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BASIC READING to orient your understanding of MBSR and MBCT

We recommend that you read the following texts to develop your understanding of this tradition of teaching meditation for your study module essay which you will access after you apply for Level I.  Please give yourself time to read thoroughly. 

(A range of articles and other resources will be provided once you enrol in the Study Module.)

  • Kabat-Zinn, J, Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Delacorte Press, New York, NY, 1990. 
  • Segal, Z. V., Williams, J. M. G., Teasdale, J. D. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse New York: Guilford Press, 2018 (second edition).
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY in a secular context

These books offer an accessible exploration of key elements of Buddhist psychology relevant to teaching mindfulness in secular settings:

  • Mulligan, B., The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, New Harbinger, 2017.
  • Feldman, C., Kuyken, W.,Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Western Psychology, Routledge, 2019
  • Kornfield, J., The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, Bantam, 2008
ADDITIONAL COURSE TEXTS for use during the program

Please buy these texts to refer to throughout the program:

  • Woods, Susan L., and Patricia Rockman. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction: Protocol, Practice, and Teaching Skills. New Harbinger Publications, 2021.
  • McCown, D., Reibel D., Micozzi, M.S., Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators, New York: Springer, 2010
  • Treleaven, D. (2018). Trauma sensitive mindfulness. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.

Please note: the reflective essay for the Study Module needs to be submitted one month before you commence training.  

Please also note that some readings are available to read digitally for free online @ Internet ArchiveGo to: