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Oxford Mindfulness Centre Publications

A selection of articles on mindfulness from our Centre:

Articles in Scientific Journals


  • Rycroft-Malone, J., Anderson, R., Crane, R., Gibson, A., Gradinger, F., Owen-Griffiths, H., Mercer, S., & Kuyken, W.(2014). Accessibility and implementation in UK services of an effective depression relapse prevention programme – Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT): ASPIRE study protocol.  Implementation Science, 9, 62. download
  • Abbott RA, Whear R, Rodgers LR, Bethel A, Thompson-Coon J, Kuyken W, Stein K, Dickens C. (2014). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Psychosomatic Reseach.  download
  • Hollinghurst, S., Carroll, F. E., Abel, A., Campbell, J., Garland, A., Jerrom, B., Kessler, D., Kuyken, W., …. Wiles, N. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment-resistant depression in primary care: economic evaluation of the CoBalT Trial.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 204(1), 69-76.  download
  • Evans, A., Crane, R.S., Cooper, L., Mardula, J., Wilks, J., Surawy, C. Kenny, M., & Kuyken, W. (2014). A framework for supervision for mindfulness-based teachers: a space for embodied mutual inquiry.  Mindfulness. Open access download
  • Williams, M. J., Dalgleish, T., Karl, A., & Kuyken, W. (2014)  Examining the factor structures of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire and the Self-Compassion Scale. Psychological Assessment. download
  • Gjelsvik, B., Lovric, D., & Williams, J. M. G. (in press). Embodied cognition and emotional disorders. Embodiment and abstraction in understanding depression. Psychopathology Review.
  • Raes, F., Griffith, J. W., Van der Gucht, K., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). School-based prevention and reduction of depression in adolescents: A cluster-randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness group program.  Mindfulness, 5, 477-486.download
  • O’Conner, R.C., Smyth, R., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). Intrapersonal Positive Future Thinking Predicts Repeat Suicide Attempts in Hospital-Treated Suicide Attempters. Mindfulness, 1-11. download
  • Surawy, C., McManus, F., Muse, K., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis): Rationale, Implementation and Case Illustration. Mindfulness, 1-11. download
  • Haddad, A. D., Harmer, C. J., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). Executive dysfunction and autobiographical memory retrieval in recovered depressed women. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry45(2), 260-266. download
  • Crane, C., Heron, J., Gunnell, D., Lewis G., Evans, J., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). Childhood traumatic events and adolescent overgeneral autobiographical memory: Findings in a UK cohort. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 330-338. download


  • Kuyken W, Weare K, Okoumunne O, Lewis R, Motton N, Burnett R, Cullen, C., Hennelly, S., & Huppert, F. (2013). Effectiveness of the mindfulness in schools program: A non-randomized controlled feasibility study.British Journal of Psychiatry, 203, 126-131. doi: http://doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.126649. download
  • Crane, C., Barnhofer, T., Duggan, D. S., Eames, C., Hepburn, S., Shah, D., & Williams, J. M. G. (2013). Comfort from Suicidal Cognition in Recurrently Depressed Patients. Journal of affective disorders, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2013.11.006 download
  • Krusche, A., Cyhlarova, E., & Williams, J. M. G. (2013). Mindfulness online: an evaluation of the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course for stress, anxiety and depression. BMJ Open, 3(11), e003498. download
  • Liu, X., Xu, W., Wang, Y., Williams, J. M. G., Geng, Y., Zhang, Q. & Liu, X. (2013) Can inner peace be improved by mindfulness training: A randomized controlled trial. Stress and Health. 2013 doi: 10.1002/smi.2551 download
  • Warriner, S., Dymond, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2013). Mindfulness in maternity. British Journal of Midwifery21(7), 520-522. download
  • Williams, J. M. G., Crane, C., Barnhofer, T., Brennan, K., Duggan, D. et al (2013). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Preventing Relapse in Recurrent Depression: A Randomized Dismantling Trial Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology doi: 10.1037/a0035036 download
  • Cousin, G., & Page, D. (2013). Does Patients’ Pretreatment Trait-Mindfulness Predict the Success of Cognitive Psychotherapy for Emotion Regulation? Mindfulness, 1-6. download
  • Cousin, G., Schmid Mast, M., & Jaunin‐Stalder, N. (2013). When physician‐expressed uncertainty leads to patient dissatisfaction: a gender study. Medical education, 47(9), 923-931. download
  • Wessel, I., Postma, I. R., Huntjens, R. J., Crane, C., Smets, J., Zeeman, G. G., & Barnhofer, T. (2013). Differential correlates of autobiographical memory specificity to affective and self-discrepant cues. Memory, (ahead-of-print), 1-14. download
  • Crane, R. S., Eames, C., Kuyken, W., Hastings, R. P., Williams, J. M. G. et al. (2013). Development and Validation of the Mindfulness-Based Interventions–Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI: TAC). Assessment doi:10.1177/1073191113490790. download
  • O’Connor, R. C., Smyth, R., Ferguson, E., Ryan, C., & Williams, J. M. G. (2013). Psychological Processes and Repeat Suicidal Behavior: A Four-Year Prospective Study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0033751 download
  • Debeer, E., Raes, F., Williams, J. M. G., Craeynest, M., & Hermans, D. (2013) Operant conditioning of autobiographical memory retrieval. Memory. doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.774419 download
  • Debeer, E., Raes, F., Williams, J. M. G., & Hermans, D. (2013) Reduction in Memory Specificity Following an Approach/Avoidance Scrambled Sentences Task Relates to Cognitive Avoidant Coping. The Psychological Record, 63, 73-84.  download


