In This Moment brings you an easy-to-implement approach to beating stress at its core by using mindfulness training to change the way your mind perceives stress.
As the authors point out, stress researchers used to believe that the big events in our lives such as divorce, natural catastrophes, or the death of a loved one were the biggest threats to our health and well-being, but now we know that the real threat to emotional and physical health is the accumulated stress of modern-day living. The authors explore how living mindfully can revitalize and significantly improve the quality of life in our challenging modern society.
In This Moment provides excellent tips for stress relief through mindfulness training, helping us understand how to apply better judgment to the stressful situations in our lives and how to be more compassionate with ourselves and with others in order to create a calmer and more rewarding life.
From the back cover:
“In This Moment offers part offers powerful skills based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you stay calm in any situation. Imagine feeling stressed, and being able to work through it by paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, moment by moment, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. It’s not as difficult as it sounds!
"The exercises in this book will help you strengthen the parts of your brain that support vitality and awareness in the here and now. And with a little practice, you will learn to stay balanced and collected – the matter what challenges arise.”
Praise for In This Moment:
“Chronic stress is a marker of living life on autopilot. This book gently wakes you up. It asks you instead to live life inside non--judgmental awareness and intentionality – and to do it right here, right now, in this moment. —Stephen C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
About the Authors
Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD, is cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as an international ACT lecturer and trainer.
Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, is a director of training and program evaluation at Mountainview Consulting Group, Inc. She is also an international ACT trainer whose mission is to help people live more meaningful lives.