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Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1998, when he was 20 years old. Having completed an MA (Hons) in Information and Library Management, he currently works at Durham County Council. He is an active advocate for raising awareness of the positive aspects of AS, giving talks, seminars and workshops throughout the UK. He also offers mentoring and support services for school leavers and students entering higher education with AS. Chris has written an autobiography of his own experience of AS, entitled Glass Half-Empty, Glass Half-Full: How Asperger's Syndrome Has Changed My Life and practices meditation in his spare time.

JKP publications by Chris Mitchell

  1. Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

    Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

    Everyday Mindfulness Practices to Help You Tune in to the Present Moment

    Chris Mitchell

    Whether due to anxiety or the comfort of routine, people with Asperger's Syndrome often find that they go through life on autopilot. This book provides advice and step-by-step exercises for adopting a mindful way of living to overcome difficulties and become more present in the moment. Exercises include breathing, yoga stretches and meditations. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.47in / 215mm x 139mm, 128pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-434-8
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 128pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-867-1
  2. Aspies on Mental Health

    Aspies on Mental Health

    Speaking for Ourselves

    Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton

    Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 4.37in / 228mm x 111mm, 192pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-287-7
  3. Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

    Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

    Taking Refuge in the Buddha

    Chris Mitchell

    Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development. He takes the reader through key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to resolution of these feelings. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 8.54in x 6.46in / 217mm x 164mm, 144pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-686-9
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-888-3
  4. Asperger Syndrome and Employment

    Asperger Syndrome and Employment

    Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

    Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

    Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.18in / 233mm x 157mm, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-648-7
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-770-1
  5. Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

    Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

    Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

    Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

    Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.38in / 232mm x 162mm, 176pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-647-0
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-777-0