Staff profile

Dr William Van Gordon


Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology

Dr William Van Gordon

Subject

Psychology

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Department

School of Allied Health and Social Care, School of Psychology

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-5648-3043

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

w.vangordon@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby. I have published approximately 100 peer-reviewed papers, four books, and over 120 other scholarly publications (e.g., academic book chapters, professional journal papers, internet articles, etc). I have been commissioned to write expert opinion articles for journals such as the British Medical Journal, and I sit on the editorial board for various academic journals, including Mindfulness

My research has been described as “ground-breaking” by Grazia UK, and during the past four years, my work has been featured by national or major news outlets on over 200 occasions in more than 20 different countries, including by the national BBC TV News Channel, BBC East-Midlands Today, BBC Inside Out, ITV News, Weekend Sunrise (Australian national TV breakfast show), 7 News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, talkRadio, Heart FM, Capital FM, Smooth Radio, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, Independent Arabia, The Sun, Daily Express, BBC Mundo, Metro, Express, Mail Online, This is Money, The US Sun, Refinery29, Bangkok Post, Yours, and Business Insider.

Prior to joining academia, I was a Buddhist monk for ten years and I previously worked in senior management roles for Marconi Plc, PepsiCo International and Aldi Stores Ltd. In the case of this latter position, I had total operational responsibility for a £28 million portfolio of six supermarkets with over 60 employees.

I regularly travel all over the world to give keynote speeches, lectures and workshops on meditation and contemplative practice.

I write a regular blog on Contemplative Psychology for Psychology Today and I am the author of The Way of the Mindful Warrior: Embrace Authentic Mindfulness for Wellbeing, Wisdom and Awareness (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers).

Teaching responsibilities

I lead a module on Positive Psychology and I teach on various British Psychological Society accredited BSc and MSc Psychology modules.

Research interests

My research is international in scope and focusses on improving scientific understanding of contemplative practices, including their applications in a range of applied settings.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

magazines

Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, explores the best ways for researchers to engage with the media and boost impact.

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Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology, University of Derby looks at the concept of ‘time blindness’, whereby a person’s perception of time becomes distorted due to prolonged periods of lockdown – and discusses some strategies for reducing the impact.

While the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the psychological health of people working in a wide range of professions, some worker groups have been identified as being particularly at risk of burnout and mental health problems at this time.

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University of Derby's Dr William Van Gordon and online MSc Psychology student Andrea King discuss five psychological tips for coping with chronic pain.

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Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor at the University of Derby looks at why psychological wellbeing should be included in Coronavirus Action Plan.

Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby Online Learning, explores how to choose a New Year's resolution and the best ways to ensure you stick to them.

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Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the importance of sleep and shares top tips to help improve sleep quality.

Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor at the University of Derby Online Learning, discusses how spiritual awareness has diminished, leading to an increase in major environmental and socioeconomic issues, as well as public health issues on a global emergency scale.

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What can we do to help our own wellbeing? Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby Online, discusses what contemplative psychology is and how we can apply it in our everyday lives.

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Dr William Van Gordon, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby Online, examines how we can be addicted to ourselves, and puts readers to the test.

Dr William Van Gordon, from the University of Derby's Centre for Psychological Research, discusses how we can use mindful breathing to reconnect ourselves with the present and help reduce stress.

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Dr William Van Gordon from the Centre for Psychological Research at University of Derby discusses mindfulness as a solution to stress-related illness.

Open 24 hours in neon writing

William Van Gordon, lecturer in Psychology at UDOL talks about open access publishing and tells us how he publishes research to maximise impact.

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Few resources focus on how meditation can go wrong. Here are the top ten mistakes made by meditation practitioners.

In the media

I regularly make media appearances and my work has been featured extensively in the TV, radio and print media in the UK and internationally.

