William Van Gordon


NameWilliam Van Gordon
Job titleAssociate Professor in Contemplative Psychology
Research instituteCollege of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Research outputs

Breathing Exercises, Cold-Water Immersion, and Meditation: Mind-Body Practices Lead to Reduced Stress and Enhanced Well-Being

Faid, T., Van Gordon, W. and Taylor, E. 2022. Breathing Exercises, Cold-Water Immersion, and Meditation: Mind-Body Practices Lead to Reduced Stress and Enhanced Well-Being. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine. 36 (3), pp. 12-20.

Flow Meditation Improves Emotion Regulation and Pain Management in Female Fibromyalgia Patients

Amutio, A., Franco, C., Soriano-Ayala, E. and Van Gordon, W. 2022. Flow Meditation Improves Emotion Regulation and Pain Management in Female Fibromyalgia Patients. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-022-01981-w

Ontological Addiction Theory and Mindfulness-Based Approaches in the Context of Addiction Theory and Treatment

Van Gordon, W. and Barrows, P. 2022. Ontological Addiction Theory and Mindfulness-Based Approaches in the Context of Addiction Theory and Treatment. in: Flanagan, B. and Molina, N. (ed.) Spirituality and Addiction Basel (Switzerland) MDPI. pp. 123-132

Nature connectedness, nonattachment and engagement with nature’s beauty predict pro-nature conservation behaviour

Barrows, P., Richardson, M., Hamlin, I. and Van Gordon, W. 2022. Nature connectedness, nonattachment and engagement with nature’s beauty predict pro-nature conservation behaviour. Ecopsychology. 14 (2), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2021.0036

The development and validation of the ontological addiction scale

Barrows, P., Shonin, E., Sapthiang, S, Griffiths, M. D., Ducasse, D. and Van Gordon, W. 2022. The development and validation of the ontological addiction scale. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 364 (2), pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-022-00840-y

A spotlight on acceptance and commitment therapy

Ducasse, Déborah, Van Gordon, William and Courtet, Philippe 2021. A spotlight on acceptance and commitment therapy. Minerva Psychiatry. 62 (3). https://doi.org/10.23736/s2724-6612.21.02152-7

A Novel Mindful Nature Connectedness Intervention Improves Paranoia but Not Anxiety in a Nonclinical Population

Muneghina, Orso, Van Gordon, William, Barrows, P. and Richardson, Miles 2021. A Novel Mindful Nature Connectedness Intervention Improves Paranoia but Not Anxiety in a Nonclinical Population. Ecopsychology. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2020.0068

Mindful parenting: future directions and challenges

Cowling, Carly and Van Gordon, William 2021. Mindful parenting: future directions and challenges. International Journal of Spa and Wellness. https://doi.org/10.1080/24721735.2021.1961114

Ontological Addiction Theory and Mindfulness-Based Approaches in the Context of Addiction Theory and Treatment

Barrows, P. and Van Gordon, William 2021. Ontological Addiction Theory and Mindfulness-Based Approaches in the Context of Addiction Theory and Treatment. Religions. 12 (8), p. 586. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12080586

Contemplative Psychology: History, Key Assumptions, and Future Directions

Van Gordon, William, Sapthiang, Supakyada and Shonin, Edo 2021. Contemplative Psychology: History, Key Assumptions, and Future Directions. Perspectives on Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620984479

Effects of Self-Compassion Training on Work-Related Well-Being: A Systematic Review

Van Gordon, William and Kotera, Y. 2021. Effects of Self-Compassion Training on Work-Related Well-Being: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Psychology. 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.630798

Effects of a regional school-based mindfulness programme on students’ levels of Wellbeing and resiliency

Nelson, Lisa, Roots, Katie, Dunn, Thomas J., Rees, Alice, Hull, Dawn Davies and Van Gordon, William 2021. Effects of a regional school-based mindfulness programme on students’ levels of Wellbeing and resiliency. International Journal of Spa and Wellness. https://doi.org/10.1080/24721735.2021.1909865

An Identity Process Theory Account of the Impact of Boarding School on Sense of Self and Mental Health: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Simpson, Frances, Haughton, Melanie and Van Gordon, William 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-021-00503-4

Understanding and practicing emptiness

Van Gordon, William, Sapthiang, Supakyada, Barrows, P. and Shonin, Edo 2021. Understanding and practicing emptiness. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01586-1

Allowing the mind to breathe

Van Gordon, William and Shonin, Edo 2020. Allowing the mind to breathe. in: Rowman and Littlefield.

