Resources

If you are interested in mindfulness, then there are a lot of resources out there. Here are some that we have found useful, but let us know if you find others.

Books

Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation. Jon Kabat Zinn
In the fifteen years since its initial publication, Full Catastrophe Living has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. It has established itself both as an excellent beginner’s guide to meditation and as the bible for a mind/body movement that has transformed Western medicine. This practical, step-by-step meditation guide is based on a revolutionary eight-week programme called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic UnhappinessMark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn. 2007.
A key book offering accessible and in-depth explanations and examples that could be supportive of your learning from the 8 week course. Includes CD.

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Mark Williams and Danny Penman.  (Includes Free CD with Guided Meditations) 2011.

Wherever You Go, There You are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Paperback – 26 Aug 2004)

The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World’s Most Revered Master (Classic Edition) by Thich Nhat Hanh (Paperback – 7 Feb 2008)

Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat Zinn Practice CDs Series one and two. PO Box 547, Lexington, MA 02420 USA; website www.stressreductiontapes.com or available from Amazon.

Saki Santorelli Heal Thyself (Paperback – 2000)
Today we are experiencing extraordinary technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of illness while at the same time learning to take more responsibility for our own health and well-being. In this book, Saki Santorelli, director of the nationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, explores the ancient roots of medicine, and shows us how to introduce mindfulness into the crucible of the healing relationship. His approach revolutionizes the dynamics between the patient and the practitioner. In describing the classes at the clinic and the transformation that takes place in this alchemical process, he offers insights and effective methods for cultivating mindfulness in our everyday lives. As he reveals the inner landscape of his own life as a health care professional and we join him and those with whom he works on this journey of human suffering and courage, we become aware of and honor what is darkest and brightest within each one of us.

Web Resources

Bemindful UK.
Be Mindful is a campaign by the Mental Health Foundation raising awareness to the benefits of Mindfulness. The site is filled with information including resources, short clips of practices and further information on Mindfulness.

Jon Kabat-Zinn.
On YouTube, talking about mindfulness and then leading a meditation session.

Retreat Centres

Gaia House
Gaia House is recommended by the three Mindfulness teacher Training centres in the UK where like to explore and deepen your practice further. Gaia House offers a variety of retreats led by highly skilled teachers.

There are different types of retreats on offer at Gaia House throughout the year varying from day and weekend retreats to week and month-long retreats.  All are held in silence, with the exception of the annual Family Retreat.