  • Gizmodo: “Water Crossing in the UK Keeps Breaking BMWs and Other Arrogant Cars”. 25 May 2021
  • Alapjarat: “Sorban fekteti meg a prémiumautókat ez a pocsolya”. 27 May 2021
  • Conspired Magazine: “Rufford Lane Ford wins the war with the arrogant drivers.” 24 May 2021.
  • Jalopnik: “A Water Crossing in the UK Keeps Breaking BMWs...And Other Arrogant Cars.” 24 May 2021
  • CBJSpotlight: “A disconnecting connection: Social media’s effect on mental health”. 18 May 2021
  • Midlands Enterprise Universities: “Mindfulness can boost children’s mental health”. 10 May 2021
  • Aponet: “Achtsamkeit reduziert Stress bei Kindern.” 4 May 2021
  • HealthCare Asia Daily. “Mindfulness classes improve health of schoolchildren”. 3 May 2021
  • Moms: “Mindfulness shown to boost kids' mental health”. 3 May 2021
  • Detonic: “Ang mga programa ng pag-iisip ay maaaring dagdagan ang kalusugan at kalusugan ng sikolohikal ng mga bata.” 30 April 2021
  • Health News Express: “Mindfulness applications can enhance kids’s psychological wellbeing”. 30 April 2021
  • Neuroscience News: “Mindfulness programs can boost children's mental health”. 30 April 2021
  • Florida News Times: “Mindfulness programs can improve your child's mental health”. 30 April 2021
  • Medical Xpress: “Mindfulness programs can boost children's mental health”. 30 April 2021
  • Lion’s Roar: “Deep dive into emptiness”. 20 April 2021
  • iDose: “How does mindfulness work?”. 17 March 2021
  • WSTale: “From endless Zoom calls to Netflix daze – has Covid left you time-blind?”. 26 February 2021
  • The JJ Report: “From endless Zoom calls to Netflix daze – has Covid left you time-blind?”. 26 February 2021
  • The U.S. Sun: “Lost in time. From endless Zoom calls to Netflix daze – has Covid left you time-blind?”. 21 February 2021
  • The Scottish Sun: “Lost in time. From endless Zoom calls to Netflix daze – has Covid left you time-blind?”. 21 February 2021
  • The Sun: “Lost in time. From endless Zoom calls to Netflix daze – has Covid left you time-blind?”. 21 February 2021
  • BBC Radio Berkshire: “Lockdown Time Blindness”. 8 February 2021
  • FE News: “Time Blindness During Lockdown”. 1 February 2021
  • Medito Foundation: “January meditation challenge”. 14 December 2020
  • FE News: Pandemic burnout in frontline healthcare workers: Can mindfulness help?”. 30 November 2020
  • Refinery29 (French edition): “Filtres beauté: je me sens de plus en plus complexée par mon visage”. 19th November 2020
  • My Celebrity Life: “I feel increasingly weird about my face”. 30 October 2020.
  • Yahoo Style: “I feel increasingly weird about my face”. 30 October 2020.
  • Refinery29: “I feel increasingly weird about my face”. 30 October 2020.
  • Life Adviser: “Bemutatjuk a pszichéd 7 igazgatóját. Ismered őket?". 29 October 2020
  • The News ABC: “Inner Board: 7 heads of the psyche influence our decisions”. 29 October 2020.
  • Business Insider (German edition): “Der innere Vorstand: Wie die sieben Chefs eurer Psyche all eure Entscheidungen beeinflussen” (The inner board: How the seven bosses of your psyche influence your decisions)”. 29 October 2020.
  • FM104 (Dublin’s Hit Music Station): “Near-death experiences and meditation”. 16 October 2020.
  • RFA TV (Radio Free Asia TV): “The science of meditation”. 22 September 2020.
  • University of Derby Magazine: “True or false: How much is fake news influencing our lives”. 8 September 2020
  • Medito Foundation: “How mindfulness research has been affected by Covid-19”. 28 August 2020.
  • Wellbeing News: “Bright scientific minds assembled to help meditation reach the masses”. 18 June 2020
  • iDose: “Bored of travel restrictions: Time to explore your own mind”. 3 June 2020
  • Yours (Magazine): “Sleep well: Techniques for better sleep”. 20 May 2020
  • Yahoo Lifestyle: “What your strange lockdown nightmares mean” 6 May 2020
  • NetDoctor: “What your strange lockdown nightmares mean” 6 May 2020
  • The Independent: “On lockdown: Why sweet dreams are not made of this” 5 May 2020
  • 247 News Around the World: “Why are people experiencing particularly vivid dreams during lockdown?” 4th May 2020
  • The West Australian: “Dreams turn to the dark side”. 2 May 2020
  • Independent Arabia: “Why do people experience vivid dreams during the lockdown period”. 2 May 2020.
  • Instant News (Pakistan). “Why do you experience vivid dreams during isolation.” 2 May 2020
  • 7 News (Australian national TV news): “Coronavirus: Why you’re having more vivid dreams during isolation.” 2nd May 2020.
  • Weekend Sunrise (Australian national TV breakfast show). “Coronavirus: Why you’re having more vivid dreams during isolation.” 2 May 2020.
  • MSN: “Why are people experiencing particularly vivid dreams during lockdown?” 29 April 2020
  • Lucis Philippines: “Why are people experiencing particularly vivid dreams during lockdown?” 29 April 2020
  • Italia Oggi: “Sogni e incubi da quarantena.” 29th April 2020
  • Head Topics: “Why are people experiencing particularly vivid dreams during lockdown?” 28 April 2020
  • The Independent: “Why are people experiencing particularly vivid dreams during lockdown?” 28 April 2020
  • Magzter: “Family lockdown survival guide”. 21 April 2020
  • Daily Express: “Family lockdown survival guide”. 20 April 2020
  • iDose: “I’m a Chartered Psychologist: Here are five mistakes to avoid when meditating”. 15 April 2020
  • Voice of Islam Radio:“COVID-19 decision-making and mental health?”. 8 April 2020
  • BBC News (National TV): “The psychology underlying panic-buying”. 29 March 2020
  • Capital FM: “Why are people stockpiling and panic buying”. 29 March 2020
  • Heart Radio: “Why are people still panic buying". 29 March 2020
  • Smooth Radio: “Why are people still stockpiling”. 29 March 2020
  • BBC News (National TV): “The psychology underlying panic-buying”. 28 March 2020
  • Mashable: “Hitting that snooze button is a relationship killer. Here's how to quit.” 27 March 2020
  • BBC Inside Out (TV Documentary): “The psychology underlying panic-buying”. 26 March 2020
  • BBC Radio Derby: “Why aren’t people social-distancing?”. 24 March 2020
  • BBC East Midlands Today (Regional TV): “Why are people panic buying?”. 23 March 2020
  • FE News: Why coronavirus action plan should include psychological wellbeing. 6 March 2020
  • BBC East Midlands Today (Regional TV): “Why people drive through flooded roadways and what to do about it”. 24 February 2020
  • BBC Radio Nottingham: “Why people chance driving through flooded roads”. 24 February 2020
  • BBC News (Website): “Storm Dennis: “Why do drivers keep misjudging flooded fords?”. 21 February 2020
