Scientific Research

Do not undervalue attention. It means interest and also love. To know, to do, to discover, or to create you must give your heart to it – which means attention. All the blessings flow from it.”  Nisargadatta Maharaj

The main focus of my research at the Department for Psychotherapy of the University Psychiatry Hospital of Bern was the assessment of mindfulness with self-report measures. In the context of this work we developed a new measure for the assessment of mindfulness, the Comprehensive Inventory of Mindfulness Experiences (CHIME; Bergomi, Tschacher & Kupper, 2014). My research also focuses on embodiment, the relationship between mindfulness and mental health, and the evaluation of mindfulness based interventions in adults and children. Another focus of my work is perceptual coordination in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

contact (email): bergomi at spk.unibe dot ch

The Comprehensive Inventory of Mindfulness Experiences (CHIME):

I highly recommend the following talk by Prof. Dr. Evan Thompson on the neuropsychological research of mindfulness (International Symposium for Contemplative Studies 2016):
What is Mindfulness? An Embodied Cognitive Science Perspective

Scientific Publications:


Krägeloh, C. U., Bergomi, C., Siegert, R. J., & Medvedev, O. N. (2017). Response Shift After a Mindfulness-Based Intervention: Measurement Invariance Testing of the Comprehensive Inventory of Mindfulness Experiences. Mindfulness, 1-9. (link)

Bergomi, C., Tschacher, W. & Kupper, Z. (2015). Meditation practice and self-reported mindfulness: a cross-sectional investigation of meditators and non-meditators using the Comprehensive Inventory of Mindfulness Experiences (CHIME). Mindfulness, 6(6), 1411-1421. doi: 10.1007/s12671-015-0415-6 (link) (pdf of pre-print version)

Tschacher, W., Bergomi, C. & Tröndle, M. (2015). Art Affinity Index: An Instrument to Assess Art Relation and Art Knowledge. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 33(2), 161-174. (link)

Bergomi, C., Tschacher, W. & Kupper, Z. (2014). Konstruktion und erste Validierung eines Fragebogens zur umfassenden Erfassung von Achtsamkeit: Das Comprehensive Inventory of Mindfulness Experiences. Diagnostica, 60 (3) 111-125. doi: 10.1026/0012-1924/a000109. (link)
> Donwload of the German version of the CHIME: pdf docx

Tschacher, W., Ramseyer, F. & Bergomi, C. (2013). The Subjective Present and its Modulation in Clinical Contexts. Timing & Time Perception, 1, 239-259. (link)

Tschacher, W. & Bergomi, C. (2013). Conversation with Hermann Haken. Mind and Matter, 11(1), 7-20. (link)

Bergomi, C., Tschacher, W. & Kupper, Z. (2013). The Assessment of Mindfulness with Self-Report Measures: Existing Scales and Open Issues. Mindfulness, 4(3), 191-202. doi: 10.1007/s12671-012-0110-9 (link) (pdf of pre-print version)

Bergomi, C., Ströhle, G., Michalak, J., Funke, F., Berking, M. (2013). Facing the Dreaded: Does Mindfulness Facilitate Coping with Distressing Experiences? A Moderator Analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 42(1), 21-30. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2012.713391 (link) (pdf of pre-print version)

Bergomi, C., Tschacher, W. & Kupper, Z. (2013). Measuring Mindfulness: First Steps towards a Comprehensive Mindfulness Scale. Mindfulness, 4(1), 18-32. doi: 10.1007/s12671-012-0102-9 (link)

Tschacher, W. & Bergomi, C. (2011). Cognitive Binding in Schizophrenia: Weakened Integration of Temporal Intersensory Information. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37(suppl 2), S13-S22. (link)

Röthlin, P., Grosse Holtforth, M., Bergomi, C., Berking, M., Ottenbreit, N. D. & Caspar, F. (2010). Vermeidung und Depression: Die psychometrische Evaluation der deutschen Version der “Cognitive-Behavioral Avoidance Scale” (CBAS). Diagnostica, 56(1), 46-55. (link)


Atmanspacher, H., Bergomi, C., Filk, T., & Kitto K. (eds) (2015). Quantum Interaction QI-2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 8951. Berlin: Springer. (link)

Tschacher, W. & Bergomi, C. (eds.) (2011). The Implications of Embodiment: Cognition and Communication. Exeter: Imprint Academic.

short info & content of the book


Bergomi, C. (2010). Achtsamkeit, buddhistische Meditation und psychische Gesundheit (S. 153-165). In Piron, H., van Quekelberghe R. (Hg.). Meditation und Yoga: Achtsamkeit, Heilung, Selbsterkenntnis. Eschborn bei FfM: Klotz.


Bergomi, C. (2013). Improving Validity in the Assessment of Mindfulness: The Comprehensive Inventory of Mindfulness Experiences (CHIME), Dissertation, University of Bern.

Bergomi, C. (2012, 16. Januar). Rezension des Buches Selbstorganisation der Wissenschaft. von E. J. Brunner, W. Tschacher & K. Kenklies (Hrsg.). Systemagazin – online Journal für systemische Entwicklungen. (link)

Bergomi, C. (2011). Intentionalität: Vorschlag für eine Naturalisierung auf der Basis der Theorie der Selbstorganisation. Forschungsberichte der Universitären Psychiatrischen Dienste Bern, Nr. 11-2. (pdf)

Bergomi, C. (2007). Achtsamkeit, buddhistische Meditation und psychische Gesundheit. [Mindfulness, Buddhist Meditation and mental Health], License (Master) Thesis, University of Bern.