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Wellbeing Collection

A collection of health and wellbeing books in RCSI Library at York St and Beaumont Hospital

Mindfulness and Resilience


Rick Hanson, author of the New York Times bestselling Hardwiring Happiness, is known for his trademark blend of neuroscience, positive psychology and contemplative practices. In Resilient, he explains how to build the very foundations of well-being by harnessing the power of positive experiences to build an unshakeable core.  Dr. Hanson poses that anyone can build up resilience, the key to a positive mindset, unshakeable sense of self and the ability to get back up again and withstand anything life throws your way. He has distilled 40 years of clinical work and teaching into 12 practical, highly effective tools to help you build your resilience. Working with these tools allows you to enter a positive feedback cycle, which creates a sense of well-being, which in turn establishes resilience, and ultimately powers itself to strengthen you.

Beaumont and York St Libraries call number 158.1 HANS

Hardwiring Happiness: how to reshape your brain and your life

What we think and feel alters the brain.  Neurpsychologist Dr Rick Hanson shows how to turn our awareness of events into the neural pathways we need for well-being, putting us in charge of our brains, rather than at the mercy of our thinking.  In the struggle to survive, or distant ancestors learned mostly from negative outcomes.  Yet, today, focusing on the positive is essential for health, happiness and relationships.  Combining neuroscience with contemplative techniques, this book explains how to weave life's good experiences into the brain where it can make use of them, enabling us to control our thoughts and transform our lives.

Beaumont Library 152.42 HANS


Self compassion : stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind

Self Compassion offers a powerful solution for combating the current malaise of depression, anxiety and self criticism that comes with living in a pressured and competitive culture. Through tried and tested exercises and audio downloads, readers learn the 3 core components that will help replace negative and destructive measures of self worth and success with a kinder and non judgemental approach in order to bring about profound life change and deeper happiness. Self Compassion recognises that we all have weaknesses and limitations, but in accepting this we can discover new ways to achieve improved self confidence, contentment and reach our highest potential. Simply, easily and compassionately.

Beaumont Library call number 158.1 NEFF

158.1 NEFF


Wherever You Go, There You Are

Jon Kabat-Zinn awakens us to the unique beauty of each present moment and shows how the simple meditation technique of mindfulness can enable us to be truly in touch with where we already are.  Mindfulness is considered the heart of Buddhist meditation.  But its essence is universal and of deep practical benefit to everyone.

Beaumont Library call number 158.12 KABA

Full Catastrophe Living

This book will enable you develop your own stress management programme.  It provides easy-to-follow meditation techniques, a detailed eight week practice schedule, dozens of success stories, plus the latest research findings.  Discover how mindfulness will help you cope with a wide range of problems: medical symptoms, physical and emotional pain, anxiety and panic, time pressures, relationships, work, food, and events in the outside world.

Beaumont Library call number 158.12 KABA

Mindfulness for Beginners Audio CD

Perhaps no other person in America has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the mainstream than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through many research studies and his pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts where he is founder of its world renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, Kabat-Zinn has served as a recognized bridge between science and meditation. With Mindfulness for Beginners, he offers the definitive course designed specifically to introduce new students to the proven benefits of mindfulness practice, including: stress reduction, alleviation of depression, chronic pain relief, and more.

Beaumont Library call number 158.12 KABA


World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea - the power of our mindset.  Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Beaumont and York St Libraries call numbers 158.1 DWEC