  • Kuyken, W. Crane, R. & Dalgleish, T.(2012). Does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy prevent depressive relapse?British Medical Journal, 345:e7194. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e7194.download
  • Crane RS., Kuyken W., Williams JMG., et al., (2012) Competence in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses: Concepts, Development and Assessment Mindfulness doi 10.1007/s12671-011-0073-2 download
  • Williams JMG., Barnhofer T., Crane C., et al. (2012) Pre-Adult Onset and Patterns of Suicidality in Patients with a History of Recurrent Depression J. Affect. Disord. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.12.011 download
  • Williams JMG. and Kuyken W. (2012) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy:
    a promising new approach to preventing depressive relapse
    Br. J. Psychiatry doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.111.104745 download
  • Warriner, S., Williams, JMG., Bardacke, N. and Dymond, M. (2012) A mindfulness approach to antenatal preparation Br. J. Midwifery, 20(3): 194 – 198 download
  • Heron, J., Crane, C., Gunnell, D., Lewis, G., Evans, J., & Williams, J. M. G. (2012) 40,000 memories in young teenagers: differential item functioning on the Autobiographical Memory Test in a UK cohort study. Memory, ifirst, 1-21. Doi: 10.1080/09658211.2012.656846. download
  • Crane, C., Winder, R., Hargus, E., Amarasinghe, M., & Barnhofer, T. (2012) Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on specificity of life goals. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 182-189. download
  • Krusche, A., Cyhlarova, E., King, S., & Williams, JMG. (2012) Mindfulness online: a preliminary evaluation of the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course and the impact on stress. BMJ Open, 2(3). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000803 download
  • McManus, F., Surawy, C., Muse, K., Vazquez-Montes, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2012). A Randomized Clinical Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Versus Unrestricted Services for Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028782 download
  • Ruths, F.A., de Zoysa, N., Frearson, S. J., Hutton, J., Williams, J. M. G., & Walsh, J. (2012) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health
    Professionals—a Pilot Study. Mindfulness. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12671-012-0127-0 download


  • Bennett, J., Dymond, M., Karl, A. & Wilson, H., (2011) Investigating Potential Mechanisms for Change in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCT): How does it work? Mindfulness: how it works and where it works, Southampton. download
  • Crane C., Shah D., Barnhofer T. et al. (2011) Suicidal Imagery in a Previously Depressed Community Sample Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy doi: 10.1002/cpp.741 download
  • McManus F., Muse K., and Surawy C. (2011) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for severe health anxiety HCPJ 2011 (Jan) 19-23 download
  • Rawal A., Williams J.M.G. and Park R.J.(2011) Effects of analytical and experiential self-focus on stress-induced cognitive reactivity in eating disorder psychopathology Behaviour Research and Therapy 49(10), 635-645 download
  • Williams, J.Mark G. and Kabat-Zinn, Jon(2011) Mindfulness: diverse perspectives on its meaning, origins, and multiple applications at the intersection of science and dharma, Contemporary Buddhism, 12: 1, 1 — 18 download
  • Muse, K., McManus, F., Leung, C., Meghreblian, B., & Williams, J. M. G. (2011). Cyberchondriasis: Fact or fiction? A preliminary examination of the relationship between health anxiety and searching for health information on the Internet. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 189–196.download


