Conferences & Workshops

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ACADEMIC CONFERENCES & KEYNOTE SPEACHES

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, June 23rd). The Role of Ego Deconstruction Practices in Psychotherapeutic Settings. Round Table Discussion at: 5th International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, June 22nd June). Mindfulness and Emptiness. Keynote speech at: 5th International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain.

 Amutio, A., Pizarro, J. J., Telletxea, S., Harizmendi, M., Basabe, N., & Van Gordon, W. (2018, June 22nd). Development of the Compassion for Others Scale: Effects of participating in a Mindfulness Collective Ritual. 5th International Meeting on Mindfulness, Spain.

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P. & Van Gordon, W. (2017). Relationship between types of work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Technology 2017. Kelantan, Malaysia: Global Academic Excellence.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, June 7th-10th). Mindfulness and Ethics. Keynote speech at: IV International Meeting on Mindfulness, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Van Gordon, W. (2016, October 6th). Does mindfulness work? Keynote speech at: Trent Occupational Medicine Symposium, Nottingham, UK.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2016, July 7th-9th). Corporate mindfulness and authentic spiritual transmission: Competing or compatible ideals? 32nd European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Naples, Italy.

 Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Karanika-Murray, M., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016, May 26th). Mindfulness for treating mental illness: Is it safe? Division of Psychology PhD Conference 2016, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2016, May 11th-15th). Practising mindfulness effectively: A clinician’s guide. 2nd International Conference on Mindfulness, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Van Gordon, W. & Shonin, E.  (2016, May 11th-15th). Second-generation mindfulness-based interventions: Provenance and current directions. 2nd International Conference on Mindfulness, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016, May 9th-11th). How to practice mindfulness effectively. Invited paper to: University of Zaragoza Mindfulness and Compassion Public Lecture Series, Zaragoza, Spain.

Griffiths, M. D., Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016, March 14th-16th). Mindfulness as a treatment for gambling disorder: Current directions and issues. 3rd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions, Geneva, Switzerland.

Van Gordon, W. (2015, November 25th). Second-generation mindfulness-based interventions. Invited paper to: Division of Psychology Seminar Series, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E. (2015, April 4th). Applications of Buddhist philosophy in mental health settings. Invited paper to: Nandana Thapowanaya Dhamma Missionary Centre, Sri Lanka.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, May 14th–15th). Mindfulness in the workplace: Effects on work-related wellbeing and job performance.  International Conference on Economics, Social Sciences and Languages 2014, Singapore.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, May 7th-8th). Effects of Meditation Awareness Training on work-related wellbeing and performance: a randomized controlled trial. 2014 Asian Congress of Applied Psychology, Singapore.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, February 27th-28th). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) on work-related stress and job performance. International Conference on Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurological, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Barcelona, Spain (World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology).

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, January 22nd). The health benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Invited paper to Curiosity: The Heart of Psychology; Nottingham Trent University Psychological Society Conference, Nottingham, UK.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2012, September 26th). Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomised controlled trial. Invited paper presented to Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2012, September 5th). Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for the treatment of fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis. Invited paper presented to Mansfield Fibromyalgia Service-User Consultation Group.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2012, June 1st).  Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) in long-term sentencing facilities. Invited paper presented to SERCO Plc Psychology Unit.

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2012, April 23rd). Meditation and mindfulness for the treatment of violent offenders. Invited paper presented to SERCO Plc (Reducing Reoffending Unit).

Sundin, E., Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W. & Horgan, L. (2011, 12th – 15th March). Mindfulness meditation, psychological wellbeing and resilience to stress: Development and pilot study of the newly designed Meditation Awarenness Training. 19th European Congress of Psychiatry Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Shonin, E. Y., Van Gordon, W. J., Sundin, E. C. & Horgan, L. (2011, 18th-19th July). Effects of a newly formed Meditation Awareness Training program on psychological wellbeing: A controlled trial. Wellbeing Conference 2011, Birmingham City University.

Sundin, E., Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2010, 30th June – 1st July). Meditation, mindfulness, psychological wellbeing and resilience: Development and pilot study of a training program. Psychological Approaches to Trauma, Resilience & Growth. Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham: Centre for Trauma, Resilience & Growth.

Horgan, L., Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2011, 10th February). The efficacy of a meditative and spiritual-based therapeutic intervention: A cohort study of the relationship between meditation, psychological wellbeing and neurophysiology. SPUR Conference, Nottingham Trent University.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2010, 10th December). Meditation for the treatment of mental illness. Invited paper presented to NHS Nottingham City PCT.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2010, 15th December). Cultivating psychological wellbeing through Meditation. Invited paper presented to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Offender Health Directorate).

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2010, 6th August). Psychological wellbeing and Meditation Awareness Training (MAT). Invited paper presented to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Forensic Services Directorate Offender Health Directorate).

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ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, 11 September). Mindfulness for the treatment of problem gambling. Invited workshop at 12th European Conference on Gambling and Policy Issues, Malta.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, 21st June). Using Second-Generation Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Treatment Contexts. Invited workshops to V International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain.

Van Gordon, W. (2018, 4th May). Abridged Meditation Awareness Training for Driver Safety and Awareness. Invited workshops to Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, October 5th-9th). Compassion on the Path of Awareness. Invited workshop to the University of Zaragoza MSc in Mindfulness Programme, Sri Lanka.

Van Gordon, W. (2017, September 28th). Mindfulness and Emergency Medicine. Invited workshop to Royal Derby Hospital Emergency Medicine Department. Derby, UK.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, June 7th – 10th). Mindfulness and Ethics. Invited workshop at: IV International Meeting on Mindfulness, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, May 10th -14th). Mindfulness and Meditation. Invited workshop at: University of Zaragoza (Masters in Mindfulness), Zaragoza, Spain.

Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016, April 10th). Mindfulness in psychotherapeutic practice. Invited workshop to: Societa Italiana Di Psicoanalisi Della Realazione, Milan (Italy).

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E.  (2016, April 9th). The everyday applications of mindfulness. Invited workshop to: Societa Italiana Di Psicoanalisi Della Realazione, Milan (Italy).

Van Gordon, W. (2015, November 26th). Mindfulness in mental health. Invited workshop to: Psychopathology Module (year three), Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2015, October 24h-25th). Mindfulness in clinical practice. Invited workshop to Sephirah: Centre for the Promotion of Psychological and Physical Wellbeing, Milan (Italy).

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2014, November 19th). Introduction to mindfulness research and practice. Invited workshop to Nottingham Trent University.

Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2013, April 2nd– 29th). Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for clinicians and medical professionals. Invited workshop to Upasana Hospital (India).

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2012, October 25th). Mindfulness and meditation as a coping strategy for fibromyalgia. Invited workshop to Mansfield Fibromyalgia Service-User Consultation Group.

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2012, August 13th). Introducing Meditation Awareness Training (MAT): Provenance, model, and current directions. Invited workshop to Serco Plc.

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2012, January – December: weekly workshops). The practice of meditation in Buddhist and psychological settings. Nottingham Trent University.

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2012, September – December: weekly workshops). The research and practice of meditation and mindfulness. Nottingham Trent University.

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2011, March – December: weekly workshops). The health applications of Buddhist practice and meditation. Beeston Library (Nottingham, UK).

Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2011, September – November: weekly workshops). An Introduction to Meditation Awareness Training. Oban House (Nottingham, UK).

Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2009, July – August: weekly workshops). The health benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation, Mindfulness, & Psychological Wellbeing.

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