Research Lab

Ellen Langer’s Harvard lab’s current research continues to explore, extend, and refine mindfulness theory across several domains. Most of the work in progress is concerned with the interaction of mindfulness and health, business, and education. In the area of health,…

Ellen Live!

Speaking Engagements Dr. Ellen Langer has delivered keynote addresses and presentations for companies in the public, private, and not for profit sectors all over the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Mexico, and Switzerland.…

The Institute

The Langer Mindfulness Institute focuses on three main activities: Research testing the impact of mindfulness without meditation on challenging health issues including breast cancer, prostate cancer, PTSD the common cold, diabetes, and sleep; Workshops and Retreats teaching participants how to live boldly…

Mindfulness Research

While Dr. Langer conducted some of the earliest research on meditation, her work has focused mainly on mindfulness without meditation. She discovered that becoming mindful is much easier than most people realize. Mindlessness is pervasive. Most people much of the…

Counterclockwise Research

In 1979, the first Counterclockwise study we retrofitted a retreat to twenty years earlier and had mature adults live there for a week as their younger selves. By essentially turning back time, their mental health, physical strength, cognitive abilities, and…

Mindfulness at Work

Our work shows that the application of mindfulness principles can dramatically enhance organizational success. Results include greater efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and a higher likelihood of survival in a changing world: Reduced burnout and health costs Increased effectiveness through clarity about…

What People Have Said

“The changes were impressive. And I’m not easily impressed.” —Dr. Michael Mosley “It might help people who have become older. I couldn’t feel any younger than I do. “This is one of the happiest days in my life, making me young…

Ellen Langer

Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general…

About

In the first programs offered at the institute, participants will have the opportunity to take part in the senior counterclockwise retreat, where they will learn how to turn back the clock to a time where they felt vital, healthy and…