However, the general mindfulness applicability to therapyis highly welcomed and well written. (BritishJournal of Mental Health and Nursing, 1 July 2012)
. . . Simple exercises at the end of each chapter andnumerous workplace examples make this it a fascinating, highlyrelevant read for any employee. (ThePsychologist, 1 May 2012)
"His book is a skilful weaving together of art, science andpractice, presented with clarity, simplicity and warmth." (Mindful,11 October 2011)
The forces of dissonance are all around us. They gnaw at us andeventually turn us into a person we neither recognize nor want tobe. One of the few research proven antidotes to these ravages ofchronic stress, over commitment, and being too busy, is working onour mindfulness. Michael Chaskalson provides a marvelous andengaging introduction to the arena and with practical steps for youand your organization. Don t worry, you will not start tolevitate after reading this book, but if you heed his message andpractical steps, you will be healthier, experience heightenedcognitive performance, and be more open to possibilities. Richard Boyatzis , Distinguished UniversityProfessor, Case Western Reserve, co–author of PrimalLeadership and Resonant Leadership
In this important book, Michael Chaskalson presents a powerfulcase for the intentional enhancement of mindfulness in theworkplace. He offers a clear and authoritative description ofmindfulness and the ways in which we can facilitate it. Crucially,he also explains in detail why mindfulness training can haveprofoundly beneficial effects on a surprisingly wide range ofaspects of individual and organizational function. In doingso, he draws on a wide base of research evidence, and on his ownunique personal experience of decades of teaching awareness skillsand of founding and running successful organizations. TheMindful Workplace deserves to be highly influential.
John Teasdale, co–author of TheMindful Way through Depression and Mindfulness–basedCognitive Therapy for Depression
This book is extraordinary. It offers a revolutionary andcompelling solution to the problems faced in the 21stcentury workplace. Michael Chaskalson writes with superb clarityand wisdom to show that we no longer have to choose betweeneconomic imperatives and human well–being. Through trainingin mindfulness, both can flourish, to the benefit of all. Abook that will be on the syllabus of every Business School thatwishes to be on the frontier of knowledge and skills, but also aread for anyone who wants to understand why work can be sostressful and what to do about it.
Mark Williams, Director, Oxford MindfulnessCentre, and Co–author of Mindfulness: a practical guide tofinding peace in a frantic world