MBSR and MBCT Self-Help Guides

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990) Full catastrophe living: The program of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dell, New York

Stahl, Bob and Goldstein, Elisha.(2010)  A Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Handbook New Harbinger Publications

Williams, J.M.G., Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. TheGuilford Press

Mark Williams and Danny Penman (2011). Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Piatkus

Paul Gilbert and Choden (2013). Mindful Compassion: using the power of mindfulness and compassion to transform our lives. Constable and Robinson


MBCT/SR Manuals for Mindfulness Teachers

Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G. & Teasdale, J.D. (2002) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression: A new approach to preventing relapse. Guilford, New York

McCown,D, Reibel, D, and Micozzi, M (2010). Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical guide for clinicians and educators. Springer

Bruno.A.Cayoun (2015) MiCBT for Wellbeing and Personal Growth: Four Steps to Enhance Inner Calm, Self-Confidence and Relationships. Wiley Blackwell 


Useful Reference Books

Hanson, R and Mendius, R (2009) Buddha’s Brain: the practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom. New Harbinger Publications

Greenberger, D and Padesky, C. (1995) Mind over Mood: change how you feel by changing the way you think. Guildford Press

Mc Gown, D. The Ethical Space of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

Palmer, Parker J. (1998) The Courage to Teach. J Wiley & Sons

Mark  Nepo (2005) Exquisit risk. “The exquisite risk is a doorway that lets us experience the extraordinary in the ordinary.”

Bruce H. Lipton (2015) The biology of Belief, Hay House 

James R.Doty (2016) In to the magic shop. A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart


Research Articles

Baer, R. (2003) Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 125-140

Baer, R.A., Smith, G.T., Hopkins, J., Krietemeyer, J. & Toney, L. (2006) Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness. Assessment,13, 27-45

Bishop, S., Lau, M., Shapiro, S. et al (2004) Mindfulness: A proposed theoretical operational definition. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11, 230-241

Breslin, F.C., Zack, M. & McMain, S. (2002) An information-processing analysis of mindfulness: Implications for relapse prevention in the treatment of substance abuse. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 275-299

Carson, J.W., Carson, K.M., Gil, K.M. & Baucom, D.H. (2004)  Mindfulness-based relationship enhancement.  Behaviour Therapy, 35, 471-494

Chadwick, P., Newman Taylor, K. & Abba, N. (2005) Mindfulness groups for people with psychosis. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 351-359

Davidson, R., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J. et al. (2003) Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65, 564-570

Dobkin et al, 2012 For Whom May Participation in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program be Contraindicated? Mindfulness (http://www.mcgill.ca/wholepersoncare/sites/mcgill.ca.wholepersoncare/files/P.Dobkin_2012.pdf)

Elliston, P. (2001) Mindfulness in medicine and everyday life. British Medical Journal, 323, S2-7322

Epstein, R.M. (1999) Mindful practice. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282, 833-839 

Evans A et al, (2014). A Framework for Supervision for Mindfulness-Based Teachers: a Space for Embodied Mutual Inquiry. Mindfulness

Evans, J. (2006) Mindfulness from a cognitive therapy perspective: Theoretical and clinical implications. Clinical Psychology Forum, 158, 5-8

Feldman, C. & Kuyken, W. (2011) Compassion in the landscape of suffering. Contemporary Buddhism, 12, 143 – 155

Fennell, M.J.V. (2004) Depression, low self-esteem and mindfulness. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 42, 1053-1067

Grossman and Van Dam (2011). Mindfulness, by any other name…: trials and tribulations of sati in Western Psychology and Science. Contemporary Buddhism, 12, 219 – 239

Hayes, S. (2002) Acceptance, mindfulness and science. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 101-106

Holzel et al, 2011 How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action from a Conceptual and Neural Perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science 6 (6), 537 – 559

Kabat-Zinn, J (2011) Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps. Contemporary Buddhism, 12: 1, 281 — 306

