Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. Whatever the source of stress--work pressures, dealing with difficult people, financial strains, or family demands--mindfulness offers new tools for remaining calm in challenging situations and attaining a new level of physical and emotional well-being. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, the reader is taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations and easy yoga exercises. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started.
Shamash Alidina has been helping people to manage stress using mindfulness for more than 14 years. He is the author of the bestselling Mindfulness for Dummies. Based in London, he teaches mindfulness internationally to health professionals, executive coaches, and the public. He also offers mindfulness teacher training programs online. His website is www.shamashalidina.com.
Introduction 1. How Mindfulness Helps with Stress 2. Discovering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 3. Getting the Most Out of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4. Week 1: There's More Right with You Than Wrong with You 5. Week 2: From Automatic Reacting to Creative Responding 6. Week 3: The Joy and Value of Living in the Present 7. Week 4: Understanding and Managing Stress 8. Week 5: Taking a Stand-Responding to Stress 9. Week 6: Mindful Communication 10. A Day of Mindfulness: Deepening Your Awareness 11. Week 7: Taking Care of Yourself 12. Week 8: The Rest of Your Life 13. Mindful Stretching and Yoga Resources