journal articles:

  • Wikholm, C., & Farias, M. (2016). Being Mindful of Mindfulness in Higher Education, University and College Counselling 18-23. Read here.

  • Farias, M., Wikholm, C., & Delmonte, R. (2016). What is mindfulness-based therapy good for?. The Lancet Psychiatry, 3(11), 1012-1013. Read here.

  • Farias, M., & Wikholm, C. (2016). Has the science of mindfulness lost its mind?. BJPsych Bull, 40(6), 329-332. Read here.

  • Farias, M., & Wikholm, C. (2015). Ommm… Aargh. New Scientist, 226 (3021), 28-29. Read here.

  • Bilderbeck, A., Farias, M., Brazil, I., Jacobowitz, S., and Wikholm, C. (2013) Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population. Journal of Psychiatric Research 47, 1438-1445. Read here.

selection of newspaper and magazine ARTICLES:


  • Video Series: Breaking Free From Stress with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (08/19). Expert in Reducing Stress.

  • New Scientist: Instant Expert Mental Health Masterclass - Royal College of General Practitioners, London (04/18). Invited speaker. Talk title: Meditation and Mental Health.

  • Video Series: Sleep Smarter (02/18). 7 day sleep programme for better sleep. Expert in Improving Sleep.

  • Video Series: Let It Go - Stress Relief (06/17). 21 day stress relief programme. Expert in Reducing Stress.

  • Video Series: Simple Stress Management (03/17). Expert in Reducing Stress. Video topics: 1) Introduction to stress management 2) Manage your stress triggers 3) Daily habits for stress relief

  • 'Theorising on Social and Embodied Aspects of Contemplative Practices' - International Workshop at the University of Tampere, Finland (07/16). Invited speaker. Talk title: 'The Variety of Meditative Experiences: psychological effects we might not expect.'

  • 'Alternatives' event at St James' Church, Piccadilly, London (03/16). Invited speaker. Talk topic: The Buddha Pill with Dr Farias.

  • 'Psychologists in the Pub' - British Psychological Society Event, Oxford (02/16). Invited speaker. My co-author Dr Farias and I gave a talk on the subject of our book, The Buddha Pill.

  • '5th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality', International Conference, London (11/15). Invited speaker. Talk title: An Ashram in a Prison Cell: the psychological effects of yoga and meditation on prisoners.

  • 'Publish Your Book' Workshop - Watkins Publishing & Alternatives (11/15). Invited as a published author to speak at a day-long workshop in London in November 2015 for prospective authors.

  • Author Talk and Book Signing, London (08/15) at London's oldest esoteric bookshop, Watkins Books, Soho.

  • Author Talk and Book Signing, London (05/15) at Waterstone's, Notting Hill.

  • Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford (03/15). Co-presented a day-long workshop on meditation and mindfulness science.

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