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International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) 2018

Science from Within – Amsterdam July 10 – 13 2018

International Conference of Mindfulness (ICM) 2018 will be held July 10-13 in the historic city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, under the scientific lead of professors Susan Bögels and Anne Speckens of the University of Amsterdam and the Radboud University Nijmegen. In less than 30 years, mindfulness has developed into a booming area of scientific research, starting with a handful of scientific publications in the early 90’s followed by an exponential increase up to 1450 publications in 2016. The field has been enriched by an international scientific journal called Mindfulness which first impact factor (2014) was as high as 3.7. Research on mindfulness as a way of life, as an intervention, as prevention, as experimental manipulation, and from a psychometric, conceptual, philosophical and dharma perspective will further our understanding on how mindfulness can contribute to wellbeing and relieve suffering.

Symposium – Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Approach

Wednesday 11th July 20189:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Presenter 1 Bruno Cayoun – Understanding and Integrating Mindfulness with CBT through the Co-emergence Model of Reinforcement. A Rationale for Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Presenter 2Alice Shires – A comparison of the efficacy of mindfulness-based interoceptive exposure and distraction in the management of chronic pain.

Presenter 3Sarah Francis – Effectiveness of Mindfulness-integrated cognitive behaviour therapy for reducing symptoms of common mental health conditions: a randomized controlled trial; preliminary findings.

Presenter 4Andrea Grabovac – Therapeutic rationale for teaching explicit ethics in Mindfulness- integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Chair:Lynette Monteiro

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