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OCD is a mental disorder that causes people to have compulsions to do things repeatedly, such as washing their hands or checking to make sure that the door is locked. While some who have never experienced OCD may think of it as annoying or simply paranoia, it is actually harmful and, in extreme cases, can lead to suicide.

At the core of many cases of OCD is intense anxiety. This anxiety may be connected to a past traumatic event, ongoing stress, or even a genetic predisposition. The anxiety tends to be persistent and ongoing, with the person suffering rarely getting a break.

One of the best treatments for anxiety disorders, including OCD, is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of constantly being aware of your own inner world and your environment in such a way that you are able to accept what is going on without being judgmental. Practicing mindfulness can actually alleviate some of the symptoms of OCD, helping people suffering from it get their lives back.

This book will give you 10 different ways that you can practice mindfulness with particular information as to how each of these different ways can benefit people with OCD.

This book is very easy to follow. It will guide you through practices such as deep breathing, meditation, journaling, being conscious of your surroundings, and slowing down a lifestyle that may actually be fueling anxiety. It includes self-reflective questions that will help you become more aware of your own anxiety, how it contributes to your OCD, and what practical steps you can take.

Best of luck to you as you seek to become more mindful and start to overcome your OCD.

©2017 Charlie Mason (P)2018 Charlie Mason

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Poor quality advice

Outlines many approaches without ever signposting individuals to the clinically approved methods and therapies for OCD treatment.

Overall, very generalist mental health advice - very little advice is specific to OCD, which only perpetuates the difficulties sufferers will have to accessing the OCD-specific techniques and approaches they will need for recovery.

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  • MegDGonzalez
  • 27-11-18

Good tips for everyone

I didn’t realize this was an OCD guide when I picked it up, but it still had great tips! Each tip came with practical advice and action items that made it easy to implement. I especially liked number four, so simple yet so easy to forget!

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  • Natalia
  • 11-11-18

Fresh air for the soul

Despite being short, this audiobook is jam-packed with clear-cut tips, examples, and techniques that are thoroughly explained in plain English. You don't have to suffer OCD to be able to take the best from these words of wisdom.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Liz
  • 28-03-20

Simple and to the point.

I've been searching for good material on Mindfulness and and happy to say this book is a great tool!

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  • Anthony
  • 28-12-19

Solid

This book is solid in helping OCD sufferers, but doesn’t really offer much tangible help. I do recommend it as a nice little short story though.

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  • David Haynes
  • 20-10-19

Great Tips in a Concise Package

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Mindfulness is written by Charlie Mason and narrated by T.A. Hodgson. I don't have an obsessive-compulsive disorder, but I've seen the effects it's had on relatives and friends. Although I merely expected to gain some knowledge into the minds of those with OCD when starting Mindfulness, I was pleased to hear about various ways that I can improve my concentration and focus.

This short 38 minute audiobook does exactly as its tagline suggests: it shares ten ways that people can use mindfulness in their daily lives. I've only dabbled in mindfulness. I try to avoid things that lead to mindlessness, like excessive phone use and sleeplessness. So, although I've worked to steer clear of distractions from mindfulness, I've never actively worked to promote it. Mason's work has inspired me to put mindful habits into practice. For instance, I'm eager to start journaling on a regular basis and perform deep breathing exercises for at least two minutes per day. Mason has dedicated chapters to each of these activities. Although a few of the tips seem like common knowledge, every guide can contribute to a healthier and happier life.

This is my first encounter with T.A. Hodgson, who narrates this work. He does a great job keeping the title interesting and light-hearted. He adds a level of emotional investment that's oftentimes missed by other narrators. He seems genuinely excited in his narration, which makes this work even more engaging. He's a good choice for narrating subject matter that could come across as heavy and intricate.

I highly recommend Mindfulness. Although this title is under an hour long, it contains useful information that can be immediately applied to your daily life. Mason will open your mind to interesting ways to cope with OCD and distractedness in general, and Hodgson will keep it entertaining throughout.

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  • Jake Olson
  • 04-10-19

Short but not too little.

I appreciated this audio book and plan to listen a few more times down the line(in the coming week/months) for reminders on mindfulness. I %100 have had days hindered entirely by OCD/Anxiety/Depression and being able to ground oneself is a huge tool. The idea isn't foreign to me but having this text/audio is a nice refresher and explained to get someone back on track. And for a pretty decent price, it's well worth your time.

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  • Pavlo Kots
  • 30-09-19

Dealing with Stress 101

A short but handy guide that may be useful for everyone, not just for people who suffer from OCD. It contains some useful tips on how to deal with stress, get rid of negative thoughts and concentrate better. The information is conveniently structured and easy to understand. The book is more about what you should do rather what you should think, so it's quite practical.

Received the book for free in a giveaway, but this is my honest opinion.

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  • steph
  • 11-03-19

Refreshing

This is a wonderful quick way to introduce yourself and practice a tidbit of mindfulness. There are great examples and I really identify with the OCD tendencies and how to overcome them. This book is really positive and helps taking a step back to look at life. you can move forward with tips in this book to become more productive and get more out of life!!

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  • AverageChick
  • 16-01-19

A lot of good things to think about

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This book had a lot of good information on Mindfulness. It was very well presented and narrated so that it was not dry. I felt that it was a very good short, pick me up, self improvement listen. I would recommend this title.

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  • RB
  • 14-12-18

Guiding tips for traversing your day of compulsion

This is a helpful guide for anyone that suffers from clinically diagnosed or undiagnosed obsessive compulsive (OC) behaviors. It clearly and helpfully reveals possible triggers, feelings, and signs of OC behaviors to watch out for. But most of all, it describes the practice of being mindful when these situations occur which can assist in the minimization of the behaviors and possibly aid in the prevention of them all together.

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