Mindfulness and Mental Health

Mindfulness can greatly improve your mood, focus, ability to get things done and general health. The following are a number of resources on mindfulness:

Mindfulness for beginners  

A brief article from Psychology Today and the history, science and practical application of mindfulness.

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in everyday life

Jon Kabat Zinn’s book was one of the first and still one of the best books on mindfulness.

Mindfulness: An eight week guide to finding peace in a frantic world

A practical book and plan on mindfulness.

The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination: Letting Go of Anxious and Depressive Thoughts

A great book on mindfulness for excessive Rumination.

The Happiness Trap

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Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression.

His empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology.

By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life.

The Body Keeps The Score

Harvard Professor Bessel van der Kolk’s book is one of the best and most profound sources on understanding and recovering from Trauma and PTSD.

Watch him illuminate the book here

WARNING: There are powerful and intense images and processes in the video that may stimulate uncomfortable feelings and thoughts.  Please watch it in a safe and comfortable space and possibly with someone you feel safe and comfortable with to discuss it.