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Posted Jan 29, 2024

TChildren diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) typically display symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity as well as difficulties in family, social, and academic life. While medication is often the first-line treatment, there is...

Posted Jan 16, 2024

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that mindfulness-based interventions not only improve school-aged children’s executive functioning and emotional regulation, but also their academic performance...

Posted Dec 22, 2023

The incidence of psychological symptoms in adolescents and young adults has risen significantly over the past decade, placing increased stress on university counseling resources. Mindfulness-based interventions may be less staff and time intensive than...

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

January 2024 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2024. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Liu, W., Yuan, J., Wu, Y., Xu, L., Wang, X., Meng, J., Wei, Y., Zhang, Y., Kang, C.-Y., & Yang, J.-Z. (2024). A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for major depressive disorder in undergraduate students: Dose- response effect, inflammatory markers and BDNF. Psychiatry Research.
  • Potsch, L., & Rief, W. (2024). Effectiveness of behavioral activation and mindfulness in increasing reward sensitivity and reducing depressive symptoms—A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy.
  • Turer, O. U., Ozcan, M., Alkaya, B., Demirbilek, F., Alpay, N., Daglioglu, G., Seydaoglu, G., & Haytac, M. C. (2023). The effect of mindfulness meditation on dental anxiety during implant surgery: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Scientific Reports.
  • Wong, S. Y. S., Chan, S. K. C., Yip, B. H. K., Wang, W., Lo, H. H. M., Zhang, D., & Bögels, S. M. (2023). The Effects of Mindfulness for Youth (MYmind) versus Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Improving Attention and Reducing Behavioral Problems among Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Their Parents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

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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