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Mindfulness for Stress Management

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I thought that this book was great! It was very helpful to me. It showed me different ways to deal with stress which I thought was very helpful. If you are or have a lot of stress I believe that this book can really help you out. I'm glad I was accepted for this book. Everyone should read it.
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Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Mindfulness for Stress Management: 50 Ways to Improve Your Mood and Cultivate Calmness that I read and reviewed. 
I found this book very interesting and helpful in many ways. Some of these tips I have found myself using since I started reading the book and they have helped me in the situations that I used them in. Some of the others I am not so sure about but I am willing to give them a try if the opportunity arises. I was told about mindfulness in therapy and I have been using it on and off for years but this book took it to another level.
I am giving this book four out of five stars because it does have a number of things I would like to try.
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Honest and in-depth advice for reaching your full potential.  This advice is presented in easy to follow language that can be broken up and applied in pieces at a time.
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Mindfulness is receiving a lot of attention these days especially as it pertains to stress management.  There are many studies showing how the practice of mindfulness can improve our health.  If you are new to the idea of mindfulness, a way of being open and present, this book can help.
 
This book is broken into six chapters starting with the basics of mindful breathing and bringing mindfulness to your day.  Other chapters cover strategies and exercises for stressful thoughts, emotions and communication.  For example, learn how mindful listening can help your day run smoother or how to avoid "thought traps" which can ramp up your stress.

If you have problems with insomnia, this book shows how the practice of mindfulness can shorten the time it takes to fall asleep.  The book also covers how you can combat the stress of holidays work and even the pressures of social media.to 

As part of my focus on improving wellness to combat a chronic health issue, I am very interested in the practice of mindfulness.  I have being working on meditation this last year and feel incorporating mindfulness into my day will be a benefit,  I found this book to be great for beginners. The exercises and strategies are short and easy to implement. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Callisto Media for a copy of this book in exchange for a review.
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This book has some helpful tips for becoming more centered and mindful in stressful situations. What I liked best was the author’s approach to formatting the information. Rather than being a book you need to read from beginning to end, this is a helpful guide that you can dip in and out of as needed. 

Having trouble sleeping? There’s a section for that. Having trouble with your self-esteem? There’s a section for that, too. Each chapter is based around a theme, and there are exercises that take up two pages each. The themes are: 

-Healing the Stressful Body
-Conquering Stressful Thoughts
-Overcoming Stressful Emotions
-Reducing Stressful Communication
-Mindfulness on the Go

You can read and enact most of the exercises within 10 minutes (or less!).  And from my experience, they really do help. 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book. This review contains my honest, unbiased opinion.
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I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

A pleasantly surprising workbook on mindfulness. Sometimes I find the exercises for it to be a little hokey, but in this workbook they truly made sense for the activity. I found this to actually be a mixture of activities for stress management and emotional awareness (maybe being emotionally unaware is stressful), which was beneficial. 

There were exercises ranging from the beginner breathing and paying attention to your surroundings to specific ones on thinking about how your emotions make you feel physically. I wasn’t expecting that but found it to be a good addition.

I would recommend this workbook for those looking for ways to become mindful about their stress.
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Mindfulness For Stress Management is very helpful at helping you manage your stress. The author walks you thru steps to different methods. The tips and his guidance truly helped me learn new ways to relieve and manage my stress which is great considering I'm pretty much always stressing. I suffer from multiple chronic pain disorders such as severe rheumatoid arthritis. When I get stressed it often makes the pain I feel constantly even worse and can make you feel hopeless. So I'm always looking for ways to improve my physical and mental health. I truly found this book very helpful and recommend it.
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MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT by Dr. Robert Schachter promises to provide "50 Ways to Improve Your Mood and Cultivate Calmness."  Unfortunately, it did not have that effect on me – mostly because I requested a preview on a Friday, received approval on the following Tuesday (3 weeks prior to scheduled publication), but found that the text had been archived only 3 days later even though it originally did not have a set archive date.  As a result, I did not have an opportunity to view the text of this book. I do appreciate the previews from publishers so I try to give a neutral rating of three on the very rare occasions when books available through NetGalley are archived before I have downloaded them.  In this case, though, I believe that the preview window (only three days without any indication that would be the case) was too narrow so I am sadly giving this book a rating of 2. I have spoken nationally on stress management, particularly on its application for school libraries, and there are numerous other texts available on Mindfulness and Stress Management: Attending by Ronald Epstein, The Mindfulness Teaching Guide by Rob Brandsma, and Mindfulness for Teen Worry by Jeffrey Bernstein are just a very few examples reviewed on NetGalley. Learning to Breathe by Patricia C. Broderick is another text which we have used extensively and I would definitely recommend.
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