UMass Center for Mindfulness – www.umassmed.edu/cfm
UW-Madison Center for Healthy Minds – centerhealthyminds.org
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center – marc.ucla.edu
UCSD Center for Mindfulness – health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness
American Mindfulness Research Association – goamra.org
Association for Mindfulness in Education – www.mindfuleducation.org
National Center for Biotechnology Information – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
What if schools taught kindness? – Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a “kindness curriculum” for young students
Mind of the Meditator – Contemplative practices that extend back thousands of years show a multitude of benefits for both body and mind
Becoming conscious: The science of mindfulness – Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn
Harvard neuroscientist interview – Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain
Reconstructing and deconstructing the self – Cognitive mechanisms in meditation practice
Can anxiety damage the brain? – Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Mindfulness for Teachers – A Pilot Study to Assess Effects on Stress, Burnout, and Teaching Efficacy
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for the treatment of adolescent psychiatric outpatients – A randomized clinical trial
Mindfulness interventions with youth – A meta-analysis
Mindfulness-based interventions in schools – A systematic review and meta-analysis
Mindfulness and self-compassion – Exploring pathways to adolescent emotional well-being
A randomized controlled pilot trial of classroom-based mindfulness meditation – Compared to an active control condition in 6th grade children
Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction intervention on psychological well-being and quality of life – Is increased mindfulness indeed the mechanism?
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for patients with anxiety disorders – Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial
A mind you can count on – Validating breath counting as a behavioral measure of mindfulness
Mental training – As a tool in the neuroscientific study of brain and cognitive plasticity
The posterior cingulate cortex as a plausible mechanistic target of meditation – Findings from neuroimaging
Stop, Breathe, and Think (link) – Free web and mobile app for youth, with meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
App Store – Google Play – Web App
Calm (link) – Free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises.
Insight Timer (link) – Free mobile app with virtual “bells” to time and support your meditations.
MindShift (link) – Free mobile app for teens developed by AnxietyBC, with mindfulness and other coping skills for anxiety.
Smiling Mind (link) – Free mobile mindfulness app for young people, from Australia.
Headspace (link) – “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to use.
App Store – Google Play – Amazon
GoNoodle (link) – Hundreds of videos that activate kids’ bodies and brains.