First Aid Kit for the Mind: Breaking the Cycle of Habitual Behaviors

Coming May 2024

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Help with the habits that limit you is at hand. Developed by a leading writer on addiction and recovery, keep this small book close for those moments when you need inspiration, guidance, and the courage to deal with your impulses skillfully. A workbook, a guide to reflection, and a prompt for greater embodied mindfulness – turn away from ‘stinking thinking’ to what is meaningful in your life and relationships. An illustrated, accessible guide to overcoming the habits that trap us.

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Coming May 2024

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Help with the habits that limit you is at hand. Developed by a leading writer on addiction and recovery, keep this small book close for those moments when you need inspiration, guidance, and the courage to deal with your impulses skillfully. A workbook, a guide to reflection, and a prompt for greater embodied mindfulness – turn away from ‘stinking thinking’ to what is meaningful in your life and relationships. An illustrated, accessible guide to overcoming the habits that trap us.

Endorsements

’In this gem of a book Vimalasara distills eons of wisdom, many years of study and decades of deep personal experience. The result is an entertaining, succinct, and highly practical primer to help us get through the many challenging moments life has a way of throwing at us.' – Gabor Maté, MD, author of The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

'Vimalasara’s First Aid Kit for the Mind is a user-friendly guide for meeting our minds with kindness and compassion even when we’re struggling the most. Their no-nonsense approach offers readers a chance for freedom from the myriad of habitual tendencies in which we often find ourselves stuck.' – Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Life

'First Aid Kit for the Mind is a lovely and essential book. Lovely in its presentation, in its practical tips and personal stories; essential in looking in a kind and wise way at patterns and triggers. Valerie Mason-John is a wonderful teacher and friend on a journey to freedom and creativity.' – Martine Batchelor, meditation teacher and author of Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits

'First Aid Kit for the Mind is a remarkably concise guide to dealing with the most difficult mind/body states. Vimalasara has a gift for capturing the essence of the problem and giving us the exact help we need for healing. This is the most directly practical set of tools for dealing with addiction and underlying trauma I've ever read.' – Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and Living Kindness: Metta Practice for the Whole of Our Lives

'Every household needs this first aid kit! Vimalasara takes an unflinching look at where it hurts and offers essential supplies for healing. This book packs a lot of ancient wisdom into a small space, along with clear instructions that anyone can use. Only trustworthy, good stuff here. Highly recommended for life!' –Christopher Germer, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

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