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Resources & Links

There are a range of resources on this page including vidoes, articles and the details of training organisations. You might also like to check out the daily digest page which you can find on this site under 'Resources'. 

 

VIDEOS

The Anatomy of Melancholy 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndsB37KUAso

Depression is a Disease of Civilization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drv3BP0Fdi8

Ruby Wax Talks About Mindfulness and Depression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJHkYhEQ5nY

What Is Mindfulness?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPuTqDl99qM&feature=player_embedded#t=42

The Single, Most Important Thing You Can Do To Manage Stress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6402QJp52M

How Meditation Changes the Brain
http://lifehacker.com/what-happens-to-the-brain-when-you-meditate-and-how-it-1202533314

Feeling Uplifted
http://www.upworthy.com/science-has-been-misleading-you-about-some-fundamental-truths-2?c=ufb1 

Can You Medicate Meditation? The Relationship Between Anti-depressants and Meditation.

http://blog.tarabrach.com August 23rd 2013

Mindfulness and Depression - Spectacular Reaseach Results  - Professor Mark Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GVwnxkWmSM

It's Official...Mindfulness Meditation is good for Depression NHS
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/feb/26/mindfulness-meditation-depression-nhs 

Mindfulness Meditation on the BBC...How it Helps Stress and Pain 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMsUGB_KV7s

The Founder of Breathworks talking aobut her latest book 'Mindfulness for Health' http://vimeo.com/72639523

Meditation Isnt Enough: Dont Feel Like You Have To Go It Alone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lodro-rinzler/meditation-isnt-enough-a-_b_5672580.html

 

Mindfulness in Schools

Richard Burnett: The Mindfulness in Schools Project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mlk6xD_xAQ

Katherine Weare Talks About Mindfulness in Schools                                               
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTFiDqi7BiE

Mindfulness for Kids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZalWNSBBXHo
 

Articles


Compassion

The Compassion Mind: Science Shows Why It's Healthy and How It Spreads
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2013/may-june-13/the-compassionate-mind.html

Can We Teach Kindness?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24363845

Self-Compassion Project - Interview with Dr. Barbara Markway
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201301/self-compassion-project-interview-dr-barbara-markway

Friendship and Community
http://toko-pa.com/2013/11/05/belonging-be-the-longing/

25 Women Writers Share Their Best Self-Compassion Tips
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-the-questions/201312/25-women-writers-share-their-best-self-compassion-tips

 

Miscellaneous

Living with Passion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN3Joc30y4g

Your State of Mind Affects Your Wellbeing
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/11/27/state-mind-affecting-well/

Working with Fear
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059823679423598.html

Negative Emotions are Key to Our Wellbeing
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=negative-emotions-key-well-being

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying       
http://myscienceacademy.org/2013/05/14/the-top-5-regrets-of-the-dying/

Meditation's Effects on Emotions Shown to Persist
http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/06/23/meditations-effects-on-emotion-shown-to-persist/56372.html

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental/Physical Health 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/mindfulness-meditation-benefits-health_n_3016045.html?utm_hp_ref=gps-mindfulness-research

Do Women and Men Deal with Stress Differently? The Attend and Befriend Response of Women 
http://www.stressstop.com/blog/read-entry.php?eid=40

Dharma Without Dogma
http://www.existentialbuddhist.com/2013/12/in-defense-of-mindfulness/?goback=%2Egde_4237689_member_5820556665681903618#%21

 

Mindfulness Training and Courses

 

Breathworks Mindfulness Training and Research Organisation 

www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk

 

Breathworks Retreats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJDfTOa7DDo&feature=youtu.be

  

Breathworks Mindfulness Manchester

http://www.mindfulnessmanchester.com/teachers

 

Breathworks Recovery Programme - Participant's Experience

David http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeRwFDxQZDg    

Wendy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TsCTdCxl1w

Brenda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsMjvXkk0lg

Jamie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAWZ4V8wzlc

 

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness

 

Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University. Dept. of Psychiatry

www.oxfordmindfulness.org

 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

www.mbct.co.uk

 

Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Care Society,

University of Massachusetts.

