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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger; Pap/MP3 Wk edition (16 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572247088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572247086
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19.7 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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"Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have woven an inspiring tapestry of illuminating insights and practical exercises that can transform your life and even help you build a stronger brain. Inspired by their work as teachers of the research-proven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, the authors have provided a step-by-step approach to bringing this scientifically grounded approach into your daily life. Mindfulness has been demonstrated to effectively help us live with less stress, fear, and anxiety and to cultivate more ease, connection, and well-being in our lives. This workbook makes mindfulness understandable and offers a carefully laid-out plan to achieve a healthier and more meaningful life. There is no time like the present to bring these pearls and practices of wisdom into your life. Why not start now?"
--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, codirector of the University of California, Los Angeles Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of "Mindsight and The Mindful Brain"

"This is an excellent, systematic, helpful, and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings. They will reduce your stress and truly transform your life."
--Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of "The Wise Heart, A Path with Heart," and" After the Ecstasy, the Laundry"

"Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have woven an inspiring tapestry of illuminating insights and practical exercises that can transform your life and even help you build a stronger brain. Inspired by their work as teachers of the research-proven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, the authors have provided a step-by-step approach to bringing this scientifically grounded approach into your daily life. Mindfulness has been demonstrated to effectively help us live with less stress, fear, and anxiety and to cultivate more ease, connection, and well-being in our lives. This workbook makes mindfulness understandable and offers a carefully laid-out plan to achieve a healthier and more meaningful life. There is no time like the present to bring these pearls and practices of wisdom into your life. Why not start now?"
--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, codirector of the University of California, Los Angeles Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of "Mindsight and The Mindful Brain"

"The biggest challenge for any do-it-yourself course is to include exercises that people will actually want to stop and do. In this book, the exercises are skillfully introduced along with spaces that remind the reader, 'This part is up to you to do now!' I think readers will start practicing immediately with confidence that the program will show results."
--Sylvia Boorstein, author of" Happiness Is an Inside Job, It's Easier than You Think," and "That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist"

"I found this workbook informative, helpful, and user-friendly. It is filled with pragmatic tools to keep the practitioner on track and would be beneficial to all who read it."
--Sharon Salzberg, author of" Lovingkindn

"This is an excellent, systematic, helpful, and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings. They will reduce your stress and truly transform your life."
--Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of "The Wise Heart, A Path with Heart," and" After the Ecstasy, the Laundry"


This is an excellent, systematic, helpful, and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings. They will reduce your stress and truly transform your life.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of "The Wise Heart, A Path with Heart," and" After the Ecstasy, the Laundry"
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This is an excellent, systematic, helpful, and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings. They will reduce your stress and truly transform your life.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of The Wise Heart, A Path with Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry


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Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems.

In just weeks, you can learn mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program for alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment in order to permanently change the way you handle stress. As you work through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, you'll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones-a skill that will last a lifetime.

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Mindfulness is paying close attention to whatever you experience in the here and now. It's does not necessarily mean doing things slowly, it simply means cultivating nonjudgmental awareness of your life one moment and one breath at a time.
Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein's insightful and practical exercises in "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook" brings mindfulness into your daily life. Their helpful step-by-step training includes mindful breathing, eating, walking, self-inquiry, interpersonal communication, meditation and rest. The workbook provides a perfect companion to Jon Kabat-Zinn's book "Full Catastrophe Living." Kabat-Zinn, a molecular biologist with a long-term meditation practice, founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. Today there are over 250 hospitals around the country and many more around the globe who use the mindful-based therapies. Unlike concentration meditation where the focus is on a mantra or concept
mindfulness meditation focuses on the body and mind in the present.
The Mindfulness practice, originally an ancient Buddhist meditative discipline, is not only used for mental and emotional well being today but also helps people deal with stress, pain and illness.
Mindfulness flourishes when the following eight attitudes are present: Beginner's mind, non-judgment, acknowledgement, non-striving, equanimity, letting be, self-reliance and self-compassion.
Stahl and Goldstein say you can't always control or eliminate stressors but you can engage with them differently. The answer isn't to turn away but towards the mind traps like negative self talk, interpretations and thought patterns.
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I love this book.

Before this I was having problems with stress and depression upon waking but after practising the step by step guide I am able to have much more peaceful days. The walking meditation and the breathing meditation are especially powerful when used first thing in the morning.

I recommend mindfulness in the morning as it sets a pattern of thinking for the rest of the day. I also try to do a meditation before bed which helps me sleep.

Well written and well explained.
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I bought the book to assist me in introducing mindfulness in my work with patients in palliative care and neurological rehab. It appears to cover everything that I need. It's worth noting that there is a link to the audio files that are included in the CD that accompanies the paper version. Other reviews state that the audio link is not there but it appears to have been added since those reviews were posted. I've checked the link and downloaded all the files: they're fine.

The book itself covers all of the commonly-used aspects of mindfulness practice from the raisin exercise to the check-in, body scan, breathing meditations and yoga practices. The format is designed to be accessible to the general public and, being accessibly written, includes many resources that clinicians can use with patients as the basis of treatment programmes or for patients' self-management guides, including reflective exercises and journals. It seems to contain everything I need for working with my clients in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-use format.
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This is an excellent workbook. It is clearly written and guides the reader through the principles behind mindfulness, its benefits and practical exercises and encourages you to journal your own experiences and reflections. It has been a helpful resource for my own practice of mindfulness and also as a resource in my clinical practice.
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The book should link to audio links which are an important aspect of the workbook program. It does not. Amazon say that its a known problem and that they will make this clear in the product description. The workbook is really a good buy but the store admin needs to get this type of problem resolved. It does not appear at the time of writing this review that an attempt has been made to make it clear to customers that there is a problem.
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An excellent buy offering valuable insight into mindfulness and a superbly structured programme and accompanying CD providing the reader with a very solid foundation in the understanding and application of mindfulness. With instruction for meditation, yoga activity and the many other ways in which mindfulness can be weaved into everyday life, as a counsellor I have firsthandedly witnessed amazing results of the potential of this to turn lives around. An absolute must for those struggling with stress and anxiety!
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A must for anyone specialising in stress management, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT), however it works well for anyone suffering from stress themselves.
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If you are ready for this, MBSR can help you attain a more balanced, focused, relaxed and loving approach to living. Although it may come across as airy-fairy hemp munching, this is the most practical of guides. Sort your life out yourself and do it without spending oodles of cash on mystic la-la. Enjoy a holiday from your worries and get back to feeling good in your own skin.
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