Author Manuel Monade is the current chair of the London borough of Southwark Refugee and Migrant Project, an organisation he has been working with for the past twenty years. Having helped people facing stressful situations in the course of his charitable work, and also having experienced the sense of achievement of his breadmaking students, he is interested in the therapeutic potential of baking. Here, together with psychotherapist Caroline Harrison, he shows how breadmaking can help anyone to enhance their mental wellbeing.

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BREADMAKING + MEDITATION = BREADITATION. Feel your tension drain away as you mix, knead, prove and bake these specially selected, straightforward recipes for breads, from ciabatta to bagels and sourdough.

‘Though at its heart a book of reliable bread recipes you can utterly trust . . . the relaxed baking techniques in Breaditation can help unravel the stress and trauma in our life’ Dan Lepard

‘The only breadmaking book you’ll ever knead for your mental wellbeing’ Professor David Veale, The Maudsley Hospital

In Breaditation, professional baker Manuel Monade shows, with the help of psychotherapist Caroline Harrison, how the four stages of bread making – kneading, proving, shaping and baking – can help you to de-stress. Bread making, because it involves all our senses – sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing – can help us to focus on and feels safe in the present,which helps to combat anxiety, elevate our mood, improve our self-esteem and, through a mindful focus on the present, de-stress. Even if you feel simply angry or upset, bread making can help.

Breaditation includes more than twenty straightforward recipes, from ciabatta and pitta to brioche, crackers and sourdough. There is nothing too technically demanding, so that there is an immediate sense of achievement and pleasure in the bread you have made.

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Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 20.2 × 13 × 2.2 cm










641.815 (edition:23)


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