Videos on Mindfulness
Mindfulness and MBSR
Mindfulness and Mental Health
Documentary on Mindfulness and the global mental health crisis: “My Year of Living Mindfully” by Shannon Harvey: watch the preview here (if you care to see the whole film you can rent or purchase it here as well):
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Mark Williams at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre:
9 Attitudes of Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn beautifully describes the attitudes that support mindfulness practice, as well as living in a way that is open-minded, and open-hearted.
Full Catastrophe Living
A book by Jon Kabat-Zinn: a highly engaging read about the MBSR program.
Wherever you go, there you are
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn. A practical guide to meditation.
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD)
By Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
The original, accessible book about MBCT.
The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress
By Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale
Happiness Is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life
By Sylvia Boorstein.
A wonderful, warm exploration of the grounds for durable happiness.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma
By Bessel Van der Kolk.
One of the world’s experts in trauma, and the embodied, mindful, path to healing.
Cultivation of Self-Care and Compassion by Chris Germer
Chris Germer, co-developer of Mindful Sel-Compassion training, offers free meditations for the cultivation of self-care and compassion: https://chrisgermer.com/meditations/
Community Mindfulness Sessions with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MC@B)
Available LIVE-ONLINE or by PHONE: All sessions are free and open to the public, and are offered daily (Monday-Saturday). https://www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/class/three-community-mindfulness-meditation-sessions-available-zoom-and-telephone
Oxford Mindfulness Center at the University of Oxford Resources
Oxford Mindfulness Center at the University of Oxford has resources available to the public, including free guided practices and weekly podcasts: https://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/learn-mindfulness/resources/
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Guided Meditations
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s free guided meditations: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
The Krame Center for Mindful Living
Free guided meditations of various lengths (from 5 minutes – 50 minutes) from some of my beloved teachers and colleagues: https://thekramecenter.org/meditations/
Research on Mindfulness
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression, Kuyken et al. Research comparing MBCT favorably to anti-depressant medication. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2008-16943-016?doi=1
Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) Reduce Anxiety and Depression in Adult Cancer Patients
Mindfulness meditation: A research-proven way to reduce stress and improve both mental and physical health
Mindfulness meditation: A research-proven way to reduce stress and improve both mental and physical health, American Psychological Association article on the evidence-based benefits of MBSR and MBCT. https://www.apa.org/topics/mindfulness-meditation
What defines mindfulness-based programs? The warp and the weft
What defines mindfulness-based programs? The warp and the weft, by Crane et al. Clarifies what elements are consistent across all evidence-based Mindfulness-Based programs, and what vary depending on the population they are designed to serve. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28031068/
Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference
Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference, by Norman Farb et al, 2007.
This research demonstrates two distinct neural pathways in the brain reflecting “narrative” and “experiential” ways of being aware of oneself, the first associated with a ‘default’ narrative awareness of a distinct self over time, and the second reflecting present-moment, sensory awareness of self. The authors show that mindfulness training increases the ability to shift from the default narrative pathway to the experiential, which has important implications for relieving patterns of distress associated with depression and anxiety.
Janet is on this international listing of mental health professionals who are committed to excellence in the delivery, training and dissemination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. This organization offers quality assurance for each listed teacher and their courses.
Center for Healthy Minds
Created by leading neuroscientist and researcher Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin, the Center has already demonstrated that well-being is a skill that can be learned and cultivated. https://centerhealthyminds.org
Center for Mindful Eating
Dedicated to cultivating mindful awareness in support of a healthier relationship with food. https://www.thecenterformindfuleating.org
Mindfulness in education information hub, and free Fact Sheet. http://discovermindfulness.ca
Supporting social change and transformation through contemplative practice. https://www.garrisoninstitute.org
Susan Kaiser Greenland’s work with mindfulness for kids and families. https://www.susankaisergreenland.com
Janet is listed on this global directory of Mindfulness Teachers and Events. In collaboration with Mindful.org, this global platform is dedicated to supporting the field in maintaining high quality standards, listing only those teachers whose level of training has been verified.
Mind and Life Institute
Leading mindfulness research organization, bringing together eminent scientists and contemplative practitioners and scholars. https://www.mindandlife.org
Magazine and website about mindfulness. http://www.mindful.org
Mindfulness Center at Brown University
Bringing research, practice and teacher training together in the direct lineage that Jon Kabat-Zinn began at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. https://www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/
Website all about MBCT. https://mbct.com
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
A leading global center, housed within the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry. http://oxfordmindfulness.org
Mindfulness Apps & Sites
Muse: Meditation and Sleep App
Formerly called “Meditation Studio”, Muse: Meditation and Sleep App features guided meditations from many mindfulness experts. Janet’s 2 guided meditations within this app are titled: Spacious Awareness and Open Heart Body Scan. You’re welcome to use this link to automatically receive a 15% discount at checkout: https://mbsy.co/3jftCh
Mindfulness Meditation Live
Presenting offerings for live mindfulness courses, trained mindfulness teachers, and connecting with others interested in mindfulness topics. Janet is listed on Mindfulness Meditation Live.
Participating in counseling can be a transformative means of becoming more aware of who you actually are, what you love most, and how to embrace life from what’s deepest and best in you.
See the many courses Janet offers with Stillpoint Mindfulness, including MBSR, MBCT, Teacher Training, Graduate Programs, Mindfulness Mentoring, and much more.