  • Sainsbury’s Home: “Connect with home not tech”. 20 January 2020
  • Giac Ngo: “Emptiness meditation helps to reduce negative emotions”. 14 January 2020
  • Viet Bao: “New research: Emptiness meditation is better than mindfulness meditation”. 10 January 2020
  • Thanh Nien: “How to stop living virtually in order to live a real, healthy life”. 27th December 2019
  • i-D: “How to protect your mental health following the UK election result”. 13th December 2019
  • UCAN2: “New form of hallucination identified as psychological disease and public health concern”. 3rd December 2019
  • Sunday Edit: “How your attachment style affects your relationships”. 10th November 2019
  • New Thinking Allowed (TV): “Inverted hallucinations with William Van Gordon”. 6th November 2019
  • BBC Radio Derby: “Human hibernation”. 28th October 2019
  • New Thinking Allowed (TV): “Research on the Buddhist practice of emptiness with William Van Gordon”. 25th October 2019
  • The Face Magazine: “Hedonism is …”. 1st October 2019
  • PsyPost: “Meditation linked to enhanced social cognition in new psychology research. 19th September 2019.
  • Noticias de Cuautla: “Alucinaciones invertidas”, nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular”. 26th August 2019
  • Yucatan al la Mano: “Alucinaciones invertidas”, nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular.” 26th August 2019
  • Noticias de Yucatan: “Alucinaciones invertidas”, nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular”. 26th August 2019
  • Su Medico: “Alucinaciones invertidas, la nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular” 26th August 2019
  • El Imparcial: “Alucinaciones invertidas' nueva enfermedad causada por el cellular”. 24th August 2019
  • La Manyana: “Alertan por alucinaciones causadas por celular; ve si te pasa”. 23rd August 2019
  • Notasnotra: “Alucinaciones invertidas”, nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular”. 23rd August 2019
  • News Breezer: “Alucinaciones invertidas, la nueva enfermedad psicológica”. 23rd August 2019
  • Alfredo Alverez: “Alucinaciones invertidas, nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular”. 23rd August 2019
  • El Botiquin: “Alucinaciones invertidas, la nueva enfermedad psicológica” 22nd August 2019
  • Bajo Palabra: “Qué es alucinación invertida trastorno provocado por exceso de celular?” 21st August 2019
  • Novedades Yocatan: "Alucinaciones invertidas", nueva enfermedad psicológica causada por cellular”. 23rd August 2019
  • CB Television: “Alertan por “alucinaciones invertidas”. 23rd August 2019
  • Noticieros Televisa: “Alucinación invertida, nuevo trastorno que afecta a usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes” 21st August 2019
  • UnoTV: “Alertan por este tipo de alucinaciones causadas por celular; ve si te pasa” 21st August 2019
  • Paola Rojas: “Alucinaciones invertidas: trastorno que afecta a usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes” 21st August 2019
  • El Informador: “¿Qué puedo hacer para que el pasado deje de atormentarme?” 19th August 2019
  • LATAM History Play TV: “Alucinaciones invertidas: el trastorno de los celulares”. 2nd August 2019
  • Emisoras Unidas 89.7: “Has sufrido de alucinaciones invertidas?” 19th July 2019
  • El Diario: “Alucinaciones Invertidas”. 18th July 2019
  • Opinion: “Las alucinaciones invertidas y su relación con los celulares. 18th July 2019
  • La Nacion: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué los celulares están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 16th July 2019
  • Acento: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • RadioFonica: “Alucinaciones invertidas: los celulares son los principales culpables”. 15th July 2019
  • Catamarcaya: "Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas". 15th July 2019
  • Semana: “¿Por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles exacerban las alucinaciones invertidas?” 15th July 2019
  • Headtopics: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Post Latino: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Viapais: “Alucinaciones invertidas: qué son y por qué se acentúan con la tecnología” 15th July 2019
  • Espanol 24: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Periodico Correo: “Los celulares nos pueden causar alucinaciones”. 15th July 2019
  • Teletica: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • 24 Horas: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Spain News: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Telemundo: “Qué es una alucinación invertida y por qué el uso de tu celular la hace más frecuente”. 15th July 2019
  • Curadas: “La alucinación invertida y el uso de nuestro celular”. 15th July 2019
  • T13: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles las están exacerbando”. 15th July 2019
  • Flipboard: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Crwe World: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Entornointeligente: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Diario de Cultura: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué los celulares están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Divulgadores Del Misterio: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • El Observador: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • La Prensa: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Diario Tijuana: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Radio Huancavilca: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 15th July 2019
  • Periodico Correo: “Los celulares nos pueden causar alucinaciones” 14th July 2019
  • BBC Mundo: “Qué son las alucinaciones invertidas y por qué nuestros dispositivos móviles están exacerbando el fenómeno”. 14th July 2019
  • The Day: “Health warning over inverted hallucinations”. 10th July 2019
  • The Telegraph: “Say OM! How meditation became a billion pound business!”. 9th July 2019
  • BBC Radio 4 (Today programme): “Inverted hallucinations identified as a new psychological illness”. 9th July 2019
  • BBC World Service: “Inverted hallucinations are an emerging public health concern”. 9th July 2019
  • BBC Radio Derby: “Derby psychologists identify new form of hallucination”. 9th July 2019
  • Pick Me Up: “Are You Hooked on Your Phone? 30th May 2019.
  • ITV News (Website): “The 'sinister' side of turning to the internet for mental health support”. 8th April 2019.
  • ITV Wales (Regional TV): “The impact of social media on mental health”. 8th April 2019.
  • Lion’s Roar: “New study suggests meditating on emptiness might be better than mindfulness”. 29th March 2019.
