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Ten to Zen: Ten Minutes a Day to a Calmer, Happier You

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  29 reviews

Ten to Zen is a simple, effective and fuss-free guide to help you start your day in the right head-space to prepare for the challenges it may bring.

Each morning most of us will spend about ten minutes in the shower, ten minutes making and eating breakfast but no time at all clearing our minds. Ten to Zen uses a combination of four therapeutic models – Mindfulness,

Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published December 27th 2018 by Bluebird
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Maria Espadinha
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Capa Mental

Há situações na vida que requerem luta que pode ocorrer na forma de confrontos desagradáveis. Descontrolamo-nos e entregamo-nos a um monólogo mental cíclico, demoníaco e estéril. Interiorizamos o Inferno, o que acarreta consequências perniciosas para a nossa saúde mental e física.

“Dez Minutos para o Zen” propõe-se apetrechar-nos com uma ferramenta capaz de nos proporcionar alguma orientação sempre que a vida nos reserva desafios conturbados — A Capa Mental

Por 10 minutos diários,
Adri Joy
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Received from the publisher via NetGalley)

In case you hadn't noticed, mental health and mindfulness are big topics right now, and it's very easy to find plenty of writing telling us why we should be focusing on our mental wellness, talking about our problems, taking time for the things that really matter, and all the rest of it. What's lagging behind is information on the practicalities of changing our lives: yes, it's all very well saying we need to worry less and look after ourselves more,
Anastasiya Mozgovaya
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
a very useful book about anxiety and ways to cope with it that is easy to read and understand. please ignore repetitions at the very beginning. it gets better as you go!
C Boe
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately I did not really enjoy reading this book, as it was more basic than I anticipated. I felt like the book was too long, but somehow lacked substance. What I liked about the book was the author's personal struggle, and lessons from the terminally ill. I wish the book covered this in more dept. I suppose this is a good book if you are completely new to the topic, and are starting to take steps to live a more mindful, self-compassionate, and authentic life.

I was worried about the
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not even the title is original!
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
An easy read, inspiring.
Always nice to get tips on how to improve our lives, and to lead a better life.
Thank you to my boyfriend for offering me this book.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book.

I thought it was straight to the point, with techniques that are simple to use and that actually work. It had a very personal feel to it and I appreciated the author's honesty about his own experience. I have recommended it to a lot of my friends who have found it as accessible and down-to-earth as I have. A lot of self-help books promise results and have left me feeling overwhelmed by the amount of exercises. Ten to Zen was very well suited to me as it combines theory
Tony P
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I loved its simplicity and the refreshing lack of jargon. It’s really helped me achieve a more positive approach to my mental health. It’s given me tools to approach things differently and really taught me about the benefits of focussing time on my mind as well as my body. Don’t be fooled with how easy this book is to put into practise! The author has a long and successful career in mental health and knows his stuff. If you’ve always been put off with books promising to change ...more
Paula Collins
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book and use the techniques on a daily basis. They are so brilliantly explained and clearly written which makes it possible to complete routinely.
I heard the author interviewed on 'The Michael Ball' Radio 2 show at the end of 2018 and was so impressed by his compassion and expertise across a number of different fields in healthcare, this really comes through in the book and adds a real foundation of authenticity. There are so many books out there of this nature, many of
Aidan O
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, very practical with no jargon. The author has managed a very simple but effective way of using techniques that are easy to use and understand. This is an excellent read and a great tool to use in a busy and hectic lifestyle, as the title says ten minutes a day to a calmer, happier you.
Damian O'Kane
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Worthwhile , practical and convenient . I found it most user - friendly ,functional ,useful and made it active as applied his pragmatic , viable and useful methods . A good lesson and examination of daily procedures of how to get on with every day life with all the stress we seem to have around us.
Declan Keane
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. I was looking for ideas to reduce stress in my life and I found it very useful. It’s written in an easy accessible style and layout, giving various steps to becoming a calmer person. I highly recommend it.
Ada E Cowie
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, no bullshit, just common sense

Practical, time constrained exercise helping you toward becoming mindful and compassionate to your self. Will definitely give exercises a try.
Polly Moore
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has been a massive help since published end of December. It is my go to book in times of need and I’ve had no hesitation recommending it to my friends. It’s practical and clearly explained. Essential to reduce stress and anxiety
Bernard Henry
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting, helpful read written by an experienced clinician with a common sense approach to the subject. There is lots of substance and insight throughout. I have found it very helpful. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Mike Simpson
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love how honest the author is about his own life. And that he’s an nhs professional who understands the science behind depression and anxiety. Really well written and easy to incorporate into my life...just 10 minutes a day. Perfect
Safaa Amin
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ ve decided to read this book to decrease my anxiety level, my overthinking and to relax. It’s mainly about taking care of your mind through a daily technique to help you relax and calm down. Need to practice it daily to see the results.
Helen Palmer
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Filled with great advice, let's see how much I can retain....
Pat Morris-jones
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a really good book via audio. Not sure about if reading it. I did find it complex to fit all these techniques in 10 mins but I chose the useful ones instead. Really helpful though.
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Simple, reiterates many other pop psychology books. Not sure about the tapping. Also as part of a two minute routine that can be done at work. Easy to follow.
*Jasmin B*
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I really feel that to eventually fully understand and to fully comprehend the ultimate goal of this truly wonderful educational book, you've got to have a slight understanding and a slight comprehension on how does Zen and how can Zen really work for the likes of you. This book is actually really great for the likes of those who are Zen enthusiasts and want to learn a whole lot more about it, for it provides its passionate avid reader with lots of interesting information on the neuro-science of ...more
Isiah Perez
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book to learn about the fundamentals of meditation which I really was lacking in knowledge. Amazing book to tap into that mindfulness part of you. Will be implementing this into my routine. Thank you so much Owen O’Kane, much respect from a recent grad student from the UK, I pray that you find peace and happiness.

Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life, nobody shall come to the Father except through me” - John 14:6
jan green
Jan 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
O dear!!

I have got through 50% of the book and still not learnt Anything about the ten to Zen technique.
Maybe the author should have taken his own advice, the pertinent information in this book could have been written on 10 pages in 10 minutes!!
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: wellness
So many parts resonated with me... but although I've gone through it twice I still haven't been able to adopt the simple method on a regular basis. I do recall it at times, but I don't think I'm dedicating the time or mindspace to get the potential value.
Rebecca Flux
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Nothing new and very repetitive.
Joanne Brown
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book may be of some benefit to a complete novice. Very basic stuff.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: psychology
Basic, no substance. There are way better books out there on this topic.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
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