First International Conference on Mindfulness Scheduled for May 8-12

Nov 15, 2012, 10:26 ET from American Health and Wellness Institute

American Health and Wellness Institute to Host Conference in Rome, Italy

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Health and Wellness Institute, a multidisciplinary mental health evaluation and treatment provider, today announced that the First International Conference on Mindfulness will be held May 8-12, 2013, at the Sapienza – Universita di Roma in Rome, Italy.

Presenters and participants in the First International Conference on Mindfulness will disseminate the latest research and share insights in the field of mindfulness. Clinicians, researchers, academic leaders, teachers, students, and politicians from around the world are invited to attend.

The call for academic papers is now open. Topics for papers related to mindfulness include, but are not limited to, the art and science of mindfulness, clinical applications of mindfulness, mindfulness teaching, mindfulness and psychotherapy, and mindfulness in politics.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include experts in mindfulness:

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
  • J. Mark G. Williams. Ph.D., University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Susan Bogels, Ph.D., University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Paul Grossman, Ph.D., University of Basel Hospital, Switzerland
  • Henk Barendregt, Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Giuseppe Pagnoni, Ph.D., University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

"The conference will provide a tremendous opportunity for researchers and practitioners to establish and strengthen international collaborations, refresh their knowledge base, and extend personal practices of mindfulness," said Ashvind N. Adkins Singh, Ph.D., chief clinical officer at AHWI. 

Select presentations from the conference will be included in a forthcoming book published by Springer in the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health series. All presenters may submit their research papers to the journal, Mindfulness, for consideration. 

Conference registration opens in January 2013.

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About Mindfulness

From modest beginnings with the introduction of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in 1979, the field of mindfulness has seen an exponential growth in clinics, universities, schools, hospitals, politics, management, and in our daily lives. Mindfulness-based procedures are now a part of mainstream science and clinical practice, used to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions. The unifying theme of mindfulness is to relieve suffering by bringing one's complete attention to the present experience.

About American Health and Wellness Institute (AHWI)

American Health and Wellness Institute (AHWI) is an integrated multidisciplinary health and wellness evaluation and treatment provider with facilities in California, Florida, Georgia and Virginia. The mission of AHWI is to enhance health and wellness, by fostering hope, through the mindful delivery of services. AHWI works across an array of different therapeutic areas and clinical settings including nursing homes, group homes, community centers, forensic settings, hospitals, schools and homes. AHWI also provides consultative services to assist organizations and systems improve or enhance their service development, implementation, and outcomes. For more information on AHWI and its services, visit

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