SG - The Science of Mindfulness: Psychotherapy and Neurobiology
What does science tell us about the effects of mindfulness? Tonight, professor of psychiatry and mindfulness teacher Anne Speckens guides you through the evidence base of the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions.
About The Science of Mindfulness: Psychotherapy and Neurobiology
What does science tell us about the medical and neurological role and effects of mindfulness? To what extent leads the practice of mindfulness to positive results? And for what purpose and for whom is it actually evidence-based? Tonight, professor of psychiatry and mindfulness teacher Anne Speckens gives a tour through the evidence base of the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in both clinical and other settings. Find out what beneficial effects have been observed, and how these could be explained. What about possible risks and adverse effects? And what are methodological challenges and pitfalls of research in this field?
About series ‘Mindfulness: Beyond the Hype?’
Will you become a better person after some mindfulness therapy? Is the world going to be a better place if more people are more mindful? Mindfulness has been a hype in the West for a while now, but what are we actually talking about?
In this series, we trace back the origins of mindfulness and discuss its current-day manifestations, explore its mechanisms and effects, and reflect on its societal meaning and role. And what can the popularity of mindfulness reveal about contemporary society? What is the value of this practice of attentiveness and rest in our current world?
About Anne Speckens
Anne Speckens is Professor of Psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre. She is Director of the Radboudumc Centre for Mindfulness. The centre provides mindfulness courses for both people with psychological problems and somatic conditions, and workers at the hospital or university. Scientific research is conducted about the efficacy and working mechanisms of mindfulness based interventions in different populations, also in collaboration with the Donders Centre for Neuroscience. Finally, the centre offers a post-graduate teacher training programme to become a mindfulness teacher. Anne Speckens is a mindfulness teacher herself and recently completed the Teacher Training Programme of Bodhi College, an educational organisation offering an ethical and philosophical framework for practising meditation in the context of our secular age and culture.