Review of Meditation for Daily Stress, 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being by Michael Pascal, PhD and Natalie Trent PhD, 2017, Amazon, Kindle, AbramsBooks.com

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by Dana Marie

If you have any interest in peacefulness in your life, this is the book to read and practice.  This is not the usual Americanized meditation guide where you sit in a lotus position for an hour with eyes closed, in a forest or monastery.  These are 10, one-minute visualizations that keep your mind focused away from stress and anxiety.

These are not new ideas, just ones that have been forgotten in our busy world.  Michael Pascal shares his experience and wisdom learned while living at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Times have changed since these traditional techniques were given and now they have been adjusted for modern life.  Think of this as meditation in the moment, to break the cycle of stress addiction, lower Cortisol levels, improve immune function, increase positive emotions and increase dopamine activity.  These physiological responses lead to a calmer, happier, healthier and freer individual.  We have forgotten that peace is our natural state of being and you can learn to find it in the midst of noise and stress.

These techniques are accessible to everyone at anytime, anywhere.  Pascal even gives you a web address where he recites the practice techniques to get you started.

His methods include the use of symbols taken from our everyday environment to jump-start the visualization process.  You can use your i-phone images as a trigger, and when you do, you will know you have successfully taken control of your life and taught your mind to be in a loving peaceful harmony with your body.

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Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-Being By Michel Pascal

From Michel Pascal, an inspiring meditation teacher whose programs are in Fortune 500 companies, in prisons, and in his recent multimedia meditation performance at Carnegie Hall, comes a new book with revolutionary and simple one-minute meditations to change our lives.

Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 2017
― Drawing on his experience living at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal, meditation teacher Michel Pascal shares his simple method of meditating in the moment to calm the mind and break the cycle of stress addiction.

Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being is more thanjust an exploration of why we experience stress; it is a guide to a revolutionary meditative technique for finding peace, quiet, mindfulness, centeredness and simplicity in our daily lives. A true authority in meditation, Michel Pascal introduces readers to the power of meditation as the best solution for daily stress, anxiety, and depression. He prescribes a series of one minute visualization and breathing practices and techniques that can be used throughout the day ― whether in the workplace, while commuting, or at home ― to unplug in the moment, before stress takes hold (or after if necessary). 

Michel’s method includes ten easy practices that you can do for even a minute at a time, wherever you are. In this guide, you will learn how to:

• Meditate Like the Horizon to unplug your brainwhen it is running all the time.

• Meditate Like a Dolphin to discover your inner peace in high-stress moments.
• Meditate Like a Mountain to feel more grounded when your mood is up and down.
• Meditate Like a Wave to help you deal with difficult people and difficult interactions.
• Meditate Like a Kiss to feel less stress in a romantic relationship.

Exploring both spirituality and physicality, mind and body, Meditation for Daily Stress is an essential read for busy people looking for an approach to meditation that will allow them to start a dailypractice right away in order to live a healthier, happier life.


Michel Pascal is a French author, meditation teacher, singer, filmmaker, and photographer. Michel’s unique brand of meditation is being practiced at Google, Harvard University, and many other major organizations. Before moving to the United States, Pascal lived in the Kopan Monastery in the Himalayas. He has spent more than 15 years adapting traditional teachings and practices for students around the world. Pascal lives in Los Angeles, CA.

If you wish to request an interview with Michel Pascal on Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-Being please send Dea Shandera-Hunter an email with the name of the show, your network, your contact information, calling details and a proposed date.


Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being
By Michel Pascal
Published by Abrams Image, April 2017
ISBN: 9781419724053
Hardcover $16.95, 192 pages

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