Resources for Mindfulness Meditation

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Mindful Birthing Foundation

For current list of published research and popular artilces related to MBCP please visit  www.mindfulbirthing.org


If you do not live in the Chicago-area you can search for an MBCP teacher near you - we are a global teaching community!

Books & Websites

Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke


Pregnancy/Birth

  • Expecting Better by Emily Oster
  • The Birth Partner  by Penny Simkin
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective.
  • The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth  by Klaus, Kennell & Klaus   


Childbirth Connection: understand your options for pregnancy and birth


MyMidwife.Org:discover midwifery care & women's health



Breastfeeding

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins


KellyMom.com


Parenting

  •  Your Baby is Speaking to You by Kevin Nugent
  • Everyday Blessings:  The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting  by Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Our Babies, Ourselves : How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith F. Small

Podcasts

Mindfulness/Meditation

Books to start and support practice

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff

The Mindful Way Through Depression by Williams, Teasdale, Segal, and Kabat-Zinn

Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Radical  Acceptance by Tara Brach

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscient of Happiness, Love & Wisdom  by Rick Hanson

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris

Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine by Saki Santorelli


Reading about mindfulness is not the same as experiencing it - we highly encourage you to partipate in a class or community to support your practice.

Look into Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes

in Chicago The Insight Center


Local Meditation Groups

in Chicago: Insight Chicago Meditation Community


There are numerous apps available, Claire uses Insight Timer