Chaplaincy

Resources

Guided meditations, books, and other mindfulness resources.

Guided meditations and podcasts

The meditations we use for the mindfulness courses for staff and students are from Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. They are available freely here on SoundCloud, and also on Spotify and iTunes.

A large number of mindfulness practices recorded by the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre are available here.

We run twice-weekly lunchtime drop-ins, the guided practices of which are recorded and available here.

For after-hours mindfulness practice online, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre offers free weekly mindfulness sessions, Wednesdays 7-8pm, which it releases afterwards as a podcast.

 

Books

The coursebook for our student and staff courses is the bestselling Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. The book is based on Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and can be used to take yourself through a mindfulness programme at home.

The Mindful Way Workbook, by Teasdale, Williams and Segal, is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy workbook that you can take yourself through at home. 

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.

Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology by Willem Kuyken and Christina Feldman.

 

Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR

Mark Williams, co-founder of MBCT

Ron Siegel on mindfulness 

Richard Davidson on mindfulness and neuroscience

 

Chaplaincy video

An introductory video to mindfulness is available below.

Video: On Mindfulness
On Mindfulness video.

 

Mindfulness-based Approaches research centres and professional organisations

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Wales, Bangor

Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford

Exeter Mindfulness Network, University of Exeter

BAMBA, British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches

The Mindfulness Network

 

For further mindfulness resources, please contact kitty.wheater@ed.ac.uk.

 

Contact Us:

  • Mindfulness Enquiries

Contact details

Address

Street

Chaplaincy Centre
1 Bristo Square

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9AL

Availability

  • Please note that Kat Mackay, Mindfulness Administrator, works part-time hours and the phone number above will be monitored Tuesdays 9:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesdays 8:30am - 4:30pm and Thursdays 8:00am -4:00pm.