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Myndaniðurstaða fyrir meditation

Sound files for various types of meditations   

Jon Kabat-Zinn has been one of the leaders in developing mindfulness

meditation as a therapeutic form alongside psychological therapy.

Loving-kindness and self-compassion meditations

Loving kindness meditation.

Various meditations with Kristin Neff, one of the leader in Self-Compassion:

Affectionate Breathing [21 minutes]
Compassionate Body Scan [24 minutes]
Loving-Kindness Meditation [20 minutes]
Self-Compassion/Loving-Kindness Meditation
 [20 minutes]
Noting Your Emotions [18 minutes]
Soften, sooth, allow: Working with emotions in the body [15 minutes]

Self-Compassion Break [5 minutes].

Books – suitable for the general public

Co-dependence, shame:

Homecoming: reclaiming and healing your inner child by John Bradshaw.

Healing the shame that binds you by John Bradshaw.

Co-dependence: healing the human condition by Charles L. Whitfield. My favourite co-dependence book.

Shame: the power of caring by Gershen Kaufmann.


Embracing your inner critic: turning self-criticism into a creative asset, by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone.

Attachment, child development, developmental trauma:

Why love matters: how affection shapes a baby´s brain by Sue Gerhardt.

A secure base: clinical applications of attachment theory by John Bowlby.


Overcoming destructive anger, strategies that work by Bernard Golden. A good model and log to explore own´s anger.


Positive psychology for overcoming depression by Miriam Akhtar. A good read to enhan

ce positivity in one´s life.


Getting beyond sobriety by Michael Craig Clemmens. Addictions from a Gestalt perspective.

In the realm of hungry ghosts: close encounters with addictions by Gabor Maté. A compassionate/developmental view.

Trauma  –  see also above in “Attachment” section (developmental trauma):

The body remembers by Babette Rothschild.

8 keys to safe trauma recovery: Take-charge strategies to empower your healing by Babette Rothschild. Empathic self-help.

Walking the tiger by Peter Levine. A bit heavy reading.

The Trauma Centre at Justice Resource Institute, Boston USA: clinical services, research, courses, publications.

The body keeps the score by Bessel Van der Kolk. A good integrative summary of the trauma field.


Scattered: How attention deficit disorder originates and what you can do about it BGabor Mate. Developmental approach.