Resources

Web sites

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy: www.meditationandpsychotherapy.org

The Back Sense program for treating chronic back pain: www.backsense.org

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: www.umassmed.edu/cfm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: www.behavioraltech.com

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: www.acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy.com

Mindfullness and Acceptance Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy: www.listservekent.edu/archives/mindfulness/html

Books

Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Back Pain, By Siegel, R.D. & Urdang, M & Johnson, J.

Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, By Rosenberg, J.

Breath Sweeps Mind: A first guide to meditation practice, By Smith J.

Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, By Jon Kabat-Zinn, Phd.

Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Meditation, By Santorelli, S.

Insight Meditation: The practice of Freedom, By J. Goldstein

Mindfulness in Plain English, By Guanaratana. B.

Sensational Meditation for Children Child-Friendly Meditation Techniques based on the Five Senses, By Vallely, S.W.

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, By Goldstein, J. & Kornfield.J.

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, By Williams, M. & Teasdale, J, Segal, Z & Kabat-Zinn, J.

The Miracle of Mindfulness, By Hahn, T. N.

Timeshifting, Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life, By Rechtschaffen, S. M.D.

Wherever You Go, There You Are, By Jon Kabat Zinn

Articles

7 Ways to Enjoy Your Life and Live in the Moment—Ladies’ Home Journal

The Mindful Lawyer—GPSolo Magazine—October/November 2006

Christian Meditation (Word Document)

Time & Speed (Word Document)

How Anger Hurts Your Heart

How Meditation May Change the Brain

Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks

On Being with Krista Tippitt. This week is an interview with Jon Kabat Zinn

A New Successful Approach to Help Alleviate Stress
Following extensive research in a hospitable day care recovery room and advice from the Stress Management Society the Calmer by Nature DVD was made using magical nature footage captured over 6 years and from 1000s of hours of patiently waiting in the wild to capture Nature’s special moments. See a 3 minute demo at www.calmerbynature.com

Principles of Mindfulness:
• Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention, non-judgmentally.
• Mindfulness encompasses both internal processes and external environments.
• Mindfulness is being aware of what is present for you mentally, emotionally and physically in each moment.
• With practice, mindfulness cultivates the possibility of freeing yourself of reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting.
• Mindfulness promotes balance, choice, wisdom and acceptance of “what is”.
Mindful Eating is:
• Allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing
opportunities that are available through food preparation and consumption by respecting your own inner wisdom.
• Choosing to eat food that is both pleasing to you and nourishing to your body by using all your senses to explore, savor and taste.
• Acknowledging responses to food (likes, neutral or dislikes) without judgment.
• Learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decision to begin eating and to stop eating.
Someone Who Eats Mindfully:
• Acknowledges that there is no right or wrong way to eat but varying degrees of awareness surrounding the experience of food.
• Accepts that his/her eating experiences are unique.
• Is an individual who by choice, directs his/her awareness to all aspects of food and eating on a moment-by-moment basis.
• Is an individual who looks at the immediate choices and direct experiences associated with food and eating: not to the distant health outcome of that choice.
• Is aware of and reflects on the effects caused by unmindful eating.
• Experiences insight about how he/she can act to achieve specific health goals as he/she becomes more attuned to the direct experience of eating and feelings of health.
• Becomes aware of the interconnection of earth, living beings, and cultural practices and the impact of his/ her food choices has on those systems.