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Human existence depends on relationships. Our brains rely on interconnected neural networks to function. Our minds relentlessly encode complex matrices of meaning to make sense of the world. And our physical and psychological development is contingent on the social bonds we share with others.

Mindful Relationships: The Seven Skills for Success integrates the science of mind, body and brain to reveal how stress undermines these relationships, and what we can do about it.

Chronic stress threatens our wellbeing and relationship success by creating systemic dysregulation of the mind, body and brain.

This dysregulation leaves us relying on primal defense strategies like aggression and withdrawal, and inhibits key cognitive-behavioral capacities essential to relationship success such as accurate appraisal, effective coping, and coherent communication.

The inspirational and accessible book introduces the BREATHE model – an evidence-rich approach that synthesizes the science of mind, body and brain to alleviate stress, increase self-awareness, self-regulation, and emotional intelligence, and cultivate resilient social bonds.

These Seven Skills are essential tools for creating and maintaining a healthy, harmonious, and successful relationship with yourself and others.

Filled with sound science, engaging stories and experiential exercises, this book is bound to change the way that you relate to your life and those in it.

Additional information

Format Paperback, eBook
ISBN 978-1-909141-70-4
Edition No 1
Pages 208
Illustrations 10 illustrations
Dimensions 234 X 156 mm
Status Published
Publication Date 9 November 2016

Author biography

B Grace Bullock , PhD, E-RYT 500 is a research scientist, psychologist, organizational innovator, acclaimed speaker, author, educator, science journalist, and yoga and mindfulness expert. She received her PhD and MS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, and BA Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude in psychology, from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Bullock served as Senior Scientist for the Ethics, Education and Human Development Initiative at the Mind and Life Institute, and Intervention Scientist at the Institute of Neuroscience, and the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon. She is Founding Director of the International Science & Education Alliance, an organization devoted to research, program evaluation, strategic planning and capacity building to promote inclusion, diversity, and effective leadership, decision-making and social change. Working as a science journalist, Dr. Bullock reports on the interface between the brain, body and behavioral sciences and the impact of mindfulness-based practices as Contributing Editor for research at YogaU Online, and at and Yoga International. She is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. You can learn more about her at

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