Resources

Learn about the scientific benefits of meditation and be inspired to live a mindful life

 
 
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As a long time meditator and current contemplative science collaborator with the University of California’s Aging Metabolism and Emotion Center; having access to reliable research on meditation and mindfulness is highly important to me. My meditation teaching is based both on tradition and on science.

On this page you will find top resources for clinical research on the contemplative sciences. These are colleagues, friends and leading experts in the field of meditation research. Additionally, you will find a list of my clinical research publications and research conference presentations.

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Scientific Publications

Mindfulness-related Interventions Increase General and Mental Health

SOURCE: Bersani FS, Gilbert A, Coccia M, Saron C, Epel E. (2017) Trait mindfulness at baseline predicts increases in telomerase activity over time. European Psychiatry 41 2017 773. 

 

Sexual Intimacy in Couples is Associated with Longer Telomere Length

SOURCE: Cabeza De Baca T, Epel E, Robles TF, Coccia M, Gilbert A, Puterman E, Prather A. (2017) Sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology 81 2017 46-51.

 

Chronic Stress is Associated with Reduced Circulating Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Number

SOURCE: Aschbacher K, Milush J, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon M, Puterman E, Epel E. (2016) Chronic Stress is Associated with Reduced Circulating Progenitor Cell Number: A Maternal Caregiving Model. Brain Behavior & Immunity 59 2017 245-252.

 

Meditation and Vacation Effects have an Impact on Disease- Associated Molecular Phenotypes

SOURCE: Epel E, Puterman E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Lum PY, Beckman N, Zhu J, Lee E, Gilbert A, Rissman R, Tanzi R, Schadt E. (2016). Meditation and relaxation impact disease-associated molecular phenotypes. Translational Psychiatry 6 2016.

 

Effects of Early Adversity and Stress Vulnerability on Treatment Response to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

SOURCE: Aschbacher K, Saron C, Gilbert A, Arenander J, Epel E. (2014) Effects of Early Adversity and stress vulnerability on treatment response to mindfulness-based stress reduction. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 20(5) PMID: 24805631. 

 

Brief Meditation Retreat vs. Vacation: Effects on Daily Well-Being

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Epel E, Tanzi R, Rearden R, Schilf S, Puterman E. (2014) A Randomized Trial Comparing a Brief Meditation Retreat to a Vacation: Effects on Daily Well-Being. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 20(5) PMID: 24805752. Poster presented at the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Clinical Research Sessions, Miami, FL.

 

Scientific Presentations

The Moderating Role of Early Life Adversity on Wellbeing

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Coccia M, Puterman E, Tanzi R, Epel E. (2016) A randomized controlled meditation retreat trial: The moderating role of early life adversity on wellbeing. Oral Presentation at Mind and Life Institute 2016 Conference.

 

Mindfulness Intervention for Mothers

SOURCE: Mason A, Saron C, Gilbert A, Coccia M, Epel E. (2016) A tailored mindfulness intervention for mothers: Effects on daily interactions.

 

Effects of a Mindfulness Training on Intimate Partner and Child Relationships

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Mason AE, Coccia M, Arenander J, Saron C, Puterman E, Aschbacher K, Prather A, Epel E. (2015) Poster presented at Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY.

 

Threat vs. Challenge Mindset Upon Waking, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Coccia M, Arenander J, Hagan M, Epel E. (2015, in press)

 

The Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Subjective and Objective Sleep in High and Low Stress Mothers

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Epel E, Arenander J, Shoup D, Prather A. (2014) The effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on subjective and objective sleep in high and low stress mothers. Poster presented at the Society of Affective Science Conference, Oakland, Ca.

 

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Workshops & Events

Dive deeper in practice and teachings in a workshop setting.

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Resources

Learn about the scientific benefits of meditation and be inspired to live a mindful life

 
 
amanda-seated-watercolor-2.jpg

 

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As a long time meditator and current contemplative science collaborator with the University of California’s Aging Metabolism and Emotion Center; having access to reliable research on meditation and mindfulness is highly important to me. My meditation teaching is based both on tradition and on science.

On this page you will find top resources for clinical research on the contemplative sciences. These are colleagues, friends and leading experts in the field of meditation research. Additionally, you will find a list of my clinical research publications and research conference presentations.

MW-stones.jpg

Scientific Publications

 

Mindfulness-related Interventions Increase General and Mental Health

SOURCE: Bersani FS, Gilbert A, Coccia M, Saron C, Epel E. (2017) Trait mindfulness at baseline predicts increases in telomerase activity over time. European Psychiatry 41 2017 773. 

 

Sexual Intimacy in Couples is Associated with Longer Telomere Length

SOURCE: Cabeza De Baca T, Epel E, Robles TF, Coccia M, Gilbert A, Puterman E, Prather A. (2017) Sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology 81 2017 46-51.

 

Chronic Stress is Associated with Reduced Circulating Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Number

SOURCE: Aschbacher K, Milush J, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon M, Puterman E, Epel E. (2016) Chronic Stress is Associated with Reduced Circulating Progenitor Cell Number: A Maternal Caregiving Model. Brain Behavior & Immunity 59 2017 245-252.

 

Meditation and Vacation Effects have an Impact on Disease- Associated Molecular Phenotypes

SOURCE: Epel E, Puterman E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Lum PY, Beckman N, Zhu J, Lee E, Gilbert A, Rissman R, Tanzi R, Schadt E. (2016). Meditation and relaxation impact disease-associated molecular phenotypes. Translational Psychiatry 6 2016.

 

Effects of Early Adversity and Stress Vulnerability on Treatment Response to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

SOURCE: Aschbacher K, Saron C, Gilbert A, Arenander J, Epel E. (2014) Effects of Early Adversity and stress vulnerability on treatment response to mindfulness-based stress reduction. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 20(5) PMID: 24805631. 

 

Brief Meditation Retreat vs. Vacation: Effects on Daily Well-Being

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Epel E, Tanzi R, Rearden R, Schilf S, Puterman E. (2014) A Randomized Trial Comparing a Brief Meditation Retreat to a Vacation: Effects on Daily Well-Being. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 20(5) PMID: 24805752. Poster presented at the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Clinical Research Sessions, Miami, FL.

 

Scientific Presentations

 

The Moderating Role of Early Life Adversity on Wellbeing

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Coccia M, Puterman E, Tanzi R, Epel E. (2016) A randomized controlled meditation retreat trial: The moderating role of early life adversity on wellbeing. Oral Presentation at Mind and Life Institute 2016 Conference.

 

Mindfulness Intervention for Mothers

SOURCE: Mason A, Saron C, Gilbert A, Coccia M, Epel E. (2016) A tailored mindfulness intervention for mothers: Effects on daily interactions.

 

Effects of a Mindfulness Training on Intimate Partner and Child Relationships

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Mason AE, Coccia M, Arenander J, Saron C, Puterman E, Aschbacher K, Prather A, Epel E. (2015) Poster presented at Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY.

 

Threat vs. Challenge Mindset Upon Waking, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Coccia M, Arenander J, Hagan M, Epel E. (2015, in press)

 

The Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Subjective and Objective Sleep in High and Low Stress Mothers

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Epel E, Arenander J, Shoup D, Prather A. (2014) The effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on subjective and objective sleep in high and low stress mothers. Poster presented at the Society of Affective Science Conference, Oakland, Ca.

 

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Podcasts & Articles

 

Workshops & Events

Dive deeper in practice and teachings in a workshop setting.

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