Resources on Mindfulness and the Brain

Books:

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story by Dan Harris

Articles:

Business Insider: There’s a Surprisingly Simple Way Meditation Changes Your Brain (2/16/16) 

The Atlantic Magazine: How Mindfulness Works by Liz Kluze (6/27/13)

Harvard Health Publications:  Benefits of Mindfulness: Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well-Being by Tom Ireland (6/12/14)

New York Times: How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body by Gretchen Reynolds (2/18/16) 

Scientific American Guest Blog: What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? 

Free Guided Meditation Downloads:

Guided meditations from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center 

Popular apps:  Insight Timer, Calm, and Headspace