Reviews of The Mindful ManifestoUS cover

“A wonderful overview of mindfulness meditation—comprehensive, honest, and compassionate. This book helps make mindfulness accessible to all.” Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

"Absolutely my favourite book of 2010, in which GP Dr Jonty Heaversedge and writer/meditation teacher Ed Halliwell explain how to access peace of mind by using simple techniques connecting mind, brain and body. And how not to beat yourself up for having negative, damaging thoughts (we all do). Lovely and essential reading." Sarah Stacey, health columnist, Mail On Sunday You MagazineSecond edition cover

“This book is really important. Mindfulness is the way forward for dealing with depression and anxiety, and for general well-being.” Ruby Wax

“The Mindful Manifesto helps us to “be” more and to “do” less. It’s old wisdom backed by modern science, beautifully described.” Richard Layard, Well-being Programme Director, London School of Economics, and author of Happiness: Lessons From A New Science

"Every single person, from Prime Ministers and Presidents up to ‘ordinary men and women’, would benefit from practising mindfulness and stillness in their lives. This wisdom has been known for thousands of years and now the science has at last caught up with it. This book makes the case admirably clearly." Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College and author of Blair, Blair Unbound: The Biography Part II, Brown at 10 and Trust: How We Lost It and How To Get It Back.

"It is wonderful that Jonty Heaversedge and Ed Halliwell have written this book to give freely of their own experience, and to share the tremendous possibilities that come with training the mind and body to do less and to notice more. Their manifesto, like all manifestos, is both a statement of the potential that lies in all of us and a call to action to realise that potential." Mark Williams, director, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, author of The Mindful Way through Depression

"Mindfulness, or ancient wisdom meets modern science, is the new buzzword in stress management. There are plenty of books written about it...this one is a goody." The Sunday Times

"Mercifully gibberish-free instructions" Oliver Burkeman, This Column Will Change Your Life, The Guardian

"A clear, engaging, and informative introduction to the practice of Mindfulness, and how it can lead to a more fulfiling way of living...If you read only one book about how to incorporate Mindfulness into your life, this is the one!" Melanie Greenberg, Psychology Today

"Launched in 2010, this pioneering book received widespread acclaim for integrating the latest medical research with ancient teachings on mindfulness. This updated version contains new practical mindfulness exercises with the latest cutting edge research, to help with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, creativity and addictions. Highly recommended." Yoga magazine


"A clearly written, practical guide...an excellent introduction to simple techniques which can literally transform lives." Yoga and Health magazine

“A wonderful primer on the art and science of mindfulness. Includes really practical advice for easing the speed and anxiety of modern life by altering our habits of mind.” Susan Piver, founder of The Open Heart Project and author of How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

“This thoughtful guide explains both why we should be more mindful and—so important—how to do it. Written in a warmhearted and peaceful voice, this book is clear, direct, down-to-earth, and profound.” Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain

“If you want to know why mindfulness has gone mainstream, read the first chapter. If you want to learn how it can help you, read the rest of the book. It’s as clear a presentation of mindfulness practice as you’ll find anywhere.” Barry Boyce, editor of The Mindfulness Revolution and www.mindful.org

'The Mindful Manifesto offers a fresh perspective on ancient wisdom. It is authentic, timely and hugely needed.' Peter J Conradi, author of Going Buddhist: Panic and Emptiness, the Buddha and Me, and Iris Murdoch: A Life

“Wise, sensible and helpful for all forms of emotional disorders from depression to anxiety and addiction. This book on mindfulness is a great step to finding peace of mind.” Sally Brampton, author of Shoot The Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

"Is there anything worth doing that wouldn't go better if you practised mindfulness? Ed and Jonty have written a wonderful, accessible book that could save your health and change your life." Michael Chaskalson, author of The Mindful Workplace

“An excellent manifesto for making small mindful changes that can make a huge difference in how you go through life. The authors are engaging, humorous, and candid about some of the common struggles with mindfulness, including their own. Heartily recommended.” Marsha Lucas, author of Rewire Your Brain for Love

"A fascinating and enriching read. While beginners to mindfulness and meditation will undoubtedly benefit from read the book, it’s probably even more valuable to the established practitioner, who will find the contemporary language to be helpful in seeing their practice with fresh eyes, and who will gain extra confidence from the reading about the many scientific studies that confirm in great detail the many ways in which meditation can help us be happier, healthier, and more engaged individuals." Bodhipaksa, Author of Living As A River, Wildmind

"Whether you’re new to mindfulness or not, you’ll likely find some helpful tools in The Mindful Manifesto: How Doing Less and Noticing More Can Help Us Thrive in a Stressed Out World. Straight-forward and comprehensive, the book offers detailed instructions to retrain our minds—and be kind to ourselves in the process." Lori Deschene, Tinybuddha.com

"(The Mindful Manifesto) doesn’t promise that you’ll lose twenty pounds in ten days or banish your mother-in-law problems in three easy steps. But it does promise a metamorphosis more meaningful and ultimately more powerful. We can change life by changing how we live it. I recommend it." Faith Brynie, Psychology Today

"An excellent and easy to read book that has a great deal to offer both therapists and their patients," Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Reformulation (Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy publication)

'A lucid and highly practical guide to how the Buddhist techniques of mindfulness can be of enormous benefit to our health, relationships and peace of mind.' Mick Brown, author of The Spiritual Tourist and The Dance of 17 Lives

"If you have so far been rather sceptical with regard to Eastern meditative practices entering Western psychological practices, here is a book that may help you change your mind." Florian Ruths, The Psychiatrist

"Readable, fascinating and incredibly relevant in our dangerously disconnected, stressed-out age. " Lucia Cockcroft, yogaabode.com

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