New book makes mindfulness simple

New book makes mindfulness simple

Local author, Helen Nicholson, makes mindfulness accessible, with a practical guide on how to thrive in today’s world.

Helen Nicholson

After the loss, uncertainty and turbulence of the past two years, a new book titled 'Mindfulness, How To Stay Sane In An Insane World' is making mindfulness easy and accessible to all. Best-selling author Helen Nicholson has distilled her own business and personal lessons to provide a valuable, practical approach on not just how to cope, but how to thrive in today’s world.

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In the book, Helen unpacks how to incorporate intentional strategic recovery into your day. 'Mindfulness, How To Stay Sane In An Insane World' provides uncomplicated insight into the neuroscience behind mindfulness, movement and sleep. Additionally, the author explains how to “sleep” your way to the top, how to practically “do” mindfulness amidst a busy life and how to deal with your change dragons (issues you need to face in order to reach your full potential).

Furthermore, the book shares insight into the mindfulness and resilience tool-kit that tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and LinkedIn are equipping their teams with to ensure that they remain future-fit and relevant.

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A recent national survey conducted by a leading pharmaceutical firm and advocate for mental wellness has revealed a significant increase in psychological and emotional stress among South Africans as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report showed that, of the people surveyed, 56% have higher levels of psychological and emotional distress than before the pandemic, 52% have trouble sleeping, 49% feel anxious, 48% frustrated, 31% depressed and a significant, while 6%, have contemplated suicide.

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“There is no doubt that we are living in extremely trying times, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. The good news is that mindfulness practice can help to reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance peace of mind, and can help us relate to others and ourselves with kindness, acceptance and compassion,” said Nicholson. 

 “I hope this book will enable more South Africans to benefit from the simplicity of mindfulness and lead fulfilled lives.”

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