You can calm your anxious mind, have greater focus at work and home, feel more empathy toward yourself and others, approach difficulties with more grace and less stress, and be aware of what is most important to you.
The secret is in the spaces.
A leader in mindfulness psychology, Dr. Elisha Goldstein demonstrates how to use the space between stimulus and response to break free from habitual beliefs and thoughts that don't serve you. These techniques will allow you to connect to the present moment to make deep, permanent life changes. In essence, this book teaches the foundation for how the now--this very moment--can change the rest of your life.
"The Now Effect offers wise and simple guidance that is immediately helpful, compassionate and playful. It is a genuine invitation to be fully present, to open yourself up to life."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"The Now Effect shines with a fresh simplicity and wisdom that will make you see your mind and relationships in a different way. With practical guidance, this book gives you important tools to make changes for a better life. A genuinely uplifting and very enjoyable book."--Jeffrey M.Schwartz, MD, co-author of You Are Not Your Brain
"What we most cherish--love, aliveness, creativity, play--arises only in moments of presence. In The Now Effect you'll get an invaluable map for coming home to the life that is here and now. With a beautiful clarity and simplicity, Elisha Goldstein offers anecdotes, science, perennial wisdom and practical exercises that will guide you in working with difficulties and in living with an awakened heart."--Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
"These wisdom-packed offerings teach beautifully how the relevant aspects of neuroscience can help illuminate what otherwise might seem like magic: The way we pay attention to the here and now of our experience can free our minds, enhance our relationships, and transform our brains toward well-being. Soak in these powerful lessons and enjoy!"--Daniel J. Siegel, MD author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation and Co-Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
"Grounded in the science of how the brain tricks us to dwell in the past and the future - anywhere but now - and full of practical methods, The Now Effect will help you feel stronger, less stressed, more present, happier, kinder, and more effective."--Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, has a private practice in West Los Angeles and is co-founder of the Mindfulness Center for Psychotherapy and Psychiatry, coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and author of Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler, Mindfulness Meditations for the Troubled Sleeper and Mindfulness Meditations for the Frantic Parent.
288 pages. 2013