There is a vast range of books to support your ongoing mindfulness explorations. Take a look at the continually updated bibliography page on the Bangor University website (

These are books I’ve used during the course and others that you may find helpful:-

Brach, T. Radical Acceptance. Random House London.

Burch, V. Living Well with pain and Illness. Piatkus

Pemma Chȍdrȍn

I am unashamedly fan of Pemma Chȍdrȍn, and have found all of her books and cds brilliantly accessible, although Buddhist, the mindfulness of which she speaks is true for any religion.

Kornfield, J. & Feldman, C. (1996) Soul Food. Harper One, HarperCollins Publishers, New York.

Hanson, R. (2011). Just One Thing. Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. New harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland CA.

Hanson, R. with Mendius, R. (2009). Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom. New harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland CA.

Hanson, R.   The Compassionate Brain 

Levine, S. Healing into Life and Death. Gateway Books, Bath.


Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Piatkus

Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life. Piatkus

Kabat-Zinn, J. Wherever You Go There You Are. Piatkus

Oliver, M. Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books.

Remen, R. N. My Grandfather’s Blessings. Riverhead Books, New York.

Remen, R. N. Kitchen Table Wisdom. Riverhead Books, New York.

Rumi. The Essential Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks


Santorelli, S. Heal Thyself. Bell Tower

Shihab Nye, N. (1998). Words under the Words: selected poems. A Far Corner Book, Eighth Mountain Press, USA (1998).

Thich Nhat Hanh

I am unashamedly fan of TNH, and find all of his works brilliantly accessible. Although I have problems with hearing his cds, I have no doubt they are equally inspiring.

I’ve not enjoyed a retreat at his Plum Village in France yet, but many of my colleagues frequently take their families there

Watt, T (2011). Mindfulness: A Practical Guide. Icon Books, UK

Williams, J. M G., Teasdale, J D.,  Segal, Z V., & Kabat-Zinn. J. The Mindful Way through Depression. Guilford Press (purchase includes audio CD narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn)