The regular practice of Mindfulness Meditation can enrich our lives with enhanced calm, clarity, insight, emotional intelligence, creativity, productivity, and wellness. Mindfulness practices are useful in addressing illness, stress, and pain. In his first book, Gary Petingola shares insights, stories and easy to follow exercises he has gathered in his social work practice to help practice mindfulness in our daily lives.
Reviews and Endorsements:
"The Response is a mindfulness bell - to wake up to the beauty, to the joys and sorrows of life
and to learn from them deeply - to meet them wisely, with an open, kind, and humble heart".
- Bob Stahl, Ph.D., coauthor, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.
"Gary's kindness and humanity shine through the narratives, which are 'interesting,
accessible, and thought provoking, and encourage the reader to practice mindfulness in
daily life in a variety of ways.'" - Diana Coholic, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Social Work,
Laurentian University (ontario, Canada) and a researcher in the area of arts-based mindfulness with
About the Author:
Gary Petingola is a Masters prepared Social Worker, certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Gary lives in Sudbury, Ontario.