Health Conference

Health Conference June 15, 2018

Fredag 15 june, 09:00-15:00 hrs

The Health Conference is approved as 7 CE hours through The Norwegian Psychological Association.



Welcome to a full day of inspirational and professional input. Enjoy highly relevant talks on the application of and the experience with mindfulness and yoga-based interventions.

We are in the middle of a paradigm shift where embodied mindfulness is highlighted as body-based psychotherapies, particularly in trauma work and mental health, and in support of improved health behavior in children and adolescents.

The health conference is a unique arena in the north for networking and sharing experiences with colleagues in this field. For health professionals, educators, students and yoga teachers working with spesific populations.



KEYNOTE Dr. Deborah NorrisMind-Body Healing: Bridging the Science and Practice of Yoga

Deborah Norris, Ph.D. – Neuroscientist and Founder of The Mindfulness Center™, based in Washington, D.C., author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulnessand Editor-in-Chief of Dr Norris is Psychologist-in-Residence and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University, and past professor at Georgetown University Medical School.

In this keynote, Dr. Norris will be shedding light on how evidence based science and experience based yoga practice meet and view the essential topic of Mind-Body Healing.


Professor Silje Wangberg:  Yoga as Psychotherapy

Silje is psychologist and yogini,  and will in this lecture compare the processes and practices described in Patanjali´s Sutra´s, with cognitive and meta-cognitive therapy. We will review this both in theory and research, to discuss the potential to reduce mental suffering and disease.

MA Psychology Lea LoncarEmbodiment through Yoga – Implications for personal awareness and relation to the World.

This lecture offers a perspective and commentary to contemporary yoga, and in particular yoga as therapy with insights from phenomenology, psychology of change, biological psychology, Patanjali and experience from practice, implications of pratyahara, and how it affects our relationship with the world and our selves.


Psychiatrist Gunnar Egeberg & Psychologist Melania Anton: Reflection or eller Self image?

In this highly relevant lecture Psychiatrist Egeberg and Psychologist Anton discuss the topic of health aspects of individual identity and societal culture related to narcissism and the yoga tradition. They ask the very timely questions: How come a tradition emphasising humbleness, inner processes, and individual experiences, birth so many big ego´s, smooth photos, and standardised bodies?