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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.

Reviews

The only breadmaking book you'll ever knead for your mental wellbeing.
Professor David Veale, consultant psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital