"This book is an absolute treasure! It’s full of incredible exercises and practical suggestions that both a beginner and someone more advanced will love." - Deven Billimoria, CEO Smartgroup
Finally, a book that teaches you precisely how to meditate using mindfulness practices – without all the quick-fix gimmicks.
A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation is your complete reference guide to all things mindfulness, diving deep into the foundations of mindfulness and how to apply them to your own life.
Packed full of practical advice, easy-to-follow exercises and groundbreaking insights from world-leading experts in mindfulness, this incredible resource will equip you with the tools to alter your life through scientifically-backed mindfulness practices.
You will learn the proven secrets to:
Whether you’re a complete beginner or ready to go deeper into mindful meditation, this book is your ultimate mindfulness resource.
Michael is the founder of prominent leadership consultancy WorkSmart Australia, a certified B Corp, and The Mindful Leader – the world’s most comprehensive online portal for all things Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership.
He has trained and coached thousands of leaders - from CEOs to front-line corporate leaders – with a client-base that includes numerous global multinationals. With an outstanding track record in his field, Michael is renowned as a world-leading authority on mindful leadership practices.
In 2015, Michael teamed up with the biggest names in the field of leadership research – Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner – to co-author Extraordinary Leadership in Australia & New Zealand. He has since authored two more ground-breaking books – The Mindful Leader and A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation with Patrick Kearney.
He is one of a very few people in the world to teach Mindful Leadership at an Exec MBA level, on Sydney University’s award-winning Global Executive MBA.
Michael has engaged in a disciplined personal mindfulness practice for over 23 years and has taught mindful leadership to businesses and government for more than 16 years.
Anyone with a desire to learn and practice mindfulness in the way that will have the most impact on their life - with simplicity, depth and insight.
From complete beginners through to those already familiar with mindfulness but wish to go deeper, this book is for you if...
Become truly self aware
This book will teach your the 4 foundations of mindfulness - the most time-tested and thorough form of self awareness training available.
Cultivate true happiness
Learn how to cultivate the states and mindsets associated with true, unshakable happiness.
Overcome your fears and difficulties
Learn how to navigate some of the more challenging aspects of mindfulness practice, and dissolve long-held fears and self defeating beliefs.
Radically improve relationships
Learn practical exercises that will open your heart and transform your relationships both personally and professionally.
Become more efficient, creative and clear
Learn how to apply mindfulness and self-awareness in your daily life.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Yes, it covers both with the main emphasis on formal practice.
Yes, in fact several experienced practitioners have said this book was a wake up call for their practice. The book covers both the basics (which are a lifetime of work) as well as some the more subtle practices.
This book was mainly written for beginners, so yes, its the perfect book if you have never practiced. It goes beyond the basics because we believe everyone yearns for the freedom that is available in a more complete understanding of mindfulness.
Because both authors have been teaching for many years - in fact, collectively for over 45 years - and practicing a lot longer. Both are also committed practitioners in the insight mindfulness tradition - one of the longest standing, time-tested mindfulness traditions on the planet.