1) Self-compassion and mindfulness are often described as the two wings of a bird; they are intrinsic to one another and each needs to be understood and given space to grow within us. Professor Kristin Neff is one of the leading research into ‘self-compassion’. Here, she talks about her experiences.
2) For a very clear explanation by Mark Williams of what mindfulness is and how it can help anyone, whether depressed or not, go to:
3) Freely accessible mindfulness-based meditations from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University