ARNOLD VAN EMMERIK

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

PRESIDENT

DUTCH ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPY, DABCT


NETHERLANDS

Mobile Mindfulness: An Update on the (Im)possibilities
Following the advance of e-health interventions in clinical psychology, recent years also saw an upsurge of mobile health applications (or: m-health apps) for smartphones and tablets. In a parallel development, interest in the study and practice of mindfulness has enormously increased. This keynote discusses the point where both developments meet: m-health apps for mindfulness practice, or more simply: mindfulness apps. Specifically, an overview and critical discussion of available mindfulness apps is presented, and a number of recent study findings are presented. These include the first findings of a randomised controlled trial in MBSR participants, that examined if mindfulness apps can support participants in maintaining a regular mindfulness practice (and the benefits of such a practice) after their MBSR course has ended.
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