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Mindfulness For Dummies

Narrated by: Shamash Alidina
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Say goodbye to negativity, stress, and fatigue and achieve a happier, more focused state of mind and boundless positive energy.

Are you stressed out, worn out, and generally fed up with life? Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, migraines, or unexplained illnesses? Would you like to regain a sense of balance in your life? Mindfulness for Dummies audiobook can help. Using mindful breathing and self-control techniques you can attain a positive and relaxed way of being. The easy-to-follow advice and guided meditations in this audiobook let you clear your mind of negative and distracting thoughts and begin living positively, in the present, for greater happiness, contentment and energy.

Learn about:

  • Anxiety and stress-busting exercises
  • Managing pain and illness
  • Finding deeper meaning to your life
  • Ways to improve your relationships
©2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (P)2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Lisabet
  • Thornton, CO, United States
  • 08-07-18

Buy the print book if you want the A. U. D. I. O. CD included

I’m so irritated that I get this book in audio format but if I want the audio that is supposed to come with the book (a cd of mindfulness practices to try) I have to buy the print version. Why should I be penalized for buying in audio format? ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO SIMPLE TO INCLUDE AUDIO RECORDINGS TO AN AUDIOBOOK.

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Mind-FULL-ness

What did you love best about Mindfulness For Dummies?

I loved that the book broke down the act of mindfulness and simply living in the present; which isn't so simple after all.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the focus on meditation and the guided meditation that is offered. I will be going back to the book to re-listen to specific points that I need practice.

What does Shamash Alidina bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

By listening rather than reading, it allows you to think about how you will/would apply the lessons; rather than just comprehending as you read.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many moments that I chose to pause/stop so that I could think on the learnings at that moment.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a book to keep on the shelf and replay pieces and parts.

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If they would knock off the goofy music.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I don't know what I was expecting but it was quite boring.

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  • Simone
  • 02-13-17

Boring at first

Boring at the beginning but it improves towards the end. Worth listening.
I liked when he mentioned practicing gratitude because we want what we don't have and we tend to not want what we have which is what happens to me.

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  • Stuart164
  • 08-04-19

Good introduction to Mindfulness

Some good tips on the benefits of Mindfulness. I enjoyed listening to the author's narration.

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  • Richard McFerran
  • 01-04-19

Not for me, but it is a good book.

I have a little bit of experience with mindfulness and meditation and this book gives some good information for beginners. Although, it does start to get more in depth and specific as the book goes on. My own preference is unguided simple mindful meditation focussed on my breath, I haven't found more in depth techniques suit me. I am looking for a book for my wife to read, which is why I listened to it, knowing my wife (we've been together 25 years), this book would incorrectly reinforce her belief that it takes too much effort to make meditation/mindfulness work. If you are looking for the fluffier side of mindfulness, this book is absolutely superb and actually meets the needs of the vast majority of people new to mindfulness. If it is plain old simple meditation you are after, I highly recommend the FREE Audible shows "Get Calm - An Introduction to Meditation". If you feel you want to develop it further after listening to the shows, come back to this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-27-18

Thought provoking

Great introduction to mindfulness meditation and a must read before attending self help classes.

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  • Luis
  • 04-15-18

Very good and inspiring

I enjoy this book.

It is very well structured and easy to follow.

It explain concepts very clearly.

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  • M
  • 03-20-18

Mindfulness

Would you listen to Mindfulness For Dummies again? Why?

Yes, I found it very helpful. I plan to listen to it again later in the year.

What did you like best about this story?

It helps you think more positively and focus on the now.

Have you listened to any of Shamash Alidina’s other performances? How does this one compare?

It was very good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-17

This is good it would be better with meditation

There are not many meditation practices included. It would be better if you could send me information about the the other book in this category.