Silvia Bianchi received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Padova. Since 1999, she has been working for different hospices, hospitals, ASL and associations as a clinical psychologist in oncology and palliative care and, since 2002, she has been teaching general and clinical mindfulness (also as scientific referent) for health professionals as part of the “continuing education contest“ of M.I.U.R (Italian Ministry of Higher Education University and Research). In 2002, she completed a D.E.A. at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS) on Science and Buddhism. In 2006, she specialized at the school in Clinical Psychotherapy (mindfulness-based, final dissertation “the I am process of identification and dis-identification through mindfulness) in Florence, Italy. Since 2011, she have been working as supervisor in contemplative mindfulness based supervision at the Karuna institute (London and Devon, UK), as teacher of Mindfulness and MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness (University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.), and as teacher of Dharma and meditation for the international organization FPMT. From 2010 to 2014, she was professor of "General and clinical mindfulness” at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Florence in the Master "Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Meditation”. Since 2012, she has been a professor of “Clinical Mindfulness” at the University of Turin.