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Meditation Safety Toolbox (version 4.06.18)

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 updated toolbox now contains:

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:

     Mental Health First Aid 

     Meditating in Safety 

     Cheetah House 

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