web materials: Power of Presence Lesson 2


Web Articles

Karen L. Caldwell. Mindfulness Matters: Practices for Counselors and Counselor Education Paper based on a program presented at the 2011 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN, October 28, 2011

Galus, Marianne. Cultivating Presence: Effects of Therapist’s Mindfulness Meditation on Therapeutic Presence (2015). Theses, Dissertations, and Projects. Paper 660.

Daphne M. Davis and Jeffrey A. Hayes. What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness? A Practice Review of Psychotherapy-Related Research. American Psychological Association 2011, Vol. 48, No. 2, 198 –208

Jordan Shakeshaft. 6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less. Greatist.com Oct. 08, 2012 Time Magazine

Shari M. Geller. Therapeutic Presence and the Naturopathic Doctor: Bringing one’s whole self into the encounter with the patient

Philippe R. Goldin and James J. Gross. Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Emotion Regulation in Social Anxiety Disorder. Emotion. 2010 Feb; 10(1): 83–91.

Gaétan Chevalier et al. Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons Journal of Environmental and Public Health. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 291541, 8 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/291541

G Chevalier, K Mori, JL Oschman. The Effect of Earthing (Grounding) on Human Physiology. European Biology and Earth Sciences. 2006

Wendy Leebov. The One Skill That Can Transform Health Care. January 21, 2014 Hospital & Health Networks


Dr. Shari Geller

Introduction to Dr. Shari Geller’s website: “Here you will find an infusion of tools, services, and publications to help you optimize your potential. Today, we need a combination of evidenced based practices to enhance well-being. With over twenty years of practice and research in the field of mindfulness, clinical psychology, and music, I have discovered innovative ways of weaving together different approaches to cultivating presence.

I am passionate about the potential of each and every person to create a healthy and joyful life and to engage in meaningful relationships. My hope is that the information on this site benefits therapists, clients, and anyone interested in exploring the healing power of being fully in the moment – with and for each other.”


Mindful is a site created by the Foundation for a Mindful Society, an independent non-profit located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mindful seeks to become the voice of the fast-emerging mindfulness movement. Its mission is to inspire, guide, and connect all those who want to live with awareness and compassion, to enjoy the proven benefits of mindfulness practices, and to create a more mindful and caring society. Mindful  supports the growth of mindful practices in all aspects of secular modern life, and is not affiliated with any particular spiritual or sectarian approach.

UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society

This website is a product of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. Its mission statement is: to explore, understand, articulate and further mindfulness in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities through clinical care, rigorous scientific research, professional training, and informed public discourse.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

UCLA has created this website to support The Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). MARC is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. MARC’s mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.

Greater Good Website

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.