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.

Self Meditation

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761139287
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The creator of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and Instant Karma offers a comprehensive and accessible list of hundreds of meditation practices and techniques that can be done during the course of one's everyday life, drawing on such spiritual practices as Zen, yoga, Sufism, and insight meditation. Original.

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.

The Meditation Bible

Author: Madonna Gauding
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781841814766
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This is a definitive handbook for those wishing to master meditation. This authoritative volume includes meditations for calming and centering, living mindfully, developing love and compassion, solving problems, manifesting your dreams and connecting with the Divine. There's also advice on meditation postures, creating a sacred space and establshing a daily meditation practice.

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.

I Dare Me

Author: Lu Ann Cahn
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN: 9780399161674
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author describes how she challenged herself to try something new every day for a year, including riding a mechanical bull, eating a scorpion, and giving out free hugs, and offers a road map for embarking on a similar quest.

Real Happiness

Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761164036
Release Date: 2010-12-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Lovingkindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric—it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of her students’ FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate—“Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”

The 8 Minute Organizer

Author: Regina Leeds
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738215884
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: House & Home

Whether you are busy dealing with a demanding job, raising kids, or coping with illness, simply finding the time to get organized can be a challenge. The 8-Minute Organizer to the rescue! Regina Leeds shows how anyone can organize their home with just a few minutes each day. She has tailored her magic formula (eliminate, categorize, organize) so that readers can work in short, effective increments and complete small projects that add up to big progress. The book includes hundreds of systems and tricks--from rapid closet rehab to tackling junk drawers, clutter-busting a room to setting up a mail system. Leeds also offers quick but important daily routines (making the bed), periodic tasks (checking the smoke detector), and fun projects (creating a dream board) to keep up the momentum.

Making Peace With Your Past

Author: Harold H. Bloomfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062010537
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Self-Help

Do You: Harbor guilt or grudges from past relationships? Feel plagued by thoughts of regret? Think "Oh, no, not again!" when personal problems arise? Wonder why life hasn't turned out the way you wanted? Feel anxious or depressed about your future? Seem to be less happy as time goes by? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, this book can help you make peace with your past -- here and now. The past lives on in everything we think, feel, say, and do. Medical studies show that adults who've had adverse or traumatic past experiences are much more vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. Now, world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Harold Bloomfield, bestselling author of Making Peace with Your Parents and Making Peace with Yourself, offers practical, scientifically proven techniques that can help you heal the wounds of the past; transform feelings of pain, shame, and blame into high self-worth; and reawaken to the magic and joy of being alive.

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.

How to Quiet Your Mind

Author: Marc Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1480171026
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

** Bestseller - Hundreds of Copies Sold Each Month! ** Is an inner dialog always going on inside you, preventing you from getting things done, making clear decisions, and concentrating on tasks that need to be done? * Are you a student? How often do you sit down to complete some important assignment, only to suddenly find something else (of far lesser importance) to attend to? * How many times have you, in your adult life, been faced with some task or resolved to learn some new creative skill only to set it aside for some menial activity with no deadline or value? * At the end of the day, have you ever asked yourself, “Why did I do that? Why did I waste so much time?” Are you looking to stop this? Are you looking for simple ways to quiet your inner voice that you can implement right now? If you are, this book is for you! In “How to Quiet the Mind: Relax and Silence the Voice of Your Mind, Today!” you will learn about techniques to quiet this inner voice, relax, focus on the here and now, and get your mind to cooperate with what YOU want. This book is intended to introduce many of the benefits you will receive by quieting the mind. You'll learn: Very, very easy techniques that you can use starting today to quiet your inner dialogue and allow you to relieve stress and increase focus What not to do when beginning to quiet the mind Beginner's meditative practices which focus on proper breathing (do you know most of us have developed some of the worst breathing habits we possibly can?), increase focus and more Additional techniques that can improve your intellectual and creative capacities Meditative positions (both familiar and more advanced ones) designed and developed for the purposes of increased awareness and breathing Exercises that will help you in every aspect of your outward life that will allow your mind to cooperate more with your intentions and get you to focus within All of these are broken down into bite-sized, easy to understand areas for you to read whenever you have a few spare minutes, or just need a simple refresher. You'll marvel at the simple yet powerful techniques contained within that can dramatically change you. This is everything you need to get started today! You deserve the absolute best for your life, and it can all start with “How to Quiet the Mind: Relax and Silence the Voice of Your Mind, Today!”

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