Matthew Sockolov is a mindfulness meditation teacher trained by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. The founding teacher of One Mind Dharma, Matthew leads meditations at One Mind Dharma's center in Northern California, addiction treatment centers across California, and in online groups.
"Written with great clarity and care, Matthew Sokolov's book is an excellent tutorial in learning how to begin and sustain a mindfulness practice and meditation in one's life."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love
"The best thing about Practicing Mindfulness is that it is practice based. Rather than espousing theories of why we should be mindful, Matthew artfully shows is precisely how. The practices within are clear, easy to learn, and easy to remember. This way we can use them when we need them! I would recommend this book to anyone new to meditation and to those who are experienced meditators."--Darren Littlejohn, author of The 12-Step Buddhist, http: //the12stepbuddhist.com
"Habits are difficult to change. Our ways of behaving and thinking become ingrained in our neural networks, and this often causes us to act without forethought or reflection. But there is a space between stimulus and response, and by practicing mindfulness, we can increase the space between the two. This is where Matthew Sockolov's book comes in. Practicing Mindfulness demystifies mindfulness practice, and is a wonderful--and necessary--addition to existing literature."--Sonnee D. Weedn, Ph.D.