www.umassmed.edu/cfm

 

Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter, Devon.

www.centres.ex.ac.uk/mood

 

Jon Kabat-Zinn CD guided meditations 

www.mindfulnesscds.com

 

Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy Courses in the UK

www.bemindful.co.uk

 

 

Organisations

 

Mind

http://www.mind.org.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation

http://www.mental health.org.uk

 run Institue

The Karuna Institute

http://www.karuna-institute.co.uk

 

Where To Find Talks

Dharma Seed - Dharma Talks

http://www.dharmaseed.org/talks

 

Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

http://www.wildmind.org

 

Free Buddhist Audio

http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com

 

Audio Dharma

http://www.audiodharma.org

 

TED Ideas Worth Spreading

http://www.ted.com

  

 

Talks To Listen To

 

Vidyamala Burch Talks About Pain, Illness and Mindfulness, Conscious TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cPPxzbvD88

 

Beginnings of Mindfulness-based Approaches to Stress

10-minute clip from the DVD released by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society

 

Tara Brach Attend and Befriend - The Fear Body 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5w4Mh28wn4

 

Tara Brach 'Stepping Out of The Cave'

http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/175/talk/18129/

 

Mindfulness and Fear: Tsoknyi Rinpoche

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEce-DxTYc

 

Grief: Gil Fronsdal

http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/1556.html

 

Hospice Dr, Kate Kirkwood Talks About Mindfulness on Radio 4 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qkmpb

 

 

More Videos To Watch...

 

Empathy and Compassion in Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TX3cYe87Zqk#at=36

 

Imagine a Generation of Children Who Love and Respect Themselves 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/planting-seeds-the-power-of-mindfulness

 

The Power of Vulnerability: Brene Brown

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

 

Listening to Shame: Brene Brown 

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html#

 

Gangaji Self-hatred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpwfIE1ilio

  

Dr. Rick Hanson: How to work towards greater emotional wellbeing, healthier relationships and more effective actions.

http://store.noetic.org/Buddha-s-Brain-The-Practical-Neuroscience-of-Happiness-Love-and-Wisdom-book.html

 

The Science of Compassion Barbara Fredrickson 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqcE6ygzbnk

 

Dalai Lama Talks About Compassion in Derry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbcSJ5O5yo

 

Mindful Eating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7Pd5Ndg0oJA

 

Moments of Perfection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKIm36Ds8O

 

ReWild: Mindfulness of Surroundings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTI9Vjsru5M&feature=share

 

Transformative Change, Martin Aylward              

http://transform.transformativechange.org/what-is-transformative-change/#

Compassionate Presence in Health Care, Christine Longaker 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V8zQxp5Dx3Y

Why Abused Women Stay In Bad Relationships: Nothing Left Out     
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/10/opinion/steiner-domestic-violence/index.html?hpt=us_mid#

Nature, beauty, gratitude - Louie Schwarzberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2egMSliB8DE&feature=share

Joanna Macy The Shambhala Warrior Prophecy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fVqrFNIRAc

Retreat Centres 

Taraloka Women's Retreat Centre
http://www.taraloka.org.uk

Gaia House Meditation Retreat Centre, Devon
www.gaiahouse.co.uk

Ekuthuleni Retreat Centre, France 
http://ekuthuleni-retreat.blogspot.fr


Glad to be Alive Music

Van Morrison Precious Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhGqugHuAyQ

N
atalie Merchant Kind and Generous 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktWWFpnLVTE

Stephen Stills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3ruuml-R4

Natalie Merchant 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujUSVZC-tJA 

Patti Smith: People Have The Power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPR-HyGj2d0

Omar Solsa Dance of Reflection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d68H6j0kuPQ&list=PLBB3A08191C710C56

Mozart Soave Sia Il Vento
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMY3Ou9L5xE

Pavarotti Nessun Dorma 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTFUM4Uh_6Y

John Lennon Imagine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVg2EJvvlF8

What a Wonderful World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ5MJqB9myA 


Therapists and Practitioners

Wiebka Pausch

http://arttherapie.info

 

Pool of Life Yoga, Liverpool

Philippa Bellis

 

Core Process Therapy - to find a therapist in your area please visit The Karuna Institute:

http://www.karuna-institute.co.uk/core/index.html


Teach Yourself Mindfulness

http://teach-yourself-mindfulness.com

Mindfulness CIC
www.mindfulnesscic.co.uk

One to One, Group and Workplace Mindfulness Training in the Cardiff Area.
Dr Chris Joseph 
www.christopherjoseph.co.uk

 

 

Many people find reading about mindfulness helps ground their meditation practice and deepen their understanding.  Books with a '*' are highly recommended.

