Mindfulness Training for Living Well

Current Research on Mindfulness

Over the last decade there has been an incredible amount of documented research into the effectiveness of mindfulness based approaches in improving physical and mental health. Mindfulness practices have been shown to decrease stress, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and have proven effective in managing chronic pain.

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The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) is an excellent source of information for all the latest research on the scientific study of mindfulness. Here you will find details of mindfulness research publications, interventions and measurement as well as access to the Mindfulness Research Monthly.
The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University provides details of current mindfulness-based research, teacher training and regular conferences in the UK. Further details of current research into mindfulness based approaches can also be found at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the University of Exeter.

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Recommended Reading - Mindfulness

Williams, M. Teasdale, J.D. Segal, Z. V. and Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). 'The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness'. The Guilford Press.


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Kabat-Zinn, J. (2001) 'Full-Catastrophe Living: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using Mindfulness meditation'. Piatkus.

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Segal, Z.V., Williams, J. M. G. and Teasdale, J. D. (2002). 'Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse'. The Guilford Press.


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Williams, M and Penman, D. (2011). 'Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world'. Piatkus.



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Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005) 'Coming to our Sense: Healing ourselves and the world through Mindfulness'. Hyperion.

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Parmananda (1996). 'Change your mind: A practical guide to Buddhist Meditation'. Windhorse Publications.



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Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005) 'Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life'.   Hyperion.

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Burch, Vidyamala, Penman, D. (2013) Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing'. Piatkus.

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Burch, Vidyamala. (2008) 'Living Well with Pain and Illness: The mindful way to free yourself from suffering'. Piatkus.

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Santorelli, S. (2000)  'Heal Thy Self: Lessons on MIndfulness in Medicine'. Bell Tower.

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Kornfield, J. (2002) 'A Path With Heart: A guide through the perils and promises of spiritual life'. Rider.



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Maitreyabandhu, (2009). 'Life With Full Attention: A practical course in Mindfulness'.Windhorse Publications.

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Bodhipaksa. (2010) 'Wildmind: A step-by-step guide to meditation. Windhorse Publications.

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Parmananda (2007). 'The Art of Meditation: The Body'. Windhorse Publications.



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Recommended Reading - Kindness and Compassion


Salzberg, S. (1995) 'Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness.' Shambhala.

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Germer, C. K. (2009). 'The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions'. The Guildford Press.



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Vessantara (2006). 'The Art of Meditation: The Heart'. Windhorse Publications.



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Brach, T. (2013) 'True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart.' Hay House.

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Bartley, T. (2016) 'Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer'. Wiley.



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Gilbert, P. (2010) 'The Compassionate Mind'. Constable.



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