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Resources

You may find the following useful if you are looking for materials to support to your discovery and practice of mindfulness. If you are new to mindfulness, and have not yet done an 8 week course, like MBCT, MBSR or MSC, then we suggest you go carefully with some of the practices, which can occasionally trigger adverse reactions.  It is always best to find a trained mindfulness teacher to work with you to advise on the best practices for you. If you are embarking on this alone, the safest practices to start with are usually the short ones (less than about 10 minutes) and the ones involving walking or movement.  Always feel free to stop a practice you are doing on your own - don't solider on  if you don't find it helpful.

Books

General introductory books on mindfulness

  • Mindfulness for Beginners By Jon Kabat-Zinn. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds true, 2006.
  • Mindfulness. A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. By Danny Penman & Mark Williams. London: Piatkus, 2011.
  • Mindfulness: how to live well by paying attention by Ed Halliwell. Hay House, 2015.

Books on specific mindfulness and compassion programmes

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Full Catastrophe Living, revised edition: how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. Hachette UK.

  • Neff, K. & Germer, C. (2018). The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook. London: Guildford Press.

  • Teasdale, J., Williams, J.M.G., & Segal, Z. (2014). The Mindful Way Workbook. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Van den Brink, E. & Koster, F. (2018).  A Practical guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart.  London: Routledge.

  • Williams, J.M.G., Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. and Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The Mindful Way Through Depression. Guilford Press: New York.

Popular Apps

Compassion based practices

Talks

A long talk with mindfulness practice by Jon Kabat-Zinn who founded this type of mindfulness approach

Talks by Sussex partnership service users about what mindfulness is and how it helped them: here and here

Mindfulness teachers

For more information about finding a mindfulness teacher , please contact smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or have a look at the site listing teachers approved by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA)