Health and wellbeing
Increased mindfulness has been shown to be beneficial in many ways, including helping to manage stress and to maintain good mental health. Mindfulness is a skill that can be learnt and practised.
The following books held in the University library may be useful:
- Brearley, E - Meditation - 158.12/BRE
- Harris, R - The Happiness Trap - 153.35/HAR
- Germer, C. K - The mindful path to self-compassion : freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions - 153.83/GER
- Kabat-Zinn, J - Wherever you go, there you are : mindfulness meditation in everyday life - 158.12/KAB
- Kabat-Zinn, J - Coming to our Senses - 158.12/KAB
- Strohsal, K. D & Robinson, P - The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression - 616.8914/STR
- Williams, M et al - The Mindful Way through Depression (Book and CD) - 616.85270651/WIL
If you would like to research more around the topic of mindfulness, the Student Wellbeing Service can recommend the following self help resources:
NHS - Mindfulness
This page of the NHS website provides an introduction to what is understood by the term mindfulness and explains the benefits of introducing this way of thinking to your life.
Mindfulness for Students
This site explains the benefits of mindfulness for students in particular, and offers a range of resources, including mp3s to help practise mindfulness.
A Wellmind Health website about mindfulness, including mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Offers a 4-week online mindfulness course (£30) and gives details of local courses and resources such as books and CDs.