Resources for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

MBSR is based on the foundational work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. Over hundreds of thousands of people have gone through his program at the University of Massachusetts. His seminal book, Full Catastrophe Living, is a substantial resource for anyone delving into MBSR for the first time and for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge base.

Full Catastrophe Living
Full Catastrophe Living
Jon Kabat-Zinn's seminal work on mindfulness, meditation, healing, and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.
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How We Work
How We Work by Leah Weiss, PhD
Based on the course she teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Dr. Weiss wrote a how-to on thriving at work.
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The Polyvagal Theory
The Polyvagal Theory by Stephen W. Porges
Porges compiled decades of research on his groundbreaking neurophysiological Polyvagal Theory which has provided insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, trust, and intimacy.
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You Are Not Your Pain
You Are Not Your Pain
Based on the firsthand experiences of authors Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman, this book explores their eight-week program of mindfulness-based practices that may help alleviate pain and stress.
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Buddha’s Brain
Buddha's Brain
This book draws upon the latest scientific research to explore how people may stimulate the brain to improve relationships, foster a deeper spiritual life, and gain  more self-esteem and self-worth—using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.
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How To Train Your Brain To Go Positive Instead Of Negative

Negativity can engulf your brain, train your brain to go positive with a simple exercise practiced regularly. Learn more by clicking the link above.

UMASS Medical School creates first division of Mindfulness

Marking unprecedented support for the role of mindfulness in health care, the University of Massachusetts Medical School announced in December the creation of a new division dedicated to its academic study, The Division of Mindfulness. Within a medical school, a “division” indicates that an area, such as endocrinology or psychiatry, is designated as something requiring long-term focused study in order to develop increasingly more effective treatments. Click the link above.