Mindfulness Research Guide MRG

informing mindfullness research and practice

Overview of Mindfulness: Mindfulness is consciousness characterized by an accepting awareness of and enhanced attention to the constant stream of human experience. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and quality of life … (Homepage 1/2).

A brief definition, by David S. Black;
Research Centers; Measurement; Interventions; Publications; Newsletter; Donate;

Homepage 2/2: … Mindfulness can be developed through meditation techniques.

These techniques have been formalized by programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) as well as other programs. Mindfulness is an inherent human quality that has been examined introspectively for millennia, and for the past four decades has proven useful to the scientific study of psychology, health science, and medicine. Click HERE for a more detailed definition of mindfulness.

Purpose of MRG: Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on:

1. the scientific study of mindfulness, including:

  • a database of research publications in the area of mindfulness
  • measurement tools to operationalize mindfulness
  • interventions incorporating mindfulness techniques
  • universities and centers conducting mindfulness research

2. and hosts the Mindfulness Research Monthly bulletin for the purpose of keeping researchers and practitioners informed of current advances in mindfulness research.

Mindfulness Research Monthly:

  • Editor: David S. Black
  • Published: Monthly
  • Founded: January 2010
  • Objective: MRM aims to provide researchers, practitioners, and the general public with monthly publication updates in mindfulness research and to inform mindfulness science.

Link: Mindfulness Institute, Canada.

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