The title of the conference, in its first edition, is “From modeling consciousness to rethinking dissociative and psychoticmental states”.
Over the last few years, a great deal of attention has been paid to Mindfulness (Insight) Meditation and, consequently, Mindfulness-Based Interventions have become a hot, and often misunderstood, trending topic for psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and philosophy. The aim of the conference will be to be provide an interactive arena, selecting and focusing on emerging topics, new directions, unattended or critical issues in the clinical applications and in the theoretical and scientific research on Mindfulness.
The leading concept of TiM is to identify two main topics and to invite a few selected leading and innovative experts to discuss them. TiM aims to go deep: to allow some depth in the sharing and discussion, the keynote presentations will last a hour and a half. Following every keynote speaker’s intervention, the audience will be divided into small groups: participants will have the the possibility to briefly discuss the topic of the intervention and identify few questions to be asked to the keynote speaker. Moreover, there will be a panel discussion with time to foster some substantial exchanges, and a mutual dialogue between researchers and the audience.
"Science from a first - person perspective. Third - person scientific models of consciousness, mind and meditation developed with the contribution of a first - person advanced meditation perspective”
Henk Barendregt, Radboud University (NL) – Mathematical Logician & Vipassana meditation teacher
Peter Malinowski, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool (UK) – Cognitive Neuroscientist & meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism
Thomas Metzinger, Johannes Gutemberg Universitat, Mainz (DE), Philosopher of Mind & long-term meditator
“Mindfulness and trauma in dissociative and psychotic mental states. Mindfulness - based interventions for early and severe traumain children and adolescents”
Thorsten Barnhofer, Exeter University (UK) – Psychologist, psychoterapist, Yoga teacher and Mindfulness-based interventions teacher (MBCT and MBSR)
Tanya Lecchi, Northampton University and Anna Freud Center/UCL, London (UK) Psychologist, psychoterapist and Mindfulness-based interventions teacher (MBCT and MBSR)