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Mindfulness and Acceptance

Some of the most exciting recent developments in cognitive-behavioral therapy are adapted from some very old techniques for cultivating wellness. Drawn from a combination of Eastern meditation and Western psychology, mindfulness and acceptance based cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques are used to help patients learn to tolerate difficult emotions and overcome depressing thoughts. These methods are simple, relatively easy to learn, and are available to almost anyone.

By using relaxation, an awareness of the breath, and a gentle focus of attention, patients involved in mindfulness and acceptance based cognitive-behavioral therapy learn to observe their thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations in a special and non-judgmental way. In clinical research, these methods have been shown to assist in recovery from depression depressive relapse, anxiety disorders, addictions, and stress related problems.

Clinicians at AICT integrate these techniques into their work in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups. Persons looking to engage in individual mindfulness and acceptance based cognitive therapy can also contact the Institute to learn more.


Resources on Mindfulness

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Books On Mindfulness:
  • Bayda, E. (2008). Zen heart: Simple advice for living with mindfulness and compassion. Boston: Shambhala Publications
  • Bennett-Goleman, T. (2001). Emotional alchemy. New York: Harmony Books.
  • Brach, T. (2003). Radical acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam.
  • Brown, B. (1999). Soul without shame: A guide to liberating yourself from the judge within. Boston: Shambala.
  • Chödrön, P. (2005). Start where you are: How to accept yourself and others. London: Element/HarperCollins.
  • Chödrön, P. (2001). Tonglen. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Vajradhatu Publications.
  • Chödrön, P. (1997). When things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult times. Boston: Shambhala Publications.
  • Dalai Lama & Ekman, P. (2008). Emotional awareness: Overcoming the obstacles to psychological balance and compassion. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
  • Dalai Lama (2001). An open heart: Practicing compassion in everyday life. New York: Little, Brown.
  • Dalai Lama, & Cutler, H. (1998). The art of happiness: A handbook for living. New York: Riverhead Books.
  • Davidson, R., & Harrington, A. (2002). Visions of compassion: Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Domar, A. & Dreher, H. (2000). Self-nurture: Learning to care for yourself as effectively as you care for everyone else. New York: Penguin Books.
  • Feldman, C. (2005). Compassion: Listening to the cries of the world. Berkeley: Rodmell Press.
  • Germer, C. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Germer, C., Siegel, R., & Fulton, P. (Eds.) (2005). Mindfulness and psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Gilbert, P. (2010). The compassionate mind: A new approach to life’s challenges. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
    Gilbert, P. (Ed.) (2005). Compassion: Conceptualisations, research, and use in psychotherapy. London: Routledge.
  • Glaser, A. (2005). A call to compassion: Bringing Buddhist practices of the heart into the soul of psychology. Berwick, ME: Nicolas-Hays.
  • Goleman, D. (Ed.) (2003). Healing emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on mindfulness, emotions, and health. Boston,: Shambhala Publications.
  • Goleman, D. (2006). Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Hanh, T. N. (1997). Teachings on love. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.
  • Hayes, S., Follette, V., & Linehan, M. (Eds.). (2004). Mindfulness and acceptance: Expanding the cognitive-behavioral tradition. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Hopkins, J. (2008). A truthful heart: Buddhist practices for connecting with others. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications.
  • Ie, A., Ngnoumen, C. T., & Langer, E. J. (Eds.) (2014). Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Johanson, G. & Kurtz, R. (1991). Grace unfolding: Psychotherapy in the spirit of the Tao-te ching. Bew York: Bell Tower.
  • Kornfield, J. (2008). Wise heart: A guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist psychology. New York: Random House.
  • Kornfield, J. (2002). The art of forgiveness, lovingkindness, and peace. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Kornfield, J. (1993). A path with heart. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Kramer, G. (2007). Insight dialogue: The interpersonal path to freedom. Boston: Shambhala Publications.
