Advances in mindfulness researchAuthor(s): Ashvind N Adkins Singh, Jean L Kristeller, Antonino Raffone, Fabio Giommi
The First International Conference on Mindfulness was held in Rome, Italy, in May 2013, sponsored by the American Health and Wellness Institute, Sapienza University (Rome, Italy) and the Associazione Italiana Mindfulness. Over 330 participants from a wide range of disciplines representing 35 countries attended this first European conference. In addition to scientific presentations, participants were able to attend experiential workshops, guided meditation sessions and contemplative symposia. This summary highlights the neuroscience presentations, evidence for application of mindfulness meditation to diverse clinical issues and populations, and the value of integrating contemporary and traditional practice and perspectives.