Well, you've stumbled across my resources page - where I dump my ideas, knowledge, interpretations, videos and links. At the moment it is mostly a hole (holding page). Enjoy Rummaging!
Videos and Audio
The first books I'd recommend if you are new to this, or on one of our courses:
- Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams: Key reading! Simple 8 week structure.
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle - quintessential spiritual basics
- Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana - Probably the clearest guide I have read to traditional mindfulness, although
After that these are some of my favourite books, which delve deeper into key subjects:
- Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy: Engineering Your Path to Uncovering the Joy Inside You, by Mo Gawdat
- The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness Paperback by Prof Steve Peters
- Sapiens: Yuval Noah Harari, author of 'Sapiens' and 'Homo Deus', explains the difference between humans and other mammals very well and helps us to understand the storytelling nature of the human mind. We highly recommend this book to help understand how we have become seduced by stories.
- Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown (Author) - A clear an easy to read philosophy book.
- Hacking of the American Mind: Robert Lustig's website (the 30 minute video is half-way down the homepage). Robert is a leading US academic who studies addiction and hedonic behaviour and explains brilliantly the difference between happiness and pleasure.
- Byron Katie: The work (this is where the STOP technique originates, which you will learn about later).
- Feel the Fear and do it anyway - Susan Jeffers: a practical book to help you move forward. Quick and easy to read.
- I Heart Me: The Science Of Self-Love - This will kick start your self-love practices IF you follow it’s advice, by David R. Hamilton PhD
- Man's Search for meaning - Victor Frankl - This is a story of a man who survived the Nazi death camps because of his self-awareness. His ability to choose his response transcended the situation he was in. The first half is harrowing, but stick with it, the second half is full of insights.
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - a basic instructi on book for how to live well!
- The enlightenment of work by Steve Nobel - a clever story and look at work/life balance
- F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John C. Parkin - once you hit a point of being fed up, read this!
- The Art of Learning: a story with lessons for more optimising / advancing (advanced)
- Insanely Gifted - Jamie Catto - A comedic look at healing trauma and getting over our addiction with approval seeking.
- The Body Keeps Score - Van Der Kolk - A masterpiece of clinical methods at healing trauma
- The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts - A philosophical look at why uncertainty is there to help you.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey. A guideline for effectiveness in life
- The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman. A concept in how we give and receive love that enables us to meet our own needs and form better relationships.
- How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less- by Nicholas Boothman - A clever book that looks at body language and NLP to help us get along.
- Full Catastrophe Living - J K Zinn. An original book about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Masterpeice.
- Non Violent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg - A textbook in mindful communication, focused on feelings, needs and requests.
- Time To Think - Nancy Klein - A simple book to show us how to listen and set up thinking environments.
- Atomic Habits - The science of habits and a great book to start transforming regular behaviour. James has produced a great list of books and podcasts here.
USEFUL MEDIA LINKS FOR MINDFULNESS COURSES
- Alan Watts on Meditation - a 10 minute explanation as you meditate.
- Mindfulness Meditations on Youtube by Mark Williams
- TED talk by Yuval Noah Harari on humans and stories
- Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability
- Brene Brown on Empathy
- Mark Dunn’s guided meditations
- Ram Dass talk in Bristol
- Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight
- Alan Watts - What happens after Death
- Eckhart Tolle on Anger
- Guided Meditation for Detachment From Over-Thinking (Anxiety / OCD / Depression)Robert Lustig on brain chemistry
- Mo Gawdat’s ‘Solve Me Happy’ workshop
SCHOOLS RESOURCES: VIDEOS
MISP .B COURSE
Tools that I created, use and teach .
- S.L.O.W (link): A way to enjoy the wonderful world we live in, anywhere any time. Stop, Listen, Observe, Wow!
- The N.O.D.D.I.N.G game (link) : A 1 minute game of noticing and changing the story to promote good feelings and release anxiety or anger.(Notice, Own, Declare, Decide, Imagine, Now, Ground).
- The T.A.S.T.E tool (link): A 2 minute game of changing stories.
- The S.T.O.P technique (link): A 2-5 minute balancing tool. Use self-enquiry to examine the truth, come into calm and plan ahead with presence. (Story, Turnaround, Options, Plan)
- The N.O.W process (link): A 20-30 minute process for dealing with really stuck thought-emotion cycles and provides insights into your mind, a new story, lightness and humour, an anchor to help you remember and a plan for the way forward. (Notice, Open, Wonder).
- The RE-ANCHOR tool (link): A way to change your reaction on a subconscious level, using an NLP technique called 'The Swish'. 10minutes.
- The D.E.A.T.H grieving process (link): A reference tool for the approximate process of grieving any loss, big or small, acknowledging that even the loss of identity or expectations can expose one to this process, so conscious awareness is advantageous. (Distraction, Emotions, Apathy, Threat, Honesty)
- The T.R.A.P: escaping addictive patterns (link): A tool to help you enjoy and choose your patterns more easily, and then change them, if you want to. (Trigger, Reaction, Assumption, Program)
Routines and Checklists that I created and use and play with.
- M.O.R.N.I.N.G.S: (link) Start the day positively - this habit cultivates connection, creativity and conditioning of my mind-body. (Meditate, Open up, Read, Nourish, Inspire,Nature, Grace, Self-Care.)
- C.O.R.R.E.C.T: This habit ensures I send emails correctly. (Close it, Open it, Recipients, Re-read, Errors, Content, Timings)
- S.AT.I.A.T.E (link): A reminder tool about the difference between pleasure and contentment.
- B.E.D (Link): Bedtime routine to remind us to switch off and wind down. Bathroom, Entertainment, Teaspoon prayer.
- T.S.P (teaspoon prayer) (link): Short bedtime practice of the Teaspoon prayer: Thanks, Sorry, Please.