Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, part of the scientific program for the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting


  • Dr Bruno Cayoun
    Dr Bruno Cayoun
    Director | Trainer | Researcher

    Dr Bruno Cayoun is a Clinical Psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT). He is the Director of the MiCBT Institute, a leading provider of MiCBT training and professional development to mental health services and professional associations internationally since 2003. Bruno keeps a private practice in Hobart, Australia, undertakes mindfulness research at the MiCBT Institute, and co-supervises several studies in collaboration with various institutions, including Monash University, University of Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney, and Massey University. He has practised mindfulness meditation and undergone intensive training in France, Nepal, India, and Australia since 1989.

    Bruno is the author of three books, including Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice (Wiley, 2011), Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Well-Being and Personal Growth: Four Steps to Enhance Inner Calm, Self-Confidence and Relationships (Wiley, 2015) and co-author of The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Guide for Therapists (Wiley, 2018). His mindfulness training audio instructions are used worldwide in various languages, and he is the principal developer of questionnaires, including the Short Progress Assessment and the Mindfulness-based Self Efficacy Scale.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 29 Apr 2019
  • Time: 1:30 am - 5:00 am


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd), Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


29 Apr 2019


1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

What can Mindfulness bring to your Pain Practice


Imaging research demonstrates that about 80 percent of people who transit from acute to chronic pain produce neuroplasticity linking pain pathways to learning areas of the brain, showing biological evidence that chronic pain is largely learned. The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the efficacy of a short self-guided mindfulness-based interoceptive exposure to extinguish learned aversive responses to pain sensations. It includes a video demonstration of the method and its immediate analgesic effect with a patient, and a description of preliminary research showing that chronic pain can largely be unlearned. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and implement the skills during the workshop.
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