Using mindfulness training in the prevention and treatment of depression and other mental disorders: a neuroscientific perspective

 

Facilitator

Thorsten Barnhofer is a researcher, clinician and mindfulness teacher. His research investigates the use of mondfulness training to counter vulnerability for depression and other mental disorders across the lifespan. He is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey.

 

Training Information

About the workshop

In its essence mindfulness training represents a transformative practice that is aimed at building wholesome habits and predispositions. Research into the neural effects of mindfulness can provide helpful insights into how this potential for bringing about lasting change can be understood and harnessed. Indeed, recent evidence has significanly refined our understanding of the mechanisms underlying recurrence and progression of depression and other mental disorders and the ways in which mindfulness training may counter the latent vulnerabilities that underlie such trajectories. This workshop aims to provide an introduction to this work. It will (i) revist the rationale underling the use of mindfulness-based interventions for patients with depression and other mental disorders, (ii) provide an easily accessible overview of how recent neuroscience perspectives can broaden and deepen our understanding of relevant mechanisms, and (iii) explore how this knowledge can support our teaching of mindfulness-based interventions as well as our own practice.

Who is the training for?

This workshop is aimed at practitioners and scientists who would like to broaden their understanding of the mechanisms underlying recurrence and progression of depression and other mental disorder and the ways in which mindfulness training can help to address these mechanisms. 

Date and venue

Monday 3rd of December 2018

University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Washington Singer building, Perry Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG.

Room 105

Booking

 The cost of the event is £75.

To book a place, please go to our online store.

For any enquiries, plesae email mindfulness@exeter.ac.uk