Stress Reduction Item ID: #295
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
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.
“Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have done a great job in making the art of mindfulness and its cultivation through MBSR practices accessible to a public readership at a time when interest in both is rising exponentially in our society due to the increasing stress and speed and anxiety of our lives. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook will be a valuable resource for all those wishing to develop and / or deepen an embodied practice of mindfulness to heal body and mind, and to restore a degree of sanity, balance, and delight to their lives and relationships.”
–Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go There Your Are, Coming to Our Senses, Arriving at Your Own Door, Everyday Blessings
“Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have woven an inspiring tapestry of illuminating insights and practical exercises that can transform your life even help you build a stronger brain. Inspired by their work as teachers of the research-proven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, the authors have provided a step-by-step approach to bringing this scientifically grounded approach into your daily life. Mindfulness has been demonstrated to effectively help us live with less stress, fear, and anxiety and to cultivate more ease, connection, and well-being in our lives. This Workbook makes mindfulness understandable and offers a carefully laid out plan to achieve a healthier and more meaningful life. There is no time like the present to bring these pearls and practices of wisdom into your life. Why not start now”?–Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Author, Mindsight : the New Science of Personal Transformation, The Mindful Brain
Co-Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Director, Mindsight Institute,
“For anyone drawn to a path of mindfulness, this workbook will provide a clear and accessible companion. Authors Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein expertly guide readers through a rich assortment of mindfulness practices and reflections, providing invaluable tools for handling stress, and living this life with presence and heart.— Tara Brach, Ph.D. author of Radical Acceptance : Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha