A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook [With CD (Audio)]

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook [With CD (Audio)] Cover

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook [With CD (Audio)]

By Bob Stahl; Elisha Goldstein; Saki Santorelli (Afterword by)

New Harbinger Publications, Paperback, 9781572247086, 221pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

Description

Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems.

In just weeks, you can learn mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of "Full Catastrophe Living." MBSR is effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment in order to permanently change the way you handle stress.
As you work through "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook," you'll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful onesa skill that will last a lifetime.This groundbreaking, proven-effective program will help you relieve the symptoms of stress and identify its causes so that you can start living a healthier, happier life.



About the Author
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, Calming the Rush of Panic, and AMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety. He is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society.

Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is cofounder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and the author of "The Now Effect" and coauthor o"f A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook" (with Bob Stahl). He developed the Mindfulness at Work program for eMindful.com and co-developed the CALM (Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness) program with his wife, Stefanie Goldstein, PhD. He developed and runs Mindful Compassion Cognitive Therapy (MCCT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs, focusing on helping people avoid relapsing into depression. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Afterword writer Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, is executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and author of "Heal Thyself".