Find your way into Mindfulness with this engaging and practical step-by-step guide that you can follow in your own time and in the comfort of your own home.
Mindfulness training can change your life: recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Excellence and prescribed by the NHS, it helps you to experience less stress and anxiety, and to discover more joy and deeper sense of being in each moment. In just eight weeks, people who have learnt these simple and easy-to-follow methods describe how it gives them new zest for life and an increased courage to face whatever obstacles they come across.
Michael Chaskalson is an expert instructor. His forty years of practical experience with Mindfulness have enabled him to create a do-it-yourself programme that brings a fresh ease to practising. Endorsed by bestselling author in the field, Mark Williams, this course is a unique hybrid of the two most popular approaches: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Broken down into eight week segments with step-by-step instructions carefully coordinated for each, Mindfulness in Eight Weeks also comes with audio materials available to download to support home practice, making this book as near as you can get to being a participant on a teacher-led mindfulness course without actually joining one.
Simple, supportive and highly recommended, this is THE revolutionary 8 week plan to detox, de-stress and de-clutter your mind.
“Mindfulness in 8 Weeks is the manual for how to learn and practise on your own” – Ruby Wax
“A great book for both novices and those familiar with mindfulness practice – I highly recommend it” – Mark Williams (Co-Author of the bestselling Mindfulness: A practical guide to peace in a frantic world)
“The ideas and practices discussed here truly change lives” – Dr. John Teasdale, Co-Author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
“As we campaign in Parliament and in government to raise awareness of the benefits of mindfulness training more generally, I hope this new book will open many more eyes to the great benefits that are so readily available with mindfulness practice” – Chris Ruane, MP
About the author
Michael has taught the course outlined in this book to thousands of people.
He has a master’s degree with distinction in the clinical applications of mindfulness and forty years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines. He has delivered mindfulness training in courses throughout the world in public courses or to groups and individuals in organisations, including a number of global corporations, the UK’s National Health Service, its civil service and several leading business schools.
Michael is an honorary lecturer at Bangor University, where he taught for several years on the master’s degree programme run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in the School of Psychology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School in Madrid, where he teaches Mindful Leadership Practices.
Michael's work is deeply informed by his own mindfulness practice and his knowledge of the contemporary research – including cutting-edge neuroscience research – into the use of mindfulness in a wide variety of contexts.
Michael is based in the UK in Cambridge and travels extensively.