Reading list

There is also a Reading List for Health Professionals.

Beginning Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Plain English. B.H. Guneratana (2002). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.

Mindfulness for Beginners [Audio]. J. Kabat-Zinn (2006). Louisville, CO: Sounds True.

Meditation for Beginners: Six Guided Meditations for Insight, Inner Clarity, and Cultivating a Compassionate Heart [With CD]. J. Kornfield (2004).Louisville, CO: Sounds True.

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. T.Naht-Hanh (1992). New York: Bantam Dell.

Beginning Mindfulness: Learning The Way of Awareness (A Ten Week Course). A. Weiss (2004). Novato, CA: New World Publishers.

Guided Meditations by Michael Stone. [Audio] (2011). Available for purchase online.

Mindfulness Books by Topic (A-Z)

Addiction Recovery

Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction. T. Bien & B. Bien (2002). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, Inc.


ACT on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger. G.H. Eifert. M. McKay & J.P. Forsyth. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic. J. Brantley (2007). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety. S.M. Orsillo and L. Roemer (2011). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. J.M. Williams, J.D. Teasdale, Z. Segal, & J. Kabat-Zinn (2007). New York: Guilford Press.

Everyday Life

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. M. Williams and D. Penman. (2011) London, UK: Piatkus.

Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life. K. Maezen Miller (2010). Novato, CA: New World Library.


How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers. T. Bernhard (2010). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.

Mindful Eating

Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food. S. Albers (2003).Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Eat, Drink and Be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Start Savoring Food with Intention and Joy. S. Albers (2009). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food [includes CD]. J. Chozen-Bays (2009). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. T. Brasch (2004). New York: Bantam.

Radical Self-Acceptance: A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame.T. Brasch (2004). Louisville, CO: Sounds True.

The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion.     S. Salzberg (2005). Louisville, CO: Sounds True.

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. S. Salzberg (2008). Boston, MA: Shambhala

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. S. Salzberg (2009). New York: The Guilford Press.


Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life (Audio). J. Kabat-Zinn (2009). Louisville, CO: Sounds True.

Break Through Pain: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain. S. Yonge (2002) Louisville, CO: Sounds True.


Everyday Blessings. Jon & Myla Kabat-Zinn (1998).New York: Hyperion.

Under the Chinaberry Tree: Books and Inspirations for Mindful Parenting. A. Ruething & P. Pitcher (2003). Broadway.


True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart. T. Naht, Hahn (2006). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving. D. Richo (2002). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships. L. Ward & P.R. Ward (2008).Parallax Press.


Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness: Fifteenth anniversary edition. J. Kabat-Zinn (2005). New York: Bantam Dell.

Wherever you go there you are. J. Kabat-Zinn (2005). New York: Hyperion.

Coming to our senses. J. Kabat-Zinn (2006). New York: Hyperion.

Yoga Books

Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression. Bo Forbes (2011).  Boston, MA:Shambhala.

Cool Yoga Tricks. Miriam Austin (2003). Ballantine Books.




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