Books and apps

Further Reading about Mindfulness

There is a wealth of material out there so feel free to explore what’s available for yourselves. The books below are by leading practitioners in the field.

Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Piatkus; 2013 (Revised edition). Kabat-Zinn’s other books, include: Mindful Meditation for Everyday Life, Wherever You Go There You Are and Coming to Our Senses.

Mindfulness: A practical guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Piatkus, 2011. Includes free recordings of guided meditations led by Mark Williams.

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body, Goleman D., Davidson, Richard J., Avery, New York, 2018.

The Mindful Brain: Reflection And Attunement In The Cultivation Of Well-Being,D. J. W. W. Siegel,  Norton & Company,  New York,  2007

The Mindful way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Guilford Press; 2007. Includes guided meditations led by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and PanicJeffrey Brantley, New Harbinger Publications; 2007

Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing. Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman, Piatkus; 2013.

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

 Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, Willem Kuyken and Christina Feldman, Guildford Press, 2019.

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rider, 2008.

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing. David Treleaven, W. W. Norton & Company; 2018


Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World – free guided meditations from Mark Williams.

Oxford Mindfulness Centre




Insight Timer


Further Reading about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Harris, R. (2008). The happiness trap: How to stop struggling and start living: A guide to ACT. Trumpeter.

Harris, R. (2019). ACT made simple: An easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger.

Hayes, L.L., Ciarrochi, J.V., Bailey, A. Hall, K. (2022). What Makes You Stronger: How to Thrive in the Face of Change and Uncertainty Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. New Harbinger.

Hayes, S.C. (2019). A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters. Avery.

Oliver, J., Hill, J., & Morris, E. (2016). ACTivate your life: Using acceptance and mindfulness to build a life that is rich, fulfilling and fun. Constable & Robinson.

Hayes, L.L. & Ciarrochi, J.V. (2015).The Thriving Adolescent – Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection. New Harbinger.

Ciarrochi, J.V. & Hayes, L.L. (2020).Your Life, Your Way: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience. New Harbinger.


ACT Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

The Happiness Trap Dr Russ Harris

DNA-V Model of Psychological Flexibility

Steven C Hayes

Additional Information for Mindfulness Teachers, Therapists and Counsellors

Rodenburg, P. Presence, Penguin Books, London, 2009.

Yerkes Dodson Law

Window of Tolerance

Dr Willoughby Britton et al First Do No Harm: Foundational Competencies for Working Skillfully with Meditation-Related Challenges

Intraconnected Dr Dan Siegel in Conversation with Tara Brach

How to Open Your Heart, Jeff Foster read by Dr Matthew Goodman

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