The Little Book of Mindfulness
10 minutes a day to alleviate stress & find more peace, by Dr Patrizia Collard
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This is an excellent little book on the subject of mindfulness. I have attended an eight week course, but I believe this book is even more effective than that. The subject is encapsulated brilliantly in an easily digestible format.
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About The Little Book of Mindfulness
The Little Book of Mindfulness is a beautifully colour-illustrated book which helps to teach you 40 easy ways to be mindful every day.
Mindfulness can help many people living with cancer and is especially helpful in dealing with insomnia, pain, stress and anxiety.
Dr Patrizia Collard is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, stress management consultant and lecturer in psychotherapy at the University of East London.
This book is filled with five-to-ten-minute exercises which she teaches to help reduce stress.
- Mindful techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety
- Helps you to take more enjoyment in life and allows you to appreciate the little things
- Mindfulness practice can result in a better night's sleep
- Written by a leading Mindfulness teacher
The Little Book of Mindfulness
What is mindfulness?
Simply speaking, mindfulness is a technique to calm your mind and help yourself to be 'in the moment' while acknowledging your thoughts and feelings. The Little Book of Mindfulness goes into detail about mindfulness and its importance.
Is mindfulness the same as meditation?
Some experts believe the two words are interchangeable, while others state that mindfulness is a type of meditation. It's really up to how you choose to practise the exercises, and how they make you feel - they could be something you set aside quiet time for every day, or they could just be something you do now and then as you go about your normal routine.
What is the Little Book of Mindfulness?
The Little Book of Mindfulness is a beautifully illustrated book, packed with 40 simple and easy-to-learn techniques to help you be more mindful every day. The best part is these stress-busting tricks only take 5-10 minutes, and can benefit you in an abundance of ways, from helping you to appreciate the little things in life, to getting a better night's sleep.
Who is Dr Patrizia Collard?
Dr Patrizia Collard, the author of the Little Book of Mindfulness, is a psychotherapist, stress management consultant, mindfulness teacher and university lecturer.
About the Author
Patrizia Collard works as a counsellor, trainer, coach and therapist. She incorporates a large variety of techniques and approaches into her work, applying the best treatment to each client. She lived in the Far East for nine years (Hong Kong and China) where she developed a uniquely holistic approach to counselling. She is a member of many governing bodies (BABCP, UKCP, ISMA, Association for Coaching, Austrian Association for Behaviour Therapy, Institute for Health Promotion and Education and Obsessive Action) and is always in touch with cutting-edge developments in her fields of expertise.
Useful little book I can dip into on a daily basis.
I want to try this !!
I enjoy being able to pick up the book and to read a little when I can or feel that I'd like to ...not to be committed to something every week.
This book is well written and concise. It's small enough to keep in your bag and dip into whenever you want to. I have found it invaluable in helping me to relax and unwind. It also helps in controlling pain and is as good if not better than medication.
This is an excellent little book on the subject of Mindfulness. I have attended an eight week course, but I believe this book is even more effective than that. The subject is encapsulated brilliantly in an easily digestible format. In my opinion, this book should be offered for sale to all people attending the NHS Mindfulness courses. It has a durable cover and can be popped in a jacket pocket (or handbag as a previous reviewer has noted) and be there for reference any time required. This book can make a real difference and it easily deserves the five stars I have given it.
I found this book helpful in the aftermath of having suffered a stroke...it helped me in so many ways in my search for peace and acceptance of what had happened to me, and resurrected the beauty , appreciation and self love that I had temporarily lost.
This is such a great little resource to help bring mindfulness practice into your daily life. The 'introduction' is a great explanation to give basic guidance on mindfulness practice. The little exercises are fantastic - you can choose one according to the amount of time you have. I find it really useful for a morning or lunch time practice and really helps me bring more mindfulness into my daily life. Buy it - you won't regret it.
Brilliant little book and not too much jargon as opposed to the other two books on the same subject. The book with the most varied practical exercises in my opinion and fits in my hand bag should I wish to take it away. I can't see how the other authors can say that it is a 7 week process as I don't think stress and anxiety can just go away in a limited time. This book does not give an actual time limit.so I would continue to use it indefinitely. Funnily enough another book was recommended by my doctor but when I see her next I will point out that this is the better one.