Mindfulness for NQTs: Strategies, techniques and practices for all who work with children and young people

Welcome to my latest book which I self-published on Amazon Kindle on 6th September 2022. It costs only £1.99 and contains an offer of a 25% discount off courses for those who buy the book. There is a link below. 

The book contains strategies, techniques and practices for mindfulness and is aimed at NQTs and all who work with children and young people. As a former school teacher and teacher trainer, both in the UK and abroad, I wanted to share mindfulness techniques in a way that I have used them over the past 25+ years of my career in Education.

A lot of the content has come from blogs from this blog as in the previous 2 years, I have posted everyday throughout August with a technique etc for NQTs to try out ahead of starting their new role (as the new academic year starts in September in the UK). Perhaps, you have already read some of these blogs. 

This book brings them all together in one place and I have also added some more content either in the monthly format or in the extras/alternatives section. There are also some parts adapted from 2 of my previous books: ‘Being the Best You Can Be’ and ‘Mindful Walks to be in the present moment’. If you are interested in those books too then it’s good to know that Being the Best You Can Be is only 99p and will always be that price as i wish to help as many people as possible access the information shared within it and Mindful Walks is currently priced at £1.99 during the launch of this book and will return to its usual price of £4.99 in January 2023. 

There is also a lot of FREE material shared on my social media channels: Being the Best You Can Be on Facebook and You Tube channel, alisonlaycock23 on twitter and Being.best.mindfulness on instagram. I am also happy to answer any questions through email info@beingthebestyoucanbe.org. 

If you do purchase the book and wish to use the discount on one of the mindfulness or other courses through my business then please visit http://www.beingthebestyoucanbe.org to check out all the business offers. 

Buses, trains but no planes by Alison Laycock

This is my latest travel book which I have recently uploaded to Amazon Kindle. I have been writing it since 2019 on and off and am very pleased to have finished it ready for people to purchase, read and review hopefully. I had thought this would be my first travel book as I started writing it in 2019 after publishing my first book ‘Being the Best You Can Be” and then ‘We all Walk our Own Camino’ came through to me and I had to complete that book when it called me. 

‘Buses, trains but no planes: 23 countries and 45 places in 7 months’ covers my travels around Europe from 2018 to 2019 where I travelled by (yes you’ve guessed it) buses and trains but no planes despite being told it would be so much quicker. The whole appeal of Europe is surely that it can be travelled so easily from border to border rather than airport to airport. 

Some of the countries it covers include: France, Italy, former Yugoslavian countries, Albania, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and many more. There is a travel journal at the end along with the journal prompts which come throughout the book along with information about the places visited as well as travel aspects such as minimalism whilst travelling, intentional travel, self-care. 

If you are interested in travel, solo travel, journaling, Europe travel and/or travel stories then please check out the link below to buy the book at £5.99.

Buses, trains but no planes: 23 countries and 45 places in 7 months https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B5HLS198/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_8Y2YJQBV5010PRANSQE2

We All Walk Our Own Camino

This isn’t a book review as after all how can I possibly review my own book!  I won’t review it, however I will share it with you on this blog. Yes, this is my travel book and no, this is not the one I may have already mentioned. The book I’ve recently written and uploaded to Kindle as an e-book is called ‘We all walk our own Camino’ and is about my Camino journey and how it has affected me and my life.

Continue reading “We All Walk Our Own Camino”

Love for imperfect things: Haemin Sunim

With the subtitle ‘How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection’, this is a worthy sequel to ‘The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down’. This book holds a key message that will benefit anyone who picks it up, whether you choose passages or read it all the way through, there will be something which resonates with you.      Continue reading “Love for imperfect things: Haemin Sunim”

The things you can see only when you slow down: Haemin Sunim

With the subtitle of ‘How to be Calm in a Busy World’, this book offers great advice and insights into our lives and how to improve. Written by Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea, there are many sayings that I have come across before as a practising Buddhist. However, I could not put it down when I first opened it and reached page 80 or so before finally accepting that I would have to buy it.   Continue reading “The things you can see only when you slow down: Haemin Sunim”