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Informing mindfulness research and practice.


Posted Sep 23, 2021

Schizophrenia is a persistent mental illness with positive (hallucinations and delusions), negative (lack of motivation, social withdrawal, flat affect) and cognitive (impaired executive functioning) symptoms. While medications...

Posted Sep 14, 2021

The goal of psychological and behavioral intervention is to help people live better lives. It is possible, however, that such interventions can also cause harm for select individuals. This is as true of mindfulness meditation as it is...

Posted Aug 24, 2021

Social anxiety disorder is a diagnosis of unreasonable fear of embarrassment in social situations. People with social anxiety disorder often avoid social situations, thereby limiting the quality of their lives. Cognitive-Behavioral...

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

September 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.

  • Ardi, Z., Golland, Y., Shafir, R., Sheppes, G., & Levit-Binnun, N. (2021). The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on the association between autonomic interoceptive signals and emotion regulation selection. Psychosomatic Medicine. 
  • Ewais, T., Begun, J., Kenny, M., Hay, K., Houldin, E., Chuang, K.-H., Tefay, M., & Kisely, S. (2021). Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for youth with inflammatory bowel disease and depression-Findings from a pilot randomised controlled trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
  • Koehler, F., Kessler, J., Stoffel, M., Weber, M., Bardenheuer, H. J., Ditzen, B., & Warth, M. (2021). Psychoneuroendocrinological effects of music therapy versus mindfulness in palliative care: Results from the ‘Song of Life’ randomized controlled trial. Supportive Care in Cancer. 
  • Koszycki, D., Ilton, J., Dowell, A., & Bradwejn, J. (2021). Does treatment preference affect outcome in a randomized trial of a mindfulness intervention versus cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety disorder? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

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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