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The Mindfulness Code

Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear and Unhappiness

One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010 by Spirituality & Health

The price we pay for today’s fast-paced, always-connected life is often stress, anxiety, and depression. While drawing on ancient wisdom, Donald Altman embraces twenty-first-century brain science to create practical, everyday strategies for experiencing a less-encumbered, less-entangled state of being. These techniques reactivate natural abilities you already possess.

Each part of the book focuses on the four keys for unlocking mindfulness, The Body Key, The Mind Key, The Spirit Key, and the Relationship Key. Within each, Altman presents practices for turning toward contentment, confidence, and joy.

The tools here are designed to shift your mental and emotional perceptions so that you can more fully inhabit the body and its “sense-abilities”. exploring spiritual connection, and tapping into the healing powers of community and relationship.

In addition to neuroscience, this book is filled with inspiring stories show how change and hope play an important role in personal and spiritual growth.

The Mindfulness Code is Inviting and accessible to those new to mindfulness, as well as comprehensive enough for more experienced practitioners. These powerful tools will help you transform your life from the inside out.


A peace-promoting prescription for anyone frazzled by life’s breakneck speed.
Publishers Weekly

This well-written book addresses the root problems in anybody’s life, and Altman’s suggestions will certainly prove beneficial to readers who follow them.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, author of Mindfulness in Plain English

An engrossing blend of wisdom, humor, insights, and stories along with illustrative research and many helpful mindfulness exercises. The Mindfulness Code will hand you the keys for unlocking a life of greater ease and happiness.
Roshi Jan Chozen Bays, MD, author of Mindfulness on the Go

The Mindfulness Code can greatly enhance the ability of anyone to live with a greater sense of direction and self-control.
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, coauthor of The Mind & The Brain

An antidote to the stress and hurriedness of modern life. Donald Altman reminds us that kindness, acceptance, and listening — just listening — are as admirable and transformative as any work or monetary achievement.
Robert Biswas-Diener, coauthor of Happiness