A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

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  • Edition: MP3
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

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In 1990, Jon Kabat-Zinn revolutionized the way millions of people handle distressing thoughts and feelings by writing Full Catastrophe Living, the book that introduced mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to the public for the first time. In A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, mindfulness experts Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein adapt Kabat-Zinn's groundbreaking program into an accessible workbook format. Readers turn to this book to gradually improve their ability to relieve intense stress and reconnect with the present.

The workbook invites readers to participate in formal and informal practices and use fill-in exercises to reflect and track their progress. After each weekly session, readers can apply the techniques they learned that week into everyday life, gradually learning to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones. The audio CD bound with this book offers extensive and helpful supplemental material that readers can listen to anytime to receive a refresher course on MBSR techniques and useful guidance for incorporating these techniques into their days.

Author Biography

Bob Stahl, Ph.D., founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs in three medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has completed MBSR teacher certification at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. 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. 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. Saki Santorelli, ED.D., MA, is executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of Heal Thyself.

Table of Contents

forewordp. ix
acknowledgmentsp. xiii
introductionp. 1
what is mindfulness?p. 15
mindfulness and the mind-body connectionp. 17
how to practice mindfulness meditationp. 41
how mindfulness works with stress reductionp. 51
mindfulness of the bodyp. 65
deepening your practicep. 83
meditation for anxiety and stressp. 115
transforming fear through loving-kindness meditationp. 143
interpersonal mindfulnessp. 157
the healthy path of mindful eating, exercise, rest, and connectionp. 177
keeping up your practicep. 191
afterwordp. 199
resourcesp. 201
referencesp. 209
indexp. 215
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Practical Stress-Reduction May 22, 2011
This is a very useful textbook. I have been going through it almost daily and doing at least one of the meditations provided. It's filled with very clear and easy to understand exercises that help you heal from anxiety and stress. I would recommend this to everyone that is looking for help with stress and stress-related conditions.
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