Further Reading

On mindfulness and meditation

  • Baer, Ruth A, Practising Happiness: How mindfulness can free you from psychological traps and help you build the life you want (London, Constable & Robinson, 2014)
  • Burch, Vidyamala and Penman, Danny, Mindfulness for Health: a Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing (London, 2013, Piatkus)
  • Chaskalson, Michael, Mindfulness in Eight Weeks, (London, 2014, Harper Thorsons)
  • Crane, Rebecca, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features), (London, 2009, Routledge)
  • Dorjee, Dusana, Mind, Brain And the Path to Happiness: Buddhist Minds Training Neuroscience of Meditation (London, 2014, Routledge)
  • Elbin, Scot, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative (New Jersey, 2014, John Wiley & Sons)
  • English, Elizabeth, Journeys to the Deep: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation (Oxford, 2022, Mud Pie Books)
  • Johnstone, Matthew, Quiet the Mind: An Illustrated Guide On How to Meditate (London, 2011, Constable and Robinson Ltd)
  • Kabat Zinn, Jon, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation For Everyday Life (London, 1994, Piatkus)
  • Maitreyabandhu, Life with Full Attention: A Practical Course in Mindfulness (Cambridge, 2009, Windhorse Publications)
  • Santorelli, Saki, Heal Thy Self:  Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine (New York, 1999, Bell Tower)
  • Segal, Zindel V Williams, J Mark G, Teasdale, John D, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, 2nd Edn (New York, 2007, The Guildford Press)
  • Siegel, Daniel J, Mindsight: The New Science Of Personal Transformation (New York, 2011, Bantam Books)
  • Siff, Jason, Thoughts Are Not the Enemy: An Innovative Approach To Meditation Practice (Boston, 2014, Shambala)
  • Silverton, Sarah, The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Approach To Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression  (London, 2012, Watkins Publishing)
  • Thich, Hanh Nhat, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (Boston, 1999, Beacon Press)
  • Williams, Mar and Teasdale, John and Segal, Zindel and Kabat-Zinn, Jon, The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. (New York, 2007, The Guildford Press)

On sleep 

  • On segmented or divided sleep (‘two sleep’), see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmented_sleep
  • Foster, Russell G and Lockley, Steven W. Sleep: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2012, OUP UK)
  • Gendlin, Eugene T. Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams,(Wilmette, Illinois, 1986, Chiron Publications.
  • Horne, Jim, Sleepfaring: A Journey Through the Science of Sleep  (Oxford, 2007, OUP)
  • Hurd, Ryan, Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions (US, 2010, Hyena Press)
  • Morley, Charlie, Lucid Dreaming: A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming Conscious in Your Dreams (London, 2015. Hay House UK Ltd)
  • Wiseman, Richard, Nightschool: Wake up to the power of sleep (London, 2014, Pan MacMillan)
  • Audio lectures on sleep by Charlie Morley:

Keeping calm and improving attention

  • Williams, Mark and Penman, Danny, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Piatkus, 2011).
  • Chaskalson, Michael, Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (London, 2014, Harper Thorsons)
  • Kabat Zinn, Jon, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation For Everyday Life (London, 1994, Piatkus)
  • Thich, Hanh Nhat, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (1999, Beacon Press)

Productive decisions

  • Rome, David I, Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense To Solve Problems, Effect Change And Deliberate Creativity  (Boston, 2014, Shambala)
  • Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: (Encinitas CA:, 2003 (2nd Ed) Puddledancer Press.)

The Buddhist background to mindfulness

  • Keown, D.. Buddhism: A very short introduction (Oxford, 2000, Oxford University Press)
  • Gethin, R. The foundations of Buddhism (Oxford, 1998, Oxford University Press)
  • Tejananda, The Buddhist Path to Awakening (1999, Birmingham, Windhorse Publications)

More in depth reading on the Buddhist background

  • Analayo, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization (2003, Windhorse Publications)
  • William, Mark and Kabat-Zinn, Jon, Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins and Applications (Abingdon, Oxon, 2011, Routledge)