We have divided our list of books and CDs into sections for mindfulness teachers and for those who wish to learn more about mindfulness. The books and CDs we recommend are meant to be a starting point, not a complete list, since there are many other excellent materials available that aren't listed here.

For people learning mindfulness:

There are several good books that include CDs with mindfulness practices that have been published in recent years. We would particularly recommend:

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

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Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness

Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness using Mindfulness Meditation (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

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Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (CD by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (by Mark Williams and Danny Penman)

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Guided Mindfulness Meditation (by Jon Kabat-Zinn). Contains four CDs.

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Coming To Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Coming To Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

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Everyday Blessing: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Everyday Blessing: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn)

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The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress

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The Mindful Way through Depression

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn). Includes guided meditation practices CD.

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I Had a Black Dog

I Had a Black Dog (by Matthew Johnstone)

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Living with a Black Dog (by Matthew Johnstone)

Living with a Black Dog: How to Take Care of Someone with Depression While Looking After Yourself (by Matthew and Ainsley Johnstone)

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Quiet the Mind: An Illustrated Guide on How to Meditate (by Matthew Johnstone)

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A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (by Bob Stahl)

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein). Includes a CD.

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Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing

Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing (by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman)

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For people teaching mindfulness-based approaches:

Mindfulnes-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (2012 book by Segal, Williams, Teasdale)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (this 2012 release is the second edition of the comprehensive description of MBCT by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale.) Audio downloads of guided meditations are included.

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Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meanings, Origins and Applications (edited by Mark WIlliams and Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meanings, Origins and Applications

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features Series). By Rebecca Crane

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The Universities of Bangor, Exeter and Oxford have produced a resource pack for mindfulness teachers.

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The Bangor, Exeter & Oxford Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC)

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