• by Mark Williams, Danny Penman
  • Narrated by Mark Williams
  • 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

“Want a happier, more contented life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you’ll find in Mindfulness. Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman have teamed up to give us scientifically grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of our everyday challenges and catastrophes.” Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence
Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn’t have to be this way.
This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, more importantly, it also works for the rest of us who aren’t depressed but are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world.
By investing just a few minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT. This audio edition is an introduction to the technique which will give you the tools to put you back in control and able to enjoy life again.
This audiobook contains 37 chapters. Chapters 1-28 explain what mindfulness is and how it works, while the 8 guided meditations are placed at the end (Chapters 29-37) for ease of repeated practice.


Audible Editor Reviews

Mindfulness: The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World is written by Clinical Psychology Research Fellow at Oxford University, Professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist and author Dr Danny Penman. In this mindfulness meditation audiobook skillfully narrated by Williams, the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are introduced. Now clinically proven in its effectiveness for preventing Clinical Depression, these techniques are incredibly easy to use. Carry this wherever you go and listen to the techniques when you need help with calming, positive inspiration for a stressful situation. Available now from Audible.


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Everyday I travel 70 miles back and forth to work passing the same scenery, cars, faces along with the burdens of thinking a whirlwind of present and catastrophic thoughts. This audio book has made a vast difference in enabling myself to slow down and realise how to break through from my self tangled visitations and become more at peace. Now enjoy my travels to work thanks to this great audio book.
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- matt

Bookmarking a must!

I really enjoyed the quiet, calm tones of the author and the the theory section which was put together well and actually quite interesting. I really got a lot out of doing the meditations and they are well narrated and sufficiently explained to allow the listener to get a lot out of them. My only real gripe with the book is it's formatting. It is really hard to go from the theory to the meditation without either spending ages putting in bookmarks (which don't seem to then sync across my devices and I have to do it again!) or just going to and from with the player controls in the vague hope you hit on the right one.

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- Tor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK