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Godsfield Press

The Meditation Bible

Madonna Gauding
Authors:
Madonna Gauding

This is a definitive handbook for those wishing to master meditation. This authoritative volume includes meditations for calming and centering, living mindfully, developing love and compassion, solving problems, manifesting your dreams and connecting with the Divine. There's also advice on meditation postures, creating a sacred space and establshing a daily meditation practice.

Ilex Press

The Little Book of Colouring for Calm

Madonna Gauding
Authors:
Madonna Gauding

Mandala colouring is an enjoyable pastime, but its benefits go far beyond having fun. Colouring intricate designs demands mental focus and concentration, similar to the concentration you can develop during meditation. This collection of 100 designs by respected expert Madonna Gauding will help you to you to silence your mental chatter, achieving a kind of mindfulness that will leave you refreshed, calm and focused.

Spruce

A Thousand Paths to Mindfulness

Denise Bates
Authors:
Denise Bates

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson is the founder and Head Gardener of Mindapples. He founded the campaign in 2008 in response to the lack of attention being given by social innovators and campaigners to public mental health. Mindapples has since gone on to reach tens of thousands of people all around the world with positive messages about the health of our minds.Prior to Mindapples, Andrew co-founded the influential social web start-up School of Everything in 2006, which won several awards for its innovative work connecting independent learners with teachers in their local areas. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in global business to help them get the best from their staff, including several of the world's leading financial institutions, Bupa, News UK, L'Oréal, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Wellcome Trust. He has advised the UK Government on public health promotion, supported many entrepreneurs to launch and grow their ventures, and speaks internationally about business innovation and social change.

Andy Gibson

Andrew Gibson is the founder and Head Gardener of Mindapples. He founded the campaign in 2008 in response to the lack of attention being given by social innovators and campaigners to public mental health. Mindapples has since gone on to reach tens of thousands of people all around the world with positive messages about the health of our minds.Prior to Mindapples, Andrew co-founded the influential social web start-up School of Everything in 2006, which won several awards for its innovative work connecting independent learners with teachers in their local areas. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in global business to help them get the best from their staff, including several of the world's leading financial institutions, Bupa, News UK, L'Oréal, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Wellcome Trust. He has advised the UK Government on public health promotion, supported many entrepreneurs to launch and grow their ventures, and speaks internationally about business innovation and social change.

Christina Brown

Internationally renowned teacher and bestselling author Christina Brown has been practising yoga since 1989 and teaching for two decades. She has run in-depth teacher training programmes for the last ten years and her yoga retreats have been voted "top in Australia". She has been a regular contributor to the Ask the Expert column in Australian Yoga Journal magazine and also blogs on how yoga philosophy intersects with everyday family life. Christina is the author of several books on yoga and natural health including the bestselling The Yoga Bible (Godsfield, 2003), Quick & Easy Yoga (Duncan Baird, 2008), The Book of Yoga (Parragon, 2002), Ten Minute Yoga (Sterling, 2003), The Ayurvedic Year (Storey Books, 2002) and Yoga (Parragon, 2001).Christina's practice is inspired by many Hatha Yoga traditions. Over the decades she has enjoyed learning from esteemed yoga lineages like those of Vanda Scaravalli, BKS Iynegar, Synergy Yoga, Astanga Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga and she has received teachings by renowned yoga teachers from around the world.

Cynthia Emerlye

Cynthia Emerlye was born in Rhode Island, USA. Growing up in a creative family, she was introduced to homey and fine crafts at a young age. Her work is detailed and elegant, convoluted and richly feminine in nature, recalling the lush illuminated manuscripts of the Renaissance and the detail of William Morris. Her floral designs are highly distinctive and have been adapted to many decorative and commercial uses. Her paintings and illustrations, utilising a soft, rainbow palette, incorporate symbols and mythic iconography into their dreamscapes.

Danielle Marchant

Danielle Marchant has a long work history as a successful executive coach in the corporate industry, working with top-level executives at companies such as HSBC, McKinsey Unilever and SAP. She has more than 13 years experience working with leaders in 20 different countries; and spent 3 years living and working in Asia, where she set up a pioneering coaching company and an award winning change management consultancy. After learning that goals and ambitions could be just as happily and successfully achieved when simply allowing the body and mind to pause, she adapted her coaching style with both personal and corporate clients to flow rather than fight against the ups and downs of life.Find out more about Danielle at www.lifebydanielle.com

Darryl O'Keeffe

Darryl O'Keeffe qualified as a teacher while attending the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and he has taught continually in some capacity since 1978. Early employment took him from fringe theatre via community theatre to director of a youth and community centre in Hackney, London. In the early 1980s he began to 'catch' other people's headaches and discovered that he could physically remove pain from other people. His spiritual reawakening began consciously when he took a migraine away from a girlfriend in the street. The energetic discharge knocked him over and rendered him unconscious for a moment and, as he lay there contemplating the stars, he mused that what had just happened was impossible by any science that he had ever been taught and, at that moment, resolved to find out what was really going on in the world. His enquiries led him to the NFSH (now the Healing Trust) and, by the late 1980s, he had become a practising spiritual healer and was helping others to realise their own latent abilities. After attending a Kundalini healing course with Lilla Bek he began intuitively to adopt yoga postures during meditation practice. He began to practise yoga, joining local classes in Hatha, Iyengar, and Kundalini. Although he maintained his Hatha yoga practice for several years it was the "spiritual technology" of the Kundalini Yoga classes taught by Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa that really resonated with him.Darryl is a much-travelled and practically minded spiritual teacher and healer. He has taught holistic healing in a variety of organisations and settings around the world and conducted Sacred Tours to a variety of countries with Judy Fraser. He is a Mentoring Lead Trainer with the KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy; a founder member of the IKYTA Global Teachers Council; and a Director of i-SKY Training Ltd. www.i-sky.net "helping each to BE the best s/he can be." Darryl continues to teach regularly and maintains a consultative yoga and healing practice in the UK where he lives with his Russian wife Elena and their two boys Yuri and Nikolai.

