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This program was previously published as Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day.

Quiet the mind, feel less stressed and less tired, and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment in just ten minutes a day.

Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.

Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine - proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.

Accessible and portable, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

  • Switch off after work
  • Fall asleep at night
  • Feel less anxious, sad, or angry
  • Control your cravings
  • Find a healthy weight

©2011 Andy Puddicombe (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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The best book on mindfulness.

I have been a user of the author's headspace app for over a year now, so I had a good idea of what to expect in this book. He is able to explain how to be mindful in a simple and understandable way. I've read many books by zen masters that I value, but I feel like I got more out of this book. It is narrated by the author and he does an excellent job. He tells personal stories that keep you engaged. Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in mindfulness and/or being more calm.

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Beautiful book.

Loved the stories, the pacing of the reading, but most of all, the mind shift it offers.

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A++++ will listen again

If you’re wondering, as I was: “I already use the app, is the book worth it?”

Yes. I can’t recommend it enough, *especially* if you already use the app or otherwise train in meditation.

I’ve been using the Headspace app on and (mostly) off for about a year. Not as often as I should, there’s at least a month or so I’d completely forgotten about it. But I kept coming back.

For a week or two before getting this though, I’d gone gangbusters on meditation and mindfulness. Something just clicked in my head. Suddenly I went from a few times a week to two, even three times a day, even starting to do unguided meditations. I couldn’t get enough.

Strangely enough, during this time, my mind just seemed like it was getting worse and worse the more I meditated, it was all over the place, which had never happened. It got so bad it began to concern me, so I figured I’d give this book a listen, at the very least I already knew he had a nice calming voice, so maybe it would calm me down.

To my surprise, he addressed the very problem I was having very early on in the book, in a very amusing story about “blaming the meditation”, as the same thing had happened to him.

I won’t ruin the story, but suffice to say it’s normal to feel this way at a certain point in your journey, and many other ways in other points, and the book really explains a lot of things more deeply than the app can.

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Andy Delivers

The only thing that I dislike about liking Andy's work and this book is that he's become "too popular."

It's against my nature to follow a popular trend or person.

That said, Andy sticks to his authenticity, both in life and in this book. I've read the hard copy twice, and have listened to this book three times. Andy's ideas, experience and voice keep this book alive, and functioning both as a tutorial and a compelling story.

A man, a monk and then a man again. That's the simple story.

But the longer story is of a serious student who spent 15 to 18 hours a day in meditation for 10 years. This man spent somewhere between 5 and 7 years in meditation. Full years, after allowing for sleep, travel and whatnot.

Andy's commitment to sharing his experience in meditation/mindfulness is not just some former monk cashing in on a good thing at a popular time. He has a great discipline in the manner used to communicate his accumulated experience. He reads and is committed to another great book, "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism."

If you want to read a great book that can and will change the way you see the world, treat others, and care for and about yourself, this is it.

If you want to pursue the integrity of that experience, then read "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism."

There are many books that can make you think. This one will allow you to deal with the silence between your thoughts.

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Insights for the practicing meditator

I enjoyed what Andy had to offer through his experience as a monk in varying locations. they offered a balanced level of storytelling and teaching to help me trust and understand his approach.

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Practical, Simple, and Effective

Andy is experienced in the art, educated on the science, and gifted in the ability to teach and help apply the practicality of mindfulness and meditation. Not religiously assertive, but given as a guide for using it all in life regardless of who you are.

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Outstanding for a beginner

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I suspect this book is too basic for people experienced in meditation. As a beginner, it was absolutely perfect for me! I highly recommend the headspace app as well which I used before I purchased this book. The app got me started meditating very quickly. Then listening to this audiobook gave me a more thorough understanding of the concepts that are described briefly in the app.

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A life changer!

I came upon this book exploring my my lack of spark in life. Got so much more! This is how mind works. This is how to master it. This is the tool I need to be happy!

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great meditation for the real world!

Andy is a great ,calming narrator .very clearly read. Its a way to meditate in the real-world. I recommend this to everyone. I loved it! Thanks Andy for turning meditation into a tool that can be used by everyone. Best part not complicated!

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An amazing book!

This is an amazing book. It's an unusually comprehensive look into the principles, techniques and applications of mindfulness and meditation. A true potential life changer. I was captivated from beginning to end and will be referring to it again and again.

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