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2003) Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present and future. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 10, 144-156

Kabat-Zinn, J., Massions, A.O., Kristeller, J., Peterson et al. (1992) Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction program in the treatment of anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 149, 936-943

Kenny, M.A. & Williams, J.M.G. (2007) Treatment-resistant depressed patients show a good response to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 45, 617-625

Kuyken, W et al, (2010) How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Behaviour Research and Therapy

Lau, M.A., Segal, Z.V. & Williams, J.M.G. (2004) Teasdale’s differential activation hypothesis: Implications for mechanisms of depressive relapse and suicidal behaviour. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 42, 1001-1017

Lutz, A., Greishar, L.L., Roawlings, M.B., Richard, M. & Davidson, R.J. (2004) Long-term meditators self-induce high amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice. PNAS, 101, 16369-16373

Ma, H. & Teasdale, J.D. (2004) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression: Replication and exploration of differential relapse prevention effects. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 72, 31-40

Mason, O. & Hargreaves, I. (2001) A qualitative study of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 74, 197-212

Miller, J., Fletcher, K. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1995) Three year follow-up and clinical implications of a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders. General Hospital Psychiatry, 17, 192-200

Sharon Salzberg (2011) Mindfulness and loving-kindness. Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 12:01, 177-182

Sauer-Zavala et al, (2013). Comparing Mindfulness-based Intervention Strategies: Differential Effects of Sitting Meditation, Body Scan and Mindful Yoga


Segal, Z.V, Teasdale, J.D., & Williams, J.M.G. (2004) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Theoretical rationale and empirical status. In Hayes, S., Follette, V., & Linehan, M.M. (Eds). Mindfulness and acceptance: The new behavior therapies. Guilford, New York

Segal, Z.V., Teasdale, J.D., Williams, J.M.G. & Gemar, M.C. (2002) The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Adherence Scale: Inter-rater reliability, adherence to protocol and treatment distinctiveness. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 9, 131-138

Shapiro SL et al, (2006). Mechanisms of Mindfulness J Clin Psychol. 62(3): 373-86.

Smith, A. (2004). Clinical uses of mindfulness training for older people. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32, 432-430

Surawy, C., Roberts, J. & Silver, A. (2005). The effect of mindfulness training on mood and measures of fatigue, activity, and quality of life in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome on a hospital waiting list: A series of exploratory studies. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 103-109

Teasdale, J.D. (2004).  Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. In J.Yiend (Ed.), Cognition, Emotion and Psychopathology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Teasdale, J.D., Moore, R.G., Hayhurst, H., Pope, M., Williams, S. & Segal, Z.V. (2002) Metacognitive awareness and prevention of relapse in depression: Empirical evidence. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 70, 275-287

Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G., Ridgeway, V., Soulsby, J. & Lau, M. (2000). Reducing risk of recurrence of major depression using Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 68, 615-23

Teasdale, John D. and Chaskalson (Kulananda), Michael (2011)  How does mindfulness transform suffering? I: the nature and origins of dukkha.Contemporary Buddhism, 12, 89 – 102

Teasdale, John D. and Chaskalson (Kulananda), Michael (2011) How does mindfulness transform suffering? II: the transformation of dukkha.Contemporary Buddhism, 12, 103 – 124

Urbanowski, F.B. & Miller, J.J. (1996) Trauma, psychotherapy, and meditation. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 28, 31-48

Williams, J.M.G., Duggan, D.S., Crane, C. & Fennell, M.J.V. (2006) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for prevention of recurrence of suicidal behaviour. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session (www.interscience.wiley.com)

Williams, J.M.G., Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. & Soulsby, J. (2000) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces overgeneral autobiographical memory in formerly depressed patients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 150-155.

 Williams, J.M.G. and Kabat-Zinn, J (2011) Mindfulness: diverse perspectives on its meaning, origins, and multiple applications at the intersection of science and dharma. Contemporary Buddhism, 12: 1, 1 — 18