotes rigorous scholarship and scientific research on contemplative practices, and stimulates contemplative learning opportunities to foster well-being, resilience, relationships, and performance among VCU students, staff, and faculty, and surrounding Richmond community members.

Kirk Warren Brown, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where his research centers on the role of attention to and awareness of internal states and behavior in healthy human functioning. He has a particular interest in the nature of mindfulness, and the role of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions in emotion regulation, behavior regulation, and mental health in both normative and clinical populations.

He has authored numerous journal articles on these topics and has edited two scholarly volumes, including the Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice and the new Oxford Handbook of Hypo-egoic Phenomena. Dr. Brown is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He teaches the evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in the Richmond, VA community.