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Pre-Reading

These books are required pre-reading for the program and are useful for your study module essay which you will access after you apply for Level I.  Please give yourself time to read thoroughly. Most people take six months or more to complete this. 

Please note: the first essay for the Study Module needs to be submitted two months before you attend the intensive.
(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).
  • McCown, D., Reibel D., Micozzi, M.S., Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators, New York: Springer, 2010
If you are not familiar with CBT, it would be beneficial to read:

  • Padesky , C., Greenberger, D., Mind Over Mood by Christine and Dennis Greenberger., Guilford Press, 1996
An understanding of Buddhist psychology is an important base from which to teach MBSR and MBCT effectively. Here are some starting places to explore if you haven't already:

  • Goldstein, J., Insight Meditation, Shambala, 2003
  • Bernard, T., How to Wake Up, Wisdom Publications, Boston, 2013
  • Hanson, R., Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, New Harbinger: 2009
  • Thera, N., The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, Weiser, 1996.

Please note: the first essay for the Study Module needs to be submitted two months before you attend the intensive.