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Andy Puddicombe, founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results. Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment. By following the daily exercises you will start to experience literally life changing results. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well documented with doctors advising their patients to give it a try. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is the opportunity to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast paced world, and that once learned, will last a lifetime.

©2011 Andy Puddicombe (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

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mindfulness explained

Having been a subscriber to the Headspace app I came across this book by chance and I'm glad I did....its a great book with many useful teachings and anecdotes detailing the authors journey. highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about being mindful and how to create sufficient headspace in today's busy world.

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Get some headspace

Andy Puddicombe is the star that shines above the blue skies.
If you are having trouble with depression, or trouble sleeping, this could be your answer.
Andy has a personality and a way with words that helps you to understand although the bad stuff will always be there, it doesn't have to control youf life.
Andy uses his own life's exleriences to walk you through mindfulness.
His journey as a trainee monk takes you gently with him on his learning path as he seeks to quieten his mind and come to terms with past experiences.
Andy does not preach, he doesn't say you have to do this or that, he explains using analogies and stories how to manage feelings of depression and says there will be relapses but using mindfulness, these can be dealt with.
Each to their own; for me, Andy seems to make sense. He is not pretentious and is easy to listen to. I'm glad I found him.

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Life changing

If you could sum up Get Some Headspace in three words, what would they be?

This book along with the app has had the biggest impact on my life than any other book I have read ( and I have read a lot) !!

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Interesting story...

I enjoyed listening to this almost autobiographical account of one man's journey in meditation. There were some good pointers. I think I would purchase another more technical guide (less anecdotal) to support Andy's story. But, absolutely no regrets. Easy listening.

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Wired to the moon!

Found the book really interesting and so simple to understand! Going to give it a go as anxiety been the pain of my life!

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Good introduction to meditation

This audiobook provides an excellent non-mystical basis for meditation, more akin to helping your outlook on life and helping in specific areas (sleep, eating etc). A number of interesting anecdotes along the way too.

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Headspace Ace

This audio book has been a revelation. I listened to it at a time when I was deeply distressed and it really made a difference. Developing mindfulness is an essential life skill and I'm sure in some cases a life saver!

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Good Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A good book with interesting insights to mindfullness. Useful for listening in the car or training.

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where is the actual 10 minute guided meditation?

so I'm happy to change this review if someone can tell me exactly where this 10 minute guided mediation is? it's a long audiobook with interesting stories about meditation and mindfulness but it's pretty jumbled in that there doesn't actually appear to be a chapter, or chapters with the actual recommend guided mediation which has sort of rendered the time listening to it a bit pointless.

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Useful

Valuable reminder to be mindful and of the role for meditation. Useful exercises and good food for thought. Not the most interesting book to listen to while driving but it is okay!

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  • 20-11-12

Fantastic!

I loved this book so much, spoken and written beautifully. So user friendly, it's life changing.

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  • Dmitry
  • 13-07-21

This book is MUST read.

Love this book to the last minute/page. It's amazing mixture of author's prominent life story and ancient wisdom stripped to the essential. Must read for anyone who feels that there's more in this life beyond consumption, ego and achievement driven pursuits.

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  • Pedro
  • 10-09-20

Fantastic and mindful

Loved the book, of you are familiar with headspace, this is a must. Great as introduction, nice storytelling!

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  • Daniel
  • 14-07-20

Great introduction to mindfulness

Having used the headspace app for the better part of the past 5 years or so, it was entertaining to hear some of the stories from founder Addy, and it was interesting to hear where certain techniques used in the app are coming from. This book has deepened my understanding, although I’ve been meditating for quite some years already. I’ll probably listen to this audiobook another time in the future as only repetition of anything can lead to mastery. If you’re very experienced in meditation, then this book might not be for you, but for anyone having no, little or intermediate experience it can help enrich your practice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-19

Loved every bit of it!!

An amazing book on Meditation. Andy amazingly explains the WHY behind meditation and the importance with his interesting incidents and events!

Enjoyed every bit and I would recommend this book to anyone who wish to simply learn meditation without any confusion or jargons.

Also, the book helps you to refine your perspective about everyday life with a simple 10 minute meditation everyday and a mindful life with mindfulness techniques for your daily activities.

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  • Ana
  • 07-07-19

A helpful book

Loved this book. Andy's voice is calm and relaxing. I found this book to be very helpful

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  • Václav Štandera
  • 28-04-19

Headspace is great so as this book.

This audiobook was great. The book guided me to throw meditation, and the stories of Andy or other people in the book was indeed and educational.

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  • Tatras
  • 15-02-19

Simple and Accesible

The form of the book is understandable and is good for beginning with meditation without needing any religious explanations. It's also good companion to Headspace app, because some exercises and attitudes are more explained and in one place. Also Andy's sort of sweet voice is pleasing in the narrative.