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Mindfulness - a taster for biomedical professionals


This course will introduce participants to mindfulness as a tool for enhanced self-effectiveness through an improved sense of moment by moment awareness.






The practice of mindfulness is increasingly recognised as an effective method for improving self-management and reducing stress. Scientists’ achievement orientated work styles and rhythms can sometimes aggravate a tendency to disconnect from the present moment and lose perspective on priorities. This training, based on the MBSR* program, has been designed as an experiential and interactive workshop, aiming to guide participants towards self-reflection and self-regulation.

The course is based on the MBSR* program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and will focus particularly on addressing the stress faced by scientists in their everyday working lives.

*Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

The course consists of several sessions. You should be able to attend all of them.

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There will be some readings and exercises to do between sessions.

Related courses

Gestión del estrés para profesionales de investigación

Time management in science: how to stop procrastinating and get the things done


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Finished editions
  • 2023 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, IN-PERSON : 15/02/2023
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, ONLINE : 08/02/2022


Andres Martin Asuero
Andres Martin Asuero

Andrés Martín Asuero was trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University Medical Center, Massachusetts. He lectures and trains professional teams in personal development including stress reduction and self-mastery.