8 Minute Meditation Expanded

Author: Victor Davich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698196636
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Newly expanded: the bestselling beginner’s guide to mindfulness and better health in eight minutes a day. These days everyone is learning mindfulness, from the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to stars like Goldie Hawn and Ellen Degeneres. But mindful meditation is not just for celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes. Mindful meditation is an incredible tool that anyone can master for a better life. This newly expanded edition features the original, easy, and complete eight-minute-a-day program with a new introduction that aligns the concepts of mindfulness and meditation more closely together. In just the amount of time between television commercials, you can develop a powerful mindfulness practice that can last a lifetime.

8 Minute Meditation

Author: Victor Davich
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 0399173420
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Introduces the concept of meditation, offers advice on its practice, and describes how to establish the habit by following an eight-week program of short meditation sessions.

The Best Guide to Meditation

Author: Victor N. Davich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1580630103
Release Date: 1998-06-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Introduces the concept of meditation, offers advice on meditating, and describes various types of meditation and how they can influence one's life

Train Your Mind Change Your Brain

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307492087
Release Date: 2008-11-12
Genre: Psychology

Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question–and in the process brought about a revolution in our understanding of the human mind. In this fascinating and far-reaching book, Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to show how we all have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. These findings hold exciting implications for personal transformation. For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable–that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, and compensate for disability. Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD, and reverse age-related changes in the brain. They also suggest that it is possible to teach and learn compassion, a key step in the Dalai Lama’s quest for a more peaceful world. But as we learn from studies performed on Buddhist monks, an important component in changing the brain is to tap the power of mind and, in particular, focused attention. This is the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness, a technique that has become popular in the West and that is immediately available to everyone. With her extraordinary gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact. This tremendously hopeful book takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human. From the Hardcover edition.

Silence Your Mind

Author: Ramesh Manocha
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780733628924
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Can't sleep because your thoughts won't switch off? Ever walked into a room to get something, only to realise you've forgotten what you were looking for? Does a constant stream of unnecessary chatter run through your head? Do you wish you could stop that mental noise whenever you wanted to? Australian bestseller SILENCE YOUR MIND offers a completely new approach to meditation - the experience of mental silence - that will help recharge your mental batteries and leave you feeling more positive, dynamic and wholly engaged with the world. It clearly explains how just 10 to 15 minutes of simple meditation practice each day can turn off that unnecessary mental chatter, thereby awakening your hidden abilities in work, sport, studies and creative pursuits. Scientifically based, this is fundamentally different from any meditation book you may have read before. Australian Dr Ramesh Manocha is leading the world in research into the positive impacts of the mental silence experience. His findings show that authentic meditation is easy, enjoyable, health-giving and life-changing. SILENCE YOUR MIND has sold over 10 000 copies in Australia. Royalties from its sale are directed to further research and educational activities in the field of meditation.

Mindfulness Meditation and Mind Fitness

Author: Levey, Joel
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573246491
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

The Leveys introduce readers to dozens of mindfulness and meditation techniques, skillfully organized into five categories of practice, making Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness a very comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for inner exploration and transformation. This book offers a treasury of practical wisdom distilled from the Leveys’ intensive study with many of the world’s most respected authorities of the contemplative science and wisdom traditions, and an introduction to the mind-fitness disciplines necessary for personal mastery, wisdom, creativity, compassion, and resilience in times of increasing intensity and accelerating change. Given how many people needlessly suffer from overwhelm, exhaustion, and preventable stress-related illness, the Leveys’ wisdom is needed now more than ever! This book is an inspiration for complete beginners, long-time meditators, and everyone in between, who seek to deepen and expand their practice. Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey were among the very first to bring mindfulness and mind-fitness teachings to mainstream organizations beginning in the 1970s. They have taught tens of thousands of people in hundreds of leading corporations, medical centers, universities, sports, government, and military arenas – including Google, NASA, World Bank, Intel, M.I.T., Stanford, and World Business Academy. They are the founders of Wisdom at Work (http://wisdomatwork.com). Originally published in hardcover as Simple Meditation and Relaxation (Conari Press, 1999) and in paperback as Luminous Mind (Conari Press, 2006).

