Mindful Microdosing: A Guidebook and Journal

The FIRST MICRODOSING BOOK by an award-winning mindfulness author and teacher that supports the entire process of preparation, actively microdosing, and integration through the lens of mindfulness. Both a guidebook and a journal, it is for those who have never microdosed and seasoned microdosers alike; for those microdosing on their own, and for those microdosing with a microdosing coach. It can be used by coaches, guides, and facilitators to better support their clients, programs, or retreats. There are illustrations by a Mexican mural artist for adult coloring, journaling, and contemplation. Reference charts are included to help guide your decisions so you feel educated, safe, and empowered in your mindful microdosing process at every step. Mindful Microdosing: A Guidebook and Journal offers an essential tool whether ingesting psychedelics on a micro or macro level. It cultivates a spaciousness of mind and expansiveness of heart that comes from the author’s years of mindfulness practice. Here mindfulness meets microdosing to offer you a unique experience and unfolding process.. 

Praise for Mindful Microdosing: A Guidebook and Journal

“In a modern world that is rife with distractions, advertisements, and inducements to use sacred medicines to one’s benefit, Lauren offers a compassionate, grounded and inspiring antidote. Through mindfulness suggestions, setting intentions, and invitations to create beauty, the reader is encouraged to tend the garden of their life and delight in what blooms through new relationships. Mindful Microdosing: A Guidebook and Journal is a breath of fresh air.”
—Katherine MacLean, PhD, Psychedelics Researcher (formerly at Johns Hopkins) and author of Midnight Water: A Psychedelic Memoir

“Bringing together mindfulness and microdosing makes perfect synergic sense. Microdosing can elicit and support mindfulness during everyday life, and mindfulness can help to enhance the benefits of microdosing.”
—Dr. Jorge N. Ferrer, Scholar and Transpersonal Psychologist

“This journal offers something truly wonderful to the world.”
—Jeffrey Warren, Co-author with Dan Harris, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

“No matter what protocol you follow, or how many microdosing cycles you’ve completed up to this point, this book is your canvas to explore the depth and meaning of your experience in a linear or non-linear way. Allow yourself to engage with the fresh, yet ancient teachings of our mushroom allies and derive truth from your own unique experience.”
—Jakobien van der Weijden, Co-founder of The Microdosing Institute, The Netherlands 

“Just as a lighthouse guides ships safely to shore, this journal acts as a guiding light for individuals navigating their personal paths of discovery.”
—Lorena Jauregui, Founder, Micelea Lab, México

Mindful Microdosing: A Guidebook and Journal will be an essential tool for all of my classes and individual clients who are exploring this path. The journal offers information and practices for both the novice and experienced explorer.”
—Jeya Aerenson, OMD, LAc, Oregon Licensed Psilocybin Facilitator and Trainer

Praise for the Writing of Lauren Alderfer

“In this book, Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness, Lauren Alderfer explains how it is possible to cultivate warm-heartedness through the practice of mindfulness.”
His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama, praise for Teaching from the Heart or Mindfulness

Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness is an invaluable resource to nourish heart and soul in teachers and their students. At a time when many in education are losing heart, this book will help teachers take heart, reclaiming the inward source from which all good teaching flows.”
Parker J. Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach

“For the sake of this next generation, and the wellbeing of our world, my prayer is that this beautiful book reaches teachers worldwide.”
Tara Brach, PhD., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

“Dr. Lauren Alderfer is a pioneer in the field of mindfulness in education. Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness shows us what a truly mindful teaching practice looks like.”
Meena Srinivasan, Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership and author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom

About the Author

Dr. Alderfer and His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Lauren Alderfer is the award-winning mindfulness author of Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness. She also wrote the popular children’s book, Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda as well as other Buddhist stories. Leaving the U.S. to start her career in Ecuador, Lauren lived in the Andean region for over twenty years. She then lived on the Indian subcontinent for nearly two more decades. There, Lauren was immersed in language preservation in the Tibetan refugee community. This journal weaves together her lived experiences to give a unique voice to mindful microdosing. Lauren holds a Ph.D. in Global Educational Leadership. Visit www.laurenalderfer.com.


About the Illustrator

Mexican artist Mariana Juarez (MJ) has been painting since she was five years old. She feels Mother Nature calls her to explore and create. Indeed, MJ’s fanciful botanical art offers a magnifying glass to the natural world, plants and animals being her favorite motifs. MJ’s coloring books bring out creativity in children and adults alike. She also paints bold, colorful murals. Her work can be seen on the façades of colonial homes throughout San Miguel de Allende where she lives with her wife, Kathryn, and cat, Lucy. MJ studied Visual Arts at Bellas Artes, Morelia, Mexico. Visit www.mjmuralart.com

Mindful Microdosing: A Guidebook and Journal
Format: TRADE PAPER with rounded corners
Price: $19.95 (CA $27.19)
Page Count: 102 pages
Trim Size: 7 x 8.5
ISBN: 979-8-9876631-3-4
Publication Date: JANUARY 23, 2024
Distributor: IPG / Chicago
Rights & Publicity contact: Dede Cummings

Keywords:  psychedelics; mindfulness; microdosing; meditation; wellbeing; guide; journal

Distributor: IPG; also available through Ingram, Follett/Baker & Taylor, and other wholesalers.

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