Psychometric properties of the 15-item five facet mindfulness questionnaire in a large sample of Spanish pilgrims

Feliu-Soler, A, Pérez-Aranda, A, Luciano, J.V., Demarzo, M, Mariño, M, Soler, J, Van Gordon, William, García-Campayo, J and Montero-Marín, J 2020. Psychometric properties of the 15-item five facet mindfulness questionnaire in a large sample of Spanish pilgrims. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01549-6.

Pandemic burnout in frontline healthcare professionals: Can Meditation Help?

Van Gordon, William 2020. Pandemic burnout in frontline healthcare professionals: Can Meditation Help? British Journal of General Practice.

Assessing self-reported mood in aphasia following stroke: challenges, innovations and future directions

Barrows, P., Thomas, Shirley A. and Van Gordon, William 2020. Assessing self-reported mood in aphasia following stroke: challenges, innovations and future directions. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 30 (1), p. 105425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105425

Cost-utility of attachment-based compassion therapy (ABCT) for fibromyalgia compared to relaxation: a pilot randomized controlled trial

D’Amico, Francesco, Feliu-Soler, Albert, Montero-Marín, Jesús, Peñarrubía-María, María T., Navarro-Gil, Mayte, Van Gordon, William, García-Campayo, Javier and Luciano, Juan 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), p. 726. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9030726

Can mindfulness help address the global obesity epidemic in children and adolescents?

Sapthaing, Supakyada, Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and Zangeneh, Masood 2020. Can mindfulness help address the global obesity epidemic in children and adolescents? Health Psychology Update.

Attachment-based compassion therapy for ameliorating fibromyalgia: mediating role of mindfulness and self-compassion

Montero-Marin, Jesus, Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Navarro-Gil, Mayte, Gasión, Virginia, López-Del-Hoyo, Yolanda, Luciano, Juan V. and Garcia-Campayo, Javier 2020. Attachment-based compassion therapy for ameliorating fibromyalgia: mediating role of mindfulness and self-compassion. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01302-8

Second-generation mindfulness-based interventions: toward more authentic mindfulness practice and teaching

Van Gordon, William and Shonin, Edo 2019. Second-generation mindfulness-based interventions: toward more authentic mindfulness practice and teaching. Mindfulness. 11 (1), pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01252-1

Emirati women’s experiences of consanguineous marriage: A qualitative exploration of attitudes, health challenges, and coping styles

Van Buren, Fiona and Van Gordon, William 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-019-00123-z

The mediating role of shared flow and perceived emotional synchrony on compassion for others in a mindful-dancing program

Pizarro, José J., Basabe, Nekane, Amutio, Alberto, Telletxea, Saioa, Harizmendi, Miren and Van Gordon, William 2019. The mediating role of shared flow and perceived emotional synchrony on compassion for others in a mindful-dancing program. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01200-z

Self-injury and self-concept

Ducasse, D., Van Gordon, William, Courtet, P and Ollie, E 2019. Self-injury and self-concept. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.07.074

How Japanese managers use NLP in their daily work

Kotera, Y. and Van Gordon, William 2019. How Japanese managers use NLP in their daily work. in: Taylor & Francis.

