If you’ve read my introduction to the course and you’d like some more background reading, here are some possibilities:
“Alive at Work!”
This free 9 page download introduces you to Brief Mindfulness in a work context. It’s based around 3 short examples of Brief Mindfulness in action – how Ed, Alicia and Keith handle a high stakes meeting, an interdepartmental conflict and a bank robbery! You’ll learn 3 ways to reduce stress, that increase enjoyment, boost effectiveness and take less than a minute. You’ll find “Alive at Work!” here
Russ Harris on You Tube
Russ Harris is the author of “The Happiness Trap” (see below) and talks about mindfulness in a very natural and down to earth way in this interview.
The Happiness Trap
“The Happiness Trap” by Russ Harris is an excellent introductory book on Mindfulness – it’s fun, vivid and practical. Brief Mindfulness draws significantly on the ACT approach that this book is based on. Here’s the amazon link.
Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Another excellent and readable introductory book, by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University. Here’s the amazon link.
Life With Full Attention
Another of my favourite books, written by Maitreyabandhu of the London Buddhist Centre. He’s an award winning poet – and it shows. Your Brief Mindfulness course follows a similar structure to that outlined in this book. Here’s the amazon link.