Our friend and mindfulness colleague, Dr. Elisha Goldstein’s highly praised new book The Now Effect from Simon and Schuster isn’t scheduled for release until February 21, but we have arranged a special early release so that he can offer it for sale at this weekend’s conference “Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth” in San Diego. Elisha will be onsite at the conference to sign copies and talk about this groundbreaking “smart book” that incorporates “smart tags” linking to videos of him leading people in mindfulness practice (electronic versions of the book will have the videos embedded right in the pages).
Early praise is stacking up for this wonderful new book and we are excited to be the first public venue where it has been offered to the public. Noted mindfulness authorities including Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Sharon Salzberg have already noted the book’s powerful message and practical approach. One of the co-developers of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Zindel Segal, said “Written with a lightness of touch and chock full of practical advice, this book is a broad and generous portal for those interested in bringing the power of present moment awareness more fully into their lives”.
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl and Elisha is the book we use in our MBSR courses because of the clarity and practicality that it affords, and The Now Effect promises even more of that. If you are able to attend the conference this weekend, walk-in registration is still available, and be sure and take a look at The Now Effect at our bookstore (or have him sign a copy of either book).