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The Headspace Guide to... Mindfulness & Meditation

Narrated by: Andy Puddicombe
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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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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  • Cat
  • South Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • 11-01-2019

Engaging and Informative

I was not a stranger to Headspace, having used the app for a while - however I found this audiobook to provide so much more insight into the techniques, the setup and reasons for them, put forward in such an engaging and thoughtful manner. Andy's personal experiences are so colourful and such great analogies to thought processes that I found it all as a whole thoroughly enjoying as well.

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The best start to mindfulness

This book was excellent overall. The stories he tells about his experiences helps to put into perspective whatever he's trying to teach. The actual techniques of meditation didn't take up too much time (as expected) because the instructions are fairly simple and can also be found in his guided meditations. I was satisfied with him putting much more emphasis on the lessons to be learnt, the purpose and functions of the techniques and how it all fits into our daily life and routine.
The author's experience and wisdom is very evident in this book. He always puts it into perspective for the everyday person to understand the methods and integrate them into their daily life.
Great book and a great start to living a much more mindful life.

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Stop Searching

If you were searching for this topic, then this book is the one for you !

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Just 10mins of listening will help you for a day!

Absolutely brilliant!
I loved every minute of reading it! certainly helped a mind like mine! 👌👍📖

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A must read for 2019

I have been following headspace for a couple of years, and appreciate the difference it has made in my life. This guide by Andy Puddicombe is great for beginners and pros alike, as it helps you understand the why behind meditation, how it could potentially help you, and how to incorporate mindfulness in all facets of your life.

The fact that Andy narrates it all the way makes it even better.

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Insightful and engaging

Andy's story is amusing and engaging and he ties it masterfully with the techniques. The anecdotes are relatable. This Audible book ties wonderfully with his app Headspace.

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A gift and a ‘must read’ to anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation

I have done a very expensive course in transcendental meditation and did not get nearly the depth of insight that I received from this book. Thank you Andy, as always for your generosity and humanity in sharing your journey. Reading this book has deepened my understanding of meditation techniques, how and why they work and this has already started to give me more out of my practice. This book, you and the Headspace app are gifts to the world. Thank you.

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  • Connell
  • 20-11-2012

Fantastic!

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

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  • Ana
  • 07-07-2019

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
  • 28-04-2019

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
  • 15-02-2019

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.

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  • J Stromberg
  • 20-02-2016

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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  • heraldicrose
  • 30-04-2016

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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  • Millymagpie
  • 16-04-2015

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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  • Claire
  • 01-12-2016

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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  • HardToPlease
  • 28-07-2016

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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  • Adam Wainwright
  • 11-04-2016

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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  • Mike O. Dulaing
  • 27-07-2015

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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  • LDN_75
  • 26-03-2017

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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  • James O'F
  • 19-11-2018

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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  • stephen
  • 01-04-2018

Headspace

A very good book with some very useful information. well worth a read to give you some head space.

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