This wonderful large-format workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D., and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., provides a great collection of visual and auditory tools to help you get your own personalized mindfulness-based stress reduction program up and running. Chock full of information, with plenty of exercises, diagrams, journal space, and encouragement, this book is a perfect gift for yourself or someone suffering from stress.
This book includes an MP3 CD with 21 guided meditations including:
- Body scan meditation
- Mindful breathing
- Mindful eating
- Mindful walking meditation
- Mindful interpersonal communication
- The gift of rest
From the back cover:
“Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. The stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is to respond 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 this book, you’ll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones—a skill that will last a lifetime.
Praise for A Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Workbook:
“This is an excellent, systematic, helpful, and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings. They will reduce stress and truly transform your life.” —Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of The Wise Heart and A Path with Heart
“These illuminating insights and practical exercises can transform your life and even help you build a stronger brain… The authors have provided a step-by-step approach to bringing [MBSR] into your daily life. Why not start now?” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Mindsight and The Mindful Brain Paperback, 221 pp.
Includes MP3 CD with 21 guided meditations.