Get Some Headspace

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day

Andy Puddicombe

St. Martin's Griffin

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As a former Buddhist monk with over 10 years of teaching experience, Andy Puddicombe has been acknowledged as the UK’s foremost mindfulness meditation expert. Like his readers and students, he began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine—proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Simple exercises, stories and techniques culled from Andy’s years of experience will help anyone calm the chatter in their minds. The result? More headspace, less stress.

Get Some Headspace also brings us the extraordinary science behind this seemingly simple cure-all. This book and practice will help readers positively impact every area of their physical and mental health through mindfulness, from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships…and the list goes on and on.

 

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Meditation and thoughts
When I set off for my very first monastery, I was convinced that meditation was all about stopping thoughts. I’d heard about this “quiet empty mind,” which could supposedly be achieved through meditation, and I was desperate to taste it. Sure, I’d had a glimpse or two over the years, but I imagined it as something never-ending, a bubble in which there was nothing but space, and through which nothing unpleasant could enter. I imagined it as a place that was free from thoughts and feelings.

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"[Puddicombe] teaches techniques that can be practiced on a crowded subway or even while wolfing a sandwich during a quick lunch break at your desk.... Ed Halliwell [The Guardian] said Mr. Puddicombe is 'doing for meditation what someone like Jamie Oliver has done for food.' And like Mr. Oliver, he’s ready to conquer the United States." - The New York Times

“The expert’s expert.” - The Times (UK)

“There is definitely no religion, and nothing touchy-feely about the [Headspace] workshop… By the end of the day, with the online resources for support, I feel equipped to join the ranks of those who make daily meditation part of their busy lives.” – Time Out

“Om’s the word, meet the Sunday Times Style’s amazing new meditation guru.” – Sunday Times Style (UK)

“Andy bubbles over with enthusiasm and is so easy to follow that most of us leave convinced and with every intention of an attempt to sustain our relaxed/alert state.” – Easy Living Magazine

"Mindfulness is a hot topic in neuroscience. I consider the techniques in this book essential for maintaining a healthy brain and a happy mind. Andy is living proof that the ancient practice of mindfulness benefits modern day living." - Dr. Elena Antonova, Neuroscientist, King's College London


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Andy Puddicombe

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

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250008404
ISBN10: 1250008409
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$14.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
June 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427221933
ISBN10: 1427221936
Audio Run Time: 8:30
$29.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
June 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427223760
ISBN10: 1427223769
Audio Run Time: 8:25
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250014146
ISBN10: 125001414X
224 pages
$9.99
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