Georgia Coleridge

Georgia Coleridge is a professional healer with a busy practice and a lot of experience with chakras. When she is not healing, teaching workshops or running retreats, she is usually reading about healing or attending courses, so has a broad understanding of the subject. As a former journalist, married to a prominent magazine publisher, she worked at the Daily Mail and has co-written two well-received parenting books. Her articles on healing have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Evening Standard, the Daily Mail and Vogue, and she has appeared regularly on Radio 4.Find out more about Georgia on Instagram @chakraproject or at www.georgiacoleridgehealing.com

Gill Farrer-Halls

Gill Farrer-Halls is a trained aromatherapist and has worked generally within Buddhism throughout her career as a writer, editor, and video producer. She has spent extensive time in India and Nepal during the course of her career. She is the author of Meditations & Ritual Using Aromatherapy Oils for Godsfield.

Gill Paul

Gill Paul is a non-fiction author and novelist. She studied Medicine at Glasgow University before deciding that a doctor's life was not for her. In non-fiction she specializes in Health and is the author of a number of titles including Food Hospital (tie-in to a major Channel 4 series), published by Penguin, and Perfect Detox.

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa was born in London in 1956. He encountered Kundalini Yoga one day in 1979 and began a daily practice the next. He met his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, in 1981 and started teaching Kundalini Yoga. His interest in Kundalini and its healing applications inspired him to learn Oriental energetic medicine. Formal study resulted in qualifications as an acupuncturist in 1989 and as a herbalist in 1991; he then completed his clinical study in Ho Chi Min City. He founded the Lotus Healing Centre in 1989 and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine until 1996 when Guru Dharam established I-SKY, the International School of Kundalini Yoga in 1996 with Darryl O'Keeffe. The school presents trainings in several countries.Post graduate interdisciplinary studies in Kabbalah, Dream Yoga, Oriental energetics and the shamanic tradition have provided continued professional development alongside his primary practice of Kundalini Yoga, which he teaches extensively. Guru Dharam is registered as a Teacher Trainer with the Kundalini Research Institute. He is the director of the Kundalini Medicine project which offers Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training in several locations. This teaches the therapeutic applications of Kundalini Yoga as a one-to-one healing modality within the wider context of the holistic paradigm.Guru Dharam is married and has two sons.

Judy Hall

Judy Hall is a leading authority on crystals and spiritual development. She has over 45 years of experience in crystal healing, karmic astrology and past-life therapy. She is the author of over 40 books, including the bestselling The Crystal Bible (2003) and The Crystal Bible 2 (2009) and The Crystal Bible 3 (2013). The Crystal Bible has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and Judy's books have been translated into over 15 languages. Judy was voted the 2014 Kindred Spirit MBS personality of the year and she was listed in the 2015 Watkins Review of the 100 most spiritually influential authors.

Madonna Gauding

Madonna Gauding has been a student of Buddhism for over 12 years and is a practitioner of martial arts. She is the author of The Meditation Bible, World Mandalas, Six Keys to Buddhist Living and Working with Meditation. Location: St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Michael Gienger

The late Michael Gienger studied crystal healing for more than 30 years. The author of numerous publications, he has gained a worldwide reputation as an expert on crystal healing.

Patrizia Collard

Dr Patrizia Collard is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, stress management consultant and lecturer in psychotherapy at the University of East London. Her books include Journey into Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies, Awakening the Compassionate Mind (2014), and The Little Book of Mindfulness. Dr Collard's wide range of approaches and methodologies include mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, core energy management, existential therapy, drama therapy, yoga and meditation, relaxation and self-hypnosis.

Suzy Reading

Suzy Reading is a chartered psychologist and qualified yoga teacher specialising in wellbeing. Her offerings include face to face coaching, walk and talk sessions, private and group yoga and mummy and baby yoga courses, as well as workshop presentations on self-care and other topics such as sleep, rest and relaxation, and how to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Suzy is also the Neom Organics Psychology Expert and a Contributing Editor on Psychologies magazine.

Vimla Lalvani

Vimla Lalvani studied yoga as the personal student of B.K.S. Iyengar and is now an acknowledged authority and acclaimed yoga teacher in her own right.

Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Yoshifumi Miyazaki is a university professor, researcher and the deputy director of Chiba University's Centre for Environment, Health and Field Sciences. He has published several books on the effects and benefits of forest therapy, and the concept is spreading - the Japanese government has created dozens of forest therapy centres. In 2000 Yoshifumi received the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Minister Award for clarifying the health benefits of wood and shinrin yoku, and later an award from the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology in 2007.