To Help Tired Mimds Unwind and Drift Off...
The sleep meditations in this beautifully illustrated book are written specifically to help the reader slow down a busy mind, let go of the day and relax into a restful night's sleep. All the senses are gently engaged to enhance the process, and research now shows that imagining a sea breeze or a still lake is as mentally beneficial as being there. Similarly, meditations included help the reader to put down their worries and turn them over to the unconscious world, and welcome in calm and restoring energy.
The visual design of the book has been created to enhance the relaxing reading experience, with plenty of space to breathe.
A new exhibition at the Bodleian's Weston Library revisits approaches to mental health, using objects from our vast collection to highlight common experiences and connections over time. Curated by Oxford experts in mental health research, the exhibition shows how medieval thought finds surprising echoes in contemporary psychiatry and prescriptions for mental health. A New Anatomy of Melancholy Running from 29th Sep 2021 - 20th March 2022