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The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships

50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Building Compassionate Connections

Self * Family * Lover * Friends * Community * Workplace * World

In a world that is rapidly and ever-changing, all the connections in our life demand more of us. Whether loving or stressful, or both, balancing these relationships is tough. Fortunately, mindfulness practices show you how to make lasting relationships that are more manageable, meaningful, compassionate, and collaborative.

Award-winning mindfulness author and expert Donald Altman delivers practical mindfulness tools that relieve stress and enhance daily living. Easy-to-use, detailed handouts offer freedom from old, stuck habits while providing life-affirming strategies for healthy, fulfilling, sustainable connections of all kinds.

– Moving past crisis in your romantic relationship
– Bringing more wellness and balance into your life
– Healing strained family relationships
– Practices for acceptance, compassion and forgiveness
– Finding commonalities in a divided country
– Learning from the wisdom and lessons that nature offers
– Developing healthy technology boundaries


Everyone interested in creating healthier and more rewarding relationships of any kind needs to read The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships. Therapists who work with individuals or couples will find dozens of tools and handouts to use with their clients to increase self-awareness, connectedness, and compassion. Donald Altman’s clearly-written mindfulness exercises will have you feeling restored and hopeful about the relationships in your life.

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, author of Mindfulness Skills for Kids and Teens

Mindfulness represents a family of related practices that improve self-regulation, attention, self-inquiry, well-being and psychological health. To that end, Donald Altman’s The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships is an excellent and thoughtful guide that offers a host of practical suggestions to enhance relationships with well-being, depth, and meaning.

John Arden, PhD, ABPP, author of Mind-Brain-Geneand Brain2Brain

The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships is an insightful and practical guide for anyone in a relationship—at work or at home—who wants to make it better. Information is provided in bite-sized nuggets and in a workbook format that makes insights accessible and practical. The real-world, experiential tools will help you to quickly and directly gain in-depth understanding of yourself and others. I will definitely be using these tips and tools with my coaching and business clients.

John Baldoni, internationally recognized executive coach and leadership educator, author of Lead with Purpose and Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership