52 simple, stress-busting MBSR meditations and practices you can use whenever—and wherever—you need to find calm and inner peace.
As life becomes increasingly stressful, you need innovative tools to help you find balance. Grounded in the same powerful program outlined in the self-help classic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, this portable 52-card deck offers easy and effective stress relief you can use in the moment, whenever stress, worry, or anxiety take hold.
Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a clinically proven program that is effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment and permanently change the way you handle stress.
Now this powerful program has been distilled into bite-sized meditations you can use daily, even when you're on the go. Use this card deck to enhance your own mindfulness practice, jumpstart a new routine, or simply find quick relief when you need it.
Bob Stahl, PhD, founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs in three medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. A longtime mindfulness practitioner, he has completed MBSR teacher certification at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and lived in a Buddhist monastery for more than eight years. Bob also serves as adjunct senior teacher at the UMass Memorial Health Care Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is founder of The Mindful Living Collective—the central, online, mindful space to find the teachings, practices, and tribe to up-level your mind, life, and business. He is also cofounder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA; and creator of the six-month online coaching program, A Course in Mindful Living. His books include Uncovering Happiness, The Now Effect, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and MBSR Every Day. He also authors popular mindfulness and psychotherapy blogs on www.elishagoldstein.com, and lectures internationally on the therapeutic benefits of MBSR and other mindfulness-based therapies.
“Please keep this beautiful mindfulness deck close at hand: it will give you just the wisdom, inspiration, and practical reminders you need to carry you through challenging times.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion
“These cards are wonderful! An effective, yet practical way to integrate the power of mindfulness into your daily life.” —Shauna Shapiro, PhD, author of Good Morning, I Love You
~Shauna Shapiro, PhD
“A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Card Deck is a fun, practical, and effective way to introduce the core elements and practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to your anxious, depressed, and stressed clients. Each card teaches an important mindfulness-based skill that is easily learned and implemented. If you teach MBSR, you’ll want to have this deck close at hand because you’ll reach for it often.” —Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and author of Anxiety and Avoidance
~Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP
“Practical and bite-sized reminders to live a more mindful, meaningful, and compassionate life. Little gems to keep close to you.” —Daniel Ek, MS, clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction
~Daniel Ek, MS
“In A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Card Deck, Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein offer a simple approach to the practice of mindfulness. The cards can serve as an introduction to the MBSR program or as a reminder to continue to practice. Equally, when life is challenging, being able to pick one or several of the cards to focus on for practice will be valuable. I will recommend this card deck to my trainees.” —Susan Woods, LICSW, senior faculty at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, international senior MBSR/mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) trainer and mentor, and coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
~Susan Woods, LICSW
“Wise and kind, Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein again join their hearts and heads to create a wonderful offering for us all in this inspiring set of cards. Designed to help us remember—bring back to mind—their core teachings on the art of being mindful, this compendium of simple yet profound reminders offer us an invitation to expand our awareness and drop into the wondrous space of simply being present for life. What a gift that keeps on giving!” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD,New York Times bestselling author of Aware and Mind, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, and clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
~Daniel J. Siegel, MD
“A beautiful, accessible reminder of the greatest gift we can gives ourselves, our loved ones, and a world in need of healing—our full, embodied presence.” —Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal, and founder of The Writer’s Journey
“What a beautiful gem! The deck is so simple, beautiful, and so full of wisdom. I can see how this deck can easily both inspire, and give hands-on tips and tricks for living richer and more embodied lives with a few minutes of invested time here and there.” —Fredrik Livheim, PhD, peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-trainer; licensed clinical psychologist in the department of clinical neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden; content strategist for www.29k.org; and coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction
~Fredrik Livheim, PhD
“A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Card Deck is very timely. Filled with nuggets to help us move through life’s most challenging moments, it provides reminders of how to breathe and use MBSR to build daily resilience. Though I teach mindfulness, and Stahl and Goldstein’s MBSR workbook is one of my most valuable tools of the trade, reading through the card deck lightened my heart. This is a gift I look forward to sharing.” —Laurie Grossman, social justice director at Inner Explorer, cofounder of Mindful Schools, and coauthor of Master of Mindfulness