With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share—a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Bhante Gunaratana is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk and is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination in 1947 at the age of 20, he migrated to the United States in 1968. As Chief Sangha Nayaka Thera for North America, he is the highest-ranking monk of his sect in the US and Canada. He is often affectionately known as Bhante G and has written a number of books, written articles, leads retreats, and teaches worldwide.
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This title accompanies workshops presented at Lighthouse Resources by Craig Hassed and is used by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and in doctor training at Monash University. Using his experience as a medical doctor and his interest in philosophy and psychology, Dr Hassed's stress release programme teaches mindfulness, a simple and effective way of relieving the stress and fatigue that we experience in this modern life. Mindfulness increases self-awareness and observation which helps us all in our day to day lives, both professional and personal. Know Thyself is a practical... More info
Burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are risks that, as therapist we are aware of however whilst many of us have a toolbox full of techniques to assist our clients, we often fall short in caring for ourselves. One of the most important tools in our arsenal is ourselves – the therapist as a person – and if we don’t take care of ourselves then the therapeutic alliance will not work. This is where a book such as Help the Helper by Babette Rothschild becomes such an invaluable... More info
This practical, step-by-step guide by Michael Bunting with Patrick Kearney demystifies mindfulness and meditation and teaches you exactly how it benefits you and how to do it. After reading this book, you’ll understand how meditation can be a game-changer for you. You’ll meditate with confidence, and enjoy greater joy and self-awareness, peace, joy, and fulfilment. *Michael Bunting* has been teaching mindfulness to executive leaders and business people for more than 16 years. During that time he has learnt to teach this subject to a rushed and cynical audience who need... More info