  • Ladner, L. (2004). The lost art of compassion. New York:HarperCollins.
  • Linehan, M. (1993a). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Makransky, J. (2007). Awakening through love: Unveiling your deepest goodness. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.
  • Neff, K. (2011). Self-compassion: Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind. New York: HarperCollins.
  • Orsillo, S. M. & Roemer, L. (Eds.) (2005). Acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches to anxiety: Conceptualization and treatment. New York: Springer Science.
  • Roemer, L. & Orsillo, S. (2009). Mindfulness and acceptance-based behavior therapy in practice. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Rubin, T. (1975). Compassion and self-hate. New York: Touchstone.
  • Salzberg, S. (2008). The kindness handbook: A practical companion. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.
  • Salzberg, S. (1995). Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Boston: Shambhala Publications.
  • Shapiro, S. & Carlson, L. (2009). The art and science of mindfulness: Integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Siegel, R. (2009). The mindfulness solution: Everyday practices for everyday problems. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Williams, M., Teasdale, J., Segal, Z., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The mindful way through depression. New York: The Guilford Press

Articles/Chapters on Mindfulness:
  • Adams, C. E., & Leary, M. R. (2007). Promoting self-compassionate attitudes toward eating among restrictive and guilty eaters. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 1120-1144.
  • Allen, N.B. & Knight, W.E.J. (2005). Mindfulness, compassion for self and compassion for others: Implications for understanding the psychopathology and treatment of depression. In P. Gilbert (ed.). Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy. (pp. 239-262). London: Routledg.
  • Arch, J. J., & Craske, M. G. (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness: Emotion regulation following a focused breathing induction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1849-1858.
  • Arch, J. J., & Craske, M. G. (2010). Laboratory stressors in clinically anxious and non-anxious individuals: The moderating role of mindfulness. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 495-505.
  • Argus, G., & Thompson, M. (2008). Perceived social problem solving, perfectionism, and mindful awareness in clinical depression: An exploratory study. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 745-757..
  • Bandelow, B., Schmahl, C., Falkai, P., & Wedekind, D. (2010). Borderline personality disorder: A dysregulation of the endogenous opioid system? Psychological Review, 117(2), 623-636.
  • Baer, R. A., Smith, G. T., & Allen, K. B. (2004). Assessment of mindfulness by self-report: The Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills. Assessment, 11, 191-206.
  • Baer, R. (2010). Self-compassion as a mechanism of change in mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments In R. Baer (Ed.). Assessing mindfulness and acceptance processes in clients: Illuminating the theory and practice of change. Oakland, CA: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications, 135-153.
  • Baer, R. A., Smith, G. T., Hopkins, J., Krietemeyer, J., & Toney, L. (2006). Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness. Assessment, 13, 27-45.
  • Bell, D.C. (2001). Evolution of care giving behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 216-229.
  • Bernstein, A., Tanay, G., & Vujanovic, A. A. (2011). Concurrent relations between mindful attention and awareness and psychopathology among trauma-exposed adults: Preliminary evidence of transdiagnostic resilience. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 99-113..
  • Berry, L., May, J., Andrade, J., & Kavanagh, D. (2010). Emotional and behavioral reaction to intrusive thoughts. Assessment, 17, 126-137.
  • Bishop, S. R., Lau, M., Shapiro, S., Carlson, L., Anderson, N. D., Carmody, J., . . . Devins, G. (2004). Mindfulness: A proposed operational definition. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11, 230-241.
  • Bond, F. W., Hayes, S. C., Baer, R. A., Carpenter, K. M., Guenole, N., Orcutt, H. K., . . . Zettle, R. D. (2011). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II: A revised measure of psychological inflexibility and experiential avoidance. Behavior Therapy, 42, 676-688.
  • Bonn-Miller, M. O., Vujanovic, A. A., Twohig, M. P., Medina, J. L., & Huggins, J. L. (2010). Posttraumatic stress symptom severity and marijuana use coping motives: A test of the mediating role of non-judgmental acceptance within a trauma-exposed community sample. Mindfulness, 1, 98-106.
