Author(s): STAHL BOB PHD
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 A Mindfulness-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.
"This book shows us the heart of mindfulness. It reveals how the power of being present, the deepening of our own awareness, and the building of our own resiliency will help us thrive in our ever-changing and growingly complicated world. This book will help you settle down "and" settle in to the deeper and more tenacious part of who you are--the part you have probably been looking for all along."--Tim Ryan, US representative, Ohio, and author of "A Mindful Nation"
Bob Stahl, PhD, founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs at Dominican Hospital, O'Connor Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Stahl serves as a Senior Teacher for Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, HealthCare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stahl is a coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, and Calming the Rush of Panic. He is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is a psychologist, author, and speaker who integrates traditional psychotherapy with progressive mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. Goldstein has published extensively and is author of numerous books, including The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life (Atria Books, 2012) and Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler (Atria Books, 2013). He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger, 2010).