Recomended Reading

 

Practicing mindfulness is a life-long learning process.  Here are a few books that I have found helpful, both for myself and for working with my patients.  These resource books and workbooks are available in most bookstores and online.

 

Resource Books and Workbooks:

"Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Mind and Body to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness" by Kabat-Zinn

"Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life" by Hayes

"Living Beyond Your Pain" by Dahl & Lundgren

"The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety" by Forsyth & Eifert

"The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life” by Orsillo & Roemer

"The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness" by Teasdale & Segal

"The Miracle of Mindfulness" byThich Nhat Hanh

"The Practicing Happiness Workbook" by Baer

"Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Kabat-Zinn

 

websites:

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society University of Massachusetts Medical School

Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

The Mindfulness Solution.  This website includes free downloads of guided meditations.

 

Apps:

Here are a few apps that both myself and patients have found useful which include a variety of guided meditations.  There are many other apps out there and you may want to experiment with a few until you find one that works well for you.

Insight Timer, Breathe2Relax, Headspace

 

Scientific Books and Articles:

Baer, R. A. (Ed.). (2015). Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: Clinician's guide to evidence base and applications. Academic Press.

Carmody, J., & Baer, R. A. (2008). Relationships between mindfulness practice and levels of mindfulness, medical and psychological symptoms and well-being in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Journal of behavioral medicine31(1), 23-33.

Geschwind, N., Peeters, F., Drukker, M., van Os, J., & Wichers, M. (2011). Mindfulness training increases momentary positive emotions and reward experience in adults vulnerable to depression: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology79(5), 618.

Hardy, J., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2016). Intra-individual variability and psychological flexibility: affect and health in a National US sample. Journal of Research in Personality.

Hardy, J. K., Crofford, L. J., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2011). Goal conflict, distress, and pain in women with fibromyalgia: A daily diary study. Journal of psychosomatic research70(6), 534-540.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (1999). Acceptance and commitment therapy: An experiential approach to behavior change. Guilford Press.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change. Guilford Press.

Hofmann, S. G., Sawyer, A. T., Witt, A. A., & Oh, D. (2010). The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology78(2), 169.

Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical psychology review31(6), 1041-1056.

McCracken, L. (Ed.). (2011). Mindfulness and acceptance in behavioral medicine: current theory and practice. New Harbinger Publications.

Segal, Z. V., Williams, J. M. G., & Teasdale, J. D. (2012). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression. Guilford Press.

Segerstrom, S. C., Stanton, A. L., Flynn, S. M., Roach, A. R., Testa, J. J., & Hardy, J. K. (2012). Episodic repetitive thought: Dimensions, correlates, and consequences. Anxiety, Stress & Coping25(1), 3-21.

Teasdale, J. D., & Segal, Z. V. (2007). The mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. Guilford Press.

Watkins, E. R. (2008). Constructive and unconstructive repetitive thought. Psychological bulletin134(2), 163.