Mindful Resources

MB900234686Here are just some of the many wonderful resources related to neuroscience and mindfulness…

NeuroScience and NeuroPsychology:

  • Daniel Amen, MD: www.amenclinics.com
  • Daniel Siegel, MD: www.drdansiegel.com
  • Rick Hanson, MD: www.rickhanson.net, www.wisebrain.org
  • Jack Kornfield, PhD: www.jackkornfield.com
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD: www.umassmed.edu
  • Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT: www.brainwisetherapist.org
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD: www.traumacenter.org
  • PsychAlive: www.psychalive.com
  • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine: www.nicabm.com
  • “The mind is what the brain does.” Youtube CrashCourse
  • Sharon Begley: “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain”
  • Norman Doidge, MD: “The Brain the Changes Itself”
  • Joe Dispenza: “Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Brain”
  • Steven Johnson: “Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life”

Mindfulness and Meditation Resources

  • “The Mindfulness Revolution”Various authors; Edited by Barry Boyce
  • Jon       Kabat-Zinn, PhD: “Wherever you go, there you are;”“Mindfulness for Beginners;”“Guided Mindfulness Meditation”
  • Jack Kornfield, PhD: “Meditation for Beginners” www.jackkornfield.com
  • Andrew Weil, MD: Mind-Body Toolkit; www.drweil.com
  • Daniel Siegel, MD: The Mindful Brain; Mindsight; The Whole Brain Child; www.drdansiegel.com
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD: www.traumacenter.org
  • Robert Sapolsky, PhD: “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”
  • Thich Nhat Hanh: “The Miracle of Mindfulness”
  • Dalai Lama: “The Art of Happiness;”“The Art of Mindfulness”
  • Mark Williams and Danny Penman: Mindfulness, An 8wk Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World”

More Information about Specific Mindful Integrative Approaches:

  • Laugher Yoga: www.laughteryoga.org
  • Transformational Breath: www.transformationalbreath.com
  • Sound Therapy: www.crystalsingingbowls.com
  • Integrative Relaxation: http://www.amrityoga.org/



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About Kimberly Rodgers, LCSW, RPT-S

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. She also supervises clinical social work interns pursuing licensure. She has worked as a psychotherapist for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida.

Her experience includes foster care, adoption, youth shelter, youth related research, school-based counseling, and sexual assault crisis center settings prior to private practice. She specializes in counseling children, families, and adults struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Kimberly is a current Board member of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida and former Vice-President of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and EMDR International Association.

Kimberly is founder of Monarch Wellness (originally Monarch Therapy), an integrative center focused on empowering individuals and families through emotional and behavioral metamorphosis. In addition to counseling and play therapy, the center offers other supportive modalities to further enhance emotional healing and stress management including support groups, yoga, laughter yoga, breathwork, integrative relaxation, and sound therapy. Monarch Wellness' sister site eFitFamily.com offers health related information and inspiration for everyday families to live healthier every day. The center is also involved with House of Gaia community center and other community and service focused organizations. More information about Kimberly and her practice can be found online: www.MonarchWellness.net.

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