semiannual newsletter, The Living Moment, iincludes some of the latest research on mindfulness and its health effects in articles that can be found if you scroll down past the general information sections. To read current past issues or to subscribe to the newsletter, please go to the bottom of this page. To find information on upcoming courses, please go to this website’s Courses page
Worthy of Note
- Spring 2021 MBSR Newsletter "Opening"
- New Jersey Psychological Association Dec. 2016 e-newsletter:
"Why Mindfulness Matters"(including articles on Health Benefits, Happiness,
Mindfulness’ usefulness in treating opioid addiction, and much more)
- The Election Letter
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Full Catastrophe Living; Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Revised Edition (released in fall of 2013, thoroughly updated and with the most recent research). Bantam.
J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness
meditation in everyday life. New York: Hyperion.
| The Handlins with Jon Kabat-Zinn
J. (2005). Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and
the World through Mindfulness. New York: Hyperion.
Myla. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1997) Everyday Blessings: The
Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. Hyperion, New York
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2012). Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life. Sounds True, Boulder CO.
S. (1999). Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine. New York: Crown Publishers.
S. Roemer, L. The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free
from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life. New York: Guilford
L., Orsillo, S. Roemer, L., Orsillo, S. Mindfulness- and
Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice (Guides
to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment). New York:
Elana (2005). Here for Now; Living with Cancer through
Mindfulness. Satya House, Hardwick MA.
Z. V., Williams, J. M. G., & Teasdale, J. D. (2002). Mindfulness-based
Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing
Relapse. New York: Guilford Press.
J. M. G., Teasdale, J. D., Segal, Z. V., & Kabat-Zinn,
J. (2007). The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing
Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. New York: Guilford
Articles (To read, click on the article)
J., Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain
Structure in Eight Weeks. Science Daily (Jan 2011), (adapted
from: Hölzel, B.K, Carmody, J., Vangel, M., Congleton, C.,
Yerramsetti, S.M., Gard, T., Lazar, S.W., Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional
brain gray matter density. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging,
2011; 191 (1), p. 36)
J.D., Irwin, M.R, Burklund, L.J, Lieberman, M.D., Arevalo, J.M.G, Ma, J., Breen, E.C., Cole, S.W.; Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene
expression in older adults: A small randomized controlled trial, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Vol. 26, No. 7, Oct. 2012: 1095-1101.
R. J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., Rosenkranz, M., Muller,
D., Santorelli, S. F. et al. (2003). Alterations in brain and immune function produced
by mindfulness meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65
(4), pp. 564-570.
E.S., Blackburn, E.H, Lin, J., Dhabhar, F.S., Adler, N.E.,
Morrow, J.D., Cawthon, R.M. (2004), Accelerated telomere shortening in response to
life stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (49), pp. 17312-17315.
D. (2006). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New Jersey
Psychologist, Fall 2006, 56 (4), pp. 19-20.
D. (2006). A psychologist's journey toward the integration
of mindfulness-based stress reduction and psychotherapy: Beginning
again. New Jersey Psychologist, Fall 2006, 56 (4), pp.
D. (2007). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy II, Attention: The
heart of mindfulness and psychotherapy. New Jersey Psychologist,
Winter 2007, 57 (1), pp. 19-20.
D. (2009). The
Perfect Present: How practicing mindfulness can reduce stress
and improve your sense of well-being. New Jersey Life,
R. Buddhism's Pain Relief, Buddhadharma magazine,
Fall 2010, pp. 34-91.
B.K., Carmody, J., Evans, K.C., Hoge, E.A., Diusek, J.A.,
Morgan, L., et al. (2010), Stress reduction correlates with structural changes
in the amygdala. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (5), pp. 11-17.
B.K., Carmody, J., Vangel, M., Congleton, C., Yerramsetti,
S.M., Gard, T., & Lazar, S.W. (2011), Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional
brain gray matter density, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging,
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K. (2006). The application of mindfulness-based cognitive
interventions in the treatment of co-occurring addictive and
mood disorders. CNS Spectrums, 22 (11), pp. 829-851.
S., Shapiro, S. L., Swanick, S., Roesch, S. C, Mills, P. J.,
Bell, L, & Schwartz, G. E. R. (2007). A randomized controlled
trial of mindfulness meditation versus relaxation training:
Effects on distress, positive states of mind, rumination,
and distraction. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33 (1), pp.
J., Wheeler, E., Light, T., Skillings, A., Scharf, M.J., Cropley,
T.G., Hosmer, D., Bernhard, J. 1998. Influence of a mindfulness-based
stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in
patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy
(UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA), Psychosomatic Medicine (60), pp. 625-632.
J.L. and Hallet, C.B., 1999. An exploratory study of a meditation-based
intervention for binge-eating disorder. Journal of Health
Psychology (4), pp. 357-363.
S. W., Kerr, C. E., Wasserman, R. H., Gray, J. R., Greve,
D. N., Treadway, M. T. et al. (2005). Meditation experience is associated with increased
cortical thickness. Neuroreports 26 (17), pp. 1893-1897.
Price, Catherine (2010), "Learning to exhale", originally published in The Oprah Magazine, September 2010, p. 206. (To read an abbreviated version, click here)
K.R. (1982). On psychotherapeutic attention. The Journal of
Transpersonal Psychology, 14 (2), pp. 141-160.
B. A., & Shapiro, S. L. (2006). Mental balance and well-being: Building bridges
between Buddhism and western psychology. American Psychologist,
61 (7), pp. 690-701.
Roger & Shapiro, Shauna L. (2006), The Meeting of Meditative Disciplines and Western
Psychology: A Mutually Enriching Dialogue, American Psychologist.
6 (3). pp. 227-239.
M. (1995). Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from
a Buddhist perspective. New York: Basic Books.
C. K., Siegel, R. D., & Fulton, P. R. (Eds.). (2005).
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.
D. J. (2007). The Mindful Brain. New York: W. W. Norton.
D. (2004). The Present Moment in Psychotherapy in Everyday
Life. New York: Norton.
D., The Living Moment, Newsletter of the MBSR Center of NJ
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Jon Kabat-Zinn discusses the scientific research on MBSR and its relationship to health,
Google talk, YouTube, March 8, 2007.
(Although Dr. Handlin is a licensed psychologist and was the first person in NJ Certified to teach MBSR and
has a psychology practice, please note that MBSR is an educational course
for those interested in developing mind-body connections.
MBSR is a non-psychological service offered apart
from Dr. Handlin’s psychology practice and is not
meant to substitute for personal or professional