Good Books

Shown below is a range of books on mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion. I have started with entry level books for those new to mindfulness and meditation. I have also created web-site links to the relevant website where applicable. If you are very new to mindfulness, then “Mindfulness a Practical Guide by Williams and Penman is probably the best place to start – it comes with a free CD. Authoritative authors in the area: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal for the application to stress and mental health problems. These books are all a good place to start. Eric Harrison a local Perth meditation and mindfulness teacher has also written some excellent books and produced practice CDs. Finally, mindfulness can be challenging so it is best for those wishing to learn mindfulness to find an experienced and qualified mindfulness therapist/teacher to assist them with their learning journey.

Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness a Practical Guide by Williams and Penman

Mindfulness a Practical Guide by Williams and Penman

The official MBCT 8-session participant workbook by Teasdale, Williams & Segal

The Mindful Way through Depression by Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Zinn

The Mindful Way through Depression by Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Zinn

Mindfulness for Health by Birch and Penman

Mindfulness for Health by Birch and Penman

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The 5-Minute Meditator by Eric Harrison

Mindfulness 101 by Eric Harrison

Mindfulness 101 by Eric Harrison

Further Reading

More books on mindfulness and self-compassion for beginners as well as therapists can be found at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University recommended books and CDs web page: www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/books.php.en