Health school-based mindfulness interventions for improving mental health: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

Sapthiang, Supakyada, Van Gordon, William and Shonin, Edo 2019. Health school-based mindfulness interventions for improving mental health: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 28 (10), pp. 2650-2658. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01482-w

Borderline personality disorder: from understanding ontological addiction to psychotherapeutic revolution

Ducasse, Déborah, Van Gordon, William, Brand-Arpon, Véronique, Courtet, Philippe and Olié, Emilie 2019. Borderline personality disorder: from understanding ontological addiction to psychotherapeutic revolution. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-019-01029-6

The prevalence, communicability and co-occurrence of inverted hallucinations: an overlooked global public health concern

Van Gordon, William, Sapthaing, Supakyada, Ducasse, Deborah and Shonin, Edo 2019. The prevalence, communicability and co-occurrence of inverted hallucinations: an overlooked global public health concern. Journal of Concurrent Disorders.

Mindfulness for addressing key public health concerns in young people: Preventative applications and safety concerns.

Sapthiang, S., Shonin, E., Griffiths, M.D. and Van Gordon, William 2019. Mindfulness for addressing key public health concerns in young people: Preventative applications and safety concerns. Education and Health.

Exploring the role of meditation and dispositional mindfulness on social cognition domains: a controlled study.

Campos, Daniel, Modrego-Alarcón, Marta, López-Del-Hoyo, Yolanda, González-Panzano, Manuel, Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Navarro-Gil, Mayte and García-Campayo, Javier 2019. Exploring the role of meditation and dispositional mindfulness on social cognition domains: a controlled study. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00809

Japanese managers’ experiences of neuro-linguistic programming: a qualitative investigation

Kotera, Y. and Van Gordon, William 2019. Japanese managers’ experiences of neuro-linguistic programming: a qualitative investigation. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-06-2018-0033

Adolescent problem gambling requires community-level health promotion approaches

Sapthiang, S., Shonin, E., Griffiths, M.D. and Van Gordon, William 2019. Adolescent problem gambling requires community-level health promotion approaches. Addiction Research and Theory. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2019.1590559

Validation of a scale for assessing social validity in mindfulness-based education programs

López-González, L., Herrero-Fernández, D., Amutio, A., Santamaría, T. and Van Gordon, William 2019. Validation of a scale for assessing social validity in mindfulness-based education programs. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01138-2

The mental health needs of child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers entering Europe.

Sapthiang, s, Shonin, E, Griffiths, M and Van Gordon, William 2019. The mental health needs of child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers entering Europe. Social Health and Behaviour..

Exploring emptiness and its effects on non-attachment, mystical experiences, and psycho-spiritual wellbeing: a quantitative and qualitative study of advanced meditators.

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Dunn, Thomas J., Sapthiang, Supakyada, Kotera, Y., Garcia-Campayo, Javier and Sheffield, David 2018. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.12.003

Ethical judgement in UK business students: relationship with motivation, self-compassion and mental health.

Kotera, Y., Conway, E. and Van Gordon, William 2018. Ethical judgement in UK business students: relationship with motivation, self-compassion and mental health. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-0034-2

The lived experiences of experienced Vipassana Mahasi meditators: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Ekici, Cimen, Garip, Gulcan and Van Gordon, William 2018. The lived experiences of experienced Vipassana Mahasi meditators: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-1063-4

The applications of neuro-linguistic programming in organizational settings: A systematic review of psychological outcomes.

Kotera, Y., Sheffield, David and Van Gordon, William 2018. The applications of neuro-linguistic programming in organizational settings: A systematic review of psychological outcomes. Human Resource Development Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21334

Mindfulness in schools: a health promotion approach to improving adolescent mental health.

Sapthiang, Supakyada, Van Gordon, William and Shonin, Edo 2018. Mindfulness in schools: a health promotion approach to improving adolescent mental health. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-0001-y

Mental health of UK university business students: Relationship with shame, motivation and self-compassion

Kotera, Y., Conway, E. and Van Gordon, William 2018. Mental health of UK university business students: Relationship with shame, motivation and self-compassion. Journal of Education for Business. https://doi.org/10.1080/08832323.2018.1496898

Effects of mindfulness training on sleep problems in patients with fibromyalgia.

