Calm the mind and find peace with these simple mindfulness meditations
Mindfulness is an evidence-based method for reducing stress, enhancing resilience, and maintaining mental well-being. Even short meditations can turn a bad day around, ground us in the present moment, and help us approach life with gratitude and kindness.
Practicing Mindfulness was created by the founder of One Mind Dharma. He developed these 75 essential exercises to offer practical guidance for anyone who wants to realize the benefits of mindful meditation. This includes expert advice on dealing with distorted or wandering thoughts and how to handle mental blocks.
Early meditations in Practicing Mindfulness take just 5 minutes and are highly accessible. As they progress, exercises grow with the reader, building on previous lessons to develop a transformative mindfulness practice. With meditations designed for specific situations or emotions, even experienced practitioners will have a continuing resource for mindfulness at every moment.
Begin a journey of peace and patience today on the path to a calmer, more balanced life with Practicing Mindfulness.
"Habits are difficult to change. Our ways of behaving and thinking become ingrained in our neural networks, and this often causes us to act without forethought or reflection. But there is a space between stimulus and response, and by practicing mindfulness, we can increase the space between the two. This is where Matthew Sockolov's book comes in. Practicing Mindfulness demystifies mindfulness practice, and is a wonderful—and necessary—addition to existing literature."—Sonnee D. Weedn, Ph.D.
Matthew Sockolov is a mindfulness meditation teacher trained by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. The founding teacher of One Mind Dharma, Matthew leads meditations at One Mind Dharma's center in Northen California, addiction treatment centers across California, and in online groups.
Meditation came into Matthew's life as a teenager struggling with his mental health and drug addiction. The practices of compassion, mindfulness, and loving-kindness helped him face his difficulties and grow through his young adulthood. His passion lies in investigating the ancient teachings of the Buddha, and how they are relevant to our modern life.