Books

General interest - mindfulness

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990) New York: Dell.

How To Train A Wild Elephant : & Other Adventures In Mindfulness, Bays,J.C.Boston: Shambhala

MINDSIGHT:Change Your Brain And Your Life. Siegel, D.J. (2009) Victoria,Australia; Scribe Publications

Mindfulness In Plain English. Gunaratana,B.H.(2011) Boston. Wisdom Publications

Mindfulness: a practical guide to Finding Peace In A Frantic World. Wiliams.M & Penman, D.(2011). Great Britain.Piakus

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being. Siegel,D.J. (2007) New York: Norton

The emotional life of your brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel, and life—and how to change them. Davidson, R.J. & Begley,S.(2012).New York:Hudson Street Press.

The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday practices for everyday problems. Siegel, R.D. (2010) New York: Guilford Press.

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. Williams, J.M. G.,Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V., & Kabat-Zinn,J. (2007) New York: Guilford Press.

The Rough Guide to Mindfulness: The essential companion to personal growth. Tobler,A., Herrman,S.(2013)London:Rough Guides Ltd.

Unlearning meditation: What to do when the instructions get in the way. Siff,J.(2010) Boston: Shambhala.

Wherever you go, there you are. Kabat-Zinn,J. (1994) New York: Hyperion.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. Segal,Z.V.,Williams, J.M.G; Teasdale,J.D.(2013)New York:The Guilford Press.

Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators. McCowan,D., Reibel,D., Micozzi,M.S.(2010): New York:Springer.

The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions. Shapiro,S.L. & Carlson,L.E.(2009) Washington:American Psychological Association.

The mindful therapist: A clinician’s guide to mindsight and neural integration. Siegel, D. J.(2010) New York: Norton.

Self-Compassion / Compassion:

Mindful Compassion. Gilbert, P. & Choden (2013) London, Robinson.
"I have so much gratitude to Gilbert and Choden for this wonderful book. It is big, and initially I moaned at the sight of it, but what an easeful read. I learnt so much about the evolutionary aspect of why my brain is so hell bent on being crazy busy. At the same time I was able to work with the practices provided in a really systematic and workable way." (Tina)

The compassionate mind: A new approach to life’s challenges. Gilbert,P.(2009).Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. Germer, C.K.(2009). New York: Guilford Press.
"Chris has a wealth of experience from his practice as a Clinical Psychologist, throughout this book he draws relevance to the many teachings he has had from his clients. As with Kristen's book, there are a lot of really workable practices to take from this book and great insights into the, at times difficult process of making self-compassion a way of being" (Tina).

Living with Your Heart Wide Open. Flowers,S. & Stahl,B.(2011)New Harbinger Publications. Inc, CA-
"This book is a hands-on workbook for awakening and healing. It displays the depth and understanding of the authors own practice and years of experience facilitating mindfulness programs with an authentic and open heart. I got a great deal out of reading and working through the practices in this book. You can also get it as an ebook" (Tina)

The compassionate instinct. Keltner, D., Marsh, J., & Smith J. (2010). New York: WW Norton.

Compassion and wisdom in psychotherapy: Deepening mindfulness in psychotherapy.Germer,C.K. & Siegel, R.D.(Eds.)(2012)New York: Guilford Press.

Compassion: Conceptualisations, research and use in psychotherapy. Gilbert P. (2005) London: Routledge.

Compassion focused therapy: The CBT distinctive features series. Gilbert,P.(2010)London: Routledge.

Twelve steps to a compassionate life. Armstrong,K.(2010).New York: Knopf. Ladner, L. (2004).

The lost art of compassion: Discovering the practice of happiness in the meeting of Buddhism and psychology. New York: HarperCollins.

Makransky, J. (2007). Awakening through love: Unveiling your deepest goodness. Boston: Wisdom.

Self-compassion: Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind. Neff,K.D. (2011). New York: William Morrow.
"Kristin Neff has a gift at writing in a manner that is very easy to read. She courageously shares her own vulnerabilities and the great influence that self-compassion has had on her life. The book covers a range of very workable practices and a lot of good research in the area of self-compassion" (Tina).

Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Salzberg, S. (1997). Boston: Shambhala.

Real happiness: The power of meditation. Salzberg, S. (2011). New York: Workman.

Reference books

A calm brain: How To Relax Into A Stress-Free, High-Powered Life.Devi,G.(2013)New York:Plumbe

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment & Reclaim your Life.Carlson,L.E.,Speca,M.(2010) Oakland C.A.: New Harbinger.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer. Trish, B.(2012)Chichester:Wiley-Blackwell.

Offerings from the Buddhist traditions:

An open heart: Practicing compassion in everyday life. Dalai Lama, XIV. (2001) Boston: Little, Brown.

Buddha's Brain : the practical neuroscience of happiness,love & wisdom. Hanson,R with Mendius, R
Oakland. New Harbinger Publication

The Wise Heart: A guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist psychology. Kornfield, J.(2008)New York: Bantam.

Lighting the path: The Dalai Lama teaches on wisdom and compassion. Dalai Lama, XIV. (2003) South Melbourne, Australia: Thomas C.Lothian

Present Moment Wonderful moment: Mindfulness Verses For Daily Living. Hanh,T.N.(2006) Berkeley, CA: Parallex Press.

Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. Brach, T.(2003)New York: Bantam Books.

Seeking the heart of wisdom: The path of insight meditation. Goldstein, J.& Kornfield,J.(1987)Boston: Shambhala.

Start where you are: A guide to compassionate living. Chödrön, P.(2001)Boston:Shambhala.

The heart of the Buddha’s teachings. Hanh,T.N. (1998) Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.

The power of compassion. Dalai Lama, XIV. (1995)New York: Harper Collins.

When things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult times. Chödrön, P.(2000) Boston:Shambhala.


POETRY

Seasons, excerpt from ‘Notes from the song of life’, by Tolbert McCarroll
Poems by Dorothy Hunt
Poems by Jane O'Shea

 

 

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