The Art of Mindful Reading (Hardcover)

Embracing the Wisdom of Words (Mindfulness series)

By Ella Berthoud

Leaping Hare Press, 9781782407683, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

List Price: 14.99*
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"The beautiful new book from Salon bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud ... explores how reading mindfully enhances our lives and asks, if reading is our daily nourishment, how best should it be consumed?" - Damian Barr

The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act.

The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of mind as deeply therapeutic and vital to our wellbeing as breathing.

Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud asks if reading is our daily nourishment how best should it be consumed? How should you read mindfully? And why will reading mindfully help you to read better?

She explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, give you your moral backbone, and teaches empathy with others. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote, and expert insight, she reveals the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness.

About the Author

Ella Berthoud is a bibliotherapist at the international School of Life, prescribing literary cures to readers everywhere. She is the author of The Art of Mindful Reading and co-author of The Novel Cure and The Story Cure, and read English Literature at Cambridge University. Ella regularly gives talks on reading ailments and mindful reading at bookstores and festivals across the UK. She lives with her family in West Sussex, England.

Praise For The Art of Mindful Reading: Embracing the Wisdom of Words (Mindfulness series)

“Bibliophiles will love Berthoud’s eclectic, inspired suggestions for deeper reading.”
- Publisher's Weekly

A delightful celebration of reading with plenty of practices for expanding and enriching the experience.
- Spirituality & Practice

"In her new book, Ella Berthoud explains why we could all benefit from paying more attention to what, and how, we’re reading."
- Idler