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

It was an honor to host the U.S. premiere of the documentary film  The Connection - Mind Your Body at the Center for Mindfulness. Over 225 people attended the September 16th, 2014 screening.

Shannon Harvey, The Connection

"The Connection" DVD may be purchased from theconnection.tv website

This documentary film features world-leading experts in mind body medicine.

A panel discussion, moderated by Saki Santorelli, followed.

Panelists included:

  • 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, MA - Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness UMMS (2001 - 2017)
  • 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

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 recognized 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.