Mindfulness Mechanics

Psychologists champion the benefits of mindfulness, as it has been shown to be effective at managing stress, enhancing relationships, and may even help reduce pain. This article seeks to understand better how it works.  

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A New Earth

Author: Eckhart Tolle

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The Power of Now

Author: Eckhart Tolle

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The Mindful Manifesto – How doing less and noticing more can help us thrive in a stressed-out world

Author: Dr Jonty Heaversedge& Ed Halliwell

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Leaves on a Stream Exercise

Using Mindfulness to reduce stress.

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Introducing Mindfulness

The nine attitudes that help you get in the right place to explore mindfulness featuring Jon Kabat-Zin

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The Happiness Trap

Author: Russ Harris

Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depresssion. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse. In this controversial, but empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the...

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Self Compassion

Author: Kristin Neff

Self Compassion offers a powerful solution for combating the current malaise of depression, anxiety and self criticism that comes with living in a pressured and competitive culture.

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Introducing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

A website about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from Russ Harris; an acclaimed author and clinician in the area of ACT.

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What is Mindfulness?

Good information from a website established by a leader in the field of ACT and mindfulness. Absolutely excellent and very accessible. His materials are tailored to both psychological therapy and coaching.

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Six Mindfulness Exercises that Each Take Less than One Minute

Some 1 minute mindfulness exercises to help you in everyday life

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Mindfulness and Wellbeing

A page from the NHS about mindfulness and its uses.

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The Free Mindfulness Project

A website established by a Clinical Psychologist which includes lots of free mindfulness resources

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Mindfulness Meditations (iTunes)

A link to various mindfulness meditation exercises by Dr Melanie Fennell, which can be bought from iTunes. They range from brief 3 minute exercises to much longer exercises. A wide range of exercises is available to complement a range of needs and preferences.

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The Oxford Mindfulness Centre

A website from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre which includes a recommended range books and audio resources.

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The Mindfulness Channel

YouTube channel of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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Three Minute Mindfulness

A 3 minute mindfulness exercise by Professor Mark Williams.

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Learn NLP

We trained with Linda Sykes.  She’s a great teacher, with a real passion for not only NLP but also yoga.  There are lots of advantages to working with someone who makes the clear link between mind and body.

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Meditation and Mindfulness Blog

An accessible and interesting daily blog on all things to do with meditation and mindfulness.

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The Habits of Happiness

Matthieu Ricard, who is both biochemist and Buddhist, combines his extensive knowledge of science and religion in this inspiring TED talk, arguing that we can all train our minds in the habits of happiness.

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The Healing Power of Gratitude

This insightful article focusses on gratitude, and why practising it might help us lead a happier life.

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Getting Started with Mindfulness

Anything mindfulness-related can be found on this great website.

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Mindfulness Exercises

This website has a great selection of different mindfulness exercises.

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

Author: Kabat-Zin, J.

Want to get into mindfulness?  This is a great start.  From one of the world’s leading experts.  Solid, scientific and essentially human.

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Finding the space to lead

Scientific research has shown that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve performance in every field of endeavour. And leaders who have undergone mindfulness training report that it provides a “transformative experience” that significantly improves their innovation, self-awareness, listening, and decision-making.  This website has some good, downloadable material and many...

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The Art of Meditation

Author: Ricard, M.

From a really interesting author:  part scientist and part Buddhist monk.  Endless wisdom.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Author: Williams, M. & Penman, D.

This one includes a free CD and guided meditations as well.  It’s also great as an audiobook. MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre....

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Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from one engineer’s dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when veteran engineer Chade-Meng Tan assembled leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence to develop an internal course for his fellow Googlers. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program...

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Mindfulness – where to start (1)

It can be difficult working out how to start with this whole thing that’s called mindfulness.  So we have found a couple of no-nonsense guides for you.  Here’s the first one!

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Mindfulness – where to start (2)

It can be difficult working out how to start with this whole thing that’s called mindfulness.  So we have found a couple of no-nonsense guides for you.  Here’s the second one!

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