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Mindfulness-Based Books by Topic

Introductions to Meditation and Mindfulness

"Wherever You Go There You Are" - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom" - Joseph Goldstein

"Full Catastrophe Living" - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Start Where You Are" - Pema Chodron

"Mindfulness in Plain English" - Bhante Gunaratana

"The Mindfulness Revolution" - Edited by Barry Boyce

"Heal Thy Self" - Saki Santorelli

"Turning the Mind Into an Ally" - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

"The Mindful Brain" - Daniel J. Siegel

"The Miracle of Mindfulness" - Thich Nhat Hanh

"Peace in Every Step" - The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life - Thich Nhat Hahn

"10% Happier" - Dan Harris

"The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems" - Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD


Neuroscience of Mindfulness

"Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom" - Rick Hanson

"Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation" - Daniel J. Siegel, Ph.D

"Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence" - RIck Hanson


Mindfulness for Depression / Anxiety

"The Mindful Way Through Depression" - Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life: Using the Science of Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness to Overcome Fear and Worry" - David H. Klemanski, PsyD, MPH and Joshua E. Curtiss, MA

"The Buddha and the Borderline" - Kiera Van Gelder

"When Things Fall Apart" - Pema Chodron

"DBT Skills Training" - Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC


Mindfulness for Kids

"Sitting Still Like a Frog"  - Eline Snel and Jon Kabat-Zinn

"A Handful of Quiet - Happiness in Four Pebbles" - Thich Nhat Hahn

"Master of Mindfulness: How to be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress" - Laurie Grossman

"The Lemonade Hurricane" - Licia Morelli


Mindful Parenting

"Mindful Games" - Susan Kaiser Greenland

"The Mindful Child" - Susan Kaiser Greenland

"Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting" - Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Child's Mind" - Christopher Willard

"Growing Up Mindful" - Christopher Willard


Mindfulness for Addictions, Substance Abuse & Recovery

"The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors" - Rebecca E. Williams and Julie S. Kraft

"Mindfulness & The 12-Steps" - Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart

"The Here & Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All" - Hugh G. Byrne, PhD

"Refuge Recovery" - Noah Levine


Mindful Eating

"The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life" - Dr. Lynn Rossy

"Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life" - Thich Nhat Hahn and Lilian Cheung

"Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food" - Jan Chozen Bays, MD



"Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself" - Kristin Neff, PhD

"The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Feelings" - Christopher K. Germer, PhD

"Radical Acceptance" - Tara Brach, PhD


Mindfulness for Grief / Loss

"The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief" - Francis Weller

"Wisdom of the Broken Heart" - Susan Piver

"Mindfulness for Grief: With Guided Meditations to Calm the Mind and Restore the Spirit" - Heather Stang

"No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life" - Thich Nhat Hahn


Chronic Pain

"Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain" - Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD and Michael Urdang

"You Are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Restore Well-Being" - Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

"The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management" - Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix

"Natural Pain Relief: How to Soothe and Dissolve Physical Pain with Mindfulness" - Shinzen Young


Online Resources & Podcasts


crisis hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Between Friends, Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-603-4357

Chicago Rape Victim Advocates:  1-888-293-2080

low cost counseling services

Chicago Mindful Psycohtherapy often hosts Masters Level clinical interns who see clients on a sliding fee scale. Please see our Who We Are page for more info, or call Intake at 773-454-1807





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