Publications & Books

Over the years, Dr. Collard has had her work published in books and publications. Some of these have been collaborations with other respected authors, others are guides written and crafted by Dr. Collard. These books are available for purchase online in both physical and eBook format.

 


Tibbs the Meditation Cat: Mindfulness for Kids (2015)

Scientific evidence supports the view that mindfulness helps us improve our attention-spans, gain a greater sense of self-control, and develop a stronger sense of resilience. There’s a strong sense that mindfulness might also contribute meaningfully to young people’s well-being, resilience and character-development.  In addition to assisting with the acquisition of a number of skills and capabilities, it’s considered that mindfulness might also serve to raise educational standards.

So, what exactly is it that has caused so many of us – even all-party government committees – to stand up and take notice?  After all, mindfulness can be a big word – and a big concept – for many of us to take to heart. With kids, especially younger kids, it’s enough to say that mindfulness is about awareness.  It’s nothing more than noticing our present-moment feelings, our thoughts, and how our body feels. Even more exciting, pretty much anybody can learn its basic principles.  It’s not the least bit necessary to know one jot about the historical developments and the links to meditation – or to study the emerging body of research that seeks to explain the ‘science’ behind the timeless principle of mindful awareness.

With regular and shorts bursts of practice, you’ll find that ‘being mindful’ amounts to a set of simple techniques that soon become second nature.  Eventually it’s easy to go back to that ‘place’ of focus – and kids of all ages (maybe you include yourself in this category) can learn to do this entirely of their own accord, just like Tibbs the Meditation Cat!

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The Mindfulness Bible: The Complete Guide to Living in the Moment (2015)

The Mindfulness Bible teaches you how to switch off the stress button and live without unnecessary fear or anxiety. It demonstrates that problems relating to depression, addiction, procrastination and low mood can be overcome through the use of mindfulness techniques and cites key case study examples. Mindfulness can support positive communication, enhance relationships and lead to a better quality of life.

Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to start your journey along the path to mindfulness through the introduction of various techniques, including breath work, meditation and postural development. Her expert tips on mindfulness and her Eight-Session Mindfulness Course to overcome destructive emotions will help you to practise these techniques on a day-to-day basis.

This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family along the road to mindfulness so that you can live a more attentive, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Mindfulness Bible.

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The Mindfulness Cookbook (2015)

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Being aware of what you eat will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you and heal your food issues.

There’s no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting – by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your ‘body wisdom’ and begin to eat less of what you don’t need, while filling up on nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you’ll be happy with for life.

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The Mindfulness Diet (2015)

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you’ve always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you.

There’s no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting – by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your ‘body wisdom’ and begin to eat less of what you don’t need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you’ll be happy with for life.

The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite.

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The Little Book of Mindfulness (2014)

Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world – without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation.

Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life.

This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness!

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Mindfulness for Compassionate Living (2014)

Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others.

The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain – and that compassion can be learned.

The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies (2013)

Stay in the present and build a happier future Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies takes you through the eight–week MBCT course, using the principles of mindfulness to complement established CBT techniques. You′ll discover how using MBCT can help lower your risk of relapsing into depression and reduce the risk of other mental health disorders including anxiety, stress, and low self–esteem. Provides a solid foundation for positive mental health The downloadable audio files contain guided meditations, a core feature of the MBCT program MBCT works as an excellent supplement to therapy and may reduce the need for medication If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, or a host of other mental health disorders, let Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies keep you in the present and build a happier future.

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Journey into Mindfulness (2013)

This book explains the principles of Mindfulness, a meditation cognitive therapy, and shows how its rituals can help you find a path to better living. Living in the moment can be harder than we think in a tech-filled world of to-do lists. It acts as a gentle guide, showing you easy, enjoyable and effective ways to slow down and develop awareness of your thoughts, actions and the environment. Exercises include step-by-step breathing and sound meditations, eating, walking meditations and movement sequences inspired by chi gong, tai chi and yoga to bring the mind and body into the present moment.

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Key Concepts in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A critical A-Z guide to theory (2012)

By Vicki Smith, Patrizia Collard, Paula Nicolson, and Rowan Bayne

This helpful book offers a concise overview of core concepts within the four dominant approaches to counselling and psychotherapy: psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, cognitive behavioural and integrative. It aims to assist you in developing your critical thinking and essay writing skills.

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Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice: An Evidence Based Approach (Essential Coaching Skills and Knowledge) (2011)

By Michael Neenan and Stephen Palmer

This book marks an important milestone in helping coaches and clients alike develop a greater understanding of the cognitive behavioural approach to coaching.

[‘Chapter 8: Mindfulness based cognitive behavioral coaching’ by Patrizia Collard and Gladeana McMahon]

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The Counsellor’s Handbook: A practical A-Z guide to integrative counselling and psychotherapy (Third Edition) (2008)

By Rowan Bayne, Ian Horton, Patrizia Collard, and Gordon Jinks

This book guides the reader through the the professional and clinical practice of Counselling skills, strategies, methodologies and underlying counselling theory.

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