Resources

RESOURCES FOR THE MINDFULNESS FACILITATOR

Research Articles

It can be challenging to stay on top of all the wonderful research happening in the world of Mindfulness. We recommend two web-based sources:

Compendium of the Teaching Assessment Criteria of Mindfulness-Based Intervention Teachers from the UK

http://www.academia.edu/3205977/The_Bangor_Exeter_and_Oxford_Mindfulness-based_interventions_teaching_assessment_criteria

Compassion – Bridging Practice and Science

Free eBook by Tania Singer et al (Director of the Department of Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany): http://www.compassion-training.org

Selected Mindfulness Bibliography

Introduction to Mindfulness:

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (2011). Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life. Sounds True.
  • Kornfield, J. (2008). A Wise Heart. A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. Bantam
  • Brach, T. (2004). Radical Acceptance. Embracing You Life with the Heart of a Buddha. Bantam
  • Thich Nhat Hanh. (1992). Peace is Ever Step. The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. Bantam
  • Hanson, R. (2009). The Buddha’s Brain. The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. New Harbinger
  • Siegel, R. (2010). The Mindfulness Solution. Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems. Guilford.

MBSR Related Books

  • Kabat-Zinn, J., & Hanh, T. N. (2009). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Random House LLC.
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Hyperion.
  • Stahl, B., & Goldstein, E. (2010). A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. New Harbinger Publications.

MBSR Informed Books

  • Segal, Z. V., Williams, J. M. G., & Teasdale, J. D. (2012). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. Guilford Press.
  • Williams, M., Teasdale J., Segal Z. & Kabat-Zinn J. (2007) The Mindful Way Through Depression. Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. Guilford.
  • Bowen, S., Chawla, N., & Marlatt, G. A. (2010). Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A clinician’s Guide. Guilford Press.
  • Orsillo, S. M., & Roemer, L. (2011). The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life. Guilford Press.
  • McCown, D., Reibel, D., & Micozzi, M. S. (2011). Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators. New York: Springer.

Compassion and Loving Kindness Books

  • Germer, C. K. (2009). The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. Guilford Press.
  • Neff, K. (2011). Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. HarperCollins.
  • Salzberg, S. (2004). Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Shambhala Publications.
  • Salzberg, S. (2010). Real happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-day Program. Workman Publishing.

Stress

  • Sapolsky, R. M. (2004). Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-related Diseases, and Coping-Now Revised and Updated. Macmillan.

Trauma

  • Levine, P. A. (2010). In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. North Atlantic Books.
  • Rothschild, B. (2010). 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing (8 Keys to Mental Health). WW Norton & Company.
  • Van der Kolk, B (2014). The Body Keeps the Score. Viking.

Pain

  • Gardner-Nix, J. (2009). The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Burch, V. (2010). Living Well with Pain and Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering. Sounds True.

Parenting/Childcare

  • Kabat-Zinn, M., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1998). Everyday blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. Hyperion.
  • Greenland, S. K. (2010). The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate. Simon and Schuster.
  • Casarjian, B. E., & Dillon, D. H. (2007). Mommy Mantras: Affirmations and Insights to Keep You from Losing Your Mind. Random House LLC.

Professional Training Courses

MBSR TRAINING

  • Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training is located at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester. https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/oasis/index.aspx

MBSR, MBCT, MSC, and others

  • Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. http://mbpti.org/

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting

Mindful Eating

Mindfulness for Children/teens