The ultimate practical guide to MBSR—with more than 115,000 copies sold—is now available in a fully revised and updated second edition.
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 developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living. MBSR is effective in 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 and 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. This groundbreaking, proven-effective program will help you relieve the symptoms of stress and identify its causes.
This fully revised and updated second edition includes new audio downloads, new meditations, and extensive chapter revisions to help you manage stress and start living a healthier, happier life.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
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About the Author
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 the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and lived in a Buddhist monastery for more than eight years. Bob also serves as adjunct senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD is founder of The Mindful Living Collective—the central online mindful space to find the teachings, practices, and tribe to up-level your mind, life, and business. He is also cofounder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA, and creator of the six-month online coaching program, A Course in Mindful Living. His books include Uncovering Happiness, The Now Effect, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and MBSR Every Day. He also authors popular mindfulness and psychotherapy blogs on www.elishagoldstein.com, and lectures internationally on the therapeutic benefits of MBSR and other mindfulness-based therapies.
Foreword writer Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living; Wherever You Go, There You Are; and Coming to Our Senses.
Afterword writer Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, is retired executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of Heal Thy Self.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, cofounded the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA. He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, and Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler. He developed the Mindfulness at Work™ program recognized by the National Business Group on Health for its success in stress management, the Mindful Compassion Cognitive Therapy (MCCT) program, and the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation, and codeveloped CALM (Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness) with his wife Stefanie Goldstein, PhD. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles, CA.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living, Arriving at Your Own Door, and Coming to Our Senses.
Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, is retired executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of Heal Thy Self.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 what is mindfulness? 15
chapter 2 mindfulness and the mind-body connection 17
chapter 3 how to practice mindfulness meditation 41
chapter 4 how mindfulness works with stress reduction 51
chapter 5 mindfulness of the body 65
chapter 6 deepening your practice 83
chapter 7 meditation for anxiety and stress 115
chapter 8 transforming fear through loving-kindness meditation 143
chapter 9 interpersonal mindfulness 157
chapter 10 the healthy path of mindful eating, exercise, rest, and connection 177
chapter 11 keeping up your practice 191
What People are Saying About This
"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)
"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, Ph.D., author of The Wise Heart and A Path with Heart)
Stahl resides in Santa Cruz, CA; Goldstein resides in West Los Angeles, CA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The perfect book for a beginner like me. I never figured I would get into meditation since I have a major problem with staying on task mentally; but after reading that the neuro-scientists are realizing that mindful meditation has produced significant improvements in brain structure, I decided to give it one more try. Reading a review of Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg got me started and I was very impressed with her approach that seemed much more attention-deficit friendly than prior books I had read. This workbook is a perfect follow up because it provides the structure, simple format and the 21 CDs that guide you through the different types of meditation and act as a resource for the future. If someone is not into details like in Salzberg's Real Happiness, you could start with this workbook and do just fine, too. Nice to have options!
I wasn't particularly stressed out when I picked up this book, but I was looking for more ways to bring mindfulness into my daily life. Now I'm on vacation and working my way through the informal practices. Very useful!