  • Natural Awakenings: “Transcendental meditations: Near-death experiences can be learned”. 9th March 2019.
  • Tocana: “Meditation-induced near-death experiences: An exclusive interview with Dr William Van Gordon.” 10th February 2019.
  • New Thinking Allowed (TV). “Meditation-induced near-death experience with William Van Gordon.” 28th January 2019. 
  • Bhagavant: “Experiences Ahead of Death Can Be Learned with Buddhist Meditation”. 22 December 2018.
  • The Island: “Study of advanced Buddhist meditators suggests inducing near-death experiences can be learned and perfected”. 21 December 2018.
  • Buddhistdoor Global: “Study suggests Buddhist meditators can learn and “perfect” meditation-induced near death experiences”. 18 December 2018.
  • All Together Now!: “Sleeping mindfully”. 17 December 2018.
  • Metro: “How to give yourself a near-death experience (without actually dying)”. 12 December 2018.
  • IFL Science: “You can meditate yourself into a near-death experience”. 10 December 2018
  • Buddhistdoor Global: “HKU hosts MaMa Charitable Foundation symposium on Buddhist Counselling.” 10 December 2018.
  • PsyPost: Study of advanced Buddhist meditators suggests inducing near-death experiences can be learned and perfected”. 8 December 2018
  • The Irish Sun: “Take out quiz to see if you are addicted to yourself”. 30 November 2018
  • The Scottish Sun: “Take out quiz to see if you are addicted to yourself”. 30 November 2018
  • The Sun: “Take out quiz to see if you are addicted to yourself”. 30 November 2018
  • Grazia Daily: “We got a brain scan while posting a selfie and this is what we found out”. 29 November 2018
  • Grazia UK: What social media really does to your brain. 28 November 2018.
  • The Boar: “Self-obsession is a new addiction”. 3 November 2018.
  • Nottingham Post: “Look out for outbreak of ontological addiction”. 20 October 2018.
  • talkRadio: “Are we becoming self-addicted” (Interview with Martin Kelner) 21 October 2018
  • BBC East Midlands Today (Regional TV)): “Are you self-obsessed?” 17 October 2018.
  • Infosurhoy: “Social media can feed people’s addiction to themselves” 17 October 2018.
  • Punch: “Facebook users can become addicted to themselves, expert warns”. 14 October 2018.
  • Online Nigeria: “Facebook users can become addicted to themselves-expert warns”. 14 October 2018.
  • The Times: “Being glued to social media is making us addicted to ourselves”. 13 October 2018.
  • Capital FM: “Derby Uni study finds we’re becoming more self-obsessed.” 13 October 2018.
  • Gem 106 FM: “Are people becoming addicted to ourselves?” 12 October 2018.
  • Heart FM: “Are people becoming addicted to themselves?” 11 October 2018.
  • Manchikoni: “The addiction to social media is more dangerous than alcohol, drugs and gambling”. 10st October 2018.
  • Newslanes: “Selfie generation are so self-obsessed that it has been identified as an addiction”. 9 October 2018.
  • Yahoo News: “Facebook users ‘can become addicted to themselves’, expert warns”. 9 October 2018.
  • Bigworldtale: “Social media ‘can feed people’s addiction to themselves”. 9 October 2018.
  • Mail Online: “Social media 'can feed people's addiction to themselves' and lead to withdrawal symptoms similar to those felt by drug and gambling addicts”. 8 October 2018.
  • This is Money: “Social media 'can feed people's addiction to themselves' and lead to withdrawal symptoms similar to those felt by drug and gambling addicts”. 8 October 2018.
  • Express: “Selfie generation are so self-obsessed that it has been identified as an addiction”. 8 October 2018.
  • Viralglobalnews: “Social media can feed people’s addiction to themselves”. 8 October 2018.
  • Nouvelordremondial: “La génération des selfies est tellement obsédée qu’elle a été diagnostiquée comme toxicomane”. 8 October 2018.
  • All Together Now!: “Sleep mindfully”. 2 October 2018.
  • Buxton Adviser: “University conducts new study on sleep and pain”. 13 September 2018.
  • International Therapist: “Mindfulness improves sleep in fibromyalgia patients”. 4 September 2018.
  • Health Food Business: “Mindfulness found to support sleep in fibromyalgia sufferers”. 1 September 2018
  • Ambulance Today: “Mindfulness improves sleep in fibromyalgia patients”. 26 August 2018.
  • Journal of Anaesthesia Practice: “University of Derby research shows mindfulness improves sleep in fibromyalgia patients”. 23 August 2018.
  • Derbyshire Times: “University study into painful condition”. 23 August 2018.
  • Bottom Line Health: “As easy as ABCT: An answer for fibromyalgia pain”. 18 April 2018.
  • Soul:Ask: “A glance beyond near death experience”. 29 March 2018.
  • Infosurhoy: “New study suggests existence of meditation-induced near-death experiences”. 28 March 2018.
  • Medical Express: “New study suggests existence of meditation-induced near-death experiences”. 27 March 2018.
  • Natural Health: “What you need to know about Fibromyalgia”. 6 March 2018.
  • International Therapist: “Fibromyalgia symptoms reduced in new meditation study”. 28 February 2018
  • Medical Xpress: “Fibromyalgia Sufferers See Chronic Pain Symptoms Reduced in New Meditation Therapy Study”. 27 February 2018.
  • Bangkok Post. “Can Meditation Help Companies Thrive in Times of Turmoil – Part 2”. 22 January 2018.
  • Bangkok Post. “Can Meditation Help Companies Thrive in Times of Turmoil – Part 1”. 15 January 2018.
  • MI Business Mag. “Meditation Can Help Cure Workaholics”. 6 November 2017.
  • BBC Radio Derby. “Can Meditation Tackle Workaholism”. 3 November 2017.
  • Business East Midlands Link: “New research reveals meditation can help cure workaholics”. 3 November 2017.
  • Bel Marra Health: “Meditation found to be the cure for workaholism”. 3 November 2017.
  • Medical Xpress. “New Research Reveals Meditation Can Help Cure Workaholics”. 2 November 2017.
  • Your Coffee Break. “New Research Reveals Meditation Can Help Cure Workaholics”. 2 November 2017.
  • BBC Radio Derby: “Is ranting good for us”. 21 September 2017.
  • Observer: “Latest Tech Perk: Meditation Guided by Brainwaves”. 5 December 2016.
  • State of Mind: “L’Efficacia Della Mindfulness: Funziona Davvero?” 3 February 2016.
  • Sunday Times: “Scientists Spilt”. 11 May 2014.
  • Times Educational Supplement: “Consider taking a thoughtful approach”. 1 February 2013.
  • Nottingham Post: “Can meditation help patients”. 19 February 2013.
  • Social Horizons: “Could violent offenders benefit from meditation?” January 2013.
  • Nottingham Post: “Offenders try meditation in uni research”. 20 October 2012.
  • Times Higher Education Supplement: “Meditate to rehabilitate”. 1 November 2012.

