Tuesday, July 28 • 1:00pm - 4:59pm
9: Mindfulness-based Interventions in Cancer Care (Half-Day Workshop, PM)

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Mindfulness-based Interventions

Speaker: Linda Carlson, PhD

This workshop will introduce clinicians and researchers to the topic of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR). Background on the origins and definitions of mindfulness meditation will be reviewed. The MBCR program curriculum will be outlined and various components directly be experienced by participants. The research on mindfulness as applied in oncology settings will also be briefly reviewed. The workshop will be structured to intersperse didactic sections with experiential activities and group discussion.

  1. The attendees will be able to define the concept of mindfulness and discuss its origins.
  2. Attendees will learn the difference between several mindfulness-based interventions, and be introduced to the specific curriculum for Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery.
  3. Attendees will personally experience introductory mindfulness meditation and yoga techniques.
  4. The attendees will become familiar with the research on mindfulness-based interventions in oncology.

Tuesday July 28, 2015 1:00pm - 4:59pm
Union Station Meeting Level 3

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