Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic using Mindfulness | Research Spotlight Tickets, Thu 25 Nov 2021 at 12:00
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In this online talk, Dr Antonova will share insights from theory and research on how the practice of mindfulness could help us to protect our mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She will outline mindfulness skills that might be particularly relevant in the context of the ongoing pandemic, share some preliminary results from the Protect Mental Health COVID-19 Study, and give some practical tips on how to get started on a mindfulness practice.
Dr Elena Antonova is Senior Lecturer at the Division of Psychology, Brunel University London. Prior to that she was Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, where she developed and taught programmes and courses on the Neuroscience and Applications of Mindfulness. Her research focuses on studying the effects of long-term mindfulness practice using psychophysiology and neuroimaging methods, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), and applying the findings to the prevention of mental illness and promotion of mental health and wellbeing. Dr Antonova is a trained mindfulness instructor, regularly presenting mindfulness workshops and facilitating mindfulness groups for non-academic audiences.