The science and practice of mindfulness-based interventions have witnessed exponential growth in recent years with applications in diverse settings, including health care, education, the workplace, and the military. Such expansion raises complex and engaging questions for the emerging field of contemplative science. In this panel, we discuss questions such as: What do we know and what are the limits of our current evidence base regarding the application of mindfulness in diverse settings? What are the active ingredients of mindfulness-based interventions? What theories regarding the core mechanisms of change are supported by data? What is known about how to train teachers to deliver mindfulness-based interventions? We engage these topics with a specific focus on investigations of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and short-form mindfulness-based training programs.

Sona Dimidjian, PhD

Renée Crown Wellness Institute

Board Member

  Sona Dimidjian, PhD is Director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her current research … MORE

Amishi Jha, PhD

University of Miami

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee, Planning Committee Member, Steering Council Member

Amishi Jha is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, prior to which she was an … MORE

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Sona Dimidjian, Amishi Jha

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Education | Mental Health | Mindfulness