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Neuroscience and Ancient Meditation Wisdom with Nicole Tetreault, Ph.D

Merging science and meditation help conflict resolution by increasing mindful communication and decreasing suffering.

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, CrisMarie has a conversation with Nicole Tetreault, neuroscientist, author, researcher, and meditation teacher, about the benefits of meditation in reducing suffering and how it can rewire the brain and build new neural pathways. They touch upon the importance of compassion and self-acceptance, highlighting no right or wrong way to approach life. Their conversation explores the challenges of striving executives in corporate environments and offers insights on mindful communication, listening, and conflict resolution. Nicole also talks about her book, “Insight Into A Bright Mind,” which promotes a new dialogue about neurodiversity, focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses.

Listen to this episode and learn from a neuroscientist’s perspective about mindfulness and neurodiversity in conflict!

About Nicole Tetreault

Nicole is a neuroscientist, writer, meditation teacher, and speaker. She specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders and translates the promise of neuroscience and positive psychology for individuals to live the best quality of life. She is dedicated to enhancing lives through a holistic approach that integrates development of positive thought processes, cultivation of self-compassion, and awareness of bodily sensations with our environment.

Her mother’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) propelled her to study and research PD, launching her lifelong dedication to broad scientific training in neuroscience, physiology, and behavior at UC Davis, UCLA, and Caltech. Her latest research efforts focus on neurodiversity, which encompasses the brain and body experiences of unique thinkers.

She is a scientist and writer who knows “both sides” of the knowledge she has gained through her research studies; she is a passionate intellectual and a devoted caregiver looking to help the people she loves. She firmly believes that a healthy body and mind must work in unity for each of us to reach our highest potential. Her mission is to deliver accurate information so you can choose the best practices to live a happy and healthy life.

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Key Take-Aways

  • What are the scientifically-proven benefits of meditation.

  • How to understand different emotional states.

  • What is the value of compassion and self-acceptance.

  • How to apply mindful communication for conflict resolution.

  • How Nicole’s book is a game changer in the neurodiversity subject.


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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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