Experts > Tessa Watt

Tessa Watt's Top Book Recommendations

Want to know what books Tessa Watt recommends on their reading list? We've researched interviews, social media posts, podcasts, and articles to build a comprehensive list of Tessa Watt's favorite book recommendations of all time.

How to practice mindfulness meditation and bring awareness into everyday life--from the best-selling author of many classic works on meditation.
The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action mindfulness applied throughout life can help us work more effectively with life s challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement. This guide to mindful awareness through meditation provides all the basics to get you...
Recommended by Tessa Watt, and 1 others.

Tessa WattThis is the only book in the list that is by a great Buddhist meditation master. (Source)

See more recommendations for this book...

From the author of the internationally-acclaimed best-selling text The Developing Mind, and esteemed leader and educator in the field of mental health, comes the first book ever to integrate neuroscience research with the ancient art of mindfulness. The result is a groundbreaking approach to not simply mental health, but life in general, which shows readers how personal awareness and attunement can actually stimulate emotional circuits in the brain, leading to a host of physiological benefits, including greater well-being, resilience, emotional balance, and improved cardiac and... more
Recommended by Tessa Watt, and 1 others.

Tessa WattThis is a book that focuses on the neuroscience of mindfulness. (Source)

See more recommendations for this book...

'We are all frazzled, all of us...'

Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment.

Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. You've nothing to lose but your stress...
Recommended by Tessa Watt, and 1 others.

Tessa WattShe’s got some great advice about bringing mindfulness into parenting, mindfulness for children of all ages, some really good exercises that she’s put into the book, and she also brings humour into it. (Source)

See more recommendations for this book...

Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress. Eventually he stumbled on meditation and Buddhism, and discovered a path that was different from the other medical, psychological and spiritual cures he had tried. That path was mindfulness and the deeper he went into the practice the more it transformed his life, easing his depression and helping him see each moment as precious. A one-time editor for FHM magazine, Ed's life has changed radically - he now teaches mindfulness to... more
Recommended by Tessa Watt, and 1 others.

Tessa WattThis is a lovely book. (Source)

See more recommendations for this book...



An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

From one of the leading thinkers on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a pioneering set of simple practices to dissolve anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and unhappiness.In "Mindfulness," Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Dr. Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just... more
Recommended by Tessa Watt, Will MacAskill, and 2 others.

Tessa WattThis is the book that I would recommend as the most practical…It takes you through an eight-week course and it has audio to go with it. (Source)

Will MacAskillThis book is a friendly and accessible introduction to mindfulness meditation, and includes an 8-week guided meditation course. Will completed this course, and it had a significant impact on his life. (Source)

See more recommendations for this book...

Don't have time to read Tessa Watt's favorite books? Read Shortform summaries.

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

  • Being comprehensive: you learn the most important points in the book
  • Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
  • Interactive exercises: apply the book's ideas to your own life with our educators' guidance.