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‘Learning to experience’: Metacognition and romanticism in Mindfulness‐based Cognitive Therapy

‘Learning to experience’: Metacognition and romanticism in Mindfulness‐based Cognitive Therapy

Joanna Cook
Lecturer in Medical Anthropology at University College London
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 17:30
Location: 

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)

Abstract: 

Dr. Cook’s current research focuses on mindfulness and mental health in the UK. Taking political and public interest in mindfulness as its ethnographic focus, this work analyses practices of ethics, well-being and self-cultivation that crosscut emerging forms of governance in contemporary British society.

Bio: 

Dr. Cook is the author of Meditation in Modern Buddhism: Renunciation and change in Thai monastic life (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and the co-editor of The State We’re In: Reflecting on Democracy’s Troubles (Berghan Books, 2016), Detachment: Essays on the limits of relational thinking (Manchester University Press, 2015) and Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power (Routledge, 2012). She is a Senior Research Fellow of the British Academy and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford for the current academic year.

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