Webinar 2 of 3 with Philippe Goldin, PhD – eng

webinar 2 info

We are happy, grateful and proud to have Philippe Goldin (PG), PhD, Associate Professor, UC Davis, as a guest lecturer again!

Philippe is a psychologist and brain researcher, he is one of the world’s leading researchers on mindfulness effects on the brain. He has an extensive scientific production in the field and about 90 scientific articles have been published.

Philippe has also been a scientific advisor to Google when their very popular Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program was developed for employees about ten years ago. He is also one of the founders of the leadership program that was subsequently developed (SIYLI).

In the 1990s, PG spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying different languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate techniques at the Namgyal Monaseray Dialectic Monsastic Institute, and also served as an interpreter for various Tibetan lamas.

Philippe Goldin, PhD is an Associate Professor at University of California Davis and
Director of Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.


His team is currently engaged in
(a) basic research on the brain networks that differentiate different types of emotion regulation strategies;

(b) clinical research on the neural bases of psychopathology;

and (c) clinical intervention research examining the brain and behavioral mechanisms of therapeutic change during Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Compassion Cultivation Training in adults with anxiety, depression and chronic pain disorders.


Summary of talk at webinar 2 of 3, January 27

In this talk Philippe presented and discussed brain and behavioral data showing how CBT and MBSR produce shared/similar and also unique changes in anxiety, reappraisal and acceptance during 12 weeks of treatment. Mediators of therapeutic change in adults with social anxiety disorder were examined.

Deep dive into the shared and unique temporal dynamics during 3 months of CBT vs MBSR for adults with social anxiety disorder: an investigation of anxiety, emotion regulation, and mediators of therapeutic brain and behavioral changes.


Philippe has attached 3 published papers on the randomized controlled trial of CBT vs MBSR vs no treatment

Group CBT Versus MBSR for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

Trajectories of social anxiety, cognitive reappraisal, and mindfulness during an RCT of CBGT versus MBSR for social anxiety disorder

Acceptance versus reappraisal: Behavioral, autonomic, and neural effects

Moderator and host:
Dr Ola Schenström, Gp, mindfulness teacher, author of 4 book on mindfulness.

Ola is a founder of Mindfulnesscenter (2007, MfC) with the aim of making training in mindfulness and compassion widely available in Sweden – in preschool / school, care, working life and leadership.

MfC has trained about 2,800 Mindfulnessinstructors Step 1 and about 180 Step 2. About 15 research articles have been published on MfC trainingprograms and e-courses.

Ola has previously been chairman of the Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons and Chair of the Executive Committee of the IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War)recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

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