Mindful Christmas Present Ideas?

So how’s your present shopping going? I’m making the most of the internet at the moment and buying a lot of my pressies on line. So I was really looking forward to taking a sneak read of one present I’d ordered off Amazon for my very dear sister in law who had asked me to get her The Mindful Manifesto (How doing less and noticing more can help us thrive in a stressed-out world) by J Heaversedge and E Halliwell.

 The Mindful Manifesto

If you are looking for a simple introduction to mindfulness, some straightforward exercises and an explanation of the benefits of mindfulness then this could be the book for you. I keep on taking a sneak read without bending the pages so she can’t tell I’ve had a peek – the answer is I’m just going to have buy it myself! Also check out the authors’ mindfulness website

 While we’re on the same track also have a look at a great web site set up by the Mental Health Foundation which explores the benefits of mindfulness and gives details of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and  Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses . The web site address is www.bemindful.co.uk. It’s got a great Mindfulness Resources section which gives details of some informative and fascinating books and CDs of guided meditations. Well worth taking a look. You never know you might just find an idea for a Christmas present that could change someone’s life for the better – got to be an improvement on socks or bath salts?

PS I’m always on the look out for good books or CDs about mindfulness  – if you have come across any that you have found useful please feel free to share them on this blog.

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