A one day workshop on “Mindfulness: Third Wave Psychotherapy” was organized by Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences on Thursday, 14th February 2019. The workshop was conducted by Mr. John Victor, CEO of Mind Solace Clinic.
Participants included faculty and students from M.Phil Clinical Psychology (1st Year and 2nd Year), M.Sc Clinical Psychology (1st Year and 2nd Year) and B.Sc Clinical Psychology (3rd Year) program. It was coordinated by Ms.Shreyasi Vashishtha, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences.
The seminar started with a brief introduction and felicitation of the guest by Prof. Waheeda Khan, Dean, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences. Then, it was focused upon the extension of traditional CBT approaches into the third wave of psychotherapy, which includes mindfulness as a core component. The workshop provided with various exercises and hands-on training experience to the students to develop mindfulness as a practice in their daily life. Not only this, but in the workshop different mindfulness exercises like good and bad memory visualization, mindfulness eating, mindful breathing, and body- scan Meditation was practiced. Five-factor facet mindfulness questionnaire was also administered on participants, which represented different elements of mindfulness. Scores from the questionnaire demonstrated their current level of mindfulness. Later, different components of mindfulness like attention, choice, open awareness, acceptance and no identification were explained skillfully and practiced during the workshop. The overall experience enhanced skills for practicing mindfulness. At the end of the seminar, the question-answer session was organised after which certificates were distributed to the students.