10 essential mindfulness books



    Explores how to listen to your body to reduce stress and anxiety.

    How to focus better at work by becoming more aware of what is happening in the present, and how to enjoy life more by bringing mindfulness into everyday actions.



    2. Mindfulness : your step-by-step guide to a happier life / Tessa Watt

    Plenty of practical exercises for newcomers.

    By listening to your body, becoming more aware of what’s happening in the present moment and letting go of negativity you can reduce stress and anxiety, focus better at work, find your own source of calm and discover genuine contentment.

    3. Mindfulness and the modern world : how do I make meditation part of everyday life? / Osho.

    Explore both the inner and the outer obstacles that prevent us from bringing more awareness to our daily activities.

    Learn to achieve a state of being in which we are capable of both action and stillness, work and play, and able to be fully present to each moment of life as it comes.


    4. Mindfulness at work : how to avoid stress, achieve more and enjoy life! / Dr Stephen McKenzie.

    Reveals how the practice of mindfulness – the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t – can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives.



    5. Mindfulness at work : turn your job into a gateway to joy, contentment and stress-free living / Oli Doyle.

    Find your stuck points, embrace difficult emotions and notice the patterns of thought that keep you from feeling peaceful.

    Move beyond stressful future thinking; how flow can benefit you and your organisation by making you calmer, more alert and more attentive to detail; and how to see work as your teacher rather than your project.


    6. Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment — and your life / Jon Kabat-Zinn.

    A book that you can use in three unique ways; as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding ‘lesson-a-day’ primer on mindfulness practice.

    7. Mindfulness for mums & dads : proven strategies for calming down and connecting / Diana Korevaar.

    Contains 25 short lessons in being present, avoiding reactivity and learning to connect deeply in your relationships with your children and partner.


    8. Mindfulness on the run : quick, effective mindfulness techniques for busy people / Dr Chantal Hofstee

    Packed full of practical exercises that can be done in minutes, this is mindfulness that can be done anywhere, anytime!

    As a busy psychologist, wife and mother, Dr Chantal Hofstee has developed a quick, effective program that enables you to slot mindfulness into your life.



    9. Everyday blessings : mindfulness for parents / Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn.

    Shows how parents can enrich their lives and the lives of their children through mindful parenting.

    Provides a powerful new way of looking at and facing the challenges of parenthood.


    10. Mindful mama, happy baby : over 50 calming techniques and creative activities for babies and toddlers Maja Pitamic & Susannah Marriot.

    Mindfulness concepts to help busy parents counter the new stresses parenthood brings.

    Find space to enjoy a little peace amid the chaos of daily life and bond through mindful play. Techniques and mindful approaches to sleeping, feeding and getting out and about with your young baby.

    We have many more titles on mindfulness – check out the library catalogue or ask a staff member.