Stress and Mindfulness: Reading List

The Psychology of Stress: The Resilience-Boosting Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness

References and recommending readings for my presentation at the North Dakota Yoga Conference, 2019.


Coleman, D., & Davidson, R. J. (2017). The science of meditation: How to change your brain, mind, and body. Penguin Random House, UK.

Germer, K. G., Siegel, R. D., & Fulton, P. R. (2013). Mindfulness and psychotherapy (2nd Ed.). The Guildford Press. 

Gordon, T, Borushok, J., & Ferrell, S. (2019). Mindful yoga-based acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go there you are. Hyperion, New York. 

Lehrhaupt, L., & Meibert, P. (2017). Mindfulness-based stress reduction: The MBSR program for enhancing health and vitality. New World Library. 

Stahl, B., & Goldstein, E. (2010). A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook. New Harbinger Publications Inc.

Van der Kolk, B., (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body, in the healing of trauma. Penguin Books. 

Wolf, C., & Serpa, J. G. (2015). A clinician's guide to teaching mindfulness: the comprehensive session-by-session program for mental health professionals and health care providers. New Harbinger Publications.

Journal Articles:

Callaghan, B. L., & Tottenham, N. (2016). The neuro-environmental loop of plasticity: A cross-species analysis of parental effects on emotion circuitry development following typical and adverse caregiving. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(1), 163-176. doi:10.1038/npp.2015.204

Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., & Doyle, W. J. (2015). Does hugging provide stress-buffering social support? A study of susceptibility to upper respiratory infection and illness. Psychological science, 26(2), 135–147.

Creswell J. D., & Lindsay, E. K. (2014). How does mindfulness training affect health? 

A mindfulness stress buffering account. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(6), 401-7. 

Danese, A., & McEwen, B. S. (2012). Adverse childhood experiences, allostasis, allostatic load, and age-related disease. Physiology & Behavior, 106(1), 29-39.

Evans, G. W., & Kim, P. (2013).  Poverty, chronic stress, self-regulation, and coping.  Child Development Perspectives, 7, 43-48.

Gross, J. J. (2013). Emotion regulation: Taking stock and moving forward. Emotion, 13(3), 359-365.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2003). Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present, and future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 144–156.

Malinowski, P. (2013). Neural mechanisms of attentional control in mindfulness meditation. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7,8. 

Mendelson, T., Greenberg, M. T., Dariotis, J. K., Gould, L. F., Rhoades, B. L., & Leaf, P. J. (2010). Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a school-based mindfulness intervention for urban youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 985-994.

Meyer, J. S., & Novak, M. A. (2012). Minireview: Hair cortisol: a novel biomarker of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical activity. Endocrinology, 153(9), 4120-4127.

Miller, G. E., Chen, E., & Parker, K. J. (2011). Psychological stress in childhood and susceptibility to the chronic diseases of aging: Moving toward a model of behavioral and biological mechanisms. Psychological Bulletin, 137(6), 959–97.

Powell, N. D., Sloan, E. K., Bailey, M. T., Arevalo, J. M., Miller, G. E., Chen, E., ... & Cole, S. W. (2013). Social stress up-regulates inflammatory gene expression in the leukocyte transcriptome via β-adrenergic induction of myelopoiesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(41).

Ricard, M, Lutz, A, & Davidson, RJ. (2014). Mind of the meditator. Scientific American, November issue.

van der Kolk Laura, B. A., West, J., Rhodes, A., Emerson, D., Suvak, M., & Spinazzola, J. (2014). Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 75(6), 559-565.