FREE THE MIND - Can you rewire your brain just by taking a breath?

Help raise awareness about the life-changing power of meditation and its scientific application.
Danish Documentary
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FREE THE MIND - Can you rewire your brain just by taking a breath? is sponsored by IDFA

"[...] Ethics are universal values. We must find a way to promote the basic human values in a secular way without touching religion. In order to do this, the scientific findings are very, very convincing, and Richard’s work is very helpful in this field. Sometimes I call him Guru of science!" 

— His Holiness The Dalaï Lama on Prof. Richard Davidson

You can make a difference!

Help raise awareness about the life-changing powers of meditation, a non-medicated response to anxiety and stress-related syndromes such as PTSD and ADHD. Bring Free the Mind to a theater near you by supporting our outreach initiative and distribution campaign.

What is the money for? 

With your help and generosity, we hope to raise $60,000: the distributor's fee is $50,000, which gives us 2 premieres (one in Madison and one in New York City), a PR agent, press releases, etc. The remaining $10,000 will cover our indiegogo campaign expenses and indiegogo’s percentage.

Your support will:

• Help finance the U.S. theatrical distribution campaign.

• Provide everything we need to make the film visible.

Remember, the more funds we raise, the more cities we can reach!

What if we go beyond $60,000?

All the money we raise from the campaign and from the theatrical release will be reinvested into reaching more theaters, more cities, more people!

It's a two-way street.

To thank you for you support, we offer a variety of rewards called “perks,” including a chance to meet the Dalaï Lama!

Other perks include animated screensavers, meditation and breathing exercises, snowglobes, DVD copies signed by director Phie Ambo, signed copies of Prof. Davidson's book, exclusive footage from Prof. Davidson's meeting with the Dalaï Lama, a guided tour of the CIHM (Center for Investigating Healthy Minds), tickets to the U.S. premiere, and many, many more...

Check out all the perks on the right side of this page.

To make a donation, please follow these steps:

1. Go to the top right side of the campaign page, and click on Contribute Now.

2. Choose the amount of your donation, either by typing it in or by selecting one of the predetermined amounts, which will automatically grant you the corresponding perk.

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4. After you’ve made your contribution, you can choose whether or not to remain anonymous on the public campaign page.

Every bit of help counts.

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Our story:

Steve and Rich are two of thousands of American veterans. Their lives have turned into painful nightmares. Tormented by their own consciences after events witnessed and deeds done during wartime in Iraq and Afghanistan, PTSD affects them both.

Will is a 5-year-old child suffering from ADHD, and his parents are eager to find non-medicated solutions.

Professor Richard Davidson is one of the world’s leading researchers of the human brain. He sets out to discover if and how it is possible to physically change the brain using only the power of thought.

Can Prof. Davidson make a difference? Can he free these people from their suffering and help them overcome their stress and anxiety so they can lead ordinary lives?

Our film:

The documentary film Free the Mind is the fantastic tale of how one man’ vision can provide a turning point in people’s lives.

Scientist/Professor Richard Davidson sets out on an experiment: to explore the minds of American war veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and children suffering from Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His hope is to bring them peace of mind through meditation, yoga and breathing exercises.

Film audiences in Europe have already been moved and inspired by the film’s universal topic, moving stories and edgy science. As a result, the film has seen its run in theaters extended again and again!

Free the Mind is not the answer, but the beginning of an
ongoing debate on what the human being is.” 
Phie Ambo, Director

This film is a salute to a scientist who has devoted his life to cure our mind when it suffers and just for this reason you owe yourself to see this film.
Soldier News Magazine

“We can actually be happier people. We can suffer less if we take responsibility for our own mind.The brain is the most complicated organ in the universe. We’ve only taken the first very small baby step. We’re just beginning this journey.
Prof. Richard Davidson, Ph.D.

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Thank you!

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This campaign ended on April 8, 2013
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Select a Perk
  • $10USD

    Thank you e-card and a Free The Mind Screensaver!

    4 claimed
  • $20USD
    Active Meditation

    Download our series of 6 audio meditation and breathing exercises! + The Karma package

    48 claimed
  • $40USD
    Breath of Fresh Air

    Download Free The Mind! + The Active Meditation package

    58 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013

    Contemplative Minds

    Get a snow-globe made during the film! + the Breath of Fresh Air package.

    3 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $70USD
    Good Karma

    A DVD of Free The Mind signed by director Phie Ambo! + The Active Meditation package

    35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Creative Minds

    An original illustration by the film's animation director Anders Morgenthaler! + The Active Meditation package

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013

    Deep Meditation

    A signed copy of Prof. Davidson's book: The Emotional Life of your Brain! + The creative Minds package

    3 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $300USD
    The Red Carpet - Madison

    2 tickets to The US Premiere in Madison, and a meet and greet with director Phie Ambo + The Creative Minds package

    2 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $300USD
    The Red Carpet - New York City

    2 tickets to The East Coast Premiere in New York City, and a meet and greet with Prof. Richard Davidson and director Phie Ambo! + The Creative Minds package

    3 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    The Joy of Living

    You get a Joy of Living, Level 1 Online Meditation Workshop for 6 weeks in September 2013! + The Creative Minds package

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    The Explorer

    A private guided tour of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds! + The Creative Minds package

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100,000USD

    MEET THE DALAÏ LAMA and get your picture taken with His Holiness! May 15, 2013 at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, in Madison, Wisconsin. + The Creative Minds package

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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