Deeper Mindfulness: The New Way To Rediscover Calm in a Chaotic World

Balance. Jul. 2023. 272p. ISBN 9781538726938. $29. HEALTH
Williams, the co-developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Theory (MBCT), which has been effective at treating depression, and mindfulness instructor Penman (Mindfulness for Health) team up to guide readers through the foundations, science, and practice of mindfulness. They define this concept as the practice of consciously challenging oneself to tune into the present moment to avoid mental overload. The book’s eight chapters each contain two elements: an eight-week, daily guided meditation that comes in increments of 10, 20, or 30 minutes, and an “Everyday Mindfulness” practice. A variety of anecdotes, examples, and evidence are sprinkled throughout, enhancing the reading experience. The practices in this guide are simple and require only a cell phone and a quiet space, which should make this practice accessible to most.
VERDICT The promise of a calmer, more connected world, free of stress and exhaustion, will likely encourage readers to select this book and give it a chance to work its mindful magic. Ideal for both beginners and more advanced practitioners.
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