Learn Calmness, Contentment, and Coping Skills
Practical Mindfulness is the one book I recommend to my patients, even when they don't believe they want to start meditating. ―Lisa Goldstein, MD―Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Master the nuts and bolts of meditation, without the crystals and granola. This book is a no-nonsense, no-incense training guide to the life-changing benefits of mindfulness.
Training exercises that work. Practical Mindfulness approaches mindfulness and meditation from a hands-on, how-to, irreverent perspective-appealing directly to smart readers curious about meditation. By applying Dr. Sazima's training routines, learn to spend more time in real engagement with the world. Cultivate a deeper appreciation of experiences, from the everyday to the extraordinary, and live your life more fully, wisely, and joyfully.
A practical approach to finding "home." We all search for that safe, comfortable feeling of peace of mind-our inner "home." When we face challenges-economic crisis or a life-threatening health problem-we can realize with blinding clarity there is no sustainable outside solution. Those without a more developed interior awareness can suffer stress, anxiety, and depression. Our real home, a place we can always return to no matter what, is actually inside of us. We're practically there.
Meditation training from an expert. Dr. Sazima is a board-certified psychiatrist, educator of family doctors-in-training at Stanford's Family Medicine Residency, and experience meditator and meditation teacher. He is also a survivor of a rare bone cancer who used the powerful practice of meditation to navigate his medical crisis. Now, he is on a "pay it forward" mission to help us gain a practical understanding and mastery of mindful awareness, and to show us why and how meditation works.
Readers of books such as 10% Happier; The Untethered Soul; Wherever You Go, There You Are; or Buddha's Brain, will love Practical Mindfulness.
About the Author
Greg Sazima, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, educator, and author, based in Northern California. In addition to a busy psychotherapy practice, he serves as Senior Behavioral Faculty at the Stanford/O'Connor Family Medicine Residency program in San Jose. Practical Mindfulness is his first Mango book, a no-nonsense guide to introductory meditation. He has been a practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation for many years, creating curricula for both adults and children. Dr. Sazima has written on mental health issues for newspapers and periodicals, including the Sacramento Bee and the Philadelphia Inquirer. His serves on the boards of directors of Capital Public Radio, Northern California's NPR network, and Snowline Hospice, a nonprofit palliative care provider in the Sacramento/Sierra Foothills region.