      • Barnhofer T, Chittka T, Nightingale H, Visser C, Crane C. State effects of two forms of meditation on prefrontal EEG asymmetry in previously depressed individuals. Mindfulness 2010) 1:21–27. download
      • Crane, C., & Williams, J. M. G. (2010). Factors associated with attrition from mindfulness based cognitive therapy for suicidal depression. Mindfulness, 1, 10-20 download
      • Crane, C., Jandric, D., Barnhofer, T., et al., (2010) Dispositional Mindfulness, Meditation, and Conditional Goal Setting Mindfulness, 1, 204–214 download
      • Hargus E., Crane C., Barnhofer T. et al. (2010) Effects of Mindfulness on Meta-Awareness and Specificity of Describing Prodromal Symptoms in Suicidal Depression Emotion, 10(1), 34–42 download
      • Muse K., McManus F., Hackmann A. et al. (2010) Intrusive imagery in severe health anxiety: Prevalence, nature and links with memories and maintenance cycles Behaviour Research and Therapy 48, 792-798 download
      • Raes F. and Williams J.M.G. (2010) The Relationship between Mindfulness and Uncontrollability of Ruminative Thinking Mindfulness 1(4), 199-203 download
      • Williams, J.M.G., Russell, I. T., Crane, C., et al., (2010). The Staying Well After Depression Study: Trial Design and Protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 10, 23, doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-23 download
      • Williams, J.M.G (2010) Mindfulness and Psychological Process. Emotion, 10, 1-17 download
      • Williams, J.M.G., Russell, I. T., Crane, C., et al., (2010). The Staying Well After Depression Study: Trial Design and Protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 10(23), doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-23 download


      • Barnhofer, T., Crane, C., Hargus, E., et al. (2009) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a Treatment for Chronic Depression Behaviour Research & Therapy, 47, 366-373 download
      • Hepburn, S.R., Crane, C., Barnhofer, T., et al. (2009). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may reduce thought suppression in previously suicidal participants: Findings from a preliminary study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 209-215 download
      • Hughes, A.M.B., Williams, J.M.G., Bardacke, N., et al. (2009) Mindfulness approaches to childbirth and parenting. British Journal of Midwifery, 17, 630-635 download
      • Miklowitz, D. J., Alatiq, Y., Goodwin, G. M., Geddes, J. R., Fennell, M. V. F., Dimidjian, S., Hauser, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2009). A pilot study of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2(4), 373-382 download
      • Raes, F., Dewulf, D., & Williams, J.M.G. (2009) Mindfulness and reduced cognitive reactivity to sad mood: Evidence from a correlational study and a non-randomized waiting list controlled study Behaviour Research & Therapy, 47, 623–627 download
      • Rawal, A., Park R.J., Enayati J., et al. (2009) A mindful approach to eating disorders, Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 9, 16-20 download
      • Shafran, R., Clark, D.M., Fairburn, C.G.et al. (2009) Mind the gap: Improving the dissemination of CBT Behaviour Research & Therapy, Behaviour Research & Therapy, 47, 902-909 download


      • Baer, R.A., Smith G. T., Lykins E. et al. (2008) Construct Validity of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire in Meditating and Nonmeditating Samples. Assessment, 15, 329-342 download
      • Crane, C., Barnhofer, T., Duggan, D., et al. (2008) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and self-discrepancy in recovered depressed patients with a history of depression and suicidality. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 32, 775-787 download
      • Williams, J.M.G. (2008) Mindfulness, depression and modes of mind. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 32, 721-733 download
      • Williams, J. M. G., Russell, I.G. and Russell, D. (2008) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Further Issues in Current Evidence and Future Research. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 524-529 download
      • Williams, J.M.G., Van der Does, A.J.W., Barnhofer, T., et al. (2008) Cognitive reactivity and suicidal ideation: testing a differential activation theory of suicidality. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 32, 83-104 download
      • Williams, J.M.G., Alatiq, Y. Crane, C., et al. (2008) Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in bipolar disorder: Preliminary evaluation of immediate effects on between-episode functioning. Journal of Affective Disorders, 107, 275–279 download


