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If you would like to borrow any of the books listed and they are not located at your home College, please ask Library staff to request it for you.
Library staff are professionals and will treat your request with respect and discretion. They won't divulge any information about what you have borrowed.
The full list of books to support you during difficult times can be accessed here - Reading Well books
How to be more mindful - Books
Mindfulness : a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by
Publication Date: 2011
Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Co-developed by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, MBCT is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, equally, it works for the rest of us who aren't depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world.
Mindfulness Plain and Simple by
Publication Date: 2015
For anyone seeking a simple, practical guide to living mindfully, this book is a must.
Facing the Storm by
Publication Date: 2011-07-25
Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques and the latest developments in mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches, this practical guide will take you through each stage of preparing for, enduring and recovering from a major life crisis helping you better understand what's going on, and providing new tools for dealing with the situation. When there's a storm coming towards you, and you can't escape it, then you have to prepare to face it.
The Mindful Way Through Depression by
Publication Date: 2007
If you've ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all.
Quiet the mind : an illustrated guide on how to meditate by
Publication Date: 2012
Meditation is simply a way of giving our brains a well-deserved break and can actually help our brains to function healthy and happily. This illustrated guide is an inspiring and practical book which shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus positions or prayer beads.
Diamond Mind by
Publication Date: 2001
Much has been written of this subject, but Rob Nairn's book is the first to express the principles of Buddhist psychology in a way that is so easy to understand and enjoyable to read--while remaining remarkably accurate and complete.
How to be more mindful - Websites
Big White Wall
Big White Wall offers anonymous online mental health support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
At Big White Wall you can speak to someone who understands what you are going through, anytime, anywhere.
Mental Health Foundation
Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings. It is becoming widely used in a range of contexts. It is recommended by NICE as a preventative practice for people with experience of recurrent depression.
Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.
Mind Body Green
Five easy tips for meditation beginners.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Mindfulness for Students
Mindfulness training for students is enjoyable and creative as well as productive - helping you to stay calm, focused and better manage the pressures of student life.
Links to Mindfulness resources.
NHS Choices - Mindfulness
Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life.
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities