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Here is a list of extensive research having been done over the last decade of the effects of mindfulness in various areas of society, please copy and paste any of the articles to learn more about the actual studies. (List adapted from Mindfulnet.org)

Workplace Mindfulness

Baer et al 2012 Weekly change in mindfulness and perceived stress in a MBSR: Journal of clinical Psychology

Bazarko et al (2013). Journal of Workplace Behavioural Health; vol.28, issue 2, pp.107-133. “The impact of an innovative mindfulness-based stress reduction program on the health and wellbeing of nurses in a corporate setting”.

Beckman, H. B., Wendland, M., Mooney, C., Krasner, M. S., et al. (2012). The impact of a program in mindful communication on primary care physicians. Academic Medicine, 87(6), 1-5.

Bostoket et al (2013) Can finding headspace reduce work stress? Randomised controlled workplace trial of mindfulness app. Psychosomatic Medicine 75 (3) A36-A37

Dane E, Brummel BJ ,2013 (2013) Examining workplace mindfulness and its relations to job performance and turnover intention. Human Relations, forthcoming.

Dane, E. (2010). Paying attention to mindfulness and its effects on task performance in the workplace. Journal of Management 37(4), 997-1018.

Davidson, R.J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., et al. (2003) Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65, 564-570

Flook et al (2013) Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficiency. Mind, brain and education 7 (3) 182-195

Franco et al (2010) Reducing teacher’s psychological distress through a mindfulness training programme. The Spanish Journal of psychology 13 (2) 184-189

Gold et al (2009) Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) for primary school teachers. Journal of Child and Family studies 19 (2) 184-189

Goodman, M. J. & Schorling, J. B. (2012). A mindfulness course decreases burnout and improves well-being among healthcare providers. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 43(2), 119-28.

Hafenbrack, A. C., Kinias, Z., & Barsade, S. G. (2013). Debiasing the Mind Through Meditation Mindfulness and the Sunk-Cost Bias. Psychological Science, 6 December, doi: 0956797613503853. View PDF

Hunter J and McCormick D, Mindfulness in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study. Paper presented at the meeting of the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA.

Jha AP, Stanley EA, Kiyonaga A, Wong L, Gelfand L (2010) Examining the protective effects of mindfulness training on working memory capacity and affective experience, Emotion, Vol 10(1), 54-64

Klatt et al (2009) The effects of low dose Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR_ld) on working adults. Health Education and Behaviour 36 (3) 212 -233

Limm, H., Gundel, H., Heinmuller, M., Marten-Mittag, B., Nater, U. M.,Siegrist, J., & Angerer, P. (2011). Stress management interventions in the workplace improve stress reactivity: A randomized controlled trial. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 68, 126 -133. doi:10.1136/oem.2009.054148

Mackenzie et al (2006) A Brief mindfulness based stress reduction intervention for nurses and nurses aides. Applied Nursing Research 19 (2) 105 -9

McGarrigle and Walsh (2011) Mindfulness, self-care, and wellness in social work: effects of contemplative training. Journal of Religion and spirituality in Social work: social thought 30(3) 212-233

Mental Health Foundation (2010). Mindfulness Report (London: Mental Health Foundation)

Mindfulness, Positivity and Work Engagement (2012) Mindfulness Research at LJMU by Lim Hui Jia (To be published shortly)

Nicole de Zoysa, Florian A. Ruths, James Walsh, Jane Hutton (2012) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: a Long-Term Quantitative Follow-up Study TY – JOUR PY – 2012 J2 – Mindfulness SN – 1868-8527 T2 – Mindfulness DO – 10.1007/s12671-012-0176-4 TI

Poulin et al (2008) Mindfulness training as an evidence based approach to reducing stress and promoting well-being among human services professionals. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 46 (2) 35-43

Reb J, Narayanan J, & Chaturvedi S, 2012. Leading Mindfully: Two Studies on the Influence of Supervisor Trait Mindfulness on Employee Well-Being and Performance: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Reb J, Narayanan, J, & Ho ZW, (2013). Mindfulness at Work: Antecedents and Consequences of Employee Awareness and Absent-mindedness. Mindfulness, forthcoming.

