Resources

Find here a range of hand picked resources to introduce you to the very best in mindfulness based books, audio and video.

    Full Catastrophe Living

    This book marks the genesis of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. It is written by Jon Kabat-Zinn and outlines the eight-week course in some detail, as well as describing the applications of mindfulness, and scientific and academic research.

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    The Mindful Way Through Depression

    Grounded in the MBSR course, and developed specifically for people experiencing depression, this book offers a step-by-step guide for the eight-week course, including guided meditations.

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    Coming To Your Senses

    This book is for those wishing to deepen their understanding of mindfulness. You can feel the joy in the poetry of Kabat-Zinn’s writing. Highly recommended.

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    Wherever You Go, There You Are

    A treasure trove of wisdom, this book offers short, easy to read pearls for daily inspiration.

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    Teach Us To Sit Still

    Tim Parks shares his journey through the peaks and troughs of learning to meditate. A humorous and insightful read.

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    Living Mindfully

    Not just another book on mindfulness. Gary Heads draws on the integrity of the gold standard eight-week MBSR to develop innovative and thought provoking perspectives on the field of mindfulness teaching. A book, not just for teachers, but also for those wishing to deepen their understanding of mindfulness, and those considering training.

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    The Craving Mind

    I hazard a guess, that all of us at some point, have struggled with over consumption. Whether that be food, technology, sex, shopping or hard drugs and alcohol. Brewer draws on cutting edge scientific research and the wisdom teachings of the buddha to provide an excellent insight into the mechanisms of addictive behaviours. An accessible, thought provoking and supportive read. Check out his Ted talk in the video section of the resources page.

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    Mindfulness At Work

    A great supplementary book for those who are already practising mindfulness and want more specific guidance for applying it in the workplace.

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    Jon Kabat- Zinn with Krista Tippet

    Ruby Wax - A Sane New World

    How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life - Centre for Mindfulness US

    Senior teachers at the Centre for Mindfulness in the US describe the MBSR course. Hear also participant experiences.

    Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

    If you have an hour to spare Jon Kabat-Zinn talks indepth about mindfulness, and it’s life enhancing benefits.

    Judson Brewer on Addiction

    Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving. Check out his book, in the books section of resources.

    The Mindfulness Network CIC

    The Mindfulness Network CIC, a collaboration between Bangor, Exeter and Oxford Universities, was established to support excellence in Mindfulness Teaching and to offer secular retreats for people who wish to deepen their mindfulness practice in non-religous ways.

    Art Therapy and Mindfulness

    Mindfulness and art therapy is an integrated approach which offers the combined benefits of supporting and deepening mindfulness practice, in addition to providing therapeutic support. Sessions are group or individual and are suitable for adults, including those who have experienced mental health challenges.

    The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Free Audio

    The teachers and trainers at the Centre for Mindfulness have most kindly, and generously offered recordings of the primary mindfulness meditation practices. You can find body scans, mindful movement, long and short sitting meditations and guided breathing spaces by a variety of excellent teachers.