The Headspace Guide to... Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 26, 2011 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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'If you're thinking about trying mindfulness, this is the perfect introduction....I'm grateful to Andy for helping me on this journey.' BILL GATES

'It's kind of genius' EMMA WATSON

Feeling stressed about Christmas/Brexit/everthing? Try this...

Demystifying meditation for the modern world: an accessible and practical route to improved health, happiness and well being, in as little as 10 minutes.

Andy Puddicombe, founder of the celebrated Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation.

* Rest an anxious, busy mind
* Find greater ease when faced with difficult emotions, thoughts, circumstances
* Improve focus and concentration
* Sleep better
* Achieve new levels of calm and fulfilment.

The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are well documented and here Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

First published as Get Some Headspace, this reissue shows you how just 10 minutes of mediation per day can bring about life changing results.

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User Review  - JaxlynLeigh - LibraryThing

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I had tried the Headspace app a few times, so was already familiar with some of activities. This is a really ... Read full review

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User Review  - aine.fin - LibraryThing

Builds on the aims of the Headspace app. Lots of interesting biographical details and anecdotes to illustrate the teachings of meditation and mindfulness. Will need to reread parts of this more slowly! A lot to take in, even after using Headspace for a year. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Andy Puddicombe is a meditation and mindfulness expert. An accomplished presenter and writer, Andy is the voice of all things Headspace.

In his early twenties, midway through a university degree in Sports Science, Andy made the unexpected decision to travel to the Himalayas to study meditation instead. It was the beginning of a ten year journey which took him around the world, culminating with ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India.

His transition back to lay life in 2004 was no less extraordinary. Training briefly at Moscow State Circus, he returned to London where he completed a degree in Circus Arts with the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, whilst drawing up the early plans for what was later to become Headspace.


He has been featured widely in international press, appearing in Vogue, NYT, FT, Entrepreneur, Men's Health and Esquire, to name but a few. He also makes regular appearances on TV and online, having been featured on BBC, Dr Oz, Netflix and TED.
Andy currently lives in Venice, California, with his wife Lucinda.

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