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Mindful Relationships

Mindful Relationships
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Dr Richard Chambers & Margie Ulbrick

Mindful Relationships

Creating Genuine Connections with Ourselves and Others

Dr Richard Chambers & Margie Ulbrick

Exisle Publishing

We are now experiencing what is being called ‘the mindfulness revolution’, as increasingly people become aware of the benefits of mindfulness in all aspects of daily life. This book focuses on individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses to provide a practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships and more effectively manage the stresses associated with dispute resolution and conflict. The authors clearly and engagingly explore how we can use mindfulness to:

• develop a more compassionate, friendly relationship with ourselves and others

• increase awareness of our own and others’ relational patterns

• calm and soothe our emotions and be there for others

• communicate more effectively

• enhance connection and empathy

• reduce defensive patterns, allowing for more authenticity, and

• work effectively within families and larger systems such as workplaces.

Case studies are included throughout to highlight key principles, as well as practical exercises to enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills.


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Dr Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. He consults to a growing number of educational institutions, businesses and organizations, is a developer of the Smiling Mind app, and co-author of Mindful Learning.

Margie Ulbrick is a collaborative family lawyer, relationship counsellor, psychotherapist and writer, who makes extensive use of mindfulness skills in her work with couples, individuals and families. 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 Pages | Black and White |

Best Reviews:

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, September 2017

"Mindful Relationships provides a step-by-step guide to using mindfulness to enrich relationships and more effectively manage the stresses associated with resolution and conflict. Real-life case studies are used to highlight key principles, as well as practical exercises to enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills to improve their relationships with themselves and others."

Psych Central, July 2016

"Packed with several easy-to-do and useful exercises, tips on meditation and common sense wisdom, Mindful Relationships is a practical guide to developing a culture of awareness that will not only help us handle difficult emotions, but also help us take responsibility for our own actions, make better decisions, develop intimacy, tolerate failures, and cultivate a growth mindset" -- Read the rest of this fantastic review here.

PS News, June 2016

“clearly and engagingly explore(s) how we can be more compassionate, increase our own awareness of relational patterns, calm and sooth our emotions and be there for others, communicate effectively, being empathetic, be more authentic in action and to work effectively in any sphere."

Click here to read the full review!

Good Reading, March 2016

"A practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships for couples, families and workplaces."

Latest Media:

Living Now Magazine, October 2017

Ran 4 page feature on building a mindful societyClick here to view.

Australian Yoga Journal, October Issue

"Friendships greatly influence our ability to grow, so use this rejuvenating time to re-evaluate, reignite — perhaps release — relationships. Counsellor and co-author of Mindful Relationships (Exisle Publishing, 2016), Margie Ulbrick, shares some warning signs of potentially toxic relationships and wisdom regarding clearing the air" - Click here to read.

Over 60, December 2016 

"You’ve likely heard of the benefits of mindfulness in improving your mental and physical health but did you know practising mindfulness can also help build a stronger relationship with your partner? Over60 spoke to Margie Ulbrick, a collaborative family lawyer, relationships counsellor, psychotherapist, and co-author of new book Mindful Relationships, about how you can use mindfulness to help you and your relationships." -  Click here to view the feature article

Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, September 2016

Mindful Relationships authors Dr Richard Chambers & Margie Ulbrick share advice on how to connect on a deeper level with your partner, and how to make those intimate moments even more special. Click here to read.

Welldoing, July 2016

"Blame is futile in relationships. This applies if you want to see a couple's therapist but your partner isn't keen. Using blame to coerce your partner into a therapist’s office is not likely to work. Instead, recognising that the dance you are in is created by both of you engenders kindness and compassion." Read the full extract here at welldoing.org

Family Matters (Voice America), July 2016

Margie Ulbrick, Co-Author of Mindful Relationships gives an evocative interview on Voice America program, 'Family Matters'. 

Positive Parenting (Mr. Dad), June 2016

Wellbeing Magazine, June 2016

"explore the many uses of mindfulness and examine how cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion can help us better connect with ourselves"

Mindful Relationships features in Wellbeing Magazine

Catalyst ABC, June 2016

Click below to see mindfulness expert Dr Richard Chambers talk about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness on ABC's Catalyst 

Dr Richard Chambers features on ABC's Catalyst

Spirituality & Health, May 2016

Click the image below to listen to mindfulness expert and author Dr Richard Chambers talk about his new book and the popularity of 'heartfulness'. 

Good Health, March 2016

"Developing a stronger connection with your partner could be as simple as learning to live in the present moment."

Health First, Radio Interview

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The Dr. Pat Show, March 2016

Click here to listen to author Margie Ulbrick talk on The Dr. Pat Show!

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