Five Good Minutes of Mindfulness
Reduce Stress, Reset, and Find Peace Right Now
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
How can you find true peace of mind and contentment, even when the going gets tough? This portable pick-me-up will show you how—all in just five good minutes.
In difficult or stressful times, peace of mind can be hard to come by. That’s why you need a quick antidote to help you find calm and serenity—no matter what the world throws your way. Using the proven-effective mindfulness practices in this use-anywhere guide, you’ll learn how to slow down, relax, and appreciate what’s good in your life—all in just moments a day.
In Five Good Minutes of Mindfulness, Dr. Jeffrey Brantley—founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine—shows us that true serenity and happiness are within our reach, even when we feel like all is lost. Using the quick and easy mindfulness practices in this guide, you’ll find tons of ways to take stock of what matters to you, stay present in the moment, and soothe stress before it takes over. Whether you’re at home, at work, or simply at your wit’s end, five good minutes can be found in actions as simple as stretching your body, savoring a delicious meal with your loved ones, or jotting down your thoughts in a gratitude journal.
If you’re ready to harness the amazing benefits of mindfulness in just minutes a day, this little guide offers small mindful practices for finding your own joy amidst the chaos of our modern world. Isn’t it time you took five good minutes?
“Candid, impactful, and nuanced—while also realistic and inspirational. If you want to reduce stress, feel grounded in the midst of turmoil, and stop letting the unimportant and inconsequential drive your life, these practices are for you. Stemming from the authors’ decades-long practice and experience, they invite you to rest in the richness of the present moment and let its wisdom guide you along.”~Riitta H. Rutanen Whaley, MS, MSPH, RYT
—Riitta H. Rutanen Whaley, MS, MSPH, RYT, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and yoga instructor at Duke Health and Well-Being, and author of Pausing Mindfully
“Jeffrey Brantley and Wendy Millstine brilliantly bring the practice of mindfulness into practical, easily digestible, yet deeply meaningful five-minute sessions. These brief sessions teach us how to be with ourselves in a completely different way—with a sense of friendliness toward self. Brantley’s wisdom, warmth of heart, and genuine kindness shine through each of these simple yet powerful practices, and show us how being in the moment with nonjudgmental awareness can transform our lives.”~Lisa Wickham
—Lisa Wickham, registered nurse, certified mindfulness instructor, certified hypnotherapist, certified compassion fatigue practitioner, and owner of Fully Mindful
“This book is a must! In this fast-paced world, Five Good Minutes of Mindfulness offers short meditation practices to create some calm and space in our daily lives. Brantley and Millstine have put together a practical and easy approach for creating a habit of self-care, awareness, and wellness.”~Betsy Dessauer, MFA, CYT, CWMF
—Betsy Dessauer, MFA, CYT, CWMF, founder and CEO of Mindful Anytime
“What a delight to see another Five Good Minutes® book from Brantley and Millstine! In today’s busy world, these mini practices make mindfulness accessible to all. Readers will discover one hundred creative ways to access their own resourcefulness, bringing the best version of themselves to meet the challenges of work and life.”~Julie Kosey, MS, PCC, NBC-HWC, CMT-P, RYT
—Julie Kosey, MS, PCC, NBC-HWC, CMT-P, RYT, director of human performance coaching at Adventist Health, MBSR instructor at Duke Integrative Medicine, and faculty for UCLA’s Training in Mindfulness Facilitation
“What a deal! Five minutes of reflection and practice for a day of greater clarity, focus, peace, and fulfillment. Brantley and Millstine have written a book made for these times. The practices in this book increase awareness and commitment to personal intention while providing a guidepost for staying true to them. This book is a sure medium for staying grounded and empowered, regardless of whether or not the world cooperates.”~Paul Nagy, LCMHC, LCAS
—Paul Nagy, LCMHC, LCAS, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine
“We all have the natural ability to be mindful. And, we all have five minutes! In their latest book filled with easy, accessible self-help practices, Jeff Brantley and Wendy Millstine skillfully guide us in slowing, relaxing, appreciating, and connecting through mindfulness. For anyone looking to boost their inner resilience during these difficult times, Five Good Minutes of Mindfulness is a gem.”~Jeff Greeson, PhD
—Jeff Greeson, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, and director of the Mindfulness, Stress and Health Lab at Rowan University