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My purpose is to shift perspectives, so that we can see new possibilities and be kinder to ourselves, others, and the planet.  I work to stretch people's worldviews, infuse their lives with a sense of awe and wonder, and help them use these expanded perspectives to do good in the world.

Let’s Build a World that Supports True Mental Health TEDx talk is now available!

The future of mental healthcare is here. From exercise and nutrition to mind-body science, psychedelics to virtual reality, and so much more, this influential TEDx talk covers how new practices are promising entirely new potentials for enhancing mental and emotional well-being! This groundbreaking, evidence-based talk is a step in the right direction for mental wellness and mental healthcare globally. 

Everyone knows we are in a mental health crisis. What people don't always hear is that we are also in the beginnings of a mental health renaissance. Approaches to mental well-being are expanding each day, empowering families and communities with practices that can be integrated into their everyday lives. Please share with your friends, family, and network to reach and help people learn about mind-body approaches to mental health!

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Cassandra Vieten is a Clinical Professor at the Centers for Integrative Health in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where she serves as Director of the Center for Mindfulness.

Dr. Vieten is also the Director of Research at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in the School of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego.


The Ecosystem of Change - creating an intersecting set of conditions (narratives, tools and practices, contexts and communities) that support transformations in worldviews, behaviors, and ways of being.


Cassandra has been speaking, leading groups, and facilitating workshops for over 20 years. She has given hundreds of lectures, talks, and presentations at international scientific, scholarly, and popular conferences, including two TEDx talks, at the American Psychological and American Psychiatric Association annual conventions, the Society for Experimental and Social Psychology, Nexus Global Youth Summit at the United Nations, the Esalen Institute, and many others. Her audiences consistently are wowed, saying she is clear and precise, heartfelt and inspirational, humorous and engaging, and mind-expanding.

Upcoming Events

Join Cassandra for one of these upcoming talks, workshops, or special events. Contact her directly to inquire about booking for speaking engagements.

Books & Publications

Dr. Vieten has authored three books, dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications in academic journals, and several chapters and popular articles.