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MBSR, MBCT, stress management, burnout, mindful meditation, psychology, mental health

Mindfulness Starts Here
An Eight-Week Guide to Skillful Living by Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten, PhD

Living a rushed, demanding life and wishing for mental calm to deal with the difficulties you face? Stressed out by tangled thoughts and frazzled feelings? Mindfulness Starts Here offers you a way to ease stress with clear instructions on these points:

• How mindfulness works using Five Skillful Habits

• How being mindful can help you deal better with sadness, pain, and anxiety

• How mindfulness can make your life more manageable

In Mindfulness Starts Here, you learn how mindfulness works through simple, clear explanations. The instructions and practices show you how to pay attention to your life so you can make skillful decisions. The examples help you understand:

• How practicing Five Skillful Habits can change the way you live your life

• Why living fully in pleasant and unpleasant times can enrich your life

• How mindfulness reduces reactivity to and increases steadiness under stress

Mindfulness Starts Here is a groundbreaking contribution to the literature on mindfulness in therapy...explicitly integrates mindfulness techniques into an ethical lifestyle of respect...generosity, compassion, and mindful consumption. The words of these wonderful teachers embody the practice and provide a comprehensive program for living fully throughout the ups and downs of our lives. When you’re ready, here’s the trustworthy place you need to begin.

Christopher Germer, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Co-Editor of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Mindfulness Starts Here incorporates the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection and years of lived experience. The wealth of theory and practice presented will be of benefit to clinicians and clients alike. I highly recommend it.

Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD, Associate Professor Santa Clara University, Co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions

You have found a treasure here that you will probably read again and again...a beautiful tapestry of wisdom and love that can guide you through life’s hardships and awaken in your life greater joy, loving-kindness, and well-being.

Steve Flowers, MS MFT, Author of The Mindful Path through Shyness

Lynette Monteiro, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and co-founder of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic where she teaches Mindfulness for Pain Management and Foundations of Mindfulness Interventions. In her private practice, she integrates mindfulness and psychotherapy in treatment. She is an artist, social media butterfly, and blog author of 108 Zen Books.

Frank Musten, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and co-founder of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic where he developed and teaches Mindfulness for Burnout Resiliency. His work includes treatment of Canadian military service members for Operational Stress Injuries. Frank is co-author of the Sangha Arana blog, is a passionate cyclist, and voracious reader.

Joan Halifax, PhD (Foreword) is a Medical Anthropologist, Buddhist teacher, and founder of Upaya Zen Institute in Santa Fe, NM. She is the author of several books and director of Being with Dying, a training program for health care professionals working in palliative care.


Lynette Monteiro
Frank Musten, PhD
Joan Halifax, PhD

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