Recent publications

For my most recent research, take a look at my ResearchGate profile.

  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2020). The Way of the Mindful Warrior: Embrace Authentic Mindfulness for Wellbeing. Wisdom, and Awareness. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Garcia-Campayo, J. (2018). El Guerrero Attento. Barcelona: Editorial Kairós
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (Eds). (2015). Mindfulness and Buddhist-derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addictions. Gewerbestrasse (Switzerland): Springer
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Singh, N. N. (Eds). (2015). Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness. New York: Springer.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2015). Meditation Awareness Training: Participant Training Guide - Revised. Ragusa: Awake to Wisdom
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2010). Meditation Awareness Training: Participant Training Guide. Nottingham: Awake to Wisdom
  •  Van Gordon, W., Sapthiang, S., & Shonin, E. (2021). Contemplative psychology: History, key assumptions and future directions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, In Press.
  • Ducasse, D., Van Gordon, W., Courtet, P., Olié, E. (2021). A spotlight on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Minerva Psychiatrica, In Press
  • Davis, S., & Van Gordon, W. (2021). Mindfulness, compassion meditation and flow: The role of concurrent attentional processes. Journal of Concurrent Disorders, In Press.
  • Muneghina, O., Van Gordon, W., Barrows, P. & Richardson, M. (2021). A novel mindful nature connectedness intervention improves paranoia but not anxiety in a non-clinical population. Ecopsychology, Advance Online Publication, DOI: 1089/eco.2020.0068.
  • Van Gordon, W., Sapthiang, S., Barrows, P., & Shonin, E. (2021). Understanding and practicing emptiness. Mindfulness, Advance Online Publication, DOI: 1007/s12671-020-01586-1
  • Nelson, L., Roots, K., Dunn, T., Reece, A., Davies Hull, D. & Van Gordon, W. (2021). Effects of a regional school-based mindfulness programme on student’s levels of wellbeing and resiliency. International Journal of Spa and Wellness, Advance Online Publication, DOI:1080/24721735.2021.1909865.
  • Simpson, F., Haughton, M., & Van Gordon, W. (2021). An identity process theory account of the impact of boarding school on sense of self and mental health: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Advance Online Publication: DOI: 1007/s11469-021-00503-4.
  • Feliu-Soler, A., Pérez-Aranda, A., Luciano, J. V., Demarzo, M., Mariño, M., Soler, J., Van Gordon, W., García-Campayo, J., & Montero-Marín, J. (2021). Psychometric properties of the 15-item five facet mindfulness questionnaire in a large sample of Spanish pilgrims. Mindfulness, 12, 852-862.
  • Kotera, Y., & Van Gordon, W. (2021). Effects of self-compassion training on work-related wellbeing: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 630798. DOI: 3389/fpsyg.2021.630798.
  • Van Gordon, W., Sapthiang, S., Barrows, P., & Shonin, E. (2020). Understanding and practicing emptiness. Mindfulness, In Press
  • Van Gordon, W., Sapthiang, S., & Shonin, E. (2020). Contemplative psychology: History, key assumptions and future directions. Perspectives on Pscyhological Science, In Press
  • Davis, S., & Van Gordon, W. (2020). Mindfulness, compassion meditation and flow: The role of concurrent attentional processes. Journal of Concurrent Disorders, In Press
  • Feliu-Soler, A., Pérez-Aranda, A., Luciano, J. V., Demarzo, M., Mariño, M., Soler, J., Van Gordon, W., García-Campayo, J., & Montero-Marín, J. (2020). Psychometric properties of the 15-item five facet mindfulness questionnaire in a large sample of Spanish pilgrims. Mindfulness, Advance Online Edition, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-020-01549-6.
  • Barrows, P., Thomas, S., & Van Gordon, W. (2020). Assessing self-reported mood in aphasia following stroke: Challenges, innovations and future directions. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 30, 105425. DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105425
  • Ducasse, D., Van Gordon, W., & Courtet, P. (2020). If ‘me’ is not as it seems, what about all its perceptions? The need of constant virtuous doubts. Explore, Advance Online Edition, DOI: 10.1016/j.explore.2020.02.010
  • Sapthiang, S., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2020). Adolescent problem gambling requires community-level health promotion approaches. Addiction Research and Theory, 28, 91-94. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1590559
  • D’Amico, F., Feliu-Soler, A., Montero-Marín, J., Peñarrubia-María, M. T., Navarro-Gil, M., Van Gordon, W., García-Campayo, J., & Luciano, J. V. (2020). Cost-Utility of Attachment-Based Compassion Therapy (ABCT) for Fibromyalgia Compared to Relaxation: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(3), 726; Doi:10.3390/jcm9030726
  • Montero-Marin, J., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Navarro-Gil, M., Gasión, V., López-del-Hoyo, Y., Luciano, J. V., & Garcia-Campayo, J. (2020). Attachment-based compassion therapy for ameliorating fibromyalgia: Mediating role of mindfulness and self-compassion. Mindfulness, 11, 816-818
  • Sapthiang, S., Van Gordon, W., Zangeneh, M., & Shonin, E. (2020). Can mindfulness help address the global obesity epidemic in children and adolescents? Health Psychology Update, 29, 11-13
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2020). Second-Generation Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Toward More Authentic Mindfulness Practice and Teaching. Mindfulness, 11, 1-4
  • Ekici, C., Garip, G., & Van Gordon, W. (2020). The lived experiences of experienced Vipassana Mahasi meditators: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Mindfulness, 11, 140-152
  • Navarro-Gil, M., Lopez-del-Hoyo, Y., Modrego-Alarcón, M., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Montero-Marin, J., & Garcia-Campayo, J. (2020). Effects of attachment-based compassion therapy (ABCT) on self-compassion and attachment style in healthy people. Mindfulness, 11, 51-62
  • Pizarro, J. J., Basabe, N., Amutio, A., Telletxea, S., Harizmendi, M., & Van Gordon, W. (2020). The mediating role of shared flow and perceived emotional synchrony on compassion for others in a mindful dancing program. Mindfulness, 11, 125-139
  • Kotera, Y., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). Japanese managers’ experiences of neuro-linguistic programming certification training: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education, and Practice, Advance Online Publication, DOI 10.1108/JMHTEP-06-2018-0033
  • Ducasse, D., Van Gordon, W., Brand-Arpon, V., Courtet, P., & Olié, E. (2019). Borderline personality Disorder: From understanding ontological addiction to psychotherapeutic revolution. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-019-01029-6
  • Van Buren, F., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). Emirati Women’s Experiences of Consanguineous Marriage: A Qualitative Exploration of Attitudes, Health Challenges, and Coping Styles. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Advance Online Publication, DOI: 10.1007/s11469-019-00123-z
  • Van Gordon, W., Sapthiang, S., Ducasse, D., & Shonin, E. (2019). The prevalence, communicability and co-occurrence of inverted hallucinations: An overlooked global public health concern. Journal of Concurrent Disorders, 1(2), 57-63
  • Sapthiang, S, Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2019). School-based mindfulness interventions for improving mental health: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 2650-2658
  • Campos, D., Modrego, M., López-del-Hoyo, Y, Gonzalez Panzano, M., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Garcia-Campayo, J. (2019). Exploring the role of meditation and dispositional mindfulness on social cognition domains: A controlled study. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 809. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00809
  • López-González, L., Herrero-Fernández, D., Amutio, A., Santamaría, T., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). Validation of a scale for assessing social validity in mindfulness-based education programs. Mindfulness, Advanced Online Edition, 10.1007/s12671-019-01138-2
  • Ducasse, D., & Van Gordon, W., Courtet, P., & Ollie, E. (2019). Self-injury and self-concept. Journal of Affective Disorders, 258, 115-116