Amutio, Alberto, Franco, Clemente, Sánchez-Sánchez, Laura C., Pérez-Fuentes, María del C., Gázquez-Linares, José J., Van Gordon, William and Molero-Jurado, María del M. 2018. Effects of mindfulness training on sleep problems in patients with fibromyalgia. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01365

Ontological addiction theory: Attachment to me, mine, and I.

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Diouri, Sofiane, Garcia-Campayo, Javier, Kotera, Y. and Griffiths, Mark D. 2018. Ontological addiction theory: Attachment to me, mine, and I. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.7.2018.45

Meditation-induced near-death dxperiences: a 3-year longitudinal study.

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Dunn, Thomas J., Sheffield, David, Garcia-Campayo, Javier and Griffiths, Mark D. 2018. Meditation-induced near-death dxperiences: a 3-year longitudinal study. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0922-3

Effects of a brief online mindfulness intervention on mindfulness, psychological distress and parenting stress in preschool parents.

Chapman, C and Van Gordon, William 2018. Effects of a brief online mindfulness intervention on mindfulness, psychological distress and parenting stress in preschool parents. Mindfulness & Compassion.

Effects of attachment-based compassion therapy (ABCT) on self-compassion and attachment style in healthy people.

Navarro-Gil, Mayte, Lopez-del-Hoyo, Yolanda, Modrego-Alarcón, Marta, Montero-Marin, Jesus, Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and Garcia-Campayo, Javier 2018. Effects of attachment-based compassion therapy (ABCT) on self-compassion and attachment style in healthy people. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0896-1

Motivation types and mental health of UK hospitality workers.

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, Prateek and Van Gordon, William 2018. Motivation types and mental health of UK hospitality workers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-9874-z

Mindfulness and nature

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and Richardson, Miles 2018. Mindfulness and nature. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0883-6

Efficacy of “attachment-based compassion therapy” in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial.

Montero-Marín, Jesús, Navarro-Gil, Mayte, Puebla-Guedea, Marta, Luciano, Juan V., Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and García-Campayo, Javier 2018. Efficacy of “attachment-based compassion therapy” in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00307

The relationship between work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers.

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, Prateek and Van Gordon, William 2018. The relationship between work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling.

Mental wellbeing of caring profession students: relationship with caregiver identity, self-compassion, and intrinsic motivation.

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline and Van Gordon, William 2018. Mental wellbeing of caring profession students: relationship with caregiver identity, self-compassion, and intrinsic motivation. Mindfulness & Compassion.

Relationship between types of work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers.

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, Prateek and Van Gordon, William 2017. Relationship between types of work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers. Global Academic Excellence.

Mindfulness: the art of being human

Van Gordon, William and Shonin, Edo 2017. Mindfulness: the art of being human. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0819-6

The Mandala of the present moment.

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and Garcia-Campayo, Javier 2017. The Mandala of the present moment. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0779-x

Zen and the art of living mindfully: The health-enhancing potential of zen aesthetics

Lomas, Tim, Etcoff, Nancy L., Van Gordon, William and Shonin, Edo 2017. Zen and the art of living mindfully: The health-enhancing potential of zen aesthetics. Journal of Religion and Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-017-0446-5

How do cultural factors influence the teaching and practice of mindfulness and compassion in Latin countries?

Garcia-Campayo, Javier, Demarzo, Marcelo, Shonin, Edo and Van Gordon, William 2017. How do cultural factors influence the teaching and practice of mindfulness and compassion in Latin countries? Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01161

Are there adverse effects associated with mindfulness?

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and Garcia-Campayo, Javier 2017. Are there adverse effects associated with mindfulness? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867417716309

Meditation awareness training for the treatment of workaholism: A controlled trial

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Dunn, Thomas J., Garcia-Campayo, Javier, Demarzo, Marcelo and Griffiths, Mark D. 2017. Meditation awareness training for the treatment of workaholism: A controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.6.2017.021
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