 

Mindfulness 

 

Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn * 
Living Well with Pain and Illness, Vidyamala Burch *
Living with Awareness, Sangharakshita

 

Mindfulness for Health, Vidyamala Burch & Danny Penman*
The Mindful Way through Depression, Jon Kabat-Zinn et al.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse, Zindel, Segal, Williams and Teasdale.
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh *
Present Moment, Wonderful Moment, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Art of Reflection, Ratnaguna
A Life of One’s Own, Joanna Field (Marion Milner)*

 

Compassion

 

Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg*
Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World, Christina Feldman*
The Mindful Path to Self Compassion, Christopher. K. Germer *
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind, Kirsten Neff*
Living with Kindness, Sangharakshita*

 

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach *
True Refuge, Tara Brach*

 

The Compassionate Mind, Paul Gilbert *

 

Just One Thing, Rick Hanson*

 

Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion, Stephen Levine*

 

  

 

Meditation  

 

 

 

Principles of Meditation: The Only Introduction You'll Ever Need, Christina Feldman*
Meditation: The Buddhist Way of Tranquillity and Insight, Kamalashila*
Meditation for Beginners, Jack Kornfield* 

 

 

 

Women and Buddhism

 

Woman Awake: Women Practicing Buddhism, Christina Feldman*
Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master, Amy Schmidt*
I Give You My Life: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist Nun, Ayya Khema
Dancing the Dharma: The Life and Teachings of Ruth Denison, Sandy Boucher*

 

 

 

Buddhism 

 

A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield *
Comfortable with Uncertainty, Pema Chodron
The Places that Scare You: a Guide to Fearlessness, Pema Chodron
The Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chodron *
Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for a New Millennium, Dalai Lama
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh
A Guide to the Buddhist Path, Sangharakshita

 

Working with Anger, Thubten Chodron

 

Buddhism and Environmentalism 

 

Coming Back To Life: Practices To Reconnect Our Life, Our World, Joanna Macy*
World As Lover, World As Self: A Guide To Living Fully In Turbulent Times, Joanna Macy*
The Work That Reconnects Training DVD, Joanna Macy

 

Psychotherapy and Psychology

 

Wise Heart; Buddhist Psychology for the West, Jack Kornfield *
No Boundary, Ken Wilber *
The Diamond Approach, John Davis *
The Wisdom of Imperfection, Rob Preece*

 

Neurobiology

 

Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson *

 

Destructive Emotions, Daniel Goleman
The Mindful Brain, Daniel Siegel
Mindsight: Change your Brain and your Life, Daniel Siegel
My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Tayler
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, Sue Gerhardt

 

Yoga and Breathwork

 

The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi*
Breath: The Essence of Yoga, Sandra Sabatini

 

 

 

Other

 

Non-violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg

 

CD’s

 

BodyScan, VidyamalaBurch
Breathing, Andrew Weil
How to Meditate, Pema Chodron
True Happiness, Pema Chodron
Kindly Awareness, VidyamalaBurch
Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

 

 

Poetry

 

Staying Alive: Poems for Unreal Times, ed Neil Astley 

 

Being Alive, ed Neil Astley

 

American Primitive, Mary Oliver

 

Wild Geese, Mary Oliver

 

Thirst, Mary Oliver

 

Red Bird, Mary Oliver

 

Woods etc, Alice Oswald

 

The Creative Process

 

Writing Down The Bones, Natalie Goldberg
Walking in This World, Julian Cameron
Meditation for Life, Martine Bachelor