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Reduce Stress and Open Up to Joy
Have you ever tried to avoid mental burnout or relieve stress by exploring how to open up to joy? Creating happiness in your everyday life is just a small part of MBSR, or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. With a history of helping patients with anxiety, chronic pain, panic, depression and more, MBSR is the perfect tool to relieve stress by living more fully in the present moment.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by Dr. Elisha Goldstein and Dr. Bob Stahl. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, this audiobook offers practical advice you can incorporate to ease the pressures you face in your daily life. If you’re struggling with worry or simply hoping to uncover deep hidden truths, this book will provide the help you need to respond to stress with non judgmental awareness, meditation techniques, and wise perspectives.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Dr. Bob Stahl dives into the scientific benefits behind creating joyful habits, practicing mindfulness, and learning how to open up to joy. Despite the ways our brains are wired to focus on the negative and take us away from the present moment, it is possible to shift your gaze to the positive and create a habit of joy that flows into all of your life.