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  MEDITATION SAFETY TOOLBOX - version 2.13.19

[Note: To download the toolbox, click the Meditation Safety Toolbox link above, and a zip file will automatically download onto your computer]

The original Safety Toolbox has been updated to accompany the "First, Do No Harm" Meditation Safety Trainings.  The toolbox contains documents, protocols and best practice guidelines from the UMASS Center for Mindfulness, Bangor and Oxford Mindfulness Centers, and other mindfulness researchers.

THE CURRENT TOOLBOX CONTAINS:

19 folders and 73 files. Click here for a detailed list of the 2.13.19 Toolbox contents (new additions in red ink)

MBSR/MBCT GUIDELINES 

  •      MBI Teacher Competencies  

INFORMED CONSENT 

  •      Scientific Literacy 
  •      Mindfulness + Secularity: Legal and Ethical Issues 
  •      Mindfulness and Buddhism- Important Books 

SCREENING  

  •      Screening tools 
  •      Examples of Suicidality Safety Plans 
  •      Safety Monitoring Guidelines 

MONITORING  

  •      Meditation-related Challenges 
  •      Publications from the Varieties of Contemplative Experience (VCE) Study
  •      Other Scientific articles on meditation-related difficulties, side-effects and harms
  •      Monitoring Tools 

MECHANISM   

MANAGEMENT 

  •      Trauma-informed mindfulness 
  •      Trauma Basics 
  •      Systematic Trauma 
  •      Other

OTHER RESOURCES:

HELP SUPPORT MEDITATION SAFETY RESOURCES and RESEARCH