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Mindfulness is an established field of academic study. For more insights into the benefits and applications of mindfulness, please see the following:
Baer, R.A. (2003) “Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: a conceptual and empirical review”, in Clinical Psychology: Science And Practice, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp125-140
Baer, R.A., Smith, G.T., Lykins, E., Button, D, Krietemeyer, J., Sauer S., Walsh, E., Duggan, D. and Williams, M.J. (2008) “Construct validity of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in meditating and non meditating samples” in Assessment, Volume 15, No. 3, pp 329-342
Benn, R., Akiva, T., Arel, S., and Roeser, R.W.. (2012) “Mindfulness training effects for parents and educators of children with special needs” in Developmental Psychology, Vol. 48, No. 5, pp 1476-1487.
Brown, K.W., Ryan, R.M., and Creswell, J.D. (2007) “Mindfulness: theoretical foundations and evidence for its salutary effects”, in Psychological Inquiry, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp211-237.
Chiesa, A. (2013) “The difficulty of defining mindfulness: current thought and critical issues” in Mindfulness, Vol. 4, pp255-268
Chiesa A and Serretti A. (2009) “Mindfulness-based stress reduction for stress management in healthy people: a review and meta-analysis.” in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol 15. No 5. pp.593-600.
Chiesa A, and Serretti A. (2010) “A systematic review of neurobiological and clinical features of mindfulness meditations” in Psychological medicine, Vol. 40., No. 8, pp1239-1252.
Christopher, J.C., Chrisman, J.A., Trotter-Mathison, M.J., Schure, M.B., Dahlen, P., and Christopher, S.B. (2011) “Perceptions of the Long-Term Influence of Mindfulness Training on Counselors and Psychotherapists: A Qualitative Inquiry” in Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp 318-349
Flook L, Goldberg SB, Pinger L, Bonus K, Davidson RJ. (2013) “Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficacy” in Mind Brain Educ. Vol. 7, No 3.
Hulsheger, U.R., Alberts, H.J.E.M, Feinholdt, A and Lang, J.W.B. (2013) “Benefits of mindfulness at work: the role of mindfulness in emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction”, in Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp 310-325
Kabat-Zinn, J., (1982) “An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation: theoretical considerations and preliminary results,” in General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 4, pp 33-47
Kaliman P, Alvarez-López MJ, Cosín-Tomás M, Rosenkranz MA, Lutz A, Davidson RJ. (2014) “Rapid changes in histone deacetylases and inflammatory gene expression in expert meditators” in Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol. 40, pp96-107
Kim SH, Schneider SM, Bevans M, Kravitz L, Mermier C, Qualls C,and Burge MR. (2013) “PTSD symptom reduction with mindfulness-based stretching and deep breathing exercise: randomized controlled clinical trial of efficacy” in J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Vol. 98. No. 7, pp.2984-92
Krasner, M.S., Epstein, R.M., Beckman, H., Suchman, AlL., Chapman, B., Mooney, C.J. and Quill, T.E. (2009) “Association of an educational program in mindful communication with burnout, empathy and attitudes among primary care physicians”, in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Vol 302, No. 12, pp 1284-1293
Langer, E. and Moldoveanu, M. (2000) “The construct of mindfulness” in Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp1-9.
Polusny MA, Erbes CR, Thuras P, Moran A, Lamberty GJ, Collins RC, Rodman JL, Lim KO. (2015) “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Veterans: A Randomized Clinical Trial” in JAMA. Vol 314, No 5. pp 456-65.
Regehr C, Glancy D, Pitts A. (2013) “Interventions to reduce stress in university students: a review and meta-analysis” in J Affect Disord. Vol. 15, No. 148, pp 1-11.
Seppälä EM, Nitschke JB, Tudorascu DL, Hayes A, Goldstein MR, Nguyen DT, Perlman D, Davidson RJ. (2014) “Breathing-based meditation decreases posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in U.S. military veterans: a randomized controlled longitudinal study” in J Trauma Stress. Vol 27, No 4, pp 397-405
Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. and Williams, M.G. (1995) “How does cognitive therapy prevent depressive relapse and why should attentional control (mindfulness training) help?” in Behaviour Research and Therapy, Vol. 33, pp25-39
Veehof, M.M., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Westerhof, G.J. and Bohlmeijer, E.T. (2011) “Psychometric properties of the Dutch five facet mindfulness questionnaire (FFMQ) in patients with fibromyalgia” in Clinical Rheumatology, Vol 30, pp 1045-1054.
Weng HY, Fox AS, Shackman AJ, Stodola DE, Caldwell JZ, Olson MC, Rogers GM, Davidson RJ. (2013) “Compassion training alters altruism and neural responses to suffering” in Psychol Sci. Vol 24, No 1, pp1171-80
Williams, J. Mark G. ; Crane, Catherine ; Barnhofer, Thorsten ; Brennan, Kate ; Duggan, Danielle S. ; Fennell, Melanie J. V. ; Hackmann, Ann ; Krusche, Adele ; Muse, Kate ; Von Rohr, Isabelle Rudolf ; Shah, Dhruvi ; Crane, Rebecca S. ; Eames, Catrin ; Jones, Mariel ; Radford, Sholto ; Silverton, Sarah ; Sun, Yongzhong ; Weatherley-Jones, Elaine ; Whitaker, Christopher J. ; Russell, Daphne ; Russell, Ian T. Nezu, Arthur M. (editor) (2014) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Preventing Relapse in Recurrent Depression: A Randomized Dismantling Trial in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol.82(2), pp.275-286