The Little Book of Mindfulness by Patrizia Collard

The Little Book of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or finding hours of special time to meditate.Bring these simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day to find freedom from stress and ultimately, more peace in your life.

Details The Little Book of Mindfulness

TitleThe Little Book of Mindfulness
Release DateApr 7th, 2014
GenreSelf Help, Nonfiction, Psychology, Spirituality

Reviews The Little Book of Mindfulness

  • Stephanie Smith
    This book is great for beginners -if you're looking to add mindfulness to your life and are new to the idea, then I'd recommend it. I found it to be a little dull at times, but there were a couple ideas I highlighted.
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Everything said is pretty much fact. We are living in a too-fast, too-full, too-horrible world and we need to slow down before we kill ourselves. We don't need a book to know this, we already know. Perhaps some need a book to have it drilled in to them, or they don't quite understand until someone will a prefix to their name says something about it. It is the same with everything: we are just too lazy, too secure in our capitalist, consumerist wo...
  • Jan
    The book is from Patricia Collard, NOT Julia (or it should be her 2nd name)I've bought this nice little fellow last December 2014 during my trip to Newport Beach (California) and love her short practices. You try them one by one during your coffee or lunch break and are very effective for your daily health. Back in Europe, I make use of her advise to find a personal training schedule trainer to personalize my daily mindfulness practices.
  • Amna
    I was introduced to Mindfulness as an approach from my psych classes when we discussed CBT and other therapy methods. This book added much more to my knowledge, and helped me think about ways to infuse mindfulness in my own daily life. I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone, and I think it could actually be a very thoughtful gift.Truly uplifting, hopeful and peaceful.
  • Ting Tong
    Packed full of quick meditations, yoga poses and breathing techniques that help you become more mindful. Sometimes we neglect to stretch our bodies and carry around with us emotional tension and the body scanning techniques and yoga poses really helped to release this. A couple I particularly liked were mindful walking and mindful eating. This book in essence helps you to slow down and reflect on how you are at that moment in time. It also allows...
  • Kathryn
    This little book is perfection. It gives little ideas for finding mindfulness each and every day. It is sprinkled with lovely artwork throughout the pages. It is pure joy.
  • Luca Conti
    A little gem. Anyone could use this book to improve his/her life
  • Allison Patterson
    Wonderful little book of reminders and practical exercises to be more mindful. I had it as an e-book and would do some of the 5 or 1p minute exercises on my lunch break.
  • Roman
    This short book is a great resource for both experienced mindfulness practices and novices. It gives a good, basic introduction, though I recommend reading some more background materials if you are completely new to mindfulness. It then focuses on a diverse number of mindfulness practices, from simple breathing exercises, to body movements, applying mindfulness to specific situations such as stress, illness or loss and even other practices such a...
  • Tracy Gaughan
    I really enjoyed this book. Easy beginners guide to meditation. Short 5-10 min sessions, so nothing overwhelming. I use the techniques as often as I remember. Really useful when you find yourself getting impatient in queues, anxious in traffic, unsettled in waiting rooms or supermarkets or stressed-out at any time in any way. It's all about being kind to yourself; being more aware of the present moment; mindfully listening, eating, walking, speak...
  • Jennifer Monroe
    A great book on mindfulness!I wanted an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, and this book is it! It's a quick read that includes exercises and ideas to practice daily. I imagine that I'll refer to this book often on my journey toward mindfulness and less stress.
  • Jerri
    Mindfulness NuggetsThere were several places where I marked things to come back to. So glad this is a digital book. It allows me to keep it handy and refer to it often. Delightful!
  • Pamela
    Same old things I've seen in other books, so not really all that special. Still has some fairly good, if simple, ideas, but nothing spectacular. Overall, I've realized I'm not a huge fan of having written yoga instructions. Things like "keep your hips above your knees" - or whatever - just make me think of Bart Simpson trying to do a Rubik's cube and saying "turn your main finger top-wise." :P (I.e. I just don't get it!)
  • Sakina (Y.L.) Angel
    A cute little book with charming illustrations that I saw lying around in the library a few times. Bought a copy to give to someone for a present and decided to sit down and have a read. The small size makes it great for carrying around, and the exercises are simple - mostly yoga or variations of breathing exercises but packaged into a nice reminder when mindfulness is the last thing on your mind.
  • Lydia Atkins
    I read this book quickly on a train journey which is perhaps not the best time to read it... Or maybe it is...?Anyway, it's a nice little book with a few sayings to make you think. Really though you need the time, space and capacity to carry out the exercises to make full use of it though. A lovely principle to consider though.
  • Alfred Timothy Lotho
    The content was really great; however, the manner of presentation made it a little less interesting than it actually is. The author does not also put a personal touch to it making the book devoid of any emotions and "relatability". It was as if I was just reading an article on the web.
  • Roger Woods
    Excellent little book of meditations and simple exercises to encourage mindfulness and relax and de stress.
  • Kiranmayee vajapeyazula
    When i started my journey to healthy living in aug 2015, i stumbled upon aided in my yoga practise and yet i enjoy each breath i breathe.
  • Amy
    Great guide to help you focus and relax, not overwhelming, just 5 or 10 minute exercises.
  • L
    A resource for a series of Spiritual Journaling workshops I am developing -- From the publisher: Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or finding hours of special time to meditate. Bring these simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day to find freedom from stress and ultimately, more peace in your life.
  • Mary
    This book not quite 100 pages, and I wasn't sure what to expect. The introduction was great, but a lot of the exercised were very basic yoga positions. The other exercises were on mediating, and those were more helpful. I would have liked more talking on the subject of mindfulness, something the intro did, just more of it. This may be a good book for someone who is stressed out and does not know where to begin to feel less stressed.
  • Emma
    I enjoyed this book. It's a great intro to mindfulness even if you've already glanced at articles online, and there are plenty of exercises to get you into the mindset. Unfortunately, something like 90% are physically impossible for me so I didn't get the full benefit of the book, but I would definitely recommend it.
  • Courtney Niederer
    This was a very informational little book about how to be mindful of your actions and your body. Lots of yoga practices and meditating - how to do the poses and for how long and how each pose has its own purpose. It also talks about journaling and routines and how they, along with the poses, help relieve anxiety and depression. I will refer back to the practices in this book.
  • Andi
    This was a cute, quick read. I feel like a lot of these practices appear in a similar fashion in either my meditation app or in yoga stretches. I have read a lot on the topic of mindfulness; I don't feel like this offered any new insights. Good for a person just embarking on a mindfulness journey.
  • Joanne Tognarelli
    Enjoyed this some useful tips to try
  • Erin Keuter Laughlin
    Finding pieceThis simple book takes a breath and turns it into a new life. Stress can melt into the noisy background.
  • Valeria
    It's like reading a yoga class.
  • Deborah Bruening
    Simple, mindful stepsI loved the simplicity of the book and the steps to mindfulness. I think I do follow these steps at times but need to be more mindful of consistency.
  • Matt
    I am a psychiatrist and got this for my waiting room - my clients love it! The exercises are concise and useful.
  • Rikke
    Such a good little book, to either teach you mindfulness or help you remember to keep it in your life. Good little size which makes is easy to take it with you.