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Posted Apr 26, 2022

We often comfort those who are distraught by offering them the same advice we would offer ourselves were we in the same situation. Helping others to emotionally self-regulate can sometimes be stressful, however, especially when one’s efforts...

Posted Apr 25, 2022

Infants whose mothers were highly stressed during pregnancy often show altered autonomic nervous system responsiveness to stress after birth. This is important because autonomic responsiveness is associated with childhood behavioral problems...

Posted Apr 04, 2022

Elevations and large fluctuations in eye fluid pressure are risk factors for glaucoma, a disease that results in optic nerve damage and blindness. Experts disagree on when it is best to monitor eye fluid pressure and when it is best to initiate medical treatment....

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

April 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.

  • Bringmann, H. C., Michalsen, A., Jeitler, M., Kessler, C. S., Brinkhaus, B., Brunnhuber, S., & Sedlmeier, P. (n.d.). Meditation-based lifestyle modification in mild to moderate depression—A randomized controlled trial. Depression and Anxiety.
  • Buric, I., Farias, M., Driessen, J. M. A., & Brazil, I. A. (2022). Individual differences in meditation interventions: A meta-analytic study. British Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Carro, N., Ibar, C., D’Adamo, P., Gonzalez, D., Berg, G., Fabre, B., & Lozada, M. (2022). Hair cortisol reduction and social integration enhancement after a mindfulness-based intervention in children. Child: Care, Health and Development.
  • Haddock, G., Foad, C. M. G., & Thorne, S. (n.d.). How do people conceptualize mindfulness? Royal Society Open Science, 9(3), 211366. 
  • Massa, K., Ramireddy, S., Ficenec, S., Mank, C., Josephsen, J. B., & Babbar, S. (2022). A Randomized Control Trial of Meditation for Mothers Pumping Breastmilk for Preterm Infants. American Journal of Perinatology.Herchenroeder, L., Williams, E., Wedell, E.,... Hogarth, L. (2022). Interoceptive attention or merely distraction? An examination of the effects of brief breath counting training on stress-induced alcohol-seeking behavior. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

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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