What are good mindfulness books and workbooks for a happy life? On this page you will find our best recommendations, both in hardcover and PDF. Read along…

An overview of the ten best mindfulness books

We’ve made an overview of the ten best mindfulness books. In this overview we look beyond pure mindfulness, because we have also added books that involve more aspects about this.

In this book list, mindfulness is therefore always discussed from a different angle. Sometimes in the context of mindset, sometimes in the context of pure mindfulness, sometimes in the context of sober living, sometimes in the context of HSP and other books deal with mindfulness in the context of minimalist and simple living.

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Mindfulness of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Mindfulness BooksAuthor
Wherever You Go, There You AreJon Kabat-Zinn
The Miracle of Mindfulness’Thich Nhat Hanh
Practicing Mindfulness’Matthew Sockolov
Self-Compassion Kristin Neff
Unf*ck Your BrainFaith G. Harper
The Mindful Way Workbook John Teasdale
How to be an Adult in Relationships David Richo
Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence—The Groundbreaking Meditation PracticeDaniel J. Siegel
Full Catastrophe LivingJon Kabat-Zinn
Altered TraitsRichard J. Davidson

The updated top 10 list: the best books about mindfulness

The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness: Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future, simply BE in the present with mindfulness meditations

Being in the moment can be hard sometimes, because what happened in the past can get a hold of us, or there are worries for the future that keep our minds busy. Mindfulness can help you return to the here and now, and the meditations in this book support your mindfulness practice.

Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday

Anyone can do mindfulness, all you need is a little practice. The 75 meditations in this book reduce negative feelings in your body. You will be more relaxed, less frustrated and more at peace with yourself and your surroundings.

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life(Book & CD))

If it is time to awaken your body and find relief for your mind, we can recommend this book on mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Get your focus back by starting with these mindfulness exercises and become an expert at letting go.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

This is the second book from the previous writer on our top ten list, and the title actually gives a perfect description of what it is to be mindful and in the moment. We are where we are, and this means there is never NOT a moment that we can practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness Meditations for Stress: 100 Simple Practices to Ease Tension and Find Peace

We love ‘Mindfulness Meditations for Stress’, because it comes with 100 exercises that are not complicated at all and can be used in different situations. With only 5 minutes a day this is your chance to change your life and reduce your feelings of stress.

A Year of Mindfulness: A 52-Week Guided Journal to Cultivate Peace and Presence

This journal can be a support on your road to mindfulness. The journal consists of weeks with each a special theme and therefore a different focus each week. Start journaling daily to discover different mindful aspects.

A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh

Jobs, relationships, health; these can bother us and ask too much of our attention than is good for us. Slowing down and practicing mindfulness will get you moving in the opposite direction. Get your balance back with a little help from Pooh.

Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine

Saki Santorelli explains how mindfulness can have healing capacities, and he also talks about the history of medicine. Transform your life by adding the methods mentioned in this book into your daily habits.

Mindfulness Workbook for Beginners: Exercises and Meditations to Relieve Stress, Find Joy, and Cultivate Gratitude

If you are beginning to discover what mindfulness can do for you, then we suggest reading this book and doing the exercises. It is a workbook that explains the basics of mindfulness with different assignments to start practicing.

Unthink Before Bed: A Children’s Book on Mindfulness

Preparing your child to go to bed can be challenging and time-consuming, but not anymore with this book. ‘Unthink Before Bed’ tells the story of a boy and his dog as they quiet down the mind before getting to sleep.

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