A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572247086
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Workbook Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 57,877
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bob Stahl, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., 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.

Foreword writer Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living; Wherever You Go, There You Are; and Coming to Our Senses.

Afterword writer Saki Santorelli, Ed.D., 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.

Visit www.mbsrworkbook.com for more information.

Table of Contents

foreword ix

acknowledgments xiii

introduction 1

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

afterword 199

resources 201

references 209

index 215

What People are Saying About This

Daniel J. Siegel

"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)

Jack Kornfield

"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)

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Pearll More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago