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Posted Nov 30, 2022

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Posted Nov 22, 2022

There is some evidence that mindfulness training improves cognitive function and emotion regulation in adult samples. Less is known whether a similar effect generalizes to adolescents, given that adolescence is a developmental period in which cognitive ...

Posted Oct 25, 2022

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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

Dec 2022 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2022. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Aisenberg-Shafran, D., & Shturm, L. (2022). The effects of mindfulness meditation versus CBT for anxiety on emotional distress and attitudes toward seeking mental health treatment: A semi-randomized trial. Scientific Reports.
  • Diez, G. G., Anitua, E., Castellanos, N., Vázquez, C., Galindo-Villardón, P., & Alkhraisat, M. H. (2022). The effect of mindfulness on the inflammatory, psychological and biomechanical domains of adult patients with low back pain: A randomized controlled clinical trial. PLOS ONE.
  • Ghanbari Noshari, M., Kempton, H. M., & Kreplin, U. (2022). Mindfulness or expectancy? The label of mindfulness leads to expectancy effects. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.
  • Peng, L., Yang, Y., Chen, M., Xu, C., Chen, Y., Liu, R., Cao, X., & Li, M. (2022). Effects of an online mindfulness-based intervention on Fear of Cancer Recurrence and quality of life among Chinese breast cancer survivors. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.
  • Wolf, R. C., Fahmy, R., Wasfi, M., Mamdouh, R., Moussa, K., Schmitgen, M. M., Wolf, N. D., Hirjak, D., Sambataro, F., & Kubera, K. M. (2022). Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Gray Matter Volume in Patients with Opioid Dependence. Neuropsychobiology.

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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