Science of Meditation - How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson
Drawing on a one-of-a-kind data pool - brain studies of world-class meditators - Goleman and Davidson sweep away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open reader's eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind training methods. Simultaneously, they share for the first time remarkable findings that show potential for our cultivation of highly positive, lasting qualities, such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, through meditation.
Full Catastrophe Living - Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness
by Jon Kabat Zinn
This is a classic book by the world leader in stress reduction through mindfulness. Comprehensive guide that will be practical.
Stress Less, Live More
by Jason Blonna
Focuses specifically on stress and uses very practical exercises. Also brings one therapeutic mode - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - into action. Again, very strong evidence base in the scientific literature. Really easy to read and apply exercises.
The Confidence Gap
by Russell Harris
A practical book with exercises that help you to build confidence to develop and manage life. Russ is a great writer too so it's an easy read. Brings one therapeutic mode - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - into action.
Very strong evidence base in the scientific literature.
The Happiness Trap
by Russell Harris
Pretty interesting read on what causes us to get stuck/trapped and how we make it difficult to realise happiness. Also brings one therapeutic mode - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - into action. Again, very strong evidence base in the scientific literature.
The Upside of Stress - Why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it
by Kelly McGonigal
Recent publication on some of the latest research on stress - including the impact our mindset, beliefs and attitudes about stress have on our experiences and wellbeing. Also see her Superbetter app and web platform.
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion - Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions
by Christopher Germer
Author is prolific thought leader in this space. I haven't read the book but have read some of his online resources and downloaded audio guided meditations. Also, some of his academic papers - he's the real deal!
Wherever you go, there you are
by Jon Kabat Zinn
Great primer in mindfulness by the world leader who also wrote the 1st book in the recommendations. Again, acknowledges philosophical and scientific background to mindful living.
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
by Amit Sood
Science based and holistic. I have only started to read it and recommend it based on how awesome the content is already. A well trusted source (Mayo Clinic).
Mindfulness - A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
From world leaders in the field this book is another great guidebook with tips on building new mindfulness habits.
Deeply rooted in science and provides evidence-based strategies and guided practices for building mindfulness into your life.
Mindfulness in Eight Weeks - The Revolutionary 8 week plan to clear your mind and calm your life
by Michael Chaskalson
Science-based and practical guidebook for learning and integrating mindfulness practice into life. Really well written and approachable, but also great evidence-base outlined.
This is Happening - Redesigning mindfulness for our very modern lives
by Rohan Gunatillake
Incredibly accessible and useful read that explores how to make mindfulness part of our modern lives. Written by the creator of mindfulness app Buddhify.
Meditate On This: THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS
Authored by our Co-Founder - Dr Adrian Medhurst
There is lots of anecdotal evidence of the benefits of meditation. But what does it really do? What does the science say?
The authors have reviewed thousands of studies, and trawled through hundreds of journals to answer this question.
This book lays out the proven impact of an effective meditation practice on happiness, health, performance and relationships in layman's terms.
Mindfulness For Life
by Dr Stephen McKenzie and Dr Craig Hassed
Mindfulness for Life is written by two experts in the field who bring the medical perspective of an international authority on mindfulness and the psychological perspective of a researcher. The result is a book that translates the scientific principles behind mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible manual to applying mindfulness — for life.
Taming the Drunken Monkey: The Path to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Increased Concentration
by William L. Mikulas
Drawing from Western and Eastern psychology, health systems, and wisdom traditions, Taming the Drunken Monkey provides comprehensive instruction for developing and improving three basic behaviours of the mind: concentration, awareness, and flexibility.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking.
Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work
by Peter Bregman
In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviours. To thrive in our fast-paced world all it takes is to pause for as few as four seconds—the length of a deep breath—allowing us to make intentional and tactical choices that lead to better outcomes.
Fast Focus: A Quick-Start Guide To Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, And Getting More Done In Less Time!
by Damon Zahariades
Fast Focus takes you through a proven system that'll help you to master your attention, keep distractions at bay, and get more done in less time. The system he describes in Fast Focus has helped business owners, executives, athletes, students, and parents to triple their productivity, reduce their stress levels, and achieve more success in everything they do.
The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World
by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen
In The Distracted Mind, Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen—a neuroscientist and a psychologist - explain why our brains aren't built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high-tech world without giving up our modern technology.The authors explain that our brains are limited in their ability to pay attention. We don't really multitask but rather switch rapidly between tasks.
By Tom Rath
This book includes new information for the StrengthsFinder program, making it easier than ever before to apply your strengths in your daily life. The book will help you develop strategies for your top five themes. It makes a great reference that you can use for navigating through your life with as much strength as possible.
The War Of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
The War of Art emphasises the resolve needed to recognise and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
Focus - The Hidden Driver of Excellence
by Daniel Goleman
Goleman boils down attention research into a three parts: inner, other, and outer focus. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business.
Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge
by Fred Luthans
This seminal book offers not only an answer regarding how to gain competitive advantage through people, but also a brand new, untapped human resource - psychological capital, or simply PsyCap. Generated from both the positive psychology movement and the authors' pioneering work on positive organisational behaviour, PsyCap goes beyond traditionally recognised human and social capital.
24 Hour Mindfulness: How to be calmer and kinder in the midst of it all
by Rohan Gunatillake
This eBook short presents sixteen portable exercises to help us keep in touch with the present moment, even during the busiest of days.