Learn Calmness, Contentment, and Coping Skills
Master the nuts and bolts of meditation, without the crystals and granola. Practical Mindfulness is a no-nonsense, no-incense training guide to the life-changing benefits of mindfulness.
Training exercises that work. Practical Mindfulness approaches mindfulness and meditation from a hands-on, how-to, irreverent perspective–appealing directly to smart readers curious about meditation. By applying Dr. Sazima’s training routines, learn to spend more time in real engagement with the world. Cultivate a deeper appreciation of experiences, from the everyday to the extraordinary, and live your life more fully, wisely, and joyfully.
A practical approach to finding “home.” We all search for that safe, comfortable feeling of peace of mind–our inner “home.” When we face challenges–economic crisis or a life-threatening health problem–we can realize with blinding clarity there is no sustainable outside solution. Those without a more developed interior awareness are prone to suffer stress, anxiety and depression. Practical Mindfulness shows our real home, a place we can always return to no matter what, is actually inside of us. We’re practically there.
Meditation training from an author, doctor, teacher, meditator…and survivor. Dr. Sazima is a board-certified psychiatrist, educator of family doctors-in-training at Stanford’s Family Medicine Residency, and long-time meditator and meditation teacher. He is also a survivor of a rare bone cancer who has used the powerful practice of meditation to navigate his own medical crisis. Now, he is on a “pay it forward” mission to help us gain a practical understanding and basic mastery of mindful awareness. In Practical Mindfulness, he leverages lessons from his experience in a personal, informal style to show why and how meditation works.
Curious readers of books such as 10% Happier; The Untethered Soul; Wherever You Go, There You Are; or Buddha’s Brain, will love Practical Mindfulness.