Reviews

Jon Kabat-Zinn“Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have done a great job in making the art of mindfulness and its cultivation through MBSR practices accessible to a public readership at a time when interest in both is rising exponentially in our society due to the increasing stress and speed and anxiety of our lives. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook will be a valuable resource for all those wishing to develop and / or deepen an embodied practice of mindfulness to heal body and mind, and to restore a degree of sanity, balance, and delight to their lives and relationships.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go There Your Are, Coming to Our Senses, Arriving at Your Own Door, Everyday Blessings


Dr Dan Siegel“Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have woven an inspiring tapestry of illuminating insights and practical exercises that can transform your life even help you build a stronger brain.  Inspired by their work as teachers of the research-proven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, the authors have provided a step-by-step approach to bringing this scientifically grounded approach into your daily life.  Mindfulness has been demonstrated to effectively help us live with less stress,  fear, and anxiety and to cultivate more ease, connection, and well-being in our lives.  This Workbook makes mindfulness understandable and offers a carefully laid out plan to achieve a healthier and more meaningful life.   There is no time like the present to bring these pearls and practices of wisdom into your life. Why not start now?”

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Author , Mindsight: the New Science of Personal Transformation, The Mindful Brain
Co-Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Director, Mindsight Institute


Dr Jack Kornfield“This is an excellent systematic, helpful and practical workbook. Doing these practices brings many blessings – they will reduce your stress and truly transform your life.”

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.
Author of The Wise Heart, A Path with Heart, After the Ecstasy the Laundry


Jeff Brantley“In their wonderful new book– A MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION WORKBOOK–Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have created and provided each reader with wise and very clear, step-by-step guidance for cultivating a personal mindfulness practice and for applying the resulting awareness to the stress and challenges of living. Bob and Elisha’s workbook is a perfect companion to Jon Kabat-Zinn’s well-known book, FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING, which is the foundation text for all Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses.

If you already have read or own Full Catastrophe Living, then purchasing and working through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook is a beautiful way to support and deepen the insights you may have gained from Jon’s book. And, if you are new to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, this pair of books–Full Catastrophe Living and A  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook–taken together, will provide you with a rich resource and sure guidance for building your own mindfulness practice.”

Jeffrey Brantley, M.D.,D.F.A.P.A.
Director Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine


Sylvia Boorstein“The biggest challenge for any do-it-yourself course is to include exercises that people will actually want to stop and do.  In A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, the exercises are skillfully introduced along with spaces that remind the reader, ‘This part is up to you to do now!’  I think readers will start practicing immediately with confidence that will show results.”

Sylvia Boorstein
Author of Happiness Is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.  Its Easier than You Think, That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist, Don’t just Do Something, Sit There.


Sharon Salzberg“I found this workbook to be informative, helpful, and user-friendly. It is filled with pragmatic tools to keep the practitioner on track and would be a benefit to all who read it”.

Sharon Salzberg
Author of Lovingkindness, A Heart as Wide as the World, Faith


Stephen Levine“This fine book is about the unburdening of the mind and release of our inherent wisdom. It breaks the hard sternum of our resistance and opens the lotus of the heart. The method that ends our madness. Thank you, it is a book I will pass on to several.”

Stephen Levine
Author of Healing into Life and Death, Who Dies?, Meetings at the Edge, A Gradual Awakening, A Year to Live, Embracing the Beloved, Unattended Sorrow, Turning Towards the Mystery.


Tara Brach“For anyone drawn to a path of mindfulness, this workbook will provide a clear and accessible companion. Authors Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein expertly  guide readers through a rich assortment of mindfulness practices and reflections, providing invaluable tools for handling stress, and living this life with presence and heart.”

Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha


John Robbins“We are such a stressed society that many of us are stressed about how stressed we are. Books abound that give us more information.  But A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook takes a far more helpful approach. It takes you by the hand and leads you step by step.  If you want your life to have greater balance and peace, if you want to live with less stress and more joy, I can’t recommend this beautiful offering highly enough.”

John Robbins
Author of Healthy At 100, Diet For A New America, Reclaiming Our Health, The Food Revolution


Noah Levine“Bob Stahl is a wonderfully wise and compassionate teacher. I have learned much from him over the years. This book is the natural expression of his deep understanding of mindfulness and his caring heart. I recommend it to all beings in existence.”

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook is an excellent guide to the life changing practice of Mindfulness. In these pages you will find the missing piece, the hidden truth and the open secret. Mindfulness saved my life and transformed my world. This workbook offers the key to health, happiness and freedom. Read it, Work it, Practice it and be Free.”

Noah Levine M.A.
Author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream


Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D.“Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have done a superb job bringing the
cultivation of mindfulness to life in their excellent workbook , A
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. The workbook is a
tremendous resource for those wanting to develop greater health,
vitality and peace. I highly recommend it.”

Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
C
o-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions.


Dr. Marion Solomon“What a delight it has been to review this beautifully written, deeply important book that offers readers a path toward a new life balance. For those interested in knowing more about what it is that has excited so many in the fields of medicine, psychology, neuroscience and education, this book is a mind-opening volume that will clarify the key concepts of mindful meditation. Those who simply want to find ways to reduce stress and anxiety will find the mindfulness practice, explorations, journal keeping, and suggestions for scheduling, and resources for continuing, an extraordinary aid. Those in a program of mindfulness-based stress reduction will find this book an invaluable addition to their training. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook adds depth to the practice of mindfulness for everyone from beginning practitioner to experienced teacher of mindfulness stress reduction classes.”

Dr. Marion Solomon
Director of Training of the Lifespan Learning Institute
Senior Extension Faculty of the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences of UCLA.
Author of Narcissism and Intimacy and Lean on Me: The Power of Positive Dependency in Intimate Relationships. Co-author of Short Term Therapy for Long Term Change and an editor of Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain, Countertransference in Couples Therapy, and The Borderline Patient, Volumes I & II


G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D.“I am writing to provide a strong endorsement of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. The Workbook (along with the CD giving mindfulness meditation guided sessions) provides an excellent overview of how the practice of mindfulness can be a very effective stress reduction intervention.”

G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Addictive Behaviors Research Center
Founder of Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention
University of Washington


Laura Davis“Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein’s A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook is a practical, user-friendly guide to mindfulness meditation and stress reduction. If you feel that your life is spinning out of control and you can’t get perspective, if you are moving too fast and don’t know how to slow down, or if you are starting to have health problems related to stress, this program–which includes an excellent companion CD and access to an innovative online community–is for you. I am thrilled that this clarity, compassion, and wisdom will be available to a greater audience through this exceptional, life-changing guide.”

Laura Davis
Author of The Courage to Heal and I Thought We’d Never Speak Again


Jed Diamond, PhDA Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, PhD. and Elisha Goldstein, PhD. is an incredible resource for anyone who is interested in reducing stress in their lives.

We all live in a world where it is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. This workbook and the accompanying audio program is the best resource I know of for helping us stay present and centered when so many forces would push us off balance. I highly recommend it for clients, fellow professionals, and any man or woman who wants to have more comfort, ease, and joy in their lives.”

Jed Diamond, Ph.D., author of The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause