Other Resources

(we’ll continually update this)


Tara Brach – Desire and Addiction: Voices of Longing Calling You Home

Brené Brown – Unlocking Us and Daring to Lead podcasts

Being Well (with Rick and Forrest Hanson)

No Stupid Questions (with Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth)

Psychologists Off the Clock: A Psychology Podcast About the Science and Practice of Living Well

Ten Percent Happier

A conversation between Charlotte Gann and Peter Kenny on poetry, anxiety and the comfort of truthful writing – both for writer and reader – on the Planet Poetry podcast.

Online videos (TED talks, YouTube etc)

Brené Brown, ‘The power of vulnerability’

Angela Duckworth, ‘Grit:  the Power of Passion and Perseverance’

Carol Dweck, ‘Developing a Growth Mindset’

Russ Harris, numerous short videos demonstrating ACT tools

Steven Hayes, ‘Psychological Flexibility:  How Love Turns Pain into Purpose’

Dr. Pat Ogden, ‘The Relational Nature of Shame: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective’

SCT (System-Centred Training): ‘The Edge of the Unknown’

Blogs and online articles

Maitreyabandhu: ’13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice’, Magma

Cal Newport

Kristin Neff

Mindful Compassion

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Louise Tondeur

The Marginalian

Charlotte Gann

Charlotte Gann writing about The Understory Conversation for The Friday Poem


Elaine N. Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person, Thorsons, 2017

Brené Brown, Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, Penguin, 2012

Don Domanski, ‘Poetry and the Sacred’, Ralph Gustafson Lecture Series, 2005, Institute for Coastal Research, 2006

Louise Glück, ‘The Education of the Poet’, Proofs and Theories, Carcanet, 1999

Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Shambhala Publications, 2005

Ed. Hamish Canham & Carole Satyamurti, Acquainted with the Night: Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination, The Tavistock Clinic Series, Karnac, 2003

Jane Hirshfield, Hiddenness, Uncertainty, Surprise: Three Generative Energies of Poetry, Bloodaxe, 2008

Anthony De Mello, Awareness, Fount, 1997

Mark Freeman, You Are Not a Rock:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Mental Health (for Humans), (Penguin, 2017)

Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius,  Buddha’s Brain:  The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom, (Oakland, CA:  New Harbinger, 2009)

Russ Harris, The Happiness Trap, (London: Constable & Robinson, 2008)

Steven C. Hayes, A Liberated Mind:  The Essential Guide to ACT (Vermilion, 2019)

Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh, Methuen, 1982

Dacher Keltner, Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, (WW Norton, 2009)

Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey, translated by Stephen Mitchell (Frances Lincoln, 2013)

Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, (Guilford Press, 2018)

Cal Newport, Deep WorkRules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, (Platkus, 2016)

Sondra Perl, Felt Sense: Writing with the Body, Boynton/Cook, 2004

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves, Rider, 1992

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art, Black Irish, 2002

Dan Siegel, Mindsight:  Transform Your Brain with the New Science of Kindness, (London:  Oneworld Publications, 2011)

Ed. Lawrance Thompson, Selected Letters of Robert Frost, (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964)

Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score:  Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Suffering, (Penguin, 2014)

Margot Waddell, Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality, The Tavistock Clinic Series, Karnac, 2002

Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being: a collection of autobiographical writing, Virginia Woolf, Pimlico, 2002

Sarah Barnsley’s poetry collection The Thoughts is published by Smith|Doorstop, January 2022

Charlotte Gann has two full poetry collections: Noir (HappenStance, 2016) and The Girl Who Cried (HappenStance, 2020) and two pamphlets: The Long Woman (Pighog, 2011) and Cargo (Mariscat, 2023).

TV and film

David Eagelman, The Creative Brain – Netflix documentary