  • Branstrom, R., Duncan, L. G., & Moskowitz, J. T. (2011). The association between dispositional mindfulness, psychological well-being, and perceived health in a Swedish population-based sample. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 300-316.
  • Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M. (2003). The benefits of being present: Mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 822-848.
  • Buckner, R., Andrews-Hanna, J. & Schacter, D. (2008). The brain’s default network: Anatomy, function, and relevance to disease. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1124, 1-38.
  • Cardaciotto, L., Herbert, J. D., Forman, E. M., Moitra, E., & Farrow, V. (2008). The assessment of present-moment awareness and acceptance: The Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale. Assessment, 15, 204-223.
  • Carlson, L. E., & Garland, S. N. (2005). Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on sleep, mood, stress and fatigue symptoms in cancer outpatients. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 12, 278-285.
  • Carson, J. (2006). Loving-kindness meditation findings not related to baseline differences. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 24(1), 5-6.
  • Carson, J., Carson, K., Gil, K., & Baucom, D. (2004). Mindfulness-based relationship enhancement. Behavior Therapy, 35, 471 494.
  • Carson, J., Keefe, F., Lynch, T., Carson, K., Goli, V., Fras, A., & Thorp, S. (2005). Loving-kindness meditation for chronic low back pain. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(3), 287-304.
  • Carter, C.S. (1998). Neuroendocrine perspectives on social attachment and love. Psychoneuroendorinlogy, 23, 779-818.
  • Chadwick, P., Hember, M., Symes, J., Peters, E., Kuipers, E., & Dagnan, D. (2008). Responding mindfully to unpleasant thoughts and images: Reliability and validity of the Southampton Mindfulness Questionnaire (SMQ). British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47, 451-455.
  • Cheung, M.S.P., Gilbert, P. & Irons, C. (2004). An exploration of shame, social rank and rumination in relation to depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1143-1153.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C. S., Marsh, A., & Nathan, P. (2008). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: A preliminary evaluation. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 553-568.
  • Crocker, J. & Canevello, A. (2008). Creating and undermining social support in communal relationships: The role of compassionate and self-image goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 555-575.
  • Cree, M. (2010). Compassion focused therapy with perinatal and mother-infant distress. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(2), 159-171.
  • Dalrymple, K. L., & Herbert, J. D. (2007). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for generalized social anxiety disorder: A pilot study. Behavior Modification, 31, 543-568.
  • Davidson, R. (2007, Oct.). Changing the brain by transforming the mind. The impact of compassion training on the neural systems of emotion. Paper presented at the Mind and Life Institute Conference, Investigating the Mind, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Dekeyser, M., Raes, F., Leijssen, M., Leysen, S., & Dewulf, D. (2008). Mindfulness skills and interpersonal behaviour. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1235-1245.
  • Delgado, L. C., Guerra, P., Perakakis, P., Vera, M. N., del Paso, G. R., & Vila, J. (2010). Treating chronic worry: Psychological and physiological effects of a training programme based on mindfulness. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 873-882.
  • Depue, R.A. & Morrone-Strupinsky, J.V. (2005). A neurobehavioral model of affiliative bonding. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 313-395.
  • Eifert, G. H., & Heffner, M. (2003). The effects of acceptance versus control contexts on avoidance of panic-related symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 34, 293-312.
  • Engstrom, M. & Soderfeldt, B. (2009). Brain activation during compassion meditation: A case study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 16(5), 597-500.
  • Evans, D. R., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2011). Why do mindful people worry less? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 505-510.
  • Evans, S., Ferrando, S., Findler, M., Stowell, C., Smart, C., & Haglin, D. (2008). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 716-721.
  • Farb, N., Anderson, A., Bean, J., McKeon, D., Mayberg, H. & Segal, Z. (2010). Minding one’s emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness. Emotion 10(1), 25-33.