      • Barnhofer, T., Duggan, D., Crane, C., et al. (2007) Effects of meditation on frontal alpha asymmetry in previously suicidal patients Neuroreport, 18, 707-712 download
      • Fresco, D.M., Moore, M.T., van Dulmen, M.H.M., et al. (2007) Initial psychometric properties of the Experiences Questionnaire: validation of a self-report measure of decentering. Behavior Therapy, 38, 234-246 download
      • Kenny, M., & Williams J.M.G. (2007) Treatment resistant depressed patients show a good response to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 617-625 download

before 2007

      • Lau, M. A., Segal, Z., & Williams, J. M. G. (2004). Teasdale’s differential activation hypothesis: Implications for mechanisms of depressive relapse and suicidal behaviour. Behaviour Research & Therapy 42, 1001-1017 download
      • Segal, Z.V., Teasdale, J.D., Williams, J.M., et al. (2002) The Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Adherence Scale: Inter-rater reliability, adherence to protocol and treatment distinctiveness. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 9, 131-138. download
      • Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. & Williams, J.M.G. (2003) Mindfulness training and problem formulation. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 10, 157-160. download
      • Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G., et al. (2000) Prevention of relapse/recurrence of major depression using Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 615-23 download
      • Williams, J.M.G. & Swales, M. (2004) The use of Mindfulness-based approaches for suicidal patients Archives of Suicide Research, 8, 315-330 download
      • Williams, J.M.G., Duggan, D.S., Crane, C., et al. (2006) Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Prevention of Recurrence of Suicidal Behavior. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 201-210. download
      • Williams, J.M.G., Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. et al. (2000) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy reduces overgeneral autobiographical memory in formerly depressed patients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 109, 150-155. download

Journal Special Issues

      • Williams J. Mark G. & Kabat-Zinn J. (Eds) (2011) Mindfulness: diverse perspectives on its meaning, origins, and multiple applications at the intersection of science and dharma (Special Issue) Contemporary Buddhism, 12(1) Online

        Includes articles by: Williams J.M.G. & Kabat-Zinn J.; Bodhi B.; Dreyfus G.; Olendski A.; Dunne J.; Teasdale J. & Chaskalson M.; Fennel M. & Segal Z.; Feldman C. & Kuyken W.; Batchelor M.; Maex E.; Salzberg S.; Bush M.; Santorelli S.; Grossman P. & Van Dam N.T.; Baer R.; Gethin R.; Kabat-Zinn J.

BOOKS (& translations)

Chapters in Edited Books

    • Williams, J.M.G., Duggan, D., Crane, C., and Hepburn, S. (2010) Modes of mind and suicidal processes: the potential role of mindfulness in changing minds, In R. O’Connor, J. Gordon & S. Platt (Eds) International Handbook of Suicide Prevention – Research, Policy and Practice (pp. 401-418) Chichester: WileyBlackwell
    • Williams, J.M.G, & Duggan, D.S. (2006). Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Embodied Cognition. In Kwee, M.G.T, Gergen, K.J. & Koshikawa, F (Eds.) Horizons in Buddhist Psychology (pp. 363-378). Ohio:Taos Institute Publications.
    • Segal, Z.V, Teasdale, J.D., & Williams, J.M.G. (2004) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Theoretical Rationale and Empirical Status. In Hayes, S., Follette, V., & Linehan, M.M. (Eds.) Mindfulness and Acceptance (pp. 45-65) New York: Guilford Press
    • Koshikawa, F., Ishii, Y., Sakata, M., Akutagawa, N., & Williams, J.M.G. (2004) Effectiveness of jikan-ho, a method of self observation, in reducing stress and increasing accessibility of positive memories. In Blows, M., Srinisavan, S., Blows, J., Bankart, P., DelMonte, M., & Haruki, Y (Eds.) The Relevance of the Wisdom Traditions in Contemporary Society: The Challenge to Psychology (pp. 223-233) Delft: Eburon