"Mindfulness is an innate capacity that, when cultivated, can awaken us to true health and happiness. Dr. Siegel’s book is a clear and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to apply the power of mindful awareness to challenging emotions, physical pain, or relational difficulties. Filled with wisdom that is both practical and deep, this book is an invitation to live the real moments of our life with presence and heart." - Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
"Both accessible and persuasive in showing how mindful awareness can help us take care of ourselves and stay centered as we navigate life’s inevitable challenges." - Zindel V. Segal, coauthor of The Mindful Way through Depression
"In your hands is a readily accessible book that can walk you step by step to a better life. Being present in the moment with acceptance is more than just a practice - it is a key research-proven strategy that promotes health in the body, the mind, and in our relationships with one another. Now is the time - and here is the invitation - to step into a new way of being that can reduce anxiety, stress, and fear, and enhance joy, gratitude and well-being in your life." - Daniel J. Siegel, author of Mindsight
"This clear and practical guide can help you discover your own potential to develop mindfulness. It offers guidance for building a formal meditation practice as well as tools for coping in everyday life." - Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness
"Down-to-earth and helpful, Dr. Siegel offers genuinely practical training in the transformative art of mindfulness." - Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart
"Dr. Siegel offers us an abundance of exercises, transformative practices, and the skilful means to live a mindful life of conscious awareness and meaningful connection. I applaud and recommend his unique perspective, gleaned from a life of meditation and psychotherapeutic practice and research. This wonderful book is a real contribution to the field of happiness studies and spiritual development." - Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
About the Author
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind-body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner-city children and families, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Siegel is coauthor of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, and coeditor of an acclaimed book for professionals, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Dr. Siegel lives in Lincoln with his wife and daughters. He regularly uses the practices in this book to work with his own busy, unruly mind.