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Brain Booth in the HSU Library

The Library Brain Booth is an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind body connection, reduce stress and optimize learning.



  • Parry, M. (2013). You’re distracted: This professor can help. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available here
  • Campbell, J. C., & Christopher, J. C. (2012). Teaching mindfulness to create effective counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34(3), 213. [paywall]
  • J Davidson, R., Dunne, J., Eccles, J. S., Engle, A., Greenberg, M., Jennings, P., ... & Roeser, R. W. (2012). Contemplative practices and mental training: Prospects for American education. Child Development Perspectives6(2), 146-153. Available here
  • Helber, C., Zook, N. A., & Immergut, M. (2012). Meditation in Higher Education: Does it Enhance Cognition?. Innovative Higher Education, 37(5), 349-358. DOI: 10.1007/s10755-012-9217-0
  • Vogus, T. J., & Sutcliffe, K. M. (2012). Organizational mindfulness and mindful organizing: A reconciliation and path forward. Academy of management learning & education, 11(4), 722-735. Available here
  • Sherretz, C. E. (2011). Mindfulness in education: Case studies of mindful teachers and their teaching practices. Journal of Thought, 46(3/4), 79. [paywall]
  • Gold, E., Smith, A., Hopper, I., Herne, D., Tansey, G., & Hulland, C. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for primary school teachers.Journal of child and family studies, 19(2), 184-189. DOI 10.1007/s10826-009-9344-0
  • Shapiro, S. L., Brown, K. W., & Astin, J. A. (2008). Toward the integration of meditation into higher education: A review of research. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Retrieved from http://www.contemplativemind.org/files/MedandHigherEd.pdf​
  • Rockefeller, S. C. (2006). Meditation, social change, and undergraduate education. Teachers College Record, 108(9), 1775. Available here
  • Sarath, E. (2006). Meditation, creativity, and consciousness: charting future terrain within higher education. Teachers College Record, 108(9), 1816-1841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9620.2006.00763.x [paywall]

Content Attribution

Some of the content of this page was created by Marissa Mourer, co-founder of the Brain Booth, who left HSU in August 2017. 

Additional Resources

Centers in Higher Education

Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) at Naropa University

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford School of Medicine

Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University

Contemplative Pedagogy at Montclair State University

Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative at University of Southern California

Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia

Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University

The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, including this research roundup of mindfulness training in schools

Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA

Program in Creativity & Consciousness Studies at the University of Michigan

Teaching and Learning Center at Wake Forest University


Center for Wellness at Harvard University has a dedicated mindfulness resources page with some audio clips you may find helpful.

Associations and Institutes

Association for Mindfulness in Education (K-12 focus)

The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL), an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, including the Summer Session on Contemplative Higher Education and The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE)Erikson Institute

Contemplative Pedagogy Network

The Garrison Institute, including the CARE for Teachers program

Journal for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The Luster Learning Institute and Calm Classroom Program