Resources for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

MBSR is based on the foundational work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. Over hundreds of thousands of people have gone through his program at the University of Massachusetts. His seminal book, Full Catastrophe Living, is a substantial resource for anyone delving into MBSR for the first time and for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge base.


UC San Diego

UC San Diego's Center for Mindfulness is one of the two training centers for MBSR instructors.

Full Catastrophe Living

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s seminal work on mindfulness, meditation, healing, and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.

How We WorK by Leah weiss, phD

Based on the course she teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Dr. Weiss wrote a how-to on thriving at work.

The Polyvagal theory by stephen w. porges

Porges compiled decades of research on his groundbreaking neurophysiological Polyvagal Theory which has provided insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, trust, and intimacy.

You are not your pain

Based on the firsthand experiences of authors Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman, this book explores their eight-week program of mindfulness-based practices that may help alleviate pain and stress.

Buddha’s brain

This book draws upon the latest scientific research to explore how people may stimulate the brain to improve relationships, foster a deeper spiritual life, and gain more self-esteem and self-worth—using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.