In This Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience
In This Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience by Kirk D. Strosahl and Patricia Robinson looks at the science behind our mind’s behavior. Although the science is a focus, I found that explanations were helpful and not too difficult to understand. In This Moment includes tests to take and contains anecdotes to compare a person who holds strong and limited skills in these areas, which can help determine your own place in the spectrum. Two of the goals of the book are to keep the process simple and doable. The authors have succeeded, repeating concepts and carefully leading you through a welcoming and open process to work with the five areas of mindfulness: observe, describe, detach, love yourself, and act mindfully. Exercises—Brain Training—tied to each of the areas are introduced in each chapter and vary from controlled breathing to writing life goals. This book has low-pressure, no-stress tips I found helpful for improving my daily routines and my relationships. If you are looking to shift your mindset and become more mindful while decreasing stresses, In This Moment is a fabulous resource for 2015.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Kirk D. Strosahl, Patricia J. Robinson|
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||New Harbinger Publications|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|