Schenstrom et al (2006) Mindfulness based cognitive attitude training for primary care staff: A pilot study. Complimentary Health Practice Review 11 (3) 144 – 152

Shapiro et al (2005) Mindfulness based stress reduction for health care professionals: Results from a randomized trial. International Journal of Stress Management 12 (2) 164-176

Smith et al (2011) Mindfulness is associated with fewer PTSD symptoms… In urban fire-fighters. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 79(5) 613-617

Stanley and Jha (2009) Mind fitness: Improving operational effectiveness and building warrior resilience. Joint Force Quarterly, 55, 144-151.

Theresa M. Glomb, Michelle K. Duffy, Joyce E. Bono and Tao Yang,(2011): Mindfulness at work. Personnel and Human Resources Management, Volume 30, 115-157

Theresa M. Glomb, Michelle K. Duffy, Joyce E. Bono, Tao Yang (2011) Mindfulness at Work, in Aparna Joshi, Hui Liao, Joseph J. Martocchio (ed.) Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Volume 30), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.115-157

Walach, H., Nord, E., Zier, C., Dietz-Waschkowski, B., Kersig, S., and Schu, H. (2007) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Method for Personnel Development: A Pilot Evaluation. American Psychological Association, 14 (2)188-198.

Walach, Nord et al (2007) Mindfulness based stress reduction as a method for personnel development – a pilot evaluation. International Journal of Stress Management (2007) Volume: 14, Issue: 2 pages 188-198

Wolever RQ, Bobinet KJ, et al. (2012) Effective and viable mind-body stress reduction in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Occupational Health Psycholpgy 2012 Apr;17(2):246-58.

Wolever RQ, Bobinet KJ, McCabe K, Mackenzie ER, Fekete E, Kusnick CA, Baime M. Effective and viable mind-body stress reduction in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial. J Occup Health Psychol. 2012 Apr;17(2):246-58. doi: 10.1037/a0027278. Epub 2012 Feb 20.

Zhang J, Ding W, Li Y, & Wu C, 2013.. Task complexity matters: The influence of trait mindfulness on task and safety performance of nuclear power plant operators. Personality and Individual Differences 55, 433-439

Workplace Mindfulness Continued

Buser, T. J., Buser, J. K., Peterson, C. H., & Seraydarian, D. G. (2012). Influence of mindfulness practice on counseling skills development. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 4(1), 20-36.

Chang, V. (2004) The effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program on stress, mindfulness self-efficacy, and positive states of mind. Stress and Health, 20, 141-147

Crane, R. & Kuyken, W. (2012). The implementation of mindfulness based cognitive therapy: Learning from the UK health service experience. Mindfulness.

Galantino, M., Baime, M., Maguire, M., Szapary, P., & Farrer, J. (2005).. Association of psychological and physiological measures of stress in health-care professionals during an 8-week mindfulness meditation program: Mindfulness in practice. Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 21(4), 255-261

Geller, R., Krasner, M., & Korones, D. (2010). Clinician self-care: The applications of mindfulness-based approaches in preventing professional burnout and compassion fatigue. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(2), 366.

Gura, S. T. (2010). Mindfulness in occupational therapy education. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 24(3), 266-273.

Lau, M., Colley, L., Willett, B., & Lynd, L. (2012). Employee’s preferences for access to mindfulness based cognitive therapy to reduce the risk of depressive relapse-A discrete choice experiment. Mindfulness.

Lee, J. J. (2012). Teaching mindfulness at a public research university. Journal of College and Character, 13(2), 9.

McCormick, Donald W & Hunter J (2008) exploratory study. Mindfulness in the workplace: an exploratory study.

Oman, D., Shapiro, S. L., Thoresen, C. E., Plante, T. G., & Flinders, T. (2008). Meditation lowers stress and supports forgiveness among college students: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of American College Health, 56 (5), 569-578.

Shapiro, S., Astin, J., Bishop, S., & Cordove, M. (2005). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for health care professionals: results from a randomized trail. International Journal of Stress management, 12(2), 164-176.


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