Overslaan en naar de inhoud gaan
Uitverkocht
English
Locatie

Academy Building
Broerstraat 5
Groningen
Nederland

Tickets
uitverkocht

Mindfulness and overcoming mental habits

Taming the wild horse?
Brian Ostafin

The mindfulness movement seems to be everywhere. An accumulating body of evidence suggests widespread benefits of mindfulness ranging from attenuating anxiety and depressive symptoms to increasing creativity and even to diminishing racial biases. Is it possible that mindfulness can have such an extensive variety of effects? And if so, how? This talk will present a psychological model of mindfulness. The central element of this model advocates that mindfulness training increases psychological flexibility – the ability to overcome habitual thoughts and behavior that would otherwise impede our ability to function in the world. The model will also be used to discuss findings that mindfulness training can lead to null or even detrimental results.

Brian Ostafin is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Groningen. His research examines the relation between mindfulness and habitual mental processes in addiction, depression, and anxiety. He has gone through the teacher-training program of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and regularly teaches MBSR courses.

Ook in deze serie

Zie ook

Francesca Giardini
Reputation Failures and Ineffective Gossip - SOLD OUT!
English

On May 25, 2018, Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s most powerful and successful producers, was arrested in New York, charged with rape and other offenses.

Placeholder
Das Experiment | Die Welle | The Idiots
Nederlands

Het idee dat je zelf keuzes maakt is niet meer dan een illusie. Uit psychologische experimenten blijkt dat groepsgedrag bepalend is voor je mening en keuzes.

Arjen Lubach in gesprek met Emanuel Rutten en studenten
Voorbij de ratio
Nederlands

De wereld van de student anno 2017 draait vooral om feiten, logica en bewijzen. Alles in de wereld is te verklaren.