Magdalena Mazurkiewicz

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Magdalena Mazurkiewicz

PhD Student, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw

Summary of research

I completed my M.A. in Social Clinical Psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. My M.A. thesis concentrated on mindfulness and strategies of coping with stress. My research interests are mindfulness, compassion and gratitude and their role in shaping a harmonious intergroup relations. My current project focuses on mindfulness and gratitude and their role in prejudice reduction.
I am also a mindfulness trainer. I completed MBSR and Interpersonal Mindfulness training courses at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts created by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I am a co-founder of The Mind Institute in Poland (, former president of Polish Mindfulness Association and member of European Shambala Association. I developed and led mindfulness and compassion workshops and trainings at the hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and in multiple business settings. I am also a team member of ZEN Driving Foundation ( where I am responsible for developing and leading mindfulness trainings for drivers. I cooperate with polish journal MINDFULNESS business & life as an expert and author of articles.

Conference presentations

Mazurkiewicz, M., & Golec de Zavala, A. (2019, September). What mindfulness, prejudice and death anxiety have in common? In A. Brylka (Chair), Predictors of tolerance toward otherness. Symposium conducted at 16th Congress of Polish Society of Social Psychology. Poznan, Poland.

Mazurkiewicz, M., Golec de Zavala, A., & Sedikides, C. (2019, July). Grattitude reduces the link between collective narcissism and prejudice. In A. Golec de Zavala (Chair), Individual predictors of intergroup hostility: facilitators and inhibitors. Symposium conducted at the 2019 Conference of International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Florence, Italy.

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Benefits of mindfulness

Mindfulness derives from the Buddhist tradition from over two and a half thousand years ago. Despite the multitude of schools and differences in texts

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