In the tradition of their highly successful A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl present a unique, accessible collection of daily practices to help readers stay grounded in the here and now.
Stress is a part of daily life, but over time it can cause us to feel anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed. So how can you keep stress from getting the best of you and avoid total burnout? The key to maintaining balance in life is to respond to stress with genuine, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, this practical guide will show you tons of little ways you can overcome stress every day—no matter what life throws your way.
The mindfulness strategies in this book are inspired by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Research has shown that MBSR is effective in alleviating a number of health and mental health conditions, including stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and more. This important book works wonderfully on its own, or can be used in conjunction with AMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.
If you are ready to permanently change the way you handle stress, gain powerful inspiration, and live more fully in the moment, this book is the perfect guide.
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About the Author
Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded seven mindfulness-based stress reduction programs at medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital in Los Gatos and El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Stahl serves as a senior teacher for the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stahl is coauthor of AMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Livingwith Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, and AMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety. He is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock.
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.
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 UMass Memorial Health Care Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Table of Contents
Part 1 One Moment
1 Be a Beginner 16
2 Come to Your Senses 20
3 Mind Your Thoughts 24
4 Find Patience 28
5 Play! 32
6 Be Mindful of a Simple Task 36
7 Connect 40
8 The Gifts of Imperfection 44
9 Practice with Others 48
Part 2 Breathe
10 Simply Breathe 54
11 Prepare for Practice 57
12 Space, Time, and Posture 61
13 Breath as an Anchor 66
14 Make Peace with Your Mind 70
15 Uncover Gratitude 74
16 Trust Your Experience 78
Part 3 Tune the Heart
17 Practice "Kindfulness" 84
18 Love Yourself 87
19 Open Up to Joy 90
20 Smile (It's Good for You) 94
21 Be Generous 97
22 Remember to Forgive 101
23 Be Gentle 105
24 Open Your Heart to Others 109
Part 4 Meditate
25 Start with Your Body 114
26 Know These Five Obstacles 119
27 Apply These Five Antidotes 123
28 Welcome and Entertain Them All 128
29 Let Be and Let Go 132
30 Turn into the Skid 135
31 Mindfulness on the Go 139
32 Breath, Body, Sound 143
33 Don't Stress About Your Thoughts 147
34 Release the Critic 150
35 Uncover the Comparing Mind 154
36 Allow Whatever Is Here 158
Part 5 Be
37 Living (Loving) Awareness 164
38 Dip Beneath Identity 168
39 Discover Your Natural Balance 172
40 An Optical Delusion of Consciousness 176
41 Consider All Beings 180
42 Lovingkindness 184
43 Opening to Interconnection 190
Stahl resides in Santa Cruz, CA; Goldstein resides in Santa Monica, CA.