The Twelve Days of Christmas: Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

It’s day nine of our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway and today Sheila Crowley has chosen her perfect book for Christmas and beyond.  Just visit our @CBBookGroup Twitter page for your chance to win.


Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, chosen by Sheila Crowley, Literary Agent at Curtis Brown

Sheila Crowley“The perfect book to give and receive is Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.

Let’s face it, Christmas is usually great fun but can also be a very stressful time of year. Do you ever wake up thinking how life is relentless, frantic and exhausting?  It doesn’t have to be that way and with the UK’s biggest selling mindfulness title, you really can change all that.  This book reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to help break the cycle of stress, unhappiness and/or exhaustion.  How useful would that be as you embark on your Christmas shopping trip or start planning a ‘New You’ for next year?

This book really can change lives and is endorsed by by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-based stress reduction; and Ruby Wax, who says ‘If you want to free yourself from anxiety and stress, then read this book’.

You can be mindful with your chocolate too and Mark’s short meditation will help you connect with your senses, whilst also appreciating delicious treats. Here is a link to the free Chocolate Meditation (and others) on the Frantic World website.  By investing just a few minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT, with this inspirational book.

For those who have been battling with pain and illness this year, Danny Penman and Vidyamala Burch’s Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain.”

For your chance to win a copy of Mindfulness – for yourself or to giveaway – just vist our @CBBookGroup Twitter page on Thursday 11th December and retweet or favourite one of our promotional tweets about the book.  We will be announcing one lucky winner on our Twitter page on Friday 12th December, so stay tuned.


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