World Leisure Jobs - David Lynch Foundation CEO to keynote at GWS...
20 Nov 2018 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

12 Jul 2018

David Lynch Foundation CEO to keynote at GWS
BY Jane Kitchen

Bob Roth, CEO of the non-profit David Lynch Foundation, is one of the world’s top experts on meditation

Bob Roth, CEO of the non-profit David Lynch Foundation, is one of the world’s top experts on meditation
photo: Alexander Berg

Bob Roth, CEO of the nonprofit David Lynch Foundation and an expert on Transcendental Meditation, will keynote at the Global Wellness Summit taking place 6-8 October at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy.

Over the past 45 years, Roth has taught Transcendental Meditation (TM), a technique that utilises a mantra to calm the mind, to many thousands of people: from at-risk youth and inmates, to CEOs and military leaders, to celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, J Lo, Dr Oz, Jerry Seinfeld and George Stephanopoulos.

For more on the David Lynch Foundation, read our feature from Spa Business 2015 issue 1 here.

Transcendental Meditation is a natural technique that involves silently thinking a mantra (a word or sound with no meaning) for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair with the eyes closed. Over ten million people worldwide have been trained in Transcendental Meditation, which was introduced in the 1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian physicist turned meditation teacher who gained popularity in the 60s when he worked with the Beatles.

The David Lynch Foundation that Roth heads up (founded by filmmaker David Lynch) has brought Transcendental Meditation at no cost to over one million inner-city youth in schools in 35 countries, to veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.

“I’m thrilled that Bob Roth–one of the most experienced meditation teachers in the world–will help lead what I think will be industry-changing conversations about paths to mental wellness at this year’s Summit,” said Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO. “There’s so much momentum for TM right now because of the rising need for what this tangible skill can accomplish: stress-reduction, mental focus and greater resilience. I’ve just gone through the training myself, and it’s the quickest way to reduce stress that I’ve ever experienced.”

Roth is the author of the 2018 New York Times Bestseller, “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.” His insights at the conference will focus on the need for effective new approaches to mental wellness. He also directs the nonprofit Center for Leadership Performance, which is bringing meditation to Fortune 100 companies, government organisations, and nonprofit charities.

“We have a dangerously escalating crisis of stress-related disorders, including anxiety, depression and substance use,” Roth said. “In addition to traditional drugs and psychotherapy, we desperately need to include more practical, evidence-based approaches into everyone’s tool box that improve mental wellness and behavior. I’m excited to share new research findings and insights into why meditation needs to come out of the realm of philosophy and be categorised as serious and scientific medicine for the 21st century. And to help lead a discussion about how the wellness industry can start doing as powerful a job promoting wellbeing from ‘the neck up’ as it has done fostering wellness from the ‘neck down.’”





Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Sporta rebrands as Community Leisure UK
Sporta rebrands as Community Leisure UK   20 Nov 2018

Sporta, the body representing charitable leisure trusts across the UK, has rebranded as Community Leisure UK as part of efforts to "tackle a false .... more>>
IAAPA 2018: Prestigious awards honour operators and individuals
IAAPA 2018: Prestigious awards honour operators and individuals   20 Nov 2018

A number of operators, individuals and attractions across the industry were recognised for excellence this month, with a number of prestigious awards .... more>>
Whisky experiences among winners of ASVA's annual awards
Whisky experiences among winners of ASVA's annual awards   20 Nov 2018

The Scotch Whisky Experience and the Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre have been given top awards by the Association of Scottish Visitor .... more>>
Could weight training be better for heart health than running?
Could weight training be better for heart health than running?   20 Nov 2018

A study has suggested that lifting weights could be healthier for the heart than going for a run or a walk. Research at St. George's University in .... more>>
Company profile


SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

SimEx Inc. is the parent company of SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. Our main offices are located in Toronto, Los Angeles and Baltimore.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Precor expands Spinner range with new Spinner Climb

Precor expands Spinner range with new Spinner Climb

Group training is a trend that is here to stay. It first appeared in the top 20 of ASCM’s worldwide survey of fitness trends in 2017 at no. 6 and then at no. 2 in 2018. More>>




in this issue

• 'Preventative vision' revealed for NHS
• Escape and Myzone to 'gamify' HIIT classes
• IHG opens the UK's first Kimpton hotel



World Leisure jobs




General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Southam, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Cotswold, UK
Company: Hoburne Ltd
Caravan Sales Team
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Cotswold, UK
Company: Hoburne Ltd
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £ 21.284 per annum
Location: Purley, South London
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia


19-20 Nov 2018

Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS)

Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Katy Bowman
In her latest book, the biomechanist and author explains why we need to widen our spectrum of movement and connect with our inner hunter-gatherer More>>
  Social good: Spice of life
Oomph! founder Ben Allen is bringing variety to residential homes More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd