Signs of Meditation-induced Dissociation

Harm Reduction in the Context of Meditation-Related Difficulties


Adverse Effects of Meditation: Frequently Asked Questions


Mechanisms of Meditation-induced Hyper-arousal

Mechanisms of Meditation-induced Dissociation


Keynote: Meditation-related Difficulties: Building Competency

Keynote: Willoughby Britton: Meditation-Related Difficulties: Building Competency from Gary Smith on Vimeo.

Dr. Britton’s keynote on meditation-related difficulties at the Center for Mindfulness Research and Practice Conference, Chester England July 8th 2017. The keynote constitutes the research overview module of the 6-module meditation safety trainings that are now being offered to MBIs teachers at the UMASS Center for Mindfulness, Bangor Centre for Mindfulness, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Mindful Schools and various dharma centers. The other modules are: informed consent, screening, monitoring, management, and neurobiological mechanisms.

The Mind and Life Dialogues XXIV: Latest Findings in Contemplative Neuroscience

The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN 2012

Participants: Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama; Thorsten Barnhofer; Willoughby Britton; Richard J. Davidson; Norm Farb; Thupten Jinpa; Baljinder Sahdra; David Vargo; Helen Weng

The Dark Side of Meditation from Michael Stone

Neuroscientist Willoughby Britton and Yoga / Buddhist Teacher Michael Stone discuss the dark side of meditation. Produced and directed by Sam Snidal, Alive & Well. Camera by Derek Barnes and James Morley. Edited by David Rendall.

Leigh Brasington Interview

In an episode of Cheetah House on the Road, Dr. Britton interviews meditation teacher about some of the challenges and unexpected effects of concentration meditation.

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, January 2012


Why a neuroscientist would study meditation
TED TALK by Dr. Willoughby Britton, 2011

The Messy Truth About Mindfulness, Mindful.org

Willoughby Britton: The Mindfulness Bug from Mindful Direct on Vimeo.