- Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire | Baer, Smith, Hopkins, Krietemeyer, Toney | 2006
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) implementation resources | Willem Kuyken, Rebecca Crane, Mark Williams | 2012 download archived copy
Exercises, Worksheets, and Workbooks
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction activities workbook
- Mindfulness handout download archived copy
- Body scan mindfulness exercise download archived copy
- Mindfulness presentation download (Submitted by Laura Chabot)
- Mindfulness Instructions – Instructions for learning mindfulness download archived copy
- Urge Surfing
- ‘Just worrying’ – Instructions for teaching the ‘just worrying’ thought labelling technique download archived copy
Mindful awareness stabilization training
- Session 1 – Mindfulness and the window of tolerance download archived copy
- Session 2 – Mindfulness and the brain download archived copy
- Session 3 – Mindfulness and emotions download archived copy
- Session 4 – Developing an action plan for self care download archived copy
- Audio track 1 – Mindfulness of the senses link
- Audio track 2 – Three minute breathing space link
- Audio track 3 – Mindfulness of breath link
- Audio track 4 – Meditation of sounds link
- Audio track 5 – Mindfulness of emotions link
- Audio track 6 – Standing meditation link
- Audio track 7 – Self-compassion meditation link
There are many packages of mindfulness recordings that can be bought, John Kabat Zinn in particular has produced a number that are suitable for recommending to clients.
Mark Williams and Danny Penman have some free mindfulness recordings which accompany their book:
- Mindfulness meditation of the body and breath
- The befriending meditation
- Three minute breathing space
Free Buddhist Audio is a website set up by the Triratna Buddhist Order. They make recordings of meditations, and Buddhist teachings available for free. Of particular interest to therapists might be:
- Mindfulness recordings
- Meditation talks
- Bells for meditation recording for those more advanced with meditation practice
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy | Willem Kuyken | 2013 download archived copy
- Mindfulness in clinical psychology | Mark Williams | 2010 download archived copy
- Baer, Ruth A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(2), 125-143.
- Goldberg, S. B., Tucker, R. P., Greene, P. A., Davidson, R. J., Wampold, B. E., Kearney, D. J., & Simpson, T. L. (2017). Mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review. download archived copy
- Hedman-Lagerlöf, M., Hedman-Lagerlöf, E., & Öst, L. G. (2018). The empirical support for mindfulness-based interventions for common psychiatric disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological medicine, 1-14.
- Hofmann, S. G., Sawyer, A. T., Witt, A. A., & Oh, D. (2010). The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 78(2), 169. download
- Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical psychology review, 31(6), 1041-1056. download
What Is Mindfulness?
Crane (2017) describes three broad elements of mindfulness teaching and how, in a Buddhist context, they are taught as an integrated system that offers the potential to develop insight and new perspectives, and to foster personal transformation:
- the development of mindful awareness by a combination of systematic and informal practice;
- an attitudinal framework characterized by kindness, curiosity, and a willingness to be present with the unfolding of experience;
- a deep understanding of the nature of suffering.
The practice of mindfulness has been taken from its original Buddhist context and used as a technique within a number of psychotherapy frameworks including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT).
- Crane, R. (2017). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. CBT Distinctive Features Series. New York: Routledge.
- Gunaratana, H. (2002). Mindfulness in Plain English (Revised and Expanded ed.). Boston: Widom.
- Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. New York: Hyperion