CHAPTER 1

How can mindfulness change your life?

In this chapter we’re going to show you:

  • How you don’t need to change your life to practise or benefit from mindfulness.
  • Briefly, what mindfulness is all about – and what it isn’t about.
  • What the many benefits of mindfulness actually are, including what the research tells us; such as how it changes the brain (in a good way). (Yes, we are geeks, and we think that you’ll probably love this stuff too. If not please be patient with us as you read through it – we just couldn’t leave it out.)

So, how can mindfulness change your life? Well, firstly let's clear something up. It might be that your life doesn’t change at all (stay with us now). This doesn’t mean it will not become radically different. ...

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