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Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day

Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day

Written by Andy Puddicombe

Narrated by Andy Puddicombe


Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day

Written by Andy Puddicombe

Narrated by Andy Puddicombe

ratings:
4.5/5 (15 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 5, 2012
ISBN:
9781427223760
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Andy Puddicombe, founder of the much publicized Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results. Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment.

By following the daily exercises you will start to experience literally life changing results. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well documented with doctors advising their patients to give it a try. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is the opportunity to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast paced world, and that once learned, will last a lifetime.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 5, 2012
ISBN:
9781427223760
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

ANDY PUDDICOMBE is currently the only Clinical Meditation Consultant in the United Kingdom with Medical Advisory Committee clearance for private practice. As a former Buddhist monk, he has trained extensively in meditation all over the world for more than 15 years. He returned to the UK in 2004 and set up the Headspace organization with one simple aim in mind: to demystify meditation and make it accessible and relevant to as many people as possible.



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  • (4/5)
    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*I had tried the Headspace app a few times, so was already familiar with some of activities. This is a really great introduction to mindfulness, with really helpful activities. I really enjoyed the book, including Andy's personal experiences.
  • (3/5)
    Of course this book was written to advertise Andy's Headspace website and meditation system. However the autobiographical details are really interesting. I enjoyed reading about his journey from normal lost guy to where he is now.
  • (4/5)
    Builds on the aims of the Headspace app. Lots of interesting biographical details and anecdotes to illustrate the teachings of meditation and mindfulness. Will need to reread parts of this more slowly! A lot to take in, even after using Headspace for a year.
  • (5/5)
    Andy is one of the best counsellor for meditation and mindfulness... Also this is great book!!!!
  • (4/5)
    This was a great little book! It was simple to understand and offered really quick, practical ways to introduce meditation and mindfulness into daily life. The section on integration was really helpful. I was a bit skeptical since it's tied to an app, but it's not an advertisement in any way. The app isn't required at all but, if anything, it adds credibility to the designer. The stories of his days as a Buddhist monk are pretty entertaining.
  • (4/5)
    A book about meditation. The writing was good and the techniques were useful. However, he seemed to expect that I would have a lot of difficulties with meditation that I didn't have. He expected me to be anxious that I wasn't doing it correctly, but I really wasn't so concerned that I would get anxious about it. The stories about his life were interesting.