Speakers

Dr. Paul Ritvo

Dr. Paul Ritvo

Scientist and Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences York University

Paul Ritvo, PhD, CPsych is a 4-decade mindfulness meditation practitioner and Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and Psychology at York University and in Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ritvo has created multiple programs where mindfulness meditation is combined with cognitive behavioural therapy to address stress, anxiety and depressive problems. His research focuses on online methods of delivering such programs (with health coaching assistance) and evaluating the psychophysiological changes associated with mindfulness benefits in symptomatic patient groups.