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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; Pap/MP3 Wk edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572247088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572247086
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This is an excellent, systematic, helpful, and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings. They will reduce your stress and truly transform your life.”
—Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of The Wise Heart, A Path with Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry


From the Publisher

In A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, two mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts present a step-by-step program for effective stress reduction based on the concepts in Jon Kabat-Zinn's groundbreaking Full Catastrophe Living.

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The exercises are easy to do and very powerful.
Laurie Grossman
I really enjoyed this book, it helped me understand why I was so stressed out, especially going through a really negative time in my life.
Kristen E. Bogren
This book is well worth the small investment and I would recommend it without hesitation.
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160 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Therese Borchard on March 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
If I had to identify one quality that separates this book from the rest of the mindfulness resources in the self-help aisle, it's that these pages are so practical and can't help but provide the reader with plenty of "Aha!" moments. Reading through the chapters and exercises, I appreciate all the research that Goldstein and Stahl studied, material that illuminates how mindfulness exercises can alter and help shape your brain to be more optimistic and resilient. But what won my trust is that they have both been stress cases themselves at certain points in their lives, and can therefore communicate with empathetic language. They both know, on a very personal level, how stress can disable a person. Much like Kay Redfield Jamison, the famous psychologist who suffers from bipolar disorder, they speak both as expert and patient.

I understand mindfulness as forcing a bit of time and space between a situation and your reaction, or recognizing the snowball of thoughts that's forming in your mind before it becomes too overwhelming to sort through yourself. Goldstein and Stahl quote Vicktor Frankl, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Although mindfulness techniques aren't able to rescue me out of an acute, severe depression, if I diligently adhered to all the wisdom contained in Stahl and Goldstein's book, and designated a time of the day to do all the exercises, I could save myself some considerable heartache and headache.

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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Citizen John TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 3, 2010
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I think I first became aware of "mindfulness" from one of the Star Wars movies. But it's played a central role in Buddhist meditation for a long time and is backed up by loads of research. The research per Wikipedia shows that a mere 6 weeks of mindfulness exercises is correlated with physical results such as the body's ability to fight disease.

Mindfulness exercises seem to develop the brain's ability to deal with anxiety and stress. Once I understood this, it was easier for me to devote the time to the exercises in the book. I skipped a lot of days, which isn't good, but I was able to resume without difficulty. That made me appreciate that mindfulness is continuous, something that can potentially be practiced all the time.

The exercises in this workbook put me to observing and recording my thoughts and feelings at critical times. One result of this is that experiences of certain routines changed, I believe. This puts me more in the present, which is not as simple as I had believed. For example, if you think about times of the day when you feel something is wrong and try to observe your thoughts and feelings at that time, recording them, you'll become aware of what really influences your physical response.

I liked the formal practice log and found the informal practice reflection a bit difficult at the present time. Everybody will surely have their own experience. At least I have something to aim for ahead.

Mindfulness teaches that thoughts and emotions float by, and realizing this will help us to not take our own thoughts too seriously. Reduction of physical responses to negative thinking is possible and this is what probably boosts the immune system per the research.
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84 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Candace Mike N Elmo on April 15, 2010
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I was looking for something more clinical, so this makes me unusual.
There was a decent portion of clinical practice and results etc. but not as I had expected BUT I am different
in that I tend to very clinical..it's my job.

I liked the exercises, stretches etc and some of the content and ideas that I found
practical. However I am not at all into new age or yoga other than for exercise and
good stretching.

BUT for those who ARE into new age and /or yoga, I believe you will like this very much
'It is precise , it is visual , it is easy to do and maintain and it is well explained
as what to do, how to do each specific exercise, relaxation, breathing etc.and why
you do what you are doing.

This also gets you thinking and seeing things differently .This is a 50-50 split of new age and clinical
which is an excellent division to get the most accurate way to accomplish the purpose--to relax
and change the way you think and the manner in which you do things

It will relax you..I am positive as I did/do many of the exercises and stretching plus the breathing
.
These alone are great stress reducers and often pain relievers as well.Helps my pain go done or sometimes away

So, despite my 'difference' I hope this helps you make the right decision for you !!!
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By William Underwood on March 6, 2010
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Presented with practical steps and illustrations, this workbook provides a comprehensive collection of wonderful mind-body exercises, mindfulness information and background on stress reduction. Bob and Elisha cover in this book, a wholistic set of topics in a straight forward and practical style. Each chapter gives you just enough information to understand the subject and useful exercises that can be applied directly to your practice. I found each section enjoyable to read and found myself revisiting the ideas and exercises, as a good workbook will do. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to start or broaden their mindful practice and, for students of any program that focuses on mindfulness, stress or improving one's life-style.
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