MINDFULNESS with Dr ELENA ANTONOVA

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Good evening,

I am looking forward to holding our first Talk on Mindfulness at the “Lawyers’ Business Development Club” this Thursday, 27 February 2014.

Our Guest Speaker will be Dr ELENA ANTONOVA.  Sponsor:  Allied Irish Bank (GB).

Guest Speaker: Dr Elena Antonova

Dr  Elena  Antonova  is one of the UK’s leading Academics researching the neuroscience of Mindfulness.

Talk

Dr Antonova’s Talk will be entitled:

“Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Applications”.

BBC’s Report :  Dr Elena Antonova

“The theory that meditation can reduce stress, depression and even chronic pain is one that has been gaining in momentum in recent years.

So the BBC’s David Sillito has been learning the art of mindfulness meditation in order to find out for himself.

After getting to grips with the activity, he joined some other devotees for an MRI scan to find out what impact the practice can have on brain activity.” (  BBC News website ).

If you click on the link to BBC New’s below, you will find Dr. Elena Antonova discussing brain scans with the BBC’s David Sillito ( from 30 seconds onwards ).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16406814

Dr. Antonova is also shown in a second BBC clip speaking to the BBC’s David Silitto about the brain and stress ( from 1 minute 10 seconds onwards ).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12295702

Dr Elena Antonova :  Biography

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Dr Antonova has obtained a BSc in Psychology in 2000 from the University College London, and then a PhD in 2004 from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London, UK.

From the beginning of her academic career she has developed an interest in the prevention, management and treatment of schizophrenia.

Her PhD addressed this through the study of the predictors of responsiveness to atypical antipsychotics using structural brain imaging. Subsequently, the work shifted towards the investigation of the predictors of responsiveness to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis.

With the advent of mindfulness-based interventions, Dr Antonova has dedicated herself to the development of the neuroscience of mindfulness, studying the effects of mindfulness expertise on brain structure and function using MRI. She also engages closely with philosophical issues in cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry. Dr Antonova has recently received Templeton Positive Neuroscience Award ( http://www.posneuroscience.org/research-awards.html ) for a project investigating the effect of mindful attention on sensory information processing in expert mindfulness practitioners using fMRI.

Event Details

Date:  Thursday 27 February 2014

Time:  Lunchtime ( 12.45 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.)

Venue:  Allied Irish Bank (GB), Podium Floor, St Helens, 1 Undershaft, London, EC3A 8AB.

SPONSOR:  ALLIED IRISH BANK (GB)

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A special thank you to Allied Irish Bank (GB) for sponsoring and hosting this Event.

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I look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best,

-Colin

Colin Carroll

Founder & Managing Director

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