Articles on mindfulness meditation from popular journals

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain Harvard Business Review – link

How Mindful Meditation Boosts Creativity and Innovation The Huffington Post – link

Today’s Workplace needs Mindful Leaders The Financial Post – link

Give your Brain a Boost Washington Post – link

Politicians joined by Ruby Wax as parliament pauses for meditation The Guardian – link

Compassion in Business Benefits Employers and Employees The Huffington Post – link


Research findings from participants completing the MBSR course

Improve health and well being
MBSR significantly improves health related quality of life, including reduced physical symptoms and psychological distress – link

Alleviate stress and anxiety
Mindfulness training has been proven to alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression – link

Reduce Burnout at Work
MBSR decreases burnout and improves wellbeing among healthcare providers – link

Pain management
MBSR can assist with pain management or can lead to the reduction of the experience of pain. Many participants have been able to reduce their pain medication over time – link

MBSR has shown reduced rates in hypertension – link

Coronary Heart Disease
Mindfulness training in standard cardiac rehabilitation regimes has been shown to significantly reduce mortality, morbidity and psychological distress – link

Supporting patients with cancer
Research supports that MBSR has significantly decreased symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, anger and confusion with many cancer patients – link

MBSR has been shown to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks and leads to improvements in psychological well being – link

Menopause and hot flushes
MBSR can reduce the degree of distress women experience from hot flushes and night sweats – link


Mindfulness Articles from Scientific Journals

A clinical intervention for anxiety (2007) – link

Mindfulness and Marital Satisfaction (2005) – link


Mindfulness Books

Full Catastrophe Living
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Mark Williams and Danny Penmann

The Miracle of Mindfulness
Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful Compassion: using the power of mindfulness and compassion to transform our lives
Paul Gilbert and Choden

Buddha’s Brain: the practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom
Hanson and Mendius

The mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness
Williams, Teasdale, Segal & Kabat-Zinn

The Brain that Changes Itself
Norman Doidge