Looking for the Best Synthesis of the Latest Mindfulness Research? Look Here.

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At this point in the evolution of mindfulness research, literally thousands of studies have been published. Not only that, dozens of new studies are being published every month.

That's pretty overwhelming. Especially for those of us who are trying to keep up with the burgeoning literature. 

Is there a single, reliable service that synthesizes all this information into a wonderfully readable format? 

In fact, there is. 

It's called Mindfulness Research Monthly. And the American Mindfulness Research Association has been publishing it since January of 2010. 

Online, readers can access all 72 (and counting) previously published issues. They can also sign up to have the newsletter delivered, like clockwork, to their inbox the first week of every month. 

Each issue features the previous month's mindfulness publications, divided into five categories: Interventions, Associations, Methods, Reviews, and Trials. 

The Interventions section looks at articles that test the applied science and implementation of mindfulness-based interventions. 

The Associations section features articles that examine the correlates and mechanisms of mindfulness.

The Methods section highlights research that is developing empirical procedures to advance the measurement and methodology of mindfulness.

The Reviews section, unsurprisingly, presents both meta-analyses and reviews of content areas of mindfulness.

And the Trials section offers up randomized controlled trials funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

Finally, each Mindfulness Research Monthly boasts an excellent Highlights section, in which Seth Segall, a Zen priest who holds a PhD in clinical psychology, reviews the most remarkable findings of the day. 

So if you are one of those mindfulness geeks who'd love to know all the latest on The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for People with Schizophrenia (Lam & Chien, 2016) or the Effects of Preventive Online Mindfulness Interventions on Stress and Mindfulness (Jayewardene et al., 2016), then look no further. 

Mindfulness Research Monthly is for you.

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