Stress Less, Accomplish More delivers a strong endorsement for the benefits of twice-daily meditation practice. There is a significant body of evidence supporting these benefits, which Emily does a nice job of synthesising and applying to her Ziva Technique.
The book teaches the user what Emily calls the Z technique, rather than the full-blown Ziva meditation. It intentionally avoids providing a robust scientific or practical guidance for practising Ziva, citing the inadequacy of the written medium to appropriately deliver such a powerful concept, though it's not clear that this inadequacy is valid. In reality, this comes across as a marketing gimmick and lead generator to sell the more expensive online course. As a result, the book does not feel like it stands alone as a complete resource, and anyone looking to fill in the blanks will need to conduct their own independent research or pay the $400 course fee.
I have no doubt the book could be significantly improved by adding an additional chapter or two of theory, process, and mantra selection, or making available to all readers the full video series that does this, rather than just the first three 'teaser' video's on the Mindfulness phase. The Z technique is however robust enough to provide value. It outlines the process of a short period of mindfulness, an extended period of internally reciting a mantra, and transitioning through gratitude to visualisation on future goal achievement. The book also does a great job of providing the motivation to actively schedule twice daily blocks for meditation.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 34 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 21 February 2019
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07JHVL1WB
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,188 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)