Mindfulness Suggested Reading
Biegel, G. 2009. The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help you Deal with Stress. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Boorstein, S. 1996. Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.
Brach, T. 2012. True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. New York: Random House.
Catherine, S. 2008. Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.
Chödrön, P. 2000. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Boston: Shambhala.
Flowers, S. 2009. The Mindful Path Through Shyness: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You From Social Anxiety, Fear, and Avoidance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Flowers, S. & Stahl, B. 2011. Living With Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Fronsdal, G. 2001. The Issue at Hand: Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice. Redwood City, CA: Insight Meditation Center.
Germer, C. 2009. The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. New York: Guilford Press.
Germer, C., Siegel, R. and Fulton, P. 2005. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.
Goldstein, J. 1993. Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom. Boston: Shambhala.
Goldstein, J. & Kornfield, J. 2001. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Hanson, R. 2009. Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Hayes, S. 2008. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life. With S. Smith. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Kabat-Zinn, J. 1990. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York: Dell.
Kabat-Zinn, J. 2005. Coming to our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness. New York: Hyperion.
Katie, B. 2002. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. With S. Mitchell. New York: Harmony Books.
Kornfield, J. 1993. A Path with Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam Books.
Kornfield, J. 2008. The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. New York: Bantam Books.
Lao-tzu. 1988. Tao Te Ching. Translated by S. Mitchell. New York: Harper Collins.
Makransky, J. 2007. Awakening through Love: Unveiling your Deepest Goodness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
Moffitt, P. 2012. Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering. New York: Rodale.
Neff, K. 2011. Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. New York: Harper Collins.
Nhat Hanh, T. 1976. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation. Boston: Beacon Press.
Nhat Hanh, T. 1987. Being Peace. Berkeley: Parallax Press.
Nhat Hanh, T. 1992. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. New York: Bantam Books.
Rahula, B. 2008. The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, at Work, and in the World. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
Roshi, S. 1986. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. New York: Weatherhill.
Salzberg, S. 2002. Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Boston: Shambhala.
Santorelli, S. 2000. Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine. New York: Bell Tower.
Segal, Z., Williams, J, & Teasdale, J. 2002. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse. New York & London: Guilford Press.
Siegel, D. 2007. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being. New York: W. W. Norton.
Siegel, D. 2010. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. New York: Bantam Books.
Stahl, B., & E. Goldstein. 2010. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Stahl, B. & Millstein, W. 2013. Calming the Rush of Panic: A Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Guide to Freeing Yourself from Panic Attacks and Living a Vital Life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Suzuki, S. 1986. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. New York: Weatherhill.
Walser, R. & Westrup, D. 2009. The Mindful Couple: How Acceptance and Mindfulness Can Lead You to the Love You Want. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Infertility and Mind-Body Suggested Reading
Aronson, D. and staff of RESOLVE. 1999. Resolving Infertility: Understanding the Options and Choosing Solutions When You Want to Have a Baby. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.
Barbieri, R., Loughlin, K.,& Domar, A. 2001. Six Steps to Increased Fertility: An Integrated Medical and Mind/Body Program to Promote Conception. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Benson, H., & Klipper, M. 2000. The Relaxation Response. New York: Avon.
Borysenko, J. 1987. Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Reading, MA: AddisonWesley.
Charlesworth, L. 2004. The Couple’s Guide to InVitro Fertilization: Everything you Need to Know to Maximize your Chances of Success. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong Books.
Chavarro, J., Willett, W., & Skerrett, P. 2008. The Fertility Diet. New York: McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.
Cooper, S & Glazer, E. 1994. Beyond Infertility–The New Paths to Parenthood. New York: Lexington Books.
Daniels, K. 2004. Building a Family with the Assistance of Donor Insemination. New Zealand: Dunmore Press.
Domar, A. & Kelly, A.L. 2002. Conquering Infertility. New York: Penguin Books.
Domar, A. & Dreher, H. 1996. Healing Mind, Healthy Woman: Using the Mind-Body Connection to Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Life. New York: Dell Publishing.
Ehrensaft, D. 2005. Mommies, Daddies, Donor, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families. New York: Guilford Press.
McQuaid, M. 2006. A Spiritual Path to Overcoming Infertility: Creating Your Miracle Family. Lakeport: Reverence Press.
Sapolsky, R. 1998. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress Related Diseases, and Coping. New York: Freeman.
Silber, S. 1981. How To Get Pregnant. New York: Warner Books.
Sparrowe, L. & Walden, P. 2002. The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health. Boston & London: Shambhala Publishers.
Weil, A. 2006. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of your Body’s Natural Healing Power. New York. Houghton Mifflin Company.
Zucker, D. 2016. The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, and Resilient Well-Being. LomaSerena Press.
Suggested Mindfulness and Fertility CDs/DVDs
- Guided Meditation CDs by Jack Kornfield
- Mindful Healing CDs by Bob Stahl
- Mindfulness CDs by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Mindfulness Meditation CDs by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Mindfulness CDs by Steve Flowers
- Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing by Andrew Weil
- Guided Meditations: Help for Infertility by Belleruth Naparstek
- Yoga 4 Fertility by Brenda Strong
Support, Advocacy & Information
- Buddhist Information and Education Network
- Dharma Seed
- Insight Meditation South Bay—Mountain View, CA
- Insight Meditation Center—Redwood City, CA
- Insight Meditation Centers—World Wide
- Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
- Mind and Life Institute
- Mindfulness Regional Listings and Articles
- Mindsight Institute
- Spirit Rock Meditation Center—Woodacre, CA
- The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
- The Mindfulness Institute
- University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness
- University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
- American Infertility Association (AIA)
- The Donor Conception Network
Series of books on disclosure available for free download.
- American Fertility Association
(888) 917-3777 Support Line
- Adoption Families Magazine
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians
- The Cord Blood Center
- The Wholesome Lotus Fertility
- Children’s Health Council
- Psychology Today
- San Mateo Country Psychological Association
- Santa Clara County Psychological Association
- The Help Center—American Psychological Association
Alcohol Treatment & Drug Addiction Recovery
- Top Palo Alto Addiction Recovery Centers
- Palo Alto Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
- Ultimate Guide to Mindfulness for the Treatment of Addiction by John Aldridge.
This guide outlines how mindfulness is able to help people defeat addiction.
- Alcohol Rehab Guide
An online resource that connects alcoholics and their families by providing information on the signs of an alcohol addiction, the effects and the support options for those involved.
- Addiction Guide
A resource on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances, covering how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.