- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (5 Jan. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444722204
- ISBN-13: 978-1444722208
- Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.5 x 20.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Get Some Headspace: 10 minutes can make the difference (Paperback - 26 May 2011) Paperback – 5 Jan 2012
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The expert's expert - Britain's top meditation guru. (The Times)
Learn to live in the moment with GET SOME HEADSPACE by top meditation guru Andy Puddicombe. His practical guide will help you de-stress and have a calmer, happier life. (Grazia)
'If you've always wanted to try meditation, then this is the perfect guide to 'mindfulness' and finding yourself ten minutes of Zen'. (Scotsman Magazine)
Andy bubbles over with enthusiasm and is so easy to follow that most of us leave convinced and with every intention of an attempt to sustain our relaxed/alert state. (Easy Living)
A quiet mind is the key to feeling less stressed, less tired and having a new level of calm and contentment. (Woman's Way)
Demystifying meditation for the modern world: an accessible and practical route to improved health, happiness and well being, in as little as 10 minutes.See all Product Description
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He says meditation isn't about becoming a different person. It's about training in awareness, understanding how and why we think and feel the way we do and getting a healthy sense of perspective in the process.
He was drawn to meditation or "headspace" in his early 20s because he felt his mind was permanently switched on, going round and round like a washing machine. In addition to his 'busy head' he felt as though he was always drifting into unnecessary worry, frustration and sadness.
He says he prefers the word 'headspace' because it describes the underlying sense of peace and contentment no matter what emotion might be at play. He says mindfulness is the ability to be present, meditation is the best way to learn the skill and 'headspace' is the outcome.
The theme of "Get Some Headspace" is awareness and an understanding of ourselves and others. It's about developing a gentle curiosity: watching, noticing and observing what's happening in every aspect of our life. It's about finding a sense of ease with ourselves right now, choosing how we see life and how we communicate and relate with others, cultivating kindness, compassion and appreciation towards ourselves and others and developing greater dedication, balance, equanimity, acceptance, presence and composure.
Andy says there are three components of mindfulness training: understanding how to "approach" the technique, how to behave while "practicing" the technique and how to "integrate" that quality of mind into everyday life.Read more ›
There are so many positive reviews of this book, and that's why I bought it, but for me, there are better books out there.....
Since leaving this review, I have found an amazing book on Mindfulness here on Amazon. It's called "Full Catastrophe Living" how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation, by Jon Kabat-Zin. A friend loaned me her copy, but I am so interested by it, that I wanted my own. It's a big book, but very easy to read, and in layman's language. AND the exercises are at the beginning!! I highly recommend it......
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One of those purchases (along with the app and subscription) that can change your life. Easy to comprehend and absorb through Andy's easy writing style (as is his voice - YouTube... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve the Pirate
Loved this book, and it spurred me on to use the free app and then eventually sign up for the subscription. Read morePublished 2 months ago
A lovely read and uplifting read. I keep dipping in and out of it. It makes me smile.Published 3 months ago by Sumi22
Great introduction to mindfulness with personal stories and guidelines for everyday applications.
I really enjoyed the reading.
This book has given me valuable information about how to make sure my mind does not rule my life. Thanks.Published 6 months ago by barron
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