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The life-changing best seller - over one and a half million copies sold!

Available as an unabridged audio download for the first time.

This audiobook includes eight guided meditations which are repeated at the end of the recording so they're easy to find. To listen just to the meditations, please skip to track 16. The meditations are also included within the audiobook so you can also listen to them as you go along.

Authoritative, beautifully written and much-loved by many, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World has become a word-of-mouth best seller and global phenomenon. It reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to break the cycle of anxiety, stress unhappiness and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness that gets into your bones and allows you to meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage. 

Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Co-developed by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, MBCT is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, equally, it works for the rest of us who aren't depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world. 

By investing just a few minutes each day, this classic guide to mindfulness will put you back in control of your life once again.

©2011 Professor Mark Williams and Danny Penman (P)2011 Little Brown Book Group

Critic reviews

"A deeply compassionate guide to self-care - simple and profound." (Sir Kenneth Branagh)

"If you want to free yourself from anxiety and stress, and feel truly at ease with yourself, then read this book." (Ruby Wax)

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Takes You To A World Where Calm Resides.

This is not one of those books where it has a beginning & end, then you think, "O.K., onto the next book, this a book where it drips into your psychi', a bit at a time.
Yes, you can listen all the way through in one swoop, then you realise that really you didn't take it all in, & so you go back & reread.
Some may find it repetitive, yet to firmly get hold of the teachings in this book you have to read, go back, reread let it really sink into your consciousness.
Here are people who understand how the brain works, how it can become confused & in that confusion can decide "Enough is enough", hence your brain becomes I'll, now unlike other illnesses of the physical body the mental body is something to be shyed away from, therefore Professor Mark & Dr. Danny, teach us that there is nothing to be ashamed of.
I shall keep returning again & again, because each time I listen I shall receive renewed energy, I shall hear something that perhaps didn't sink in the last time I listened.
I would heartly recommend this book with heartfelt honesty to anyone seeking clarity in this claustrophobic world.

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A keeper

I go back to this book all the time, full of practical guidance and meditations that you can listen to over and over again. Highly recommend it.

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Very helpful

it's useful to have a reminder of how critical & judging we can be upon ourselves. And how to recognise that with compassion & empathy

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A guide into a calmer, more centered life.

A really useful look into both the science, studies and the practical elements behind mindfulness. With a set 8 week programme to follow that unravels itself in a logical way that enables the reader to progress their understanding and practice at a rate that allows step by step futhering of knowledge and ability. Read by one of the authors in a calm and soothing way and meaning that the narration was logical and clearly in line with the way in which the book/programme is meant to play out.

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A very useful practical guide to meditation

The book is perfect because it is made to the audio format. It combines the theory with the practical guided meditation tracks. It is structured to be followed as a course, so with just a little commitment one could complete it easily. Said that, meditation is not going to solve all your life problems, but you will learn about yourself and your body. It is also a good reminder so we enjoy all the things we take for granted.