Last Wednesday I had the privilege of being involved in a very interesting talk in Son Espases Hospital, Palma de Mallorca.
I was asked to interpret for Professor Paul Chadwick, Director of Clinical Psychology Training, Kings College London, and even though I had a few worries about interpreting into a language other than my mother tongue, and a few more butterflies in my stomach when I sat on the stage in the Lecture hall, it was very rewarding experience. A few weeks ago Dr Caterina Vicens told me that we would be hearing a lot about Mindfulness in the near future, but little did I know that her words would ring so true. So it gives me great pleasure to upload this fascinating talk, and I am very grateful to Professor Chadwick for giving me permission. Thank you.
On Tuesdays I give two courses about Medical English in the COMIB ( Colegio de Medicos de las Islas Baleares) and two days ago we were very privileged to listen to Dr Caterina Vicens Caldentey, a GP working in Son Serra-La Vileta Primary Care Centre in Palma.
Caterina, as well as being an excellent GP, is very involved in research. In 2012 she received her doctoral thesis from the UIB about the efficacy of withdrawing benzodiacepinas after prolonged treatment, and recently she has been in India to investigate Mindfulness and explore its thepapuetic use in patients with depression or anxiety syndromes.
This extremely interesting presentation is, as she herself says, a simple introduction to the topic; a topic which I think is going to become more and more well-known, and hopefully useful in treating these serious disorders. So, please enjoy and if, as always, you have any comments or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me.