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Dunn, T., Sapthiang, S., Kotera, Y., Garcia-Campayo, J., & Sheffield, D. (2019). Exploring emptiness and its effects on non-attachment, mystical experiences, and psycho-spiritual wellbeing: A quantitative and qualitative study of advanced meditators. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 15, 261-272
  • Kotera, Y., Conway, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). Ethical judgement in UK business students: Relationship with motivation, self-compassion and mental health. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17, 1132-1146
  • Sapthiang, S., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2019). The mental health needs of child and adolescent refugee and asylum seekers entering Europe. Social Health and Behavior, 2, 13-16. Doi:10.4103/SHB.SHB_38_18
  • Van Gordon, W., Sapthiang, S., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2019). Mindfulness for addressing key public health concerns in young people: Preventative applications and safety concerns. Education and Health, 37, 9-14
  • Kotera, Y., Sheffield, D., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). Organisational applications of neuro-linguistic programming: A systematic review. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 30, 101-116
  • Kotera, Y., Conway, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). Mental health of UK university business students: Relationship with shame, motivation and self-compassion. Journal of Education for Business, 94, 11-20
  • Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P., & Van Gordon, W. (2018). Motivation Types and Mental Health of UK Hospitality Workers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16, 751-763.
  • Sapthiang, S., Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018). Mindfulness in schools: A health promotion approach to improving adolescent mental health. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17, 112-119.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Diouri, S., Garcia-Campayo, J., Kotera, Y., & Griffiths, M. D. (2018). Ontological Addiction Theory: Attachment to Me, Mine, and I. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7, 892-896.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Dunn, T., Sheffield, D., Garcia-Campayo, J., & Griffiths, M. D. (2018). Meditation-induced near-death experiences: A three-year prospective study. Mindfulness, 9, 1794–1806.
  • Kotera, Y., Green, P., & Van Gordon, W. (2018). Mental Wellbeing of caring profession students: Relationship with caregiver identity, self-compassion, and intrinsic motivation. Mindfulness and Compassion, 3, 7-30.
  • Chapman, C. & Van Gordon, W. (2018). Effects of a brief online mindfulness intervention on mindfulness, psychological distress and parenting stress in preschool parents. Mindfulness and Compassion, 3, 55-70.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Richardson, M. (2018). Mindfulness and nature. Mindfulness, 9, 1655-1658.
  • Amutio, A., Franco Justo, C., Sánchez, L. C., Pérez-Fuentes, M. C., Gázquez Linares, J. J., Van Gordon, W., & Molero Jurado, M. (2018). Effects of Mindfulness Training on Sleep Problems in Patients with Fibromyalgia. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1365. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01365
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018). Mindfulness: The art of being human. Mindfulness, 9, 664-666.
  • Lomas, T., Etcoff, N., Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017). The art of living mindfully: The health-enhancing potential of Zen aesthetic principles. Journal of Religion and Health, 56, 1720–1739.
  • Montero-Marín, J., Navarro-Gil, M., Puebla, M., Luciana, J. V., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & García-Campayo, J. (2017). Efficacy of ‘Attachment-Based Compassion Therapy’ in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 307, DOI:  10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00307.
  • Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P., & Van Gordon, W. (2017). The relationship between work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counselling, 2, 231-243.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & García-Campayo, J. (2017). The mandala of the present moment. Mindfulness, 8, 1720-1722.
  • Garcia-Campayo, J., Demarzo, M., Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2017). How do cultural factors influence the teaching and practice of mindfulness and compassion in Latin countries? Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-4, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01161.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Garcia-Campayo (2017). Are there adverse effects associated with mindfulness? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51, 977-979.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2017). Buddhist emptiness theory: Implications for psychology. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 309-318.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Dunn, T., Garcia-Campayo, J., Demarzo, M., & Griffiths, M. D. (2017). Meditation Awareness Training for the treatment of workaholism: A non-randomised controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6, 212-220, DOI: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.021.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Garcia-Campayo, J., & Griffiths, M. D. (2017). Can compassion cure health-related disorders? British Journal of General Practice, 67, 178-179.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Dunn, T., Garcia-Campayo, J., & Griffiths, M. D. (2017). Meditation Awareness Training for the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Health Psychology, 22, 186-206.
  • Griffiths, M. D., Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016). Mindfulness as a treatment for gambling disorder. Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research, 1, 47-52. DOI 10.17536/jgcgr.2016.004.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Lomas, T., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Corporate use of mindfulness and authentic spiritual transmission: Competing or compatible ideals? Mindfulness and Compassion, 1, 75-83.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016). The mechanisms of mindfulness in the treatment of mental health and addiction. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14, 844-849.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Meditation Awareness Training for the treatment of sex addiction: A case study. Journal of Behavioral Addiction, 5, 363-372.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Meditation Awareness Training for individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of participant’s experiences. Mindfulness, 7, 409-419.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016). Experiencing the universal breath: A guided meditation. Mindfulness, 7, 1243-1245.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Ontological addiction: Classification, etiology, and treatment. Mindfulness, 7, 660-671.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Are contemporary mindfulness-based interventions unethical? British Journal of General Practice, 66, 94-94.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016). Thupten Jingpa on compassion and mindfulness. Mindfulness, 7, 279-283.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Does mindfulness work? British Medical Journal, 351:h6919. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h6919.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Towards a second-generation of mindfulness-based interventions. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49, 591-593.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2015). Managers’ experiences of Meditation Awareness Training. Mindfulness, 4, 899-909.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Teaching ethics in mindfulness-based interventions. Mindfulness, 6, 1491-1493.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & Griffiths, M.D. (2015). Mindfulness in mental health: A critical reflection. Journal of Psychology, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Brain Stimulation, 1(1), 102.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Griffiths, M. D., & Singh, N. N. (2015). There is only one mindfulness: Why science and Buddhism need to work together. Mindfulness, 6, 49-56.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2015). Mindfulness of ignorance. Mindfulness, 6, 1487-1490.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Compare, A., Zangeneh, M., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Buddhist-derived loving-kindness and compassion meditation for the treatment of psychopathology: A systematic review. Mindfulness, 6, 1161-1180.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2015). Practical recommendations for teaching mindfulness effectively. Mindfulness, 6, 952-955.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Are there risks associated with using mindfulness for the treatment of psychopathology? Clinical Practice, 11, 389-382.)
