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Mindful Resources


Local New Forest Practice Group (donation optional):

Practice Sessions


Free Audio Recordings of Mindfulness Practices:

  • Free mindfulness meditations for children

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn’s guided meditations

Freely Available Videos

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn Attitudes Mindfulness Practice

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness in Daily Life

  • Professor Mark Williams Mindfulness for Life

Free Apps:

  • You can choose your own length of time for a meditation, and the frequency of chimes or bells, e.g. 25 mins with bells every 5 mins. We also recommend the recorded practices in this app recorded by MBCT teachers such as Mark Williams

  • a not for profit website and free app with mindfulness meditations / programmes for children and adults

Mindfulness Books

  • Mark Williams & Danny Penman. Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world (includes CD with guided meditations).

  • John Teasdale, Mark Williams & Zindel Segal. The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-week program to free yourself from depression and emotional distress. Guilford, New York (includes an MP3 / CD and downloads of guided meditations).

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn. Full Catastrophe Living. Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness [the original book detailing the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – MBSR - course].

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the present moment and your life.

  • Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, John Teasdale & Jon Kabat-Zinn. The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness (includes CD with guided meditations; emphasis on depression but helpful for various kinds of distress.

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

  • Christophe Andre. Mindfulness: 25 Ways to Live in the Moment Through Art.

  • Ruth Baer. Practising Happiness: How mindfulness can free you from psychological traps and help you build the life you want.


Self-Compassion Books

  • Neff, K., 2021, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

  • Neff, K., & Germer, C.K., 2018 The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook - A Proven Way To Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive. 

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

  • Sharon Salzberg. Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

Parenting and Childbirth Books

  • Jon & Myla Kabat-Zinn. Everyday Blessings. The inner work of mindful parenting.

  • Shauna Shapiro & Chris Whyte. Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child.

  • Nancy Bardacke. Mindful Birthing: Training the mind, body & heart for childbirth and beyond.


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