Relaxation Resources

Whole Life Counseling, LLC offers these suggestions of resources for relaxation and mindfulness, which are so important to health and well-being. Creators of these resources have been cited.            …Enjoy!

Relaxation Resources

Practice relaxation with others from all over the world.  Explore the Universal Meditation Room, the Color Breathing Room, and the Universal Breathing Room.…. Inspiring!

Books on Mindfulness

1.“Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Hyperion, 2005, 10th anniversary edition, $14.95)

2.“Buddha’s Brain,” by Richard Hudson, PhD and Richard Mendias, MD.

3.“The Mindful Brain,” by Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2007, $26.95).

4.“Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Hyperion, 2006 paperback, $15.95)

5.“Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine,” by Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Crown Publishing, 1999, $12.95)

6.“Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Dell Publishing, 1990, $20)

7.“The Neuroscience of Human Relationships,” by Louis Cozolino (Norton, 2006, $35).

8.“The Mindful Way Through Depression,” by Zindel Segel, PhD.

9.The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions,” by Christopher K. Germer, PhD. “Self-compassion is the ground of all emotional healing… this book [offers] powerful tools that free the heart.” –Tara Brach, PhD. author of Radical Acceptance.

‘The Art of Relaxation’
This musical series by Deborah Adele has 9 parts that include “systematic relaxation, tense & release, and music for exploration.”  Please contact Deb Adele for more information.

Note from Judy About Meditation:

There are many books, recordings, and online resources that offer guidelines for learning how to ‘meditate’. Meditation is different from relaxation and contemplation. It is generally defined as a practice to cultivate certain positive states of mind or consciousness. Meditation may or may not be related to religious or spiritual practice. It may or may not involve the use of a mantra, a word(s) or syllable(s) that is important for its meaning or sound vibration.

It can be very helpful to have a trained teacher to guide your learning of the practice of meditation. Resources for teachers or classes in meditation can often be found online. Be sure that your choice of a teacher is a good one. And be sure that the meditation technique that you learn feels right to you.

Other Online Resources:

For additional online resources (tips for relaxation and meditation, better sleep, dealing with anxiety and depression, ways to relieve stress, etc.) please visit

“If you can attain repose and calm…
                     believe that you have seized happiness.”- Joseph Conrad
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