• Mindful Relationships

    Seven Skills for Success ~ Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and Brain


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    Ranked as one of the 5 Brilliant Books for Forging Lasting Relationships!

    ~ Why do we struggle in relationships, and cause harm?

    ~ Why do we ruminate over the same thoughts, and re-enact the same patterns of behavior?

    ~ Why do organizations and systems fail to thrive?


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


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  • About Mindful Relationships

    Seven Skills for Success ~ Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and Brain

    Why Mindful Relationships


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


    This inspirational and accessible book introduces an evidence-rich approach that synthesizes research in neuroscience, psychophysiology, cognitive-behavioral psychology, and mindfulness to increase stress resilience, attention, self-awareness, self-regulation, compassion, and emotional intelligence, and create healthy and successful social bonds.


    Filled with sound science, engaging stories and experiential exercises, Mindful Relationships will change the way you relate to your life and those in it.



    PART 1 - Foundation: Why This Matters

    1. Why Relationships Matter

    2. Understanding Stress

    3. Why Manage Chronic Stress?

    4. The Stories We Tell: Why Mindset Matters

    5. Mindfulness and the Mind

    6. Personal Responsibility and Social Change


    PART II - The BREATHE Model

    7. The BREATHE Model

    8. Breath Awareness

    9. Regulating The Autonomic Nervous System Through

    Intentional Breathing

    10. Experiencing Emotion

    11. Appraising and Adjusting Your Mindset

    12. Taking A Purposeful Pause

    13. Humor: Life is a Practice

    14. Engaging Others Mindfully

    15. BREATHE in Action

  • About B Grace Bullock, PhD

    Psychologist, Research Scientist, Educator, Consultant, Science Writer, Mindfulness Expert

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    Dr. B Grace Bullock is a psychologist, mental and behavioral health, education and organizational consultant, strategist and policy advisor, educator, research scientist, science writer, motivational speaker, and Senior Mental Health Officer at the Oregon Department of Education.


    Grace's research's teaching, and practice focus on the ways in which the mind and body intersect to shape our experiences and relationships. She has dedicated her career to health promotion, prevention, intervention, research, and the development of policies and practices that ensure that all children and families have equitable access to culturally responsive mental health services and educational supports.


    She champions the creation of safe, welcoming, and inclusive school systems, cultures and climates that honor diversity and intersectionality, fully recognize all ways of being and knowing, and ensure that all belong. This means working in partnership to realize detailed, actionable policies that drive sustainable systems change.

    Grace has spent more than two decades teaching and studying physiological and psychological interventions to reduce stress and support resilient, healthy relationships and systems. An educator at heart, she teaches courses and workshops on strengths-based, trauma-informed, equity-centered principles and practices, interpersonal relationships, stress resilience, and clinical practice at colleges, universities, professional schools, school districts and organizations across the USA and Canada.


    She is the science writer for Mindful magazine and online, and her research and writing have been published in numerous empirical journals, and featured in Psychology Today, and The Greater Good Science Center, among others. She is the science writer for Mindful Magazine and Mindful.org, and former Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.


    Grace received a BA Highest Honors in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, a MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, and completed her clinical residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has been studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness-based practices using meditation, movement, and sound for more than two decades.


    To learn more see www.gracebullock.com


  • Apply the Seven Skills

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    How Mindfulness Can Reduce Stress & Improve Relationships

    In this interview, Dr. Bullock discusses the Seven Skills, the importance of regulation before communication, and tells a bit about her journey into yoga and mindfulness practice.

  • Praise for Mindful Relationships

    What the experts are saying

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    John Gottman, Ph.D.

    New York Times Best Selling Author of

    The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work


    "I LOVE THIS BOOK! Unmanaged stress is such an important detriment to a great relationship. In this very thorough book Dr. Bullock provides all the information necessary to manage stress and lead a calm, loving, and meaningful life with SPECIFIC STEPS that anyone can follow. It's a great recipe. As a research-based therapist, I plan on giving a copy of this book to all of my clients."


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    Dr. James R Doty, MD, FACS

    Professor of Neurosurgery Stanford University School of Medicine

    New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

    “Relationships are at the core of what defines our humanity and gives meaning in our lives. Yet for many successful relationships remain a challenge. Dr. Bullock in her groundbreaking book, Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success, gives us a guide that synthesizes not only her vast personal experience but incorporates the latest research from neuroscience and psychology. Her profound BREATHE model allows us to incorporate this knowledge to not only enhance our relationships but to fundamentally change our lives for the better.”​

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    Deborah Reidy Chair, Society for Organizational Learning NA Council

    President, Reidy Associates Leadership Development & Executive Coaching

    “This book is a must have resource for leaders and organizations. Dr. Bullock offers a compelling account of the most up to date science on stress, its impact on relationships and what to do about it. Her coherent narrative is well balanced between research findings, personal stories and interpretation of the relevance to the reader. And her BREATHE model is practical, applicable in the moment, and highly effective. Mindful Relationships is remarkably readable. Even the science had me turning the pages as quickly as I could. I highly recommend it!"