  • Finucane, A., & Mercer, S. W. (2006). An exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for patients with active depression and anxiety in primary care. BMC Psychiatry, 6, 1-14.
  • Follette, V., Palm, K. M., & Pearson, A. N. (2006). Mindfulness and trauma: Implications for treatment. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 24, 45-61.
  • Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Moitra, E., Yeomans, P. D., & Geller, P. A. (2007). A randomized controlled effectiveness trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression. Behavior Modification, 31, 772–799.
  • Fredrickson, B. L. (2001). The role of positive emotions in positive psychology: The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions. American Psychologist, 56, 218–226.
  • Fredrickson, B., Coffey, K, Pek, J., Cohn, M., Finkel, S. (2008). Open hearts build lives: Positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(5), 1045-1062.
  • Garland, E., Fredrickson, B., Dring, A., Johnson, D., Meyer, P. & Penn, D. (2010 in press). Upward spirals of positive emotions counter downward spirals of negativity: Insights from the broaden-and-build theory and affective neuroscience on the treatment of emotion dysfunctions and deficits in psychopathology. Clinical Psychology Review.
  • Germer, C. (2007). Mindful marriage. In M. McLeod (Ed.), The best Buddhist writing, 2007. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.
  • Germer, C. (2006). You gotta have heart. Psychotherapy Networker, Jan/Feb, 54-59, 65.
  • Gilbert, P, (2010), Compassion focused therapy. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy (Special Edition) 3 95-210.
  • Gilbert, P. (2010). An introduction to compassion focused therapy in cognitive behavior therapy. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(2), 97-112.
  • Gilbert, P. (2009). Introducing compassion-focused therapy. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 15, 199-208.
  • Gilbert, P., Baldwin, M. W., Irons, C., Baccus, J. R., & Palmer, M. (2006). Self-criticism and self-warmth: An imagery study exploring their relation to depression. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, 183-200.
  • Gilbert, P., McEwan, K. & Matos, M. (in press). Fear of compassion: Development of a self-report measure. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice.
  • Gilbert, P. & Irons, C. (2005). Therapies for shame and self-attacking, using cognitive, behavioural, emotional imagery and compassionate mind training. In P Gilbert (Ed.) Compassion: Conceptualisations, research and use in psychotherapy (pp. 263 – 325). London: Routledge.
  • Gilbert, P., McEwan, K., Mitra, R., Franks, L., Richter, A., Rockliff, H. (2008). Feeling safe and content: A specific affect regulation system? Relationship to depression, anxiety, stress, and self-criticism. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(3), 182-191.
  • Gilbert, P. & Procter, S. (2006). Compassionate mind training for people with high shame and self-criticism: Overview and pilot study of a group therapy approach. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 13, 353-379.
  • Glass, C. R., Arnkoff, D. B., Woodruff, S.C., Maron, D. D., McMorran, K. E., Monahan, M. F., & Hirschhorn, E. W. (2013). Integrating mindfulness into different approaches to psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 48, 6-11.
  • Goldin, P. R., & Gross, J. J. (2010). Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder. Emotion, 10, 83-91.
  • Goldin, P., Ramel, W., & Gross, J. (2009). Mindfulness meditation training and self-referential processing in social anxiety disorder: Behavioral and neural effects. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, 242-257.
  • Goss, K., & Allen, S. (2010). Compassion focused therapy for eating disorders. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(2), 141-158.
  • Grossman, P., Tiefenthaler-Gilmer, U., Raysz, A., & Kesper, U. (2007). Mindfulness training as an intervention for fibromyalgia: Evidence of postintervention and 3-year follow-up benefits in well-being. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 76, 226-233.
  • Gumley, A., Braehler, C., Laithwaite, H., MacBeth, A. & Gilbert, P. (2010. A compassion focused model of recovery after psychosis. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(2), 186-201.
  • Hanstede, M., Gidron, Y., & Nyklicek, I. (2008). The effects of a mindfulness intervention on obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a non-clinical student population. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 776-779.
