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Mindfulness Course Book

The book used in the eight-week course is:
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman (Piatkus, 2011)

You can receive a discounted copy of the course book at Heffers for £10 (usual price, £13.99)

Print out THIS webpage to get your discounted copy!

(Also available from other book dealers)


Online audio meditations

For some meditations from the course book, click here.  

You can download all meditations from the course book, free from Audible, by clicking here.

You can also access both short and long versions of meditations used on the course presented by mindfulness teacher, Michael Chaskalson, by clicking here.


YouTube clips

Jon Kabat Zinn; What is Mindfulness?  Follow this link to access a 5-minute YouTube clip of Jon Kabat Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and Creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, describing mindfulness.  


Useful Apps

For setting reminders, and timing your meditations when you are not using the CD.

Insight Timer

Meditation Timer

Headspace (a popular 10-session programme)


Our bulletins

Click here to access archive bulletins from the University of Cambridge mindfulness project.


Other recommended reading

On Mindfulness

  • 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)

  • Johnstone, Matthew, Quiet the Mind: An Illustrated Guide On How to Meditate (London, 2011, Constable and Robinson Ltd)

  • Kabat Zinn, Jon, Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation (London, 2013, Piatkus)

  • 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)

  • Morley, Charlie, Lucid Dreaming: A Beginner's Guide to Becoming Conscious in Your Dreams (London, 2015. Hay House UK Ltd)

  • Rome, David I, Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense To Solve Problems, Effect Change And Deliberate Creativity  (Boston, 2014, Shambala)

  • 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)

  • Wiseman, Richard, Nightschool: Wake up to the power of sleep (London, 2014, Pan MacMillan)

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)

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)