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    Stephen Cope Senior Scholar in Residence, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

    Best Selling Author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide on the Journey to Your True Calling, and Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

    “I can hardly endorse this book strongly enough. B Grace Bullock has given us a book packed with wisdom, cutting-edge neuroscience, and with her own very unique combination of gifts as a psychotherapist, a scientist, and a committed practitioner of the contemplative arts. Most importantly, for me, it is an extremely practical and user friendly guide. There is no more complex challenge to the practice of mindfulness than relationships. As Ram Dass used to say, “If you think you’re enlightened, go back and visit your parents.” Dr. Bullock has given us a method for bringing mindfulness into relationship—a method which, as she herself points out, is simple and always accessible. Human beings of every stripe will want this book, and will want to give it to their friends and loved-ones!”

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    Mirabai Bush, Senior Fellow Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

    Author of Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications, Working With Mindfulness, and Contemplation Nation

    "Many of us can sit quietly, eyes closed, focusing mindfully on our breath. It is quite another challenge to bring mindful awareness—the ability to be with another human being without judgment, into a relationship and to sustain that over time with honesty, compassion, and care. But we can do it, and this is important work for a just and sustainable 21rst Century. Dr. Bullock gives us a smart and loving guidebook for this work, including both research and humor to motivate us through the difficult challenges into healthy, supportive, creative relationships."

  • Dinabandhu Sarley, Founding member of the Kripalu Center

    Past Chief Executive at the Omega Institute

    "B Grace Bullock has done the world a great service in writing this book. Her work brings together all aspects of the true relationship experience: what we think, what we feel, how we act and speak, and most importantly, how our bodies and minds register these in real time. It is a valuable contribution to relational science, and an easy pathway to creating better connections with those around us."

    Catherine Cook Cottone, PhD, Professor U Buffalo

    Yoga and Mindfulness Researcher, Author of Mindfulness & Yoga for Self Regulation

    "There is nothing more important than our relationships with ourselves and each other. Yet, there are few resources to help us negotiate these critical and sometimes complicated waters. We all want supportive and effective relationships and most of us just don't know how to make that happen. This important and timely text provides the scientific context, knowledge, and tools needed for deepening personal insight and tools for positive, effective relationship. This book is a must have for those of use who want deeper more meaningful relationships."

    Daniel Barbezat, PhD, Executive Director Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

    Professor Amherst College

    "Mindful Relationships is a skillful and engaging account of both the science and the consequences and lived experience of the seven skills leading to better relationships for ourselves and others. From the exuberance of someone committed to supporting thriving and joy to the balanced and clear evidence and exercises, Grace's unique background, wisdom and deep commitment shines through each of the chapters."

    Felicia Tomasko, RN, E-RYT-500

    Editor in Chief of LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine

    “B Grace Bullock’s book Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success is a powerful and user-friendly discussion of what it really takes to develop healthy relationships in the modern world. Her paradigm-shifting explorations explain the role of stress on the relationships we have with our selves as well as with the people around us. Dr Bullock's mastery of the integration of practice, philosophy, and psychology is evident here. Her expert voice allows the reader to incorporate techniques immediately into everyday life. This is a must-have book for anyone who wants to experience healthy relationships that support their overall well-being.”

    Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT500

    Author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists​

    "Elegantly written, meticulously researched, and astonishingly comprehensive, Mindful Relationships is the definitive resource for anyone interested in understanding the origins of relationship troubles and how to heal them. As a scientist and clinician, Bullock is a passionate educator who can explain the neuroscience of stress and the psychological foundation of love in ways useful to us all. From polyvagal and attachment theory 101, Bullock takes us through her own journey of awakening to the power of breath to affect healing for herself and her clients. Mindful Relationships will be an important resource for my own work going forward!"

    Kelly M. Birch, ERYT-500, PYT 500

    Editor in chief, Yoga Therapy Today

    “Comprehensively founded in current research and a wealth of personal and professional experience as a scientist, psychologist, educator, and contemplative practitioner, in this book B. Grace Bullock has integrated seven practical, accessible skills in the acronym BREATHE designed to deepen and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others. But make no mistake: This is much more than a mindfulness-based self-help book. From understanding the breath to uncovering the stories we tell ourselves to increasing prosocial behavior, Dr. Bullock seamlessly weaves wisdom and knowledge from the fields of neuroscience, mindfulness, and psychology to create a coherent and truly compelling narrative of human nature and the central importance of authentic connectedness to ourselves and to others. Dr. Bullock’s ability to synthesize a diversity of information clearly and insightfully is a true gift for those who want to be more deeply connected to themselves and others, and for those professionals who work with people striving to improve their lives by bettering their relationships.”

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    Where to purchase Mindful Relationships

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    Amazon.com (US)


    In Canada


    Amazon.co.uk (Europe)