  • Hayes, S. A., Orsillo, S. M., & Roemer, L. (2010). Changes in proposed mechanisms of action during an Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 238-245.
  • Herndon, F. (2008). Testing mindfulness with perceptual and cognitive factors: External vs. internal encoding, and the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 32-41.
  • Holzel, B. K., Ott, U., Gard, T., Hempel, H., Weygandt, M., Morgen, K., & Vaitl, D. (2008). Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3, 55-61.
  • Hutcherson, C., Seppala, E., & Gross, J. (2008). Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness. Emotion, 8(5), 720-724.
  • Johnson, C., Penn, D., Fredrickson, B., Meyer, P., Kring, A., & Brantley, M. (2009). Loving-kindness meditation for schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(5), 1-11.
  • Kabat-Zinn, J., Massion, A. O., Kristeller, J., & Peterson, L. G., Fletcher, K. E., Pbert, L.,Santorelli, S. F. (1992). Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction program in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 149, 936-943.
  • Kane, A. (2010). A grounded theory study of mindfulness and self-compassion as they relate to clinical efficacy and clinician self-care. Dissertation Abstracts International, 70(9-B) 5826.
  • Kaviani, H., Javaheri, F., & Hatami, N. (2011). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) reduces depression and anxiety induced by real stressful setting in non-clinical population. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 11, 285-296.
  • Kelly, A. C., Zuroff, D. C., Foa, C. L., & Gilbert, P. (2009). Who benefits from training in self-compassionate self-regulation? A study of smoking reduction. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 727-755
  • Kelly, A., Suroff, D. & Shapira, L. (2009). Soothing oneself and resisting self-attacks: The treatment of two intrapersonal deficits in depression vulnerability. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 301-313.
  • Kearney, D. J., McDermott, K., Malte, C., Martinez, M., & Simpson, T. L. (2012). Association of participation in a mindfulness program with measures of PTSD, depression and quality of life in a veteran sample. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 101-116.
  • Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., & Harlow, T. (1993).There’s more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190–1204.
  • Kiken, L. G., & Shook, N. J. (2011). Looking up: Mindfulness increases positive judgments and reduces negativity bias. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 425-431.
  • Kim, B., Lee, S., Kim, Y. W., Choi, T. K., Yook, K., Suh, S. Y., . . . Yook, K. (2010). Effectiveness of a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 590-595. .
  • Kingsbury, E. (2009). The relationship between empathy and mindfulness: Understanding the role of self-compassion. Dissertation Abstracts International, 70(5-B), 3175.
  • Kocovski, N. L., Fleming, J. E., & Rector, N. A. (2009). Mindfulness and acceptance-based group therapy for social anxiety disorder: An open trial. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 276-289. .
  • Koszycki, D., Benger, M., Shlik, J., & Bradwejn, J. (2007). Randomized trial of a meditation-based stress reduction program and cognitive behavior therapy in generalized social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2518-2526.
  • Kraus, S. & Searsm, S. (2009). Measuring the immeasurablles: Development and initial validation of the self-other four immeasurables (SOFI) scale based on Buddhist teachings on loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Social Indicators Research, 92, 169-181.
  • Kristeller, J. L., & Hallett, C. B. (1999). An exploratory study of a meditation-based intervention for binge eating disorder. Journal of Health Psychology, 4, 357-363.
  • Laithwaite, H., O’Hanlon, M., Collins, P., Doyle, P., Abrahan, L. et al (2009). Recovery after psychosis (RAP): A compassion focused programme for individuals residing in high security settings. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 511-526.
  • Langer, A. I., Cangas, A. J., & Gallego, J. (2010). Mindfulness-based intervention on distressing hallucination-like experiences in a nonclinical sample. Behaviour Change, 27, 176-183.
  • Leary, M. R., Tate, E. B., Adams, C. E., Allen, A. B., & Hancock, J. (2007). Self-compassion and reactions to unpleasant self-relevant events: The implications of treating oneself kindly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 887-904.
