Professional Activities

Publications and Presentations

Self-Regulation

Milligan, K., Badali, P., & Spiroiu, F. (2015). Using Mindfulness Martial Arts to address self-regulation challenges in youth with learning disabilities: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Borges, C., Milligan, K., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Mathewson, K., Segalowitz, S.J., & Schmidt, L.A. (2014). Change in respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) in response to a mindfulness training intervention in adolescent males with self-regulation disorders. Presentation at Development 2014.

Badali, P. & Milligan, K. (2014). Awareness in the midst of calm and fight, flight or freeze: Klub Integra’s Mindfulness Martial Arts. Interpersonal Neurobiology and Innovative Therapeutic Practices Working with Children and Families, Toronto, ON.

Milligan, K., Badali, P., Craig, S. (2011). Mindfulness Martial Arts: Enhancing executive functions in youth with learning disabilities and self-regulation challenges. Poster presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Badali, P. & Muscat, B. (2010).  Developing of a Program targeting anxiety, depression and self-regulation in youth.  Autism-Treatment Network, Bridging the Gap in ASD.  Dealing with fear without and within.  March 26, 2010, Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Milligan, K., Badali, P. Case, E., Jurasek, D., & McKeough, T. (2011). Mindfulness Martial Arts: Engaging and promoting resilience in youth with learning disabilities and self-regulation difficulties. Poster presentation at Ontario Centre of Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health, Gathering Ground Conference, London, ON.

Mindfulness Treatment

Badali, P. (2016). Mindfulness and mindset: Directing your energy and maximizing your potential. Keynote. Rheumatology Education Day. May 14, 2016, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

Badali, P. (2015). Changing your Mindset about ADHD. Mindfulness for Youth with ADHD. Special Topics Workshop, October 6, 2015, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

Milligan, K., Wilkins, L., Sibalis, A., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S.J. (2014). Mindfulness treatment for boys with ADHD improves ERP indices of Attention. Presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Milligan, K., Wilkins, L., Sibalis, A.,  Spiroiu, F.,  Badali, P.,  Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S.J. (2014).  Improving Working Memory in Adolescents with ADHD+LD through an Activity-Enhanced Mindfulness Treatment.  Presentation at Development 2014.

Anxiety, ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Lackner, C., Milligan, K., Wilkins, L., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S. (2014).  Mindfulness martial arts training improves ERP indices of selective attention in adolescents with ADHD and/or learning disabilities. Presentation at Development 2014.

Doidge, J., Wilkins, L., Milligan, K., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S.J. (submitted). Mindfulness Treatment Decreases ERP Indices of Affect Intensity following negative feedback in Adolescents with ADHD. Poster Presentation at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Toronto, Canada.

Milligan, K. & Badali, P. (2013). Integrating activity-based mindfulness training into therapy with youth with learning disabilities. Paper presentation at 74th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC

Haydicky, J., Weiner, J., Badali, P., Ducharme, J., & Milligan, K. (2012). Evaluation of a Mindfulness-based Intervention for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and Co-occurring ADHD and Anxiety. Mindfulness, 3, 151-164.

Haydicky, J., Weiner, J., Badali, P., Ducharme, J., & Milligan, K. (2012). Mindfulness training for adolescents with learning disabilities. Mindfulness, 3, 151-164.

Milligan, K., Badali, P., Craig, S. (2011). Mindfulness Martial Arts: Enhancing executive functions in youth with learning disabilities and self-regulation challenges. Poster presentation at Ontario Centre of Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health, Gathering Ground Conference, London, ON.

Lackner, C. L., Milligan, K., Wilkins, L., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S. J. (May, 2014). Mindfulness martial arts training improves ERP indices of selective attention in adolescents with ADHD and/or learning disabilities. Poster Presentation at Development 2014.

Milligan, K., Badali, P., Case, E., Jurasek, D., & McKeough, T. (2011). Mindfulness Martial Arts: Engaging and promoting resilience in youth with learning disabilities and self-regulation difficulties. Poster presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Various Articles, Engagements, and Workshops

The Way of the Warrior: How Mindfulness Builds Resilience

The Winds of Change Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference with Innovative Therapeutic Practices

Managing ADHD and Anxiety

High School Martial Arts Teaches Students Mindfulness

Mindfulness Martial Arts Therapy

Affiliations

Ontario Association of Social Workers 

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

iSAND Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Warrior Martial Arts