Research Validates the Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Interventions
The documented benefits of meditation are plentiful. We recommend visiting the following resources for specific published research:
Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Kabat-Zinn, Jon, Delacorte Press, 1999
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditations in Everyday Life. Hyperion, 1994
Coming to Our Senses, Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. Hyperion, 2005
The Mindful Way Through Depression – Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness.
Mindfulness for Beginners, Sounds True, Inc., 2012
Santorelli, Saki: Heal Thyself, Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine. Bell Tower, New York, NY, 1999
Smalley, Susan and Winston, Diana: Fully Present the Science, Art & Practice of Mindfulness, Da Capa Press, 2010
Stahl, Bob and Millstine, Wendy: Calming the Rush of Panic: An MBSR Guide to Freeing Yourself From Panic Attacks and Living a Vital Life, New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2013
Stahl, Bob and Goldstein, Elisha: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2010
Boyce, Barry, Editor: The Mindfulness Revolution, Shambhala Publications 2011
Chosen Bays, Jan , Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food, Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2009
Bell, Charlotte: Yoga for Meditators, Publishers Group West 2012
Bell, Charlotte: Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life, Rodmell Press, Berkeley, California, 2007
Mindfulness in Education:
Everybody Present: Mindfulness in Education by Nikolaj & Didde Flor Rotne, Parallax Press, Berkeley, California, 2013
Learning To Breathe: A Research-based Approach to Mindfulness for Adolescents: http://www.learning2breathe.org.
The Still Quiet Place: http://www.stillquietplace.com
Mindful Schools: Integrating Mindifulness Into Education: http://www.mindfulschools.org
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education “iBme”: http://www.ibme.info
Child’s Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children be more Focused, Calm, and Relaxed by Christopher Williams, Parallax Press, 2010
Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning, Irene McHenry and Richard Brady, Editors
A Settled Mind: Stress Reduction for the Classroom and Beyond, Kimberly Post Rowe, Five Seeds Publshers, 2007
Mindfulness and Grief by Heather Stang, CICO Books, 2014
Mindfulness in Psychotherapy:
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A. Treleaven. W.W. Norton & Company, 2018
The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions, Shauna L. Shapiro and Linda E. Carlson, American Psychological Association, 2009
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Addiction, Stress, and Pain, Eric Garland, Ph.D., NASW Press
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, C. Germer, R. Siegel, P. Fulton, Guilford Press, NY & London, New York, 2013
The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook by Margaret Cullen & Gonzalo Brito Pons, New Harbinger Publications, California, 2015
The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion by D. Tirch, B. Schoendorff, L. Silberstein, New Harbinger Publications, California, 2014
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel Siegel, Bantam Books, 2011
Mindfulness in Parenting:
The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, Namaste Publishing, Vancouver, 2014
Everyday Blessings: the Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn, Hachette Books, 1998
Mindfulness and Compassion:
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer, Guilford Press, New York & London, 2009
Self-Compassion the Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, HarperCollins, 2011
Compassion: Listening To the Cries of the World by Christina Feldman,Rodmell Press, Berkeley, 2005
Loving-Kindness the Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzburg, Shambhala, Boston & London, 2002
The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron, Shambhala, Boston, 2002
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion: http://centerformsc.org
Stanford School of Medicine’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education: http://ccare.stanford.edu
Mindfulness Audio Files:
Saki Santorelli: The Healing Practice of Mindfulness, MP3 CD Audiobook, Order from Amazon.com
Jon Kabat Zinn: See a complete list of audio CDs on Amazon.com.
Bob Stahl: Mindful Healing Audio Series
Free: University of Utah Mindfulness Clinic: http://counselingcenter.utah.edu/services/mindfulness.php
Free: UCLA Mindfulnss Awareness Research Center: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
Free: Tara Brach, PhD: http://www.tarabrach.com
Apps: There seems to be a new meditation app born every week. Tricycle Magazine does a quarterly review which you might find helpful. The ones mentioned below are the ones several of us use. If you use one and LOVE it, let us know why and we can post here as an option for folks to consider.
Insight Meditation Timer: This is a very useful app that helps you to time your meditation sessions. You can also track your progress and connect with other meditators all over the world if you like.
Plum Village Meditation App: A beautiful, free app designed by the Thich Nhat Hanh community.
Headspace: This is an excellent app that helps to demystify the practice of mindfulness, offering step-by-step instruction, funny animation to illustrate key practices, etc. Check out the October 2015 Radio West/Doug Fabrizio interview with creator, Andy Puddicombe.
Mindfulness: Very straightforward and especially helpful for beginners. Cost is $1.99.
Stop, Breathe, and Think: Another recently released mindfulness app. This one is FREE and feels appropriate for adolescents and adults.
Local Meditation Groups:
Metta Mindfulness + Meditation Center: Founded by Becca Peters.
MBSR - Mindfulness Meditation Group: Meets every Friday morning from 7:15-8:15 at 21st Yoga Studio in Salt Lake. Drop-in rate $10.
True Mountain Sangha - Thich Nhat Hanh: firstname.lastname@example.org. This group is currently meeting at the Salt Lake Hari Krishna Center on Sundays at 5pm. This session is a combination of sitting practice and dharma discussion. There is a suggested donation of $5, but this is not necessary in order to attend. Contact: Josh Hill.
SLC Insight: Thursday Evenings: 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City.
Lower Lights Sangha: Founded by Thomas McKonkie.
Two Arrows Zen: Founded by Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei and Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei.
Urgyen Sampten Ling: Founded by Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen (Jerry Gardner) and Jean LaSarre Gardner.
Katog Jana Ling: Khentrul Lodrö T'hayé Rinpoche.
Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA, USA
Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA, USA
Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Cabin John, MD, USA
Southern Dharma, Hot Springs, NC, USA
Vipassana Meditation Centers (U.S. and Canada)
Boundless Way Zen, Worcester, MA, USA
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Zen Center of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Zen Community of Oregon, Clatskanie, OR, USA
Karme Choling, Barnet, VT, USA
Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA
Gaia House, Devon, England
Vipassana Meditation Centers (worldwide)
Dharma Retreats, Toronto, Canada
This list of retreat centers is not meant to be exclusive or complete. The intention and format of the retreat you choose, and the background of the teacher, is more important than the name of the retreat center. This list is the same offered by the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS for those interested in MBSR and other mindfulness-based training programs.