Science-Based Application: Resources


Links

American Psychology Association- Literature reviews and meta-analyses are likely more interesting/useful than individual studies.

http://www.apa.org/search.aspx?query=mindfulness

Wikipedia--Classic overview of MBSR and MBCT.  Encyclopedia definitions with history and background.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness-based_stress_reduction

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness-based_cognitive_therapy

Greater Good Science Center-Limitations of Mindfulness. A run down of articles for skeptics that want to read into the hard science on some of the generalized claims made by mindfulness promoters.

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_we_still_dont_know_about_mindfulness_meditation

 

Center for Mindfulness, Umass--MBSR and MBCT courses. Coruses you can enroll in to learn more about the techniques used or become a certificed instructor.  https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mindfulness-based-programs/

Jon Kabat Zinn on Mindfulness backed Science- A talk from Jon Kabat Zinn where he discusses the science he was involved in that sparked the creation of MBSR and other emerging sciences. https://www.mindful.org/jon-kabat-zinn-video-series-on-mindful-org/


Books

A very practical companion for stress reduction.

Founder of Mindfulness movement MBSR0: mindfulness with an emphasis on reducing stress.


Videos

Jon Kabat Zinn Body Scan Meditation GUIDED MEDITATION- A guided meditation by Jon Kabat Zinn that takes you through the process of scanning the body with the goal of creating more body awareness.

Optimize Interview: The Neuroscience of Meditation with Richie Davidson--Brian Johnson breaks down the Neuroscience of meditation and curates the takeaways from Richie Davidson book.  Mindfulness for those with only a few minutes to spare.


Meditation Changes Your Brain for the Better, Even if You're Not a Monk | Wendy Suzuki--

Does Meditation Really Affect Your Brain?--Hank Greene explores the science of meditation and the brain in a fun youtube series, SciShow Psych


Dr. Ron Siegel: "The Science of Mindfulness" | Talks at Google--the history of mindfulness and an explanation of the evolutionary adaption of meta awareness.


Tools

Positive Psychology Program--25 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercise
A series of exercises to flex your mindfulness muscles.

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr/#references



MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction exercises
Tools and resources used by MBSR practitioners in the field.

https://www.themindfulword.org/2012/mbsr-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction/



New Neuroscience Reveals 2 Rituals That Will Make You More Mindful
Author explores the no so helpful habits we have and how mindfulness can help us make changes.
http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2017/10/more-mindful/

 

A guide to Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy
A source for discovering even more helpful resources on MCBT.

http://mbct.com/resources/guided-meditation/