One of Your Five-a-Day for a Healthier Mind
Dr Jonty Heaversedge, presenter of BBC1's prime time TV show Street Doctor, works as a GP in an inner-city practice in south London. He holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Mental Health Studies. Ed Halliwell is a writer, specialising in health and well-being. Ed is an associate of the Mental Health Foundation and is a regular contributor to the Guardian. He is a meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.
The Mindful Manifesto helps us to "be" more and to "do" less. It's old wisdom backed by modern science, beautifully described. -- Professor Lord Layard This book is really important. Mindfulness is the way forward for dealing with depression and anxiety, and for general well-being. -- Ruby Wax 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 You Magazine, Mail On Sunday 20110102 Stress, pain even depression can be managed with a simple technique. The Times 20100914 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 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 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. In the case of mindfulness, this call to action is to live life, moment by moment, as if it really mattered. -- Mark Williams, Author Of The Mindful Way Through Depression A guide to surviving in a stressed-out world. Evening Standard 20100901 Train your brain to slow down and focus on the task in hand. Stylist Magazine 20100908 Gibberish-free instructions. The Guardian 20101204