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Here you will find a variety of resources chosen by mindfulness4wellness.org and designed to inform and inspire your mindfulness practice.


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Jon Kabat-Zinn is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus, bestselling author and founder of the ground breaking Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. He is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jon is known internationally as a scientist, meditation teacher and a pioneer in bringing mindfulness into mainstream society and medicine. Here he outlines what mindfulness is:                                                                            



Here is an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at Center for Mindfulness:



Vidyamala Burch is co-founder of Breathworks, the internationally acclaimed mindfulness organisation based in the UK. Breathworks arose out of her experience using mindfulness to manage severe pain following spinal injuries in her teens. Vidyamala trains and teaches mindfulness internationally. She has written several books including Mindfulness for Health with Penny Denman which provides the reading support for the 8 week programme for people living with pain, illness and stress. Here she presents the book and the programme:



Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford and was also the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre until his retirement in 2013.Professor Williams, along with colleagues John Teasdale (Cambridge) and Zindel Segal (Toronto), developed Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy  for prevention of relapse and recurrence in major depression. Here he explains Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy:




On Mindfulness-based applications and on Compassion:

Burch & Penman, 2013 - Mindfulness for Health: Relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing. Piatkus


Burch, V., 2008 Living Well with Pain and Illness. Piatkus


Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2005 - Full Catastrophe Living, Piatkus


Segal, Williams & Teasdale, 2013 - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, The Guilford Press

Williams, Teasdale, Segal & Kabat-Zinn-The Mindful Way Through Depression, The Guilford Press


M. Williams & D. Penman, 2011-Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Piatkus


Germer, C.K., 2009 The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. Guilford Press


Gilbert, P. & Choden, 2013 Mindful Compassion - Using the power of Mindfulness and Compassion to transform our lives. Robinson, London.


On Mindfulness Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh

   - The Miracle of Mindfulness, Rider

   - Peace is Every Step, Bantam


Henepola Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English, Wisdom


Pema Chodron

   - When Things Fall Apart, Element

   - The Places that Scare You, Element


Shunryu Suzuki

Zen Mind, Beginners's Mind, Weatherhill, New York


Eckhart Tolle                                                                                                                                

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Mobious


Claire Irvin and Vidyamala Burch                                                                                    

Mindfulness for Women: Declutter your mind, simplify your life, find time to 'be'


Chogyam Trungpa

   - The Myth of Freedom, Shambhala

   - Meditation in Action, Shambhala


Jack Kornfield                                                                                                                            

A Path with Heart, Rider


Claire Irvin and Vidyamala Burch                                                                                    

Mindfulness for Women: Declutter your mind, simplify your life, find time to 'be'


On Shiatsu

The Book of Shiatsu: Healing Art of Finger Pressure Paperback – 27 Jun 2015                            

by Saul Goodman


The Book of Shiatsu: Vitality and Health Through the Art of Touch– 2014                            

by Paul Lundberg & Ruth Jenkinson


Sei-Ki: Life in Resonance - The Secret Art of Shiatsu - 2011                                                

by Alice Whieldon and Akinobu Kishi


On Mindful Movement

Mindful Movements by Thich Nhat Hanh & W. Vriezen – Parallax Press, 2008


Mindful Movement: the Breathworks Way by Vidyamala Burch – Breathworks, 2011


Embodied Lives- edited by Katya Bloom, Margit Galanter and Sandra Reeve, Triarchy Press, 2014


On Breathing and Chronic Pain Relief

Fahri, D., 1996 The Breathing Book . Holt 1996


Gay Hendricks,1995 Conscious Breathing Bantam Books


Pain Relief without Drugs -A Self-Help Guide for Chronic Pain and Trauma

by Jan Sadler. Healing Arts Press, 2007


Chronic Pain: The Complete Guide to Relief by Arthur C Klein. Constable 2001


Pain - The Science of Suffering  by Patrick Wall. Phoenix 2000.