Links & Resources

Additional resources and information can be helpful in supporting clients and some I have recommended over the years are detailed below:

Books

Self Compassion – Kristin Neff – Improving self worth and acceptance through the practice of self compassion
Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World – Mark Williams & Danny Penman – recognised eight week programme to establish your own Mindfulness practice inc audio disc of guided meditations
I love you but I’m not in love with you – Andrew G. Marshall – Facing problems in your primary relationships to strengthen the bond and restore loving attachment
Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong – Tim Cantopher – causes, treatments, lifestyle changes.
Just One Thing – Rick Hanson – Daily practices to ‘rewire’ the brain into new constructive habits. Links to the book ‘Buddha’s Brain’ by the same author.
Mindfulness to go – David Harp – Guide to everyday meditations and mindful living
The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown – Accepting ourselves as we are and ‘wholehearted’ living
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle – Present moment living and how that links to the spiritual

Smartpone Apps

Buddhify – Short guided mediations chosen by theme (Low cost)
Mediation Oasis – Access to 20 plus guided meditations by Mary Maddux (Low cost)
Stop, Breathe & Think – Good introduction to developing mindfulness through mediation (Free mostly)
SAM – Self-help Anxiety Management by The University of the West of England – explanations, anxiety management tools, anxiety tracking and reduction (Free)
Gratitude Journal (Bliss) – Noting what we are grateful for in our lives can increase happiness and well-being (Free)
Wunderlist – Task management and to-do lists to reduce worry and help prioritise what’s important (Free for own use)
Brain Waves – Binaural Beats generator that may aid concentration, relaxation, sleep, etc (Free)
Headspace – Meditation and Mindfulness training (10 free sessions but expensive after that)

Websites

www.freemindfulness.org/free access to a wide range of mindfulness meditation exercises
www.16personalities.com/Myers Briggs personality test
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/ Accessible descriptions of mental health problems, causes and treatments.
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/MentalHealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspxNHS Mental Health pages
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy – One of the main organisations that regulates counselling and psychotherapy in the UK
Businessballs – learning & development – lots of interesting and useful self development resources
The Counselling Directory – The principle directory for counselling services in the UK

Audio CDs

NB there are lots of free audios on the internet too
Essence of Well-Being (3 CDs) – music for relaxation and meditation
Simply Meditation (4 CDs) – relating meditation music