10 Happier

Author: Dan Harris
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062265449
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Self-Help

#1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir "An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation." —Elizabeth Gilbert Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day

Author: Andy Puddicombe
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466815827
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Self-Help

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day: A Guided Meditation. Teaser Bonus! From one of the world's top mindfulness experts comes the ultimate tool for clearing out mental clutter and improving every aspect of your physical and mental health. With this ten-minute guided meditation, learn a simple yet powerful technique that's been tested by time and now adapted to fit into even the most hectic modern lifestyle. And reap incredible benefits! Doing this exercise on a daily basis can help you relieve stress, have stronger relationships, reduce anxiety, sleep more, find a healthy weight, control your emotions, be more productive... the list goes on and on. If you enjoy this meditation, don't miss Andy Puddicombe's book GET SOME HEADSPACE (coming June 2012), which provides many more techniques and exercises, as well as the fascinating science behind mindfulness.

Meditation for Beginners

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9788184951448
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

FREE audio CD includes SIX GUIDED MEDITATIONS Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start – and stick with – a daily meditation practice. “Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the six guided meditations on the included disc, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations – and even difficult emotions – to create tranquility and loving kindness in your everyday life. These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately – while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.

Get Some Headspace

Author: Andy Puddicombe
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250014146
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

As a former Buddhist monk with over 10 years of teaching experience, Andy Puddicombe has been acknowledged as the UK's foremost mindfulness meditation expert. Like his readers and students, he began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine-proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Simple exercises, stories and techniques culled from Andy's years of experience will help anyone calm the chatter in their minds. The result? More headspace, less stress. Get Some Headspace also brings us the extraordinary science behind this seemingly simple cure-all. This book and practice will help readers positively impact every area of their physical and mental health through mindfulness, from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...and the list goes on and on.

Meditation For Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119251170
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

Mind Calm

Author: Sandy C. Newbigging
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781781802625
Release Date: 2014-03-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Welcome to the meditation technique that you've been looking for. With MIND CALM you will learn how to let go of the constant chatter in your mind, gain clarity, perform at your best, worry less, heal faster, sleep better, improve relationships, and feel more calm, confident and content - whenever you want. In this remarkable book, Sandy C. Newbigging gives you a masterclass in the mind and how to meditate using his highly effective and enjoyable MIND CALM meditation. He reveals the eye-opening insights that sit at the heart of his approach; including the main hidden causes of a busy mind, the 'peace with mind' miracle, why there's more to life than you think, and how there is a silent solution to any problem - all brought together brilliantly with a 10-part programme that ultimately proves that the secret to success is stillness. Discover first-hand the peaceful presence of your own being, feel the power of the present moment, and be amazed by how still your mind can be.

You Can Master Meditation

Author: David Fontana
Publisher: Watkins Pub Limited
ISBN: 1780287984
Release Date: 2014-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

David Fontana reveals the secrets for mastering meditation with this practical, engaging guide to finding inner peace.

Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy

Author: Dr. Thor A. Johansen, Psy.D
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826103863
Release Date: 2009-12-07
Genre: Psychology

This book offers new possibilities for mental health professionals who are looking for ways to adapt traditional therapy and counseling techniques to address the spiritual and psychological issues their clients face. The author utilizes an Adlerian Individual Psychology perspective, which rejects biological determinism and focuses on the influence of powerful environmental factors on personality. This book provides specific methods and guidelines for applying Individual Psychology concepts to clients of each of the world's major religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. The author offers a wealth of insight into the customs, theories, and philosophies of each religion. With this knowledge, mental health professionals can use Individual Psychology methods and techniques to better understand and assist clients. Key Features Discusses how Individual Psychology can be integrated with Christian spirituality Examines the relational and social theories of Judaism as compared to Adler's theories of social interest Compares Adler's theories with the ethical, spiritual, and social systems of Islam Reviews the doctrines of Hinduism, including the belief in karma and reincarnation, the goals of life, and the paths to God Presents case examples to illustrate how psychological and spiritual problems may be approached using Adlerian psychotherapy