ISBN: 9781922539786

Mindful Relationships

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Creating genuine connection with ourselves and others

A practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships and effectively manage stresses associated with conflict. The authors explore how we can use mindfulness to develop a more compassionate, friendly relationship with ourselves and others; communicate more effectively; reduce defensive patterns; and work effectively within couples, families and workplaces. Case studies highlight key principles, while practical exercises enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm | 240 pages | Empower Series

Part 1: Mindfulness as relationship 1
1. Mindfulness as relationship 3
2. What is mindfulness? 9
3. The science of mindful relationships 25
Part 2: The mindful self 37
4. How to meditate 39
5. Applying mindfulness 50
Part 3: The mindful couple 69
6. Intimacy 71
7. Healthy relationships 84
8. Mindful sex 104
9. When things go wrong 116
10. Seeking help 129
Part 4: The mindful family 137
11. Mindful parenting 139
12. Raising mindful children 155
13. Creating a mindful family 169
Part 5:The mindful workplace 185
14. Working mindfully 187
15. Mindfulness at work and in groups 195
16. Mindful leadership 202
Epilogue: Creating a mindful society 213
Endnotes 220
Index 227

Margie Ulbrick is a relationship counsellor, psychotherapist, collaborative family lawyer and writer. Trained in Family Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Law and Collaborative Practice, she has many years’ experience working to help people create sustaining and nurturing relationships and work towards maximizing optimum health in families. As a relationship counsellor, Margie currently works with couples, individuals and families, and teaches the skills of mindfulness to assist in promoting healthy relationships. Margie’s articles have been published on websites and in journals, newspapers and magazines.


Dr Richard Chambers is an Australian Psychological Society award-winning clinical psychologist, executive coach, and keynote speaker. A global authority on mindful leadership, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies around the world. Richard is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies at Monash University, one of the original developers of the Smiling Mind app, and is the author of The Art Of Mindful Origami and co-author of Mindful Learning, both  also published by Exisle.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal,
“Mindful Relationships provides a step-by-step guide to using mindfulness to enrich relationships and more effectively manage the stresses associated with resolution and conflict. Real-life case studies are used to highlight key principles, as well as practical exercises to enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills to improve their relationships with themselves and others.”

Living Now Magazine, December 2017
“Stay connected to ourselves and our partner” 3 Page Feature – Click here to read the article in full.

Living Now Magazine, October 2017
“When we become mindful we learn to recognise the impact of our words and actions on everything around us, and can create powerful change in our communities and the world.” –
 Click here to read the 4 page feature article in full.

Australian Yoga Journal, October Issue
“Friendships greatly influence our ability to grow, so use this rejuvenating time to re-evaluate, reignite — perhaps release — relationships. Counsellor and co-author of Mindful Relationships (Exisle Publishing, 2016), Margie Ulbrick, shares some warning signs of potentially toxic relationships and wisdom regarding clearing the air” – Click here to read.

Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, September 2016
Mindful Relationships authors Dr Richard Chambers & Margie Ulbrick share advice on how to connect on a deeper level with your partner, and how to make those intimate moments even more special. Click here to read.

Welldoing, July 2016
“Blame is futile in relationships. This applies if you want to see a couple’s therapist but your partner isn’t keen. Using blame to coerce your partner into a therapist’s office is not likely to work. Instead, recognising that the dance you are in is created by both of you engenders kindness and compassion.” Read the full extract here at


Family Matters (Voice America), July 2016
Margie Ulbrick, Co-Author of Mindful Relationships gives an evocative interview on Voice America program, ‘Family Matters’.

Psych Central, July 2016
“Packed with several easy-to-do and useful exercises, tips on meditation and common sense wisdom, Mindful Relationships is a practical guide to developing a culture of awareness that will not only help us handle difficult emotions, but also help us take responsibility for our own actions, make better decisions, develop intimacy, tolerate failures, and cultivate a growth mindset”Read the rest of this fantastic review here.

PS News, June 2016
“clearly and engagingly explore(s) how we can be more compassionate, increase our own awareness of relational patterns, calm and sooth our emotions and be there for others, communicate effectively, being empathetic, be more authentic in action and to work effectively in any sphere.”

Click here to read the full review!

Good Reading, March 2016
“A practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships for couples, families and workplaces.”

The Dr. Pat Show, March 2016

Click here to listen to author Margie Ulbrick talk on The Dr. Pat Show!

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