Resources

General Mental Health Information:

Canadian Mental Health Association – Basic Mental Health Information & Statistics – http://www.cmha.ca/

Mindfulness:

Useful Websites and Links:

General Mindfulness Website:  http://www.mindful.org/

Various informative TED TALKS on mindfulness:  http://www.ted.com/topics/mindfulness

Useful books:

The Mindful Way through Depression:   Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (2007) by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn  (also a workbook) AND  associated TED TALK by Zindel Segal –  https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=ted+talks+mindfulness&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free From Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life (2011) by Susan M. Orsillo, PhD and Lizabeth Roemer, PhD   –  Book Website:  http://mindfulwaythroughanxietybook.com/

Mindfulness for Beginners:  Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life (2011)  by Jon Kabat-Zinn and mindfulness apps from the work of Jon Kabat Zinn – http://mindfulnessapps.com/

Self-Compassion:

Useful Websites and Links:

Dr. Kristin Neff on self-compassion (TED TALK):   http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-Space-Between-Self-Esteem-a

Dr. Kristin Neff’s website:  http://self-compassion.org/

Dr. Christopher Germer’s site:  http://www.mindfulselfcompassion.org/

Dr. Paul Gilbert’s site:  http://www.compassionatemind.co.uk/

Useful books:

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

The Mindful Way to Self-Compassion by Dr. Christopher Germer

The Compassionate Mind by  Dr. Paul Gilbert

Self-Compassion:  Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Dr. Kristin Neff

Lifestyle / Stress / Happiness:

Useful books:

The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: a Four Step Plan for Resilient Living by Amit Sood, M. D.

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert and associated TED TALK:  http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy

Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being by Andrew Weil, M.D. and associated website – http://www.drweil.com/

Finding Flow:  The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and related TED TALK by Judson Brewer- https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=ted+talks+mindfulness&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

Yoga and Breathing:

Useful Websites & Links:

Mindfulness and Healing TED TALK by Shannon Paige:  https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=ted+talks+mindfulness&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

Useful books:

Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga by Amy Weintraub

Free Your Breath, Free Your Life:  How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully by Dennis Lewis

Career / Life Transitions:

Useful Websites and Links:

Canadian Mental Health Association – Youth Transitioning to Post Secondary – http://www.cmha.ca/youreducation/CMHA-Guide%28ENG%29final.pdf

Bill Burnett – “Design Your Life” – interview from CBC’s Tapestry program:  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/what-am-i-doing-with-my-life-1.3082096/designing-your-life-1.3082143

Bill Burnett – Stanford Design Program – “Design Your Life”:  http://web.stanford.edu/class/me104b/cgi-bin/

Stop Searching for Your Passion – Terri Tespicio:  (I love this talk!)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MBaFL7sCb8&feature=youtu.be

5 Top Ted Talks on Planning Your Career:

My Top 5 Inspiring TED Talks on Career

Useful books:

The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One by Margaret Lobenstine

Healthy Weight / Body Image:

Useful Websites & Links:

The Centre for Mindful Eatinghttp://thecenterformindfuleating.org/

Useful books:

 If the Buddha Came to Dinner:  How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken your Spirit by Hale Sofia Schatz

Grief & Loss:

Useful Websites & Links:

Bereaved Families of Ontario:  http://bereavedfamilies.net/

Hospice of Waterloo Region:  http://www.hospicewaterloo.ca/

Useful Books:

Writing to Heal the Soul:  Transforming Grief and Loss Through Writing by Susan Zimmerman

Parenting:

Useful Websites & Links:

The Association of Parent Support Groups of Ontario:  http://www.apsgo.ca/

The Psychology Foundation of Canada – http://psychologyfoundation.org/index.php/resources/

Website on teen mental health – Dr. Stan Kutcher – Dalhousie University:  http://teenmentalhealth.org/

The Teenage Brain Explained by SCI SHOW – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiduiTq1ei8 – a short and concise description of brain development for teens (10 mins)

Effects of Cannabis on the Human Brain – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvszaF4vcNY a short description of how cannabis can affect the developing teen brain (5 mins)

Frances Jansen on The Teenage Brain (also a book) – as aired on CBC’s The Currenthttp://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-teenage-brain-uniquely-powerful-and-vulnerable-enigmas-july-27-2015-1.3168824?autoplay=true

Useful books:

Everyday  Blessings:  The Inner Work of  Mindful Parenting (2014 revised) by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Staying Connected to Your Teenager:  How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying & Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers (3rd ed) by Michael Riera, PhD

 Spirituality:

Useful Websites & Links:

From CBC’s Tapestry – A God That Could be Real:  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/what-am-i-doing-with-my-life-1.3082096/a-god-that-could-be-real-1.3082308

Useful Books:

A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating to a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World by Thomas Moore

When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice in Difficult Times by  Pema Chodron

Comments are closed.