An introduction to mindfulness-based interventions for health psychologists

30th Oct 2015

Understand mindfulness and explore its uses in applied health psychology.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends


Mindfulness-based interventions (such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) are being increasingly applied to clinical problems including emotional distress in the context of physical health problems, and to health difficulties such as facilitating skin-clearing in psoriasis, and overcoming barriers to improved self-management in diabetes.

The workshop requires participation and will involve practicing various core mindfulness exercises (e.g. the body scan and breathing practice).

Please come to the workshop in comfortable clothing. At certain points during the workshop delegates will lie on the floor for some of the exercise and so might wish to bring something with them to lie on – for example a yoga mat.

If they wish, participants can visit: if they wish to get a broad idea of mindfulness before they come along.

Target audience
Health psychologists and health psychologists in training

Learning outcomes and objectives

Have a basic understanding of the key aspects of mindfulness
Be able to relate how some of these key ideas of mindfulness relate to the experience of living with a medical condition
Understand why increasing mindfulness might be helpful to people with medical conditions and / or their carers
Have a better idea than beforehand about whether they would wish to undertake further training.
Facilitator: Dr Andrew Keen CPsychol

Andy is a consultant health psychologist with NHS Grampian and a Chief Scientist’s Office NRS Career Research Fellow. He has worked for many years in the area of chronic disease management. He leads a team of clinical and health psychologists who deliver services to children; young people, and adults who have significant problems related to medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease; cancer; epilepsy; HiV; coronary heart disease; Types 1 and 2 diabetes, and complex respiratory conditions. He is routinely involved in training and supervising colleagues in applied psychology and other health professions.

He is an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the BABCP, and received mindfulness training from the Centre for Mindfulness Research, Bangor University.

Booking information


Society non member: £108 (£90 +VAT)
Affiliate subscribers: £131(£109.17 + VAT)
Society members: £108 (£90 + VAT)
DHP members: £90 (£75 + VAT)

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will closeon 29 October 2015. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

[To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.

BPS London Office
30/10/2015 - 09:30 - 16:30
Contact Information:
BPS Professional Development Centre
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314
EFax: +44 (0)116 290 1886
Division of Health Psychology & BPS Professional Development Centre


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