If there is any initial concern that mindfulness is a hippy-dippy mystical practice, it’s worth nothing that Mindfulness for Health, one of the offshoot titles to Mindfulness, A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, won the Best Book (Popular Medicine) at the British Medical Association’s Book Awards in 2014. Mark Williams and Danny Penman’s version of mindfulness is an evidence-based, practical one that this groundbreaking first book outlines. As its users will attest, the appealing thing about mindfulness is that its benefits begin to take effect almost instantly. In our rush-along, busy world, where beeps and pings on our devices remind us of what we should be doing 24 hours a day, the practice of taking 10 or 20 minutes out to clear the mind has an immediate impact. Manage negativity, anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion, while increasing your happiness via a straightforward practice rooted in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which has been clinically proven to have the same effect as drugs in tackling depression. Whether struggling to cope or not, this book gives its readers a feeling of strength and delivers the serenity to deal with life’s every stress and strain.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group