It is our intention to provide resources to support your practice including useful books, articles and videos including examples of on line practices to follow.
“Full Catastrophe Living: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation”, Jon Kabat Zinn, Piatkus, 1990.
“Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: a new approach to preventing relapse”, Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Guilford Press, 2002.
“The Mindful Way through Depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness”, Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat Zinn, Guildord Press, 2007 (includes CD of guided meditations).
Other recommended reading:
“The Miracle of Mindfulness: a manual on meditation”, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rider Books, 1991.
“Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life”, Jon Kabat Zinn, Hyperion, 1995.
“Coming to our Senses: Healing ouselves and the world through mindfulness”, Jon Kabat Zinn, Piatkus, 2005.
“Everyday Blessings: the inner world of mindful parenting”, Jon and Myla Kabat Zinn, Hyperion, 1998.
“Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine”, Saki Santorelli, Bell Tower, 1999.
“A Path with Heart”, Jack Kornfield, Rider Books, 1994.
“Breath by Breath: the liberating practice of insight meditation”, Larry Rosenberg, Thorsons, 1998.
“Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: the path of insight meditation”, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Shambala, 1987.
“Destructive Emotions and how we can overcome them”, Daniel Goleman, Bloomsbury, 2003.
“Healing Emotions: conversations with the Dalai Lama on mindfulness, emotions and health”, Daniel Goleman, Shambala, 2003.
“Tranquil Mind: an introduction to Buddhism and Meditation”, Rob Nairn, Kairon, 2004.
“Diamond Mind – psychology of meditation”, Rob Nairn, Kairon, 1998.
“Emotional Alchemy: how the mind can heal the heart”, Tara Bennet-Goleman, Harmony, 2001.
“Get out of your mind and into your life: the new acceptance and commitment therapy” ,Steven Hayes, New Harbinger, 2005.
“Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder”, Marsha Linehan, Guilford Press 1993.
Websites and other resources:
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School (www.umassmed.edu/cfm)
Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Wales, Bangor, UK (www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Developments (www.mbct.com; www.mbct.co.uk)
Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre: (www.mbct.co.uk) follow links to mindfulness.
Jon Kabat Zinn guided meditations on CD: (www.mindfulnesscds.com).
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment
Mindfulness refers to keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality. It is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves
“Mindfulness is a universal human capacity – a way of paying attention to the present moment unfolding of experience – that can be cultivated, sustained and integrated into everyday life through in-depth inquiry, fuelled by the ongoing discipline of meditation practice. Its central aim is the relief of suffering and the uncovering of our essential nature”
Mindfulness is knowing what is happening, when it is happening, without preference.
Mindfulness is… a turning towards life…. To live life as if each moment is important, as if each moment counted and could be worked with, even if it is a moment of pain, sadness, despair or fear.
I have learned to be happy where I am. I have learned that locked into the moments of each day are all the joys, the peace, the fibres of the cloth we call life. The meaning is in the moment. There is no other way to find it. You feel what you allow yourself to feel, each and every moment of the day.