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Informing mindfulness research and practice.


Posted Dec 28, 2021

Public school teachers often report high levels of job-related stress, burnout, and low job satisfaction. 40% of teachers leave the profession within their first 5 years of teaching. While studies show....

Posted Dec 21, 2021

Prolonged psychological stress can induce a state of chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. Inflammation, in turn, can contribute to the onset or worsening of many physical and mental conditions...

Posted Nov 29, 2021

Newborns delivered before the eighth month of pregnancy sometimes exhibit deficits in cognitive and socio-emotional functioning that persist into adulthood. Mindfulness-based interventions...

Welcome to AMRA!

The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) was founded in 2013. The Mindfulness Research Monthly scientific bulletin has been in circulation since 2009. Our mission is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best evidence-based standards for the use of mindfulness research and its applications; facilitate professional development through grant giving; and disseminate newly gained knowledge to the public.

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.

Learn more about our valuable resources and organizational leadership.


To increase awareness of and inform the latest advances in mindfulness research.

Journal Club

Recommended Readings for our Community

December 2021 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2021. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Bäuerle, A., Jahre, L., Teufel, M., Jansen, C., Musche, V., Schweda, A., Fink, M., Dinse, H., Weismüller, B., Dörrie, N., Junne, F., Graf, J., & Skoda, E.-M. (2021). Evaluation of the E-Mental Health Mindfulness-Based and Skills-Based “CoPE It” Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress in Times of COVID-19: Results of a Bicentre Longitudinal Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  • Elices, M., Pérez-Sola, V., Pérez-Aranda, A., Colom, F., Polo, M., Martín-López, L. M., & Gárriz, M. (2021). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Primary Care and the Role of Depression Severity and Treatment Attendance. Mindfulness.
  • Horvath, M., Grutman, A., O’Malley, S. S., Gueorguieva, R., Khan, N., Brewer, J. A., & Garrison, K. A. (2021). Smartband-Based Automatic Smoking Detection and Real-time Mindfulness Intervention: Protocol for a Feasibility Trial. JMIR Research Protocols.
  • Nicksic Sigmon, C. A., Bam, D., Moldow, E., Beary, S., Wakefield, K., & Boeldt, D. L. (2021). The Development, Implementation, and Preliminary Outcomes of a 5-Minute Mindfulness Program to Improve Well-Being and Increase Connection Across a University Campus. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. 

Early Career Scientist Award

Are you starting a career as a mindfulness researcher? AMRA supports promising scholars through the AMRA Early Career Scientist Award (ECSA) program. Eligible are AMRA members who are currently trainees in masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs or within their first two years of terminal degree and currently working at a research institute. The candidate must have one or more first author publications related to mindfulness, and show promise for future impact. Learn more about the program and previous award recipients.

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