Most people don’t start mindfulness meditation to become saints or gurus. They’re just tired of feeling stressed and are looking for effective ways to get a grip on their emotions and, quite simply, to calm down. If you’re among them, feel free to leave your incense and meditation pillow at home – Mindfulness to Go is your pocket guide to reaping the benefits of meditation just about anywhere you might find yourself throughout your busy day.
This on-the-go guide to mindfulness helps you get better at turning your focus away from the frustrations of daily life and toward the thoughts and feelings that can do you the most good. Starting with the most basic exercises, you’ll work your way up to creating a personal mindfulness strategy that will help you remain cool, calm, and collected in every situation, no matter what life throws your way.
* David Harp has authored over 20 books, including The Three Minute Meditator - over 85,000 copies sold.
* A recent study found that meditators' brains have larger volume in areas important for attention and focus.
David Harp, MA, is a cognitive behavioural therapy trainer, specialising in training non-psychologists to consciously control what is commonly known as the fight or flight response, which produces fear and anger. He lives in Middlesex, VT.