International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) 2018

Wednesday, March 07, 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 2018 9:00 – 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 2 Alice Shires - A comparison of the efficacy of mindfulness-based interoceptive exposure and distraction in the management of chronic pain.

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

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

Chair: Lynette Monteiro 

Effort - what does this mean in MiCBT?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Thursday 15 February
7pm- 9pm (following the open 6pm practice session)
Level 3, Suite 314, 530 Little Collins Street Melbourne AND Online (Zoom)                     

To attend remotely on ZOOM - contact Sarah (Sally) for details:
Practice session
Peer supervision and support
Presentation or research topic

Part of the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group Meetings held monthly on the third Thursday of the month - remote access by ZOOM available

MiCBT Workshop - Japan

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Photos from a recent MiCBT Workshop with Naito Mikako which took place in Suidobashi, Tokyo on 27 and 28 January.

See here for more information on the Japanese Chapter of the MiCBT Institute

Seasons Greetings

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2017.

We look forward to providing you with a range of productive and satisfying training in 2018.

Please note our office will close from 12pm Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen 9am, 8th January 2018.

Practitioner's Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Monday, October 30, 2017

Newly Published - We can't recommend this highly enough!

Practitioner’s Guide to Mindfulness and Ethics is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists and affiliated medical, and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine and psychiatry. Social workers considering or already using mindfulness in practice will also find it highly useful.

This book focuses on the role of ethics in the application of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in clinical practice. The book offers an overview of the role of ethics in the cultivation of mindfulness and explores the way in which ethics have been embedded in the curriculum of MBIs and MBPs. Chapters review current training processes and examines the issues around incorporating ethics into MBIs and MBPs detailed for non-secular audiences, including training clinicians, developing program curriculum, and dealing with specific client populations. Chapters also examine new, second-generation MBIs and MBPs, the result of the call for more advanced mindfulness-based practices . The book addresses the increasing popularity of mindfulness in therapeutic interventions, but stresses that it remains a new treatment methodology and in order to achieve best practice status, mindfulness interventions must offer a clear understanding of their potential and limits.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Transparency in mindfulness program  
  • Teaching ethics and mindfulness to physicians and healthcare professionals.
  • The Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) program and its use in treating mental health issues.
  • The efficacy and ethical considerations of teaching mindfulness in businesses.
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program.
  • The application of mindfulness in the military context. 

Of special interest to MiCBT therapists will be the chapter by Dr Cayoun: The Purpose, Mechanisms, and Benefits of Cultivating Ethics in Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy