International Lifestyle Magazine Jan 2013 - Page 31

7 Simple Ways to Lower your Stress Levels Forever Hectic life? Feel like you’re racing along on a hamster wheel? Want some inner peace but don’t know how to achieve it? If your answer is yes, then be sure to grab yourself a copy of this newly released book… “Meditation Made Simple”, by Jo Barnard, carries with it a simple message: that anyone can learn to meditate, and free their minds of unnecessary clutter, regardless of culture or belief system. It doesn’t take long and it’s not difficult; it’s simply a matter of finding a technique that works for you as an individual, and this book will show you how. Busy mum, well-being expert, and author, Jo knows how little time you have. In Meditation Made Simple, she will help you to: ● understand how meditation can benefit you in so many ways ● appreciate how easy meditation can be ● explore seven simple techniques to discover which work best for you ● enjoy results very quickly and easily And with plenty of space to make notes and record your findings as you go along, Meditation Made Simple becomes not just a book to read, but a completely interactive learning experience. Having discovered the numerous benefits of meditation for herself through practising and teaching Reiki, Jo began to teach introductory Meditation Made Simple workshops several years ago, from her holistic well-being clinic, “you-time” in Essex. The results have been incredible (life-changing, in fact), and achieving them needn’t be complicated or difficult. Jo shows you how, using a straightforward, down-to-earth, and interactive approach. She explains; “With stress at an all-time high, my aim is to work with individuals to discover at least one technique that enables them to retreat from stressful thoughts. They will therefore be left with a useful tool that can be called upon at any time, as often as they want to, for the rest of their lives.” Meditation Made Simple, published by Balboa Press, is available from all good bookshops and online now at £5.99. Read what others are saying about it on Jo’s website at where you can also purchase a copy, and where you will find details of her public book signing events in Essex should you wish to attend. Jo is married with two sons and lives in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England. Her passion is providing tools and techniques that empower people to lead happier, healthier lives. As well as running her wellbeing clinic, “you-time”, she offers courses and workshops on Meditation and Reiki, monthly meditation groups, and peaceful weekend retreats around the UK. Jo Barnard (author from South Woodham Ferrers, Essex) tel: 07811 269693 email: website: twitter: @jo_barnard publisher : Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Bloomington, IN, USA