“A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook is a seminal work that does three things very well: It recognizes that the human condition makes stress inevitable. It teaches time-proven methods of traditional mindfulness for stress reduction. And finally, it presents the latest evidence-based refinements for relieving stress.”
—Patrick Fanning, coauthor of The Daily Relaxer and Mind and Emotions
— Patrick Fanning
“In this second edition, Stahl and Goldstein cover the basics of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and so much more. Thoughtful exercises as well as guided audio practices offer a healing and compassionate path toward greater self-awareness, wisdom, and connectedness to the depth and richness of the present moment. With commitment, practice, and this book, you can learn to live a less stressful and more meaningful life. I highly recommend it.”
—Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; assistant clinical professor in the department of clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley; and author of Anxiety and Avoidance
— Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP
“When I struggle with anxious thoughts, and worry holds my body hostage, the most powerful tools in my mindfulness practice are found right here in this book. Who knew that following my breath moment by moment and noticing each thought, feeling, and sensation that arises without labeling it good or bad could radically transform my life for the better? It sounds so simple, but it actually takes hard work and practice. That is why this book is essential and effective for anyone who is looking for relief from life’s daily uncertainty and stress. The techniques can be found here and now.”
—Wendy Millstine, NC, coauthor of the Five Good Minutes® series, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, and Calming the Rush of Panic
— Wendy Millstine, NC
“Together with straightforward exercises, reflections, and inspiring stories, the authors have beautifully composed a book to help you explore and learn one of the most important skills of human life: being present to it. We cannot control all stressors of life, but this book can teach you how to engage with them differently, creating more freedom, awareness, and choice.”
—Daniel Ek, MS, clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction
— Daniel Ek, MS
About the Author
Bob Stahl, PhD, founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs in three medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. A longtime mindfulness practitioner, he has completed MBSR teacher certification at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and lived in a Buddhist monastery for more than eight years. Bob also serves as adjunct senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, cofounded the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA. He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, and Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler. He developed the Mindfulness at Work™ program recognized by the National Business Group on Health for its success in stress management, the Mindful Compassion Cognitive Therapy (MCCT) program, and the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation, and codeveloped CALM (Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness) with his wife Stefanie Goldstein, PhD. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles, CA.
Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, is retired executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of Heal Thy Self.