Recommended Reading: Workbooks for home practice and/or getting started on your own.

Barlow, D.H., et al. (2011). Unified protocol for transdiagnositc treatment of emotional disorders: Workbook (Treatments that work). Oxford University Press.

Chapman, A., Gratz, K., Tull, M., & Keane, T. (2011). The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook for anxiety: Breaking free from worry, panic, PTSD, and other anxiety symptoms. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Follette, V.M. & Pistorello, J. (2007). Finding life beyond trauma: Using acceptance and commitment therapy to heal from post-traumatic stress and trauma-related problems. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Forsyth, J.P. & Eifert, G.H. (2007). The mindfulness & acceptance workbook for anxiety: A guide to breaking free form anxiety, phobias & worry using acceptance and commitment therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Hayes, S.C., & Smith, S. (2005). Get out of your head and into your life: The new acceptance & commitment therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. New York: Delacourt.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are. Mindfulness meditation in everyday life New York, Hyperion.

Strosahl, K.D. & Robinson, P.J. (2008). The mindfulness and Acceptance workbook for depression: Using acceptance & commitment therapy to move through depression and create a life worth living. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Van Dijk, S. (2011). Don’t let your emotions run your life for teens; Dialectical behavior therapy skills for helping you manage mood swings, control angry outbursts, and get along with others. Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, New Harbinger.

Van Dijk, S. & Segal, Z. (2009). The dialectical behavior therapy skillls workbook for bipolar disorder: Using DBT to regain control of yur emotions and your life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


Audio Books: Recorded lectures, books, and trainings related to Mindfuless as a skill in daily living.

Chodrin, P. Getting Unstuck: Breaking your habitual patterns and encountering naked reality.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness for beginners.


Links: Mindfulness meditation classes and recorded mindfulness meditations:

MARC is a center in the Semel Institute at UCLA. Their mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.

Headspace is a project designed to demystify meditation. Using the wonders of science and technology, this site makes it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life.

This website is the dedicated web vehicle for the secure ordering of the stress reduction CDs and tapes of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Dr. Kabat-Zinn is internationally known as a meditation teacher, author, researcher, and clinician in the fields of mind/body medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle change, and self-healing. He is an expert in stress reduction, relaxation, and the applications of mindfulness meditation in everyday living to optimize one’s capacity to face stress, pain, and illness across the lifespan. This work is now referred to by health professionals as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and is offered in medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world.

InsightLA is dedicated to bringing the deep joy and peace of mindfulness and compassion to people everywhere. Our commitment is to provide a warm, supportive learning environment, fostering mindfulness and compassion in all our relationships – with ourselves, with others and with our world.


Consumer Resources –  dedicated to informing people and spreading awareness about available treatments while helping break the stigma around mental health and therapy. Their team of writers investigated the leading online therapy services (therapist credentials and certifications, HIPAA-compliance, and video and text services offered) and came up with this thorough guide:

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