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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Business; 1 edition (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273789902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273789901
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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'An engaging and amusing read that covers a highly important topic: Awareness and Acceptance as core tenets of mental health. The exercises are easily identifiable, humorous, and relevant.'

Peter Lawrence, Financial Analyst

 

'Mindfulness offers a practical and simple approach to becoming more confident and effective in today’s busy workplace.'

 Stephney Dallmann - Director, Professional Services Firm

 

'As a CEO, I often turn to the mindfulness techniques as outlined in this book to create the psychological "still space" I need for considered analysis and calm reflection on business issues. The techniques allow timely, confident decision making to flow naturally out of even the most complex and fast moving situations.'

Raza Khan, CEO, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust

 

'An operating manual for the most important but least understood area of our lives - the mind and how we think. Good for thinking about business, great for thinking about life and living it.'

Paul Ward, Investment Banker and CFO 

 

'A highly-practical and engaging book on the everyday application of mindfulness. Recommended reading for just about everybody and anybody.'

Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

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"An operating manual for the most important but least understood area of our lives - the mind and how we think. Good for thinking about business, great for thinking about life and living it."

Paul Ward, Investment Banker and CFO 

 

“A highly-practical and engaging book on the everyday application of mindfulness. Recommended reading for just about everybody and anybody." – Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

 

 Be more, achieve more and stress less – how mindfulness can change the way you live

 

Mindfulness for Busy People will show you how to apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you to de-stress, find your own unique space of calm, and ready yourself for whatever challenges you face.

 

Helping you to cultivate and practice mindfulness straight away, you’ll discover:

  • A no-nonsense, light-hearted, and clear introduction  to mindfulness and its benefits
  • Unique and clever ‘I-haven’t-got-time-for-this’ exercises that you can do anywhere, anytime
  • A fulfilling way to feel less stressed with immediate effect
  • A new found confidence, resilience and a greater sense of optimism
  • Improved focus, energy, efficiency and creativity

Feel calm, confident and live in the moment – whatever you’re doing, wherever you are.

 

The audio content that accompanies this book can be downloaded and played for free from www.pearson-books.com/mindfulness

 


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By eluned on 15 Dec. 2013
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Just want to say that this book is brilliant. I did find the style a bit chatty, but that didn't detract from the value of what it said. The exercises are great and I am happy to take time out of my hectic schedule (!) to give it a big fat five star rating.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brigante on 4 Nov. 2013
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...Finally a book about Mindfulness that I get! WOW this stuff is really good and it works.
The Mindfulness practices are practical, fun and can be done at (any!) times when you would never think it was possible to be mindful! A really engaging book, well worth a read. The introduction and first sections are great and they help to makes a really abstract concept relevant. I'm getting a lot of benefit from trying out the exercises. Definately recommend this one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Buckley on 19 Nov. 2013
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Easy to read - practical and realistic - an enjoyable read. Sometimes the commentary jars - but on the whole this all made sense - even if you have not read about mindfulness before!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Anne-Sophie Sloet van Oldruiteborgh on 6 Dec. 2013
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This book "Mindfulness for busy people" really understand how real life works and that people most often just do not have the time to sit down and meditate for hours. Why I find it so helpful is that the techniques Dr Michael Sinclair and Josie Seydel outline can really be applied to any situation. Since I started reading this book I have become more mindful on the tube, using the berating technique. I also really enjoy my coffee, I am more aware of my posture and more accepting towards my own body, I start to accept that I am not perfect and that is OK. It really helped me to relax my mind and create a stable self that can not only survive but even really enjoy my own hectic life and busy days! I would recommend it to everyone!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By George Apostolakis on 16 Jan. 2014
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Mindfulness explained in modern terms and full of practical applications that can be applied in every day situations and circumstances. Buy it if you are action oriented and you are more interested in how to use mindfulness rather than understanding deeply the philosophy behind it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dr Alice on 11 Nov. 2013
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This book entertains and engages the busy reader whilst unpicking and explaining practical tips in the art of living well. It is a truism that the present moment is all we really have but translating this into realistic and achievable strategies for accepting life's challenges and dealing with them effectively is a tall order. This book delivers and makes for an uplifting and at times moving read. To be embraced personally and professionally.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AlgyF on 28 Dec. 2013
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If you want to get an introduction to mindfulness this is the book for you.
Most readers will come to this book because they are stressed, have chronic pain or just want to see life a bit more clearly. It simply and quickly introduces some exercises to help you become aware of what is going on at the moment not what you are worrying about happening tomorrow.
And I mean exercises that are as simple as breathing drinking a cup of coffee or brushing your teeth.
The book doesn't dwell on the philosophical basis of mindfulness, so its very practical.
Worth dipping into.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Siri A. Harrison on 20 Nov. 2013
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This book is great if you want to learn some very practical, down to earth techniques to help deal with stress. A lot of "self help" books can be a bit boring and jargony but this one is definitely up to snuff. It's modern, edgy and actually really interesting. As a psychologist I have recommended it to many clients I work with and I have also used it myself. I would definitely give it a chance if you're looking for something that super-useful and applicable to your daily life with all of its stress and strain.
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