The Mindful Microdosing Journal

This is the first journal and guide that supports the entire microdosing process of preparation, actively microdosing, and integration through the lens of mindfulness. It cultivates a spaciousness of mind and expansiveness of heart that comes from years of mindfulness practice by an award-winning mindfulness author and teacher. Serving as both a resource and self-reflective container, 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. It is artfully designed and includes fanciful illustrations for adult coloring. Mindfulness is being in the present moment grounded in equanimity and calm abiding. The Mindful Microdosing Journal offers an essential tool whether ingesting psychedelics on a micro or macro level and enhances your experience.

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 by Lauren Alderfer

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 world-wide.”
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, author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom

“Lauren Alderfer writes from deep personal practice and wise experience, providing meaningful anecdotes and resources that educators around the world will find both useful and inspiring. This book reminds us to start with ourselves in order to be of most benefit to others as we widen our circle of care.”
Krysten Fort-Catanese, Director of Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness, Phuket International Academy, Thailand

Praise for The Mindful Microdosing Journal

“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. A clear win/win.”
Dr. Jorge N. Ferrer, Transpersonal Psychologist

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, and other Buddhist stories. She left the US to start her career in Ecuador, living in the Andean region for over twenty years. She then lived on the Indian subcontinent for nearly two more decades. While there, Lauren was immersed in the language and cultural preservation of the Tibetan refugee community. This journal weaves her experiences together to give a unique voice to mindful microdosing. Lauren holds a PH.D. in Global Educational Leadership. Please visit

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.

The Mindful Microdosing Journal
Format: TRADE PAPER with rounded corners
Price: $19.95 (CA $27.19)
Page Count: 80 pages
Trim Size: 6.75 x 8.25
ISBN: 9798987663134
Publication Date: OCTOBER, 2023
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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