Freedom from stress and anxiety gives someone seeking wellbeing a map, with many pathways to recovery from stress-related health problems. The methods and advice outlined are drawn from the author’s long experience in pioneering, holistic health programs in Australia and overseas, from the 1980s onwards. His speciality is tailoring meditation and related brief exercises to the individual’s makeup and personality. And the book goes much further with chapters and sections on humour and laughter as medicine, exercise, nutrition, nature and environment, and creativity. The chapter titled ‘Beyond meditation techniques: metaskills’ presents a unique approach to enhancing the value of meditation with self-awareness and attitudinal healing.