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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Space for Reflective Learning


2022 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, IN-PERSON
Target: All PRBB
2 Sessions*:
  • 08/02/2022 09:30 - 13:30
    Marie Curie room;
  • 15/02/2022 09:30 - 13:30
    Marie Curie room
* You should attend all sessions

SELF skills

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.

Other relevant information:

Participants should dress comfortably as the workshop will include some simple stretching exercises.

NOTE: Conditions for in-person editions

Please note that this course might be cancelled depending on the COVID situation. If it's not possible to do the course in-person, the edition will be postponed and if possible an online option will be offered.


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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.

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