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Mindfulness Resources for Providers

Suggested Reading/Viewing | Web sites | Research

Suggested Reading/ Viewing

New York Times: Teaching Doctors to be more Mindful

Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians*

Mindful.org: Anthony King on the neuroscience behind using mindfulness to help war veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Web sites

Center for Investigating Health Minds
A research center dedicated to creating a world in which healthy qualities of mind flourish. The Center conducts rigorous interdisciplinary Research on healthy qualities of mind such as kindness, compassion, forgiveness and mindfulness.

Mass General – The Lazar Lab
Neuroimaging techniques to study neurological, cognitive and emotional changes associated with the practice of meditation and yoga.

Mindfulness in Medicine
The Web site from the Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health contains lessons for practice in practices, evidence based research studies, and other resources for improving physician's health through mindfulness.

Mindfulnet.org
A comprehensive mindfulness resource with information on the nuerosceince of mindfulness, and recent research listed by medical condition

MindfulExperience.org
An electronic database on the scientific study of mindfulness, including current research, measurement tools and interventions.

The Center for Mindfulness at Umass Medical School
Go to “books, cd’s and other products. Click on Mindfulness Meditation Practice Tapes. Includes info on Jon Kabat-Zinn's schedule as well as podcasts from Oprah’s web site.

The Center for Mindful Eating
To help professionals and institutions implement principles and practices of mindful eating

University of Calif. San Diego Center for Mindfulness
This isa multi-faceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout healthcare and educational systems including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers and business people.

Research

Printable Bibliography of Mindfulness Research

Mindfulness Research Guide

Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging: Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density*

Perspectives on Psychological Science: How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective*

Cerebral Cortex: Pain Attenuation through Mindfulness is Associated with Decreased Cognitive Control and Increased Sensory Processing in the Brain*

Science Daily: Meditation May Help the Brain 'Turn Down the Volume' on Distractions*

Richard Davidson, Ph.D.
Director, Lab for Affective Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin
psyphz.psych.wisc.edu/web/index.html

Study of high tech employees at Promega in Madison
www.psychosomaticmedicine.org/cgi/content/short/65/4/564

Sara Lazar, Ph.D.
Director, Lazar lab for Meditation and Yoga
Mass General Hospital
www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~lazar/

MARC UCLA
Mindful Awareness Research Center / University of California Los Angeles
marc.ucla.edu/

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN
Associate professor of nursing at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
http://hip.emory.edu/resources/faculty/bauer-wu_susan.html


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