A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

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New Harbinger Publications, Mar 1, 2010 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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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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Excellent program to learn how to live with yourself through difficult times without having to resort to medication to calm yourself down. There are hundreds of books on the topic but I have found this book to be a more simple and practical guide for learning the steps to a more healthful way of handling the challenges I'm faced with at this point in my life. The CD is well done and now they are available on YouTube from Elisha Goldstein's next book: The NOW Effect.  

Contents

introduction
1
1 what is mindfulness?
15
2 mindfulness and themindbody connection
27
3 how to practicemindfulness meditation
41
4 how mindfulness workswith stress reduction
51
5 mindfulness of the body
65
6 deepening your practice
83
7 meditation for anxiety and stress
115
8 transforming fear through lovingkindness meditation
143
9 interpersonal mindfulness
157
10 the healthy path of mindful eating exercise rest and connection
177
11 keeping up your practice
191
afterword
199
resources
201
references
209
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About the author (2010)

Bob Stahl, PhD, founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs in three medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. A longtime mindfulness practitioner, he has completed MBSR teacher certification at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and lived in a Buddhist monastery for more than eight years. Bob also serves as adjunct senior teacher for Oasis, the institute for mindfulness-based professional education at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

is a clinical psychologist and cofounder of the Mindfulness Center for Psychotherapy and Psychiatry. He teaches MBSR and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in West Los Angeles. He is author of the audio CD series Mindful Solutions, which deals with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, adult ADHD, and success at work. He is also author of popular mindfulness and psychotherapy blogs on www.psychcentral.com and www.mentalhelp.net, and conducts workshops, radio interviews, and lectures on the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Afterword writer Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, is executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and author of Heal Thyself.

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