  • Levitt, J. T., Brown, T. A., Orsillo, S. M., & Barlow, D. H. (2004). The effects of acceptance versus suppression of emotion on subjective and psychophysiological response to carbon dioxide challenge in patients with panic disorder. Behavior Therapy, 35, 747-766.
  • Longe, O., Maratos, F., Gilbert, P., Evans, G., Volker, F., Rockliff, H. & Rippon, G. (2010). Having a word with yourself: Neural correlates of self-criticism and self-reassurance. Neuroimage, 49, 1849-1856.
  • Lowens, I. (2010). Compassion focused therap[y for people with bipolar disorder. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(2), 172-185.
  • Lutz, A., Greischar, L., Rawlings, N., Ricard, M. & Davidson, R. (2004). Long-term meditators self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 191(46), 16369-16373.
  • MacKenzie, M. B., & Kocovski, N. L. (2010). Self-reported acceptance of social anxiety symptoms: Development and validation of the Social Anxiety-Acceptance and Action Questionnaire. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 6, 214-232.
  • Magnus, C., M. (2007). Does self-compassion matter beyond self-esteem for women's self-determined motives to exercise and exercise outcomes? Unpublished master’s thesis. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
  • McCracken, L. M., Vowles, K. E., & Eccleston, C. (2005). Acceptance-based treatment for persons with complex, long standing chronic pain: A preliminary analysis of treatment outcome in comparison to a waiting phase. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 1335-1346.
  • McKee, L., Zvolensky, M. J., Solomon, S. E., Bernstein, A., & Leen-Feldner, E. (2007). Emotional-vulnerability and mindfulness: A preliminary test of associations among negative affectivity, anxiety sensitivity, and mindfulness skills. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 36, 91-100.
  • Mills, A., Gilbert, P., Bellew, R., McEvan, K., & Gale, C. (2007). Paranoid beliefs and self-criticism in students. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14, 358-364.
  • Mitmansgruber, H., Beck, T., & Schussler, G. (2008). “Mindful helpers”: Experiential avoidance, meta-emotions, and emotion regulation in paramedics. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1358-1363.
  • Moore, P. (2008). Introducing mindfulness to clinical psychologists in training: An experiential course of brief exercises. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15, 331-337.
  • Neely, M., Schallert, D. L., Mohammed, S. S., Roberts, R. M., Chen, Y. (2009). Self-kindness when facing stress: The role of self-compassion, goal regulation, and support in college students’ well-being. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 88-97.
  • Neff, K. (2009). The role of self-compassion in development: A healthier way to relate to oneself. Human Development, 52, 211-214.
  • Neff, K. (2009). Self-Compassion. In M. R. Leary & R. H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior (pp. 561-573). Guilford Press.
  • Neff, K. (2008). Self-compassion: Moving beyond the pitfalls of a separate self-concept. In J. Bauer & H. A. Wayment (Eds.) Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego (pp. 95 – 106). APA Books, Washington DC.
  • Neff, K. (2008, February). Self-compassion and other-focused responding. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Neff, K. (2006). The role of self-compassion in healthy relationship interactions. Paper presented at the 114th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Neff, K. (2003a). Development and validation of a scale to measure self-compassion. Self and Identity, 2, 223-250.
  • Neff, K. (2003b). Self-compassion: An alternative conceptualization of a healthy attitude toward oneself. Self and Identity, 2, 85-102.
  • Neff, K., Hseih, Y., & Dejitthirat, K. (2005). Self-compassion, achievement goals, and coping with academic failure. Self and Identity, 4, 263-287.
  • Neff, K., Kirkpatrick, K. & Rude, S. S. (2007). Self-compassion and its link to adaptive psychological functioning. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 139-154.
  • Neff, K. & McGeehee, P. (2010). Self-compassion and psychological resilience among adolescents and young adults. Self and Identity, 9, 225-240
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