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2015). The lineage of mindfulness. Mindfulness, 6, 141-145.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Mindfulness and the social media. Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism, 2014, 4: 5, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000194.
  • Compare, A., Zarbo, C., Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Marconi, C. (2014). Emotional regulation and depression: A potential mediator between heart and mind. Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology, 2014, Article ID 324374, DOI 10.1155/2014/324374
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Mindfulness as a treatment for behavioral addiction. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 5, e122. DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000e122.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Do mindfulness-based therapies have a role in the treatment of psychosis? Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 124-127.
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Sumich, A., Sundin, E., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for psychological wellbeing in a sub-clinical sample of university students: A controlled pilot study. Mindfulness, 5, 381-391.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Dunn, T., Singh, N., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Meditation Awareness Training for work-related wellbeing and job performance: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12, 806-823.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Practical tips for using mindfulness in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 64, 368-369. (Impact Factor: 3.2)
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Zangeneh, M., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Work-related mental health and job performance: Can mindfulness help? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12, 129-137.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). The treatment of workaholism with Meditation Awareness Training: A Case Study. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 10, 193-195. (Impact Factor: 1.3)
  • Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2014). Using mindfulness and insight to transform loneliness. Mindfulness, 5, 771-773.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Practical tips for teaching mindfulness to school-aged children. Education and Health, 32, 30-33.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). The emerging role of Buddhism in clinical psychology: Toward effective integration. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6, 123-137.
  • Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2014). Mindfulness of death. Mindfulness, 5, 464-466.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Current trends in mindfulness and mental health. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12, 113-115.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for the treatment of co-occurring schizophrenia with pathological gambling: A case study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12, 181-196.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths M. D. (2014). Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for improved psychological wellbeing: A qualitative examination of participant experiences. Journal of Religion and Health, 53, 849-863.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2013). Mindfulness-based interventions: Towards mindful clinical integration. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-4. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00194.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2013). Meditation as medication: Are attitudes changing? British Journal of General Practice, 63, 654.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2013). The consuming mind. Mindfulness, 5, 345-347)
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., Slade, K., & Griffiths, M. D. (2013). Mindfulness and other Buddhist-derived interventions in correctional settings: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18, 365-372. 
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2013). Buddhist philosophy for the treatment of problem gambling. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 2, 63-71.
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2013). Searching for the present moment, Mindfulness, 5, 105-107.
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2012). The health benefits of mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents. Education and Health, 30, 94-97.
  • Kotera, Y., & Van Gordon, W. (2019). How managers use NLP in their daily work. In: C. Machado & J. P. Davim (Eds). Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programming: New Insights for Managers and Engineers (pp. 53-72). Boca Raton (Florida): CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group)
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018). Foreword in: Garcia-Campayo, J., & Marcelo, D. (2018). What Do We Know About Mindfulness? 100 Key Questions. Barcelona: Editorial Kairos
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Mindfulness and wellbeing: Towards a unified operational approach. In: I. Ivtzan, & T. Lomas (Eds). Mindfulness in Positive Psychology: The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing (pp. 280-292). Oxford: Routledge
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Singh, N. N. (2015). Mindfulness and Buddhist Practice. In: E. Shonin, W. Van Gordon, & N. N. Singh (Eds). Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness (pp. 1-6). New York: Springer
  • Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., Griffiths, M. D., & Singh, N. N. (2015). Mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths. In: E. Shonin, W. Van Gordon, & N. N. Singh (Eds). Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness (pp. 9-27). New York: Springer
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Singh, N. N., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Mindfulness of Emptiness and the Emptiness of Mindfulness. In: E. Shonin, W. Van Gordon, & N. N. Singh (Eds). Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness (pp. 159-178). New York: Springer
  • Langer, A. I., Carmona-Torres, J. A., Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2015). Mindfulness for the treatment of psychosis: State of the art and future developments. In: E. Shonin, W. Van Gordon, & M. D. Griffiths (Eds). Mindfulness and Buddhist-derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addiction (pp. 211-244). Gewerbestrasse (Switzerland): Springer
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., & Griffiths, M. D. (2015). Mindfulness and Buddhist-derived treatment techniques in mental health and addiction. In: E. Shonin, W. Van Gordon, & M. D. Griffiths (Eds). Mindfulness and Buddhist-derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addiction (pp. 1-8). Gewerbestrasse (Switzerland): Springer
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Dunn, T., Singh, N. N., & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Study summary - Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for work-related wellbeing and job performance: A randomized controlled trial. In J. Näsström (Ed.), Focused, Calm and Effective: Effects of Mindfulness in the Workplace (pp.22-25). Stockholm: Potential Project Sverige AB. (ISBN 9781508855644)
  • Van Gordon, W. (2021, April 14). The Way of the Mindful Warrior. Invited talk at Positive Pulse: Waking up from Groundhog Day (Online Wellbeing Symposium hosted by the University of Derby).
  • Van Gordon, W. (2021, March 10). An Introduction to Mindfulness. Invited online talk to Community Chesterfield, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2021, February 11). Using mindfulness to cultivate psychological flexibility. Invited online talk at the University of Derby, UK.
