Read on to see what others have said about The Practicing Happiness Workbook

Melanie Fennell, University of Oxford, Author of Overcoming Low Self-Esteem:

“In this wise and compassionate book, Ruth Baer integrates up-to-date research, effective contemporary mindfulness-based approaches and her own deep knowledge and understanding of the psychology of human distress and of mindfulness meditation practice. Lucid and compelling, the book offers a practical step-by-step guide to awareness, insight and transformation through mindfulness, enlivened by vivid personal stories and delightful touches of humor. A pleasure to read.”

Christopher Germer, Harvard Medical School, Author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion:

“This is one of the most carefully designed and written handbooks on mindfulness to date. The author is a senior mindfulness researcher who has sifted through the burgeoning scientific literature to present the essential psychology and practice of mindfulness in a palpable, jargon-free, highly accessible manner. Strongly recommended for anyone, regardless of background or experience, who wishes to live a happier, less encumbered life.”

Paul Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Derby, Author of The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression:

“Anyone who struggles with difficult emotions or gets trapped in rumination will benefit enormously from this book. Written by one of the leaders in the secular approach to mindfulness, Ruth Baer guides readers through the different facets of mindfulness and explains how these can be used and practiced to help us find inner calmness, reduce self-criticism and attain happier states of mind. Knowledgeable, accessible and practical, this book will be of immense help to many people in how to deal with our rather chaotic, emotional minds.”

Steven C. Hayes, Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Author of Get Out of Your Mind and into Your Life:

“This book is like a mindfulness walk. It seamlessly integrates the best of mindfulness training from the major evidence-based care approaches, giving it a sense of breadth of vision, as if you can see across vast distances on your walk. It gently and calmly steps through many domains of self-exploration (rumination, emotion, self-criticism, values, and so on) and yet it never wanders. Each step is small but each step is purposive, as if you are being guided on your walk by a very wise person who knows where she is going but is willing to let you set your own pace in getting there. And when you are done you feel alive and whole, as if you have come home, and you are simply happy to be there. This is a walk worth taking – and a book worth reading. Highly recommended.”

Willem Kuyken, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Exeter, Co-author of Collaborative Case Conceptualization:

“Bringing attention to our experience with compassion, patience and equanimity can be radically transformative. You will be in the hands of a gentle, authoritative guide as Ruth Baer draws on her extensive clinical, scientific and personal experience to set out a path of mindfulness practice and inquiry. Practicing Happiness is an accessible and practical guide to the transformative power of mindfulness in everyday life.”

Susan M. Orsillo, Professor of Psychology, Suffolk University, co-author of The Mindful Way through Anxiety:

“For many, happiness is an elusive state. Each fleeting moment leaves us clamoring for more. Chasing after happiness can become an exhausting and discouraging enterprise, as our most familiar strategies often backfire. Fortunately, this book offers an extremely effective alternative. Drawing on her extensive experience practicing and researching mindfulness, Baer provides compassionate and practical advice to those seeking to enhance their sense of satisfaction and purpose. Full of extremely practical tools and engaging case examples, this book provides us with the guidance we need to truly enjoy all that life can offer.”

Lizabeth Roemer, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Co-author of The Mindful Way Through Anxiety:

“In Practicing Happiness, Ruth Baer draws from decades of her own and others’ research, as well as her personal experience, to provide concise, accessible tips for living a meaningful, satisfying life. She clearly illustrates the natural human habits or ‘traps’ that can interfere with our wellbeing, while providing simple, step-by-step guidance to promoting new habits that will enhance and expand readers’ lives. Vignettes and worksheets bring concepts to life and help readers apply them immediately to their own lives. This book may be life-changing for those who have never practiced mindfulness, and will also provide valuable structure and guidance for those who have practiced but not yet seen the benefits they seek and useful reminders even for seasoned practitioners. I highly recommend Practicing Happiness and plan to buy copies for many people I know.”

Zindel V. Segal, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Toronto, Co-author of The Mindful Way through Depression:

Practicing Happiness, Ruth Baer’s latest book, is an open invitation to finding out for yourself how mindfulness can add immeasurably to your quality of life. Written with a reassuringly supportive tone, this workbook moves seamlessly between the problems and the promises each of us encounters as it describes how awareness, willingness and kindness can open truly new vistas of well-being.”

Shauna L. Shapiro, Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University, Co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions:

Practicing Happiness weaves together the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection and decades of lived clinical experience to offer us one of the most compelling books on how to cultivate greater happiness and wellbeing in our lives. Dr Ruth Baer lucidly and brilliantly offers a book that has the power to transform our individual and collective lives.”

Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, Co-author of Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World and The Mindful Way Through Depression:

“Ruth Baer is … an experienced clinician, internationally-renowned researcher, mindfulness practitioner and brilliant teacher who combines warm humor, deep intelligence and empathic gentleness of heart.”