CMRP 2016 Conference Programme

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Friday 8th July 2016

9:15 – 17:00

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting with Nancy Bardacke

9:15 – 17:00
Mindfulness and Compassion with Children, Students and Families with Dr Philippe Goldin
9:15 – 17:00
Attachment, the Brain, Mindfulness and Compassion with Dr Graham Music

Saturday 9th July 2016

Time Event
9:00 – 9:30

Welcome Talk by Eluned Gold

9:30 – 10:45

Keynote from Professor Katherine Weare

Papers provided by Professor Katherine Weare:

Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff

Developing mindfulness with children and young people: a review of the evidence and policy context

11:15 – 13:15 Group-based mindfulness interventions with people with intellectual disabilities and carers with Professor Richard Hastings and Dr Steve Noone
11:15 – 13:15 Teaching Mindfulness Amidst Chaos with Dr Michaela Swales
11:15 – 13:15 Communicating more effectively with mindfulness with Professor Katherine Weare
14:30 – 16:30 Mindfulness-based Interventions in Learning Disability with Professor Nirbhay Singh
14:30 – 16:30 Mindful Movement Experiential Workshop with Helen Stephenson
14:30 – 16:30 Mindfulness and the Developing Brain with Dr Dusana Dorjee, Kevanne Sanger and Rebekah Kaunhoven
17:00 – 18:30 Keynote from Nancy Bardacke
19:00 – 20:30

Research poster session:

A semi-randomized controlled study of a mindfulness-based program for middle-school children - Nava Levit-Binnun, Noa Vaisfailer, Amos Avisar, Ricardo Tarrasch


Introducing Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Residential Care Setting: Importance of self- care for Care Practitioners - Jasmin Bowen and Jade Hardy


Neurocognitive evaluation of changes in metacognition after mindfulness training in primary school children - Maria Caulfield and Dr Dusana Dorjee


Informing Mindfulness - Ken Lunn


Peace of Mind: Exploring the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a CAMHS Staff Mindfulness Group - Rebecca Hymas and Dr Marian Quinn


Parental reflective functioning, mindfulness skills, and child wellbeing - Tanya Lecchi and Paola Di Blasio


Conceptualizing the change processes that facilitate Mindful Parenting - Kishani Townshend


HeadStart Pilot of Mindfulness in Schools programme: The effect of Paws.b on behavior and resiliency in children - Lara Webber, Lin Bailey, Mark Doyle, Yasmin Zamen, Chris Dunn

Sunday 10th July 2016

Time Event
9:30 – 17:00

A Day of Mindfulness Practice with Dr Rebecca Crane and Eluned Gold

17:30 – 18:30 Snowdonia String Duo followed by local choir – The Oriana
18:30 – 18:50 Pre-dinner talk with Chris Ruane, Honorary President of the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group and Trustee of Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and Bangor CMRP

Monday 11th July 2016

Time Event
9:30 – 10:45 Keynote from Professor Ruth Baer
11:15 – 13:15

Research talks: Mindfulness with children and parents in a healthcare context hosted by Kevanne Sanger

Research Talk One

Informing Mindfulness: Investigating how national information can support the implementation and further research and development of mindfulness-based approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens - Research talk by Kenneth Lunn

Research Talk Two

A mindfulness-based intervention for maltreated children - Research talk by Tanya Lecchi

Research Talk Three

Mindfulness in Maternity - Research talk by Nancy Bardacke

11:15 – 13:15 Mindfulness in Crisis Areas. Reflections on work with Syrian Refugees with Juditta Ben-David
11:15 – 13:15 Mindfulness with young people who are at serious risk of mental illness with Jerry Fox
14:30 – 16:30 Nurturing Parents: Reaching ‘hard to reach’ parents with Eluned Gold
14:30 – 16:30

Research talks: Mindfulness in educational context hosted by Dr Gemma Griffith

Research Talk One

Mindfulness in Schools: A transdiagnostic prevention programme - Research talk by Catherine Johnson


Research Talk Two

The Mindfulness in Schools Implementation Framework: A qualitative process evaluation of a whole schools mindfulness intervention in Cumbria (UK) - Research talk by Kristian Hudson


Research Talk Three

Effects of school-based mindfulness training on emotion processing and well-being in adolescents: Evidence from event-related potentials - Research talk by Kevanne Sanger


Research Talk Four

The impact of mindfulness training on emotion regulation in Primary school pupils: An event-related brain potential study - Research talk by Rebekah Kaunhoven

14:30 – 16:30 Cross-cultural Perspectives on Mental Health with Dr Ross White
17:00 – 18:30 Keynote from Professor Nirbhay Singh
18:30 – 18:45

Closing comments from Eluned Gold

19:00 – 20:30

Research poster session (details as per Saturday evening):


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