Beginner’s Mind



There are many resources available which can not only help people sustain their Mindfulness practice but enable them to see how they can use the skills they have learnt in lots of different areas of their lives. Below is a selection of resources that we find useful.

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The Apps we like are:

The Mindfulness App (both the blue and the green ones are great). There is a UK version with a UK flag – it has been recorded by Chris Cullen of Oxford Centre for Mindfulness and is great if you like an English accent.

HeadSpace’s new ‘On the Go’ App has some good content and most people like Andy Puddicombe’s relaxed tone.

Buddhify over 80 guided customised mediations for wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.

Insight Timer app Home to more than 1,100,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.

Potential Project app contains simple but powerful mindfulness exercises to increase presence and ability to focus. There are also instructions to cultivate more joy, acceptance, kindness and openness in daily life.

Sleepify app makes falling asleep and waking up an enjoyable experience.

Living Mindfully by Cathy-Mae Karelse: Longer Mindfulness practices to download from iTunes


Everyday Mindfulness

Potential Project


One Second Ahead: Enhance your performance at work with mindfulness. Rasmus Hougaard, Founder of Potential Project. Highly recommended.

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Prof Mark Williams and Dr DannyPenman. (with CD – or you can download the audios for free from their website) Highly recommended.

A Mindful Nation. Congressman Tim Ryan

The Mindful Manifesto: How doing less and noticing more can help us thrive in a stressed-out world. Jonty Heaversedge, Ed Halliwell. Highly recommended

Mindfulness for Beginners. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Book or Audio CD

Full Catastrophe Living: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn (471 pages but highly recommended) ‘A true breakthrough in the area of behavioural medicine and self control If you are looking for the best available book on this topic, this is it!’ Alan Marlatt, PhD Professor of Psychology, Director of the Addictive Behaviours Research Centre, University of Washington. In the fifteen years since its initial publication, Full Catastrophe Living has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide.

Wisdom 2.0. Soren Gordhammer

Beyond the Pig and the Ape. Krishna Pendyala

Walking the Talk. Carolyn Taylor. All you need to know about values-led culture change by THE expert herself.

Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness. Susan Smalley PhD, Diana Winston

Mindfulness Plain & Simple. Oli Doyle

Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. Mike Robbins

The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR. Michael Chaskalson

Brilliant Mindfulness: How the Mindful Approach Can Help You Towards a Better Life (Brilliant Lifeskills). Cheryl Rezek

Monkey Mind and the Mountain: Mindfulness for 8 – 80 Year Olds (and Older). Cheryl Rezek

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. Thich Nhat Hanh

Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Mindfulness At Work In A Week by Clara Seeger. Learn To Be Mindful In Seven Simple Steps (Teach Yourself)

Further Training

Mindfulness at Work Public Courses

Please check our Public Courses page  for details.


MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Courses

  • Ed Halliwell: Courses in London and Sussex

  • Dr Caroline Hoffman PhD: The Haven Trust, Hammersmith

  • Online course from HeadSpace:

  • Full list of courses available around the country:

  • Online course, Mental Health Foundation:

Mindfulness Retreats

  •  Witherdens Hall, 1:1 and group retreats:

  •  Gaia House, group retreats: