In Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Steve Flowers, a prominent mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher, and Bob Stahl, author of the bestselling Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, help readers use mindfulness to move past the universal feelings of shame and self-loathing and develop greater confidence and self-esteem.
* This is the first mindfulness-based book specifically about overcoming shame and self-loathing
* Shame is at the core of addiction, social anxiety, depression, and many personality disorders
Steve Flowers, MFT, is founder and director of the mindfulness-based stress reduction program at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA and is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist in private practice. He is also author of The Mindful Path Through Shyness.
Bob Stahl, Ph.D., founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs in three medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. An experienced mindfulness practitioner, Stahl lived in a Buddhist monastery for over eight years and has completed MBSR teacher certification at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the only MBSR practitioner authorized to train new MBSR teachers outside of Kabat-Zinn's Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Stahl serves as an adjunct senior teacher for Oasis, the institute for mindfulness-based professional education and innovation at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.