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, December 15). An introduction to mindfulness for fostering wellbeing and mental health. Invited online talk at the University of Derby, UK.
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, November 4). Mindfulness: Calming the Mind. Keynote speech at Methodist Homes Association Annual Leadership Conference, Derby, UK.
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, October 15). Mindfulness: A path to mental health and wellbeing. Invited talk at the International Fundraising Congress (IFCOnline). Online event
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, October 10). Mindfulness for cultivating psychological wellbeing. Online public talk hosted by the Medito Foundation (for World Mental Health Day)
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, August 26). Inter-faith perspectives on meditation and mindfulness. Online round table discussion hosted by the Medito Foundation
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, March 3). Meditation and contemplative psychology for professional development. Free public lecture at The University of Derby, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2020, February 29). Meditation and contemplative psychology for personal effectiveness. Free public lecture at The University of Derby, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2019, August 10). Mindful meditation for actors. Invited workshop to The Actors Workshop, Nottingham, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2019, July 11). Inverted hallucinations: A public health barrier to healthy and smart communities. Free public lecture at The University of Derby, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2019, July 4). Meditation Awareness Training for driver safety and awareness. Invited workshop to Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2019, June 11). Mindfulness for wellbeing at work. Invited workshop at The University of Derby Online Learning, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2019, 30 May – 1 June 2019). Understanding and practising non-self and emptiness. Invited workshop at Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Van Gordon, W. (2019, April 19). Accessing wisdom through meditation. Keynote speech at: Wellbeing through Meditation Symposium, Italy
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, December 9). An introduction to Meditation Awareness Training. Invited workshop at The Symposium on Buddhist Counselling, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Van Gordon, W. (2018, December 8). The applications of Buddhist emptiness principles in psychotherapeutic settings. Invited talk at The Symposium on Buddhist Counselling, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, September 11). Mindfulness for the treatment of problem gambling. Invited workshop at twelfth European Conference on Gambling and Policy Issues, Malta
  • Van Gordon, W. (2018, June 23). Ontological addiction theory. Invited speaker at open round table discussion at: fifth International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, June 22). Mindfulness and emptiness. Keynote speech at: fifth International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Amutio, A., Pizarro, J. J., Telletxea, S., Harizmendi, M., Basabe, N., & Van Gordon, W. (2018, June 22) Development of the compassion for others scale: Effects of participating in a mindfulness collective ritual. fifth International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2018, June 21). Using second-generation mindfulness-based interventions in treatment contexts. Invited workshop at V International Meeting on Mindfulness, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Van Gordon, W. (2018, May 4). Abridged Meditation Awareness Training for driver safety and awareness. Invited workshop to Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2018, Jan 19). The role of meditation in cultivating a healthy body and healthy mind. Invited paper to: Awake to Wisdom Wellbeing through Meditation Symposium, Italy
  • Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P. & Van Gordon, W. (2017, December 2-3). Relationship between types of work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Technology 2017. Kelantan, Malaysia: Global Academic Excellence
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, October 5-9). Compassion on the path of awareness. Invited workshop to University of Zaragoza MSc in Mindfulness Programme, Sri Lanka
  • Van Gordon, W. (2017, September 28). Mindfulness and emergency medicine. Invited workshop to Royal Derby Hospital Emergency Medicine Department. Derby, UK
  • Van Gordon, W. (2017, 5-26 September). Meditation Awareness Training for improving driver awareness. Invited workshop series to Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, June 7-10). Mindfulness and ethics. Keynote speech at: IV International Meeting on Mindfulness, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, June 7 – 10). Mindfulness and ethics. Invited workshop at IV International Meeting on Mindfulness, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2017, May 10 -14). Mindfulness and meditation. Invited workshop at University of Zaragoza (Masters in Mindfulness), Zaragoza, Spain
  • Van Gordon, W. (2016, October 6). Does mindfulness work? Keynote speech at: Trent Occupational Medicine Symposium, Nottingham, UK
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E. (2016, July 7-9). Corporate mindfulness and authentic spiritual transmission: Competing or compatible ideals? 32 European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Naples, Italy
  • Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2016, May 11-15). Practising mindfulness effectively: A clinician’s guide. 2nd International Conference on Mindfulness, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Van Gordon, W. & Shonin, E.  (2016, May 11-15). Second-generation mindfulness-based interventions: Provenance and current directions. Second International Conference on Mindfulness, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016, May 9-11). How to practice mindfulness effectively. Invited paper to: University of Zaragoza Mindfulness and Compassion Public Lecture Series, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016, April 10). Mindfulness in psychotherapeutic practice. Invited workshop to Societa Italiana Di Psicoanalisi Della Realazione, Milan (Italy)
  • Van Gordon, W., & Shonin, E.  (2016, April 9). The everyday applications of mindfulness. Invited workshop to Societa Italiana Di Psicoanalisi Della Realazione, Milan (Italy)
  • Griffiths, M. D., Shonin, E., & Van Gordon, W. (2016, March 14-16). Mindfulness as a treatment for gambling disorder: Current directions and issues. Third International Conference on Behavioral Addictions, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Van Gordon, W. (2015, November 26). Mindfulness in mental health. Invited workshop to Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2015, October 24-25). Mindfulness in clinical practice. Invited workshop to Sephirah: Centre for the Promotion of Psychological and Physical Wellbeing, Milan (Italy)
  • Shonin, E. & Van Gordon, W. (2014, November 19). Introduction to mindfulness research and practice. Invited workshop to Nottingham Trent University
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, May 14–15). Mindfulness in the workplace: Effects on work-related wellbeing and job performance.  International Conference on Economics, Social Sciences and Languages 2014, Singapore
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, May 7-8). Effects of Meditation Awareness Training on work-related wellbeing and performance: a randomized controlled trial. 2014 Asian Congress of Applied Psychology, Singapore
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, February 27-28). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) on work-related stress and job performance. International Conference on Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurological, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Barcelona, Spain (World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology)
  • Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W., Griffiths, M. D. (2014, January 22). The health benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Invited paper to Curiosity: The Heart of Psychology; Nottingham Trent University Psychological Society Conference, Nottingham, UK