Websites & Apps
Headspace serves as a personal trainer for your mind. It provides animations on how the mind works, and offers tips and advice on how to get the most out of your meditation and breathing exercises. Headspace also allows you to set reminders and track your activity, so you can stay on course for de-stressing your mind.
Calm is a wonderful resource, with a homepage that sets about getting you into a state of relaxation as soon as you visit the website. It offers a wide range of nature sounds, scenes of natural beauty, and relaxing music. Definitely one for keeping in mind if you need to unwind.
BrainFM aims to de-clutter your mind through the use of sounds, offering brainwave training, personalised brainwave training, and meditation sessions. BrainFM tracks your progress and offers insights into your habits of productivity and focus.
6seconds is a website dedicated to helping people to learn about emotional intelligence and why it’s an important quality to develop. The site provides tools to help users cultivate emotional intelligence, and offers training resources for those who wish to explore teaching, coaching, and research.
Greater Good offers a number of resources to help people build on their understanding of social and emotional well-being. Based on scientific research, Greater Good provides insights into how the science can be applied to our lives, focusing on a number of core values including gratitude, compassion, empathy, happiness, and mindfulness.
Wherever You Go, There You Are (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Mindfulness is considered the heart of Buddhist meditation. But its essence is universal and of deep practical benefit to everyone. In Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in our lives, and awakening us to the unique beauty and possibilities of each present moment.
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion (Christopher K. Germer)
This wise and eloquent book illuminates the power of self-compassion and offers creative, scientifically grounded strategies for putting it into action. You’ll master practical techniques for living more fully in the present moment — especially when hard-to-bear emotions arise — and for being kind to yourself when you need it the most.
Kindfulness (Ajahn Brahm)
Mindfulness is not enough. When we add kindness to mindfulness we get kindfulness, a new approach to meditation. Kindfulness is the cause of relaxation. It brings ease to the body, to the mind, and to the world. Kindfulness allows healing to happen. So don t just be mindful, be kindful!
Daring Greatly (Brené Brown)
Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it’s a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability — from revealing our true selves — we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.
Mindfulness (Ellen Langer)
Ellen Langer and her team of researchers at Harvard made its mark for its unique concept of mindfulness, thoroughly adapted to contemporary life in the West. Langer’s theory has been applied to a wide number of fields, including health, business, ageing, prejudice, and learning. There is now a new psychological assessment based on her work (called the Langer Mindfulness Scale) as well as an institute in Mexico founded to apply the concepts of mindfulness to health and wellness.