HELPFUL MINDFULNESS RESOURCES:

 

Mindful Schools: http://www.mindfulschools.org/

Excellent online courses for personal practice and curriculum for teaching mindfulness to students. Good source of research on the efficacy of teaching mindfulness and of being a mindful teacher

 

Greater Good Science Center (GGSC): http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/

Excellent resource about the neuroscience of pro-social emotions. The site is filled with excellent articles, research, tips. There is a section of research on the use of mindfulness in schools (both for students and teachers) They also have a day-long conference series and run a summer teachers’ institute

 

Mindfulness Daily @ Work: https://www.soundstrue.com/store/mindfulness-daily-at-work/free-access

First four lessons free; the whole services is $47. Reduce Stress, Enhance Performance, and Improve Well-Being in Less Than 15 Minutes a Day. With Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach (40 lessons) “Mindfulness Daily at Work presents an in-depth training that teaches you key mindfulness practices specifically targeted for the workplace. Throughout this program, you will learn to feel more present and engaged, develop your creativity and critical thinking skills, improve your health and well-being, have better relationships and interactions, and revolutionize your overall experience at work”.

 

Greater Good in Action: http://ggia.berkeley.edu/

This is a website of GGSC and is filled with mindfulness and other activities that help cultivate pro-social emotions and resilience

 

Rick Hanson: The Science of Positive Brain Change: http://www.rickhanson.net/

Excellent resource for information and practical tools on neuroplasticity and cultivating positive changes. He also produces a weekly email practice for building healthier brains and responses to stress called Just One Thing – you can sign up on his website

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center: http://marc.ucla.edu/

This is the website for UCLA’s mindfulness research center. There are links for research, classes and mindfulness certification programs (mostly in southern CA). They also have many recorded guided mindfulness practices in mp3 format.

 

UCSD Center for Mindfulness: http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness

Very similar institute and website as the UCLA website. Also has guided mindfulness practices in an mp3 format

 

Cultivating Emotional Balance: https://cultivating-emotional-balance.org/

“Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an educational training committed to utilizing the experience of emotion as a path for developing the happiness of being for ourselves and in relationship to others. By integrating the wisdom traditions of modern psychology, current emotion research, and contemplative practices, CEB provides a secular platform for transformation.”

 

Dan Siegel: http://www.drdansiegel.com/

“Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA.” His books and resources are excellent sources of information on the neurobiology of mindfulness and well-being. He has several on parenting and on children and adolescent brains

 

Courage of Care: http://courageofcare.org/

“COC offers online courses, in-person workshops and retreats and regional trainings to support individuals, communities and organizations develop their capacity to strengthen and sustain compassionate systems.” They can create specialized programs for educators.  

 

Stanford Medicine - Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education: http://ccare.stanford.edu 

Excellent source of research and information on cultivating compassion. They also have speakers, trainings and conferences in the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as a monthly newsletter

 

Kristen Neff: Self Compassion: http://self-compassion.org/

Kristen Neff is the premier researcher and promoter of self-compassion as necessary for self-care as well as the care of others. Her website has research, self-compassion practices, guided mindfulness practices and information on trainings and conferences

 

Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com/

This is both a website and an app with a mindfulness timer and thousands of guided practices (warning, some are religious and podcasts)

 

Head Space: https://www.headspace.com

This is an app that provides purely secular guided mindfulness practices. Some teachers use it with speakers to guide their students

 

Stop, Breathe, Think: https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

Stop, Breathe & Think is an app that works to support your development of a regular and sustained mindfulness practice. It includes explanations of the benefits of mindfulness and some of the neuroscience and physiology behind it. You rate your experience each day and note your feelings and the app will recommend meditations, yoga videos, and acupressure videos tailored to how you feel.

 

Mindful Magazine: https://www.mindful.org/

This is a secular magazine with many excellent articles, research and resources that can be used both for adults and students