Find immediate relief from the daily stressors of modern life with simple mindfulness practices that anyone can do. This is a collection of brief, practical mindfulness practices to help busy people address the many different problems that arise in today's fast-paced modern world.
Author: M. Susan Roberts
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2009-12-02
Mindfulness is a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, out-of-control emotions, and many other physical and mental health conditions. This ancient Buddhist technique can help anyone who struggles with fears, worries, and distractions refocus on the present moment and live happily, here and now. The Mindfulness Workbook is a step-by-step instruction book that guides you through simple practices that enable you to experience mindfulness not as a distant experience or concept, but as an attainable state of being in the world. You will discover the effectiveness of breath work, mindful eating, and thought-watching, and begin reaping the benefits of mindfulness right away. Over time, you will begin to notice that these small changes can bring about a bigger transformation, enhancing your sense of fulfillment and calm.
"Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon Customer Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation. Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life. This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness! CONTENTS: 1. Being in the Now 2. Accept and Respond 3. Making Your Mind Up 4. Simply Be 5. Mindful Eating 6. Gratitude and Compassion 7. Everyday Mindfulness
Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.
Collects the author's favorite questions and answers from his tenure as the author of the New York Times' "The Ethicist," presenting evidence that sensible people disagree on the definition of ethical behavior.
We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are. Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson- a-day” primer on mindfulness practice. Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including: Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes How mindfulness heals, even after the fact Reclaiming our wholeness, and more The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world. NOTE:This ebook does not contain the spoken-word audio component included in the original printed edition.
The Leveys introduce readers to dozens of mindfulness and meditation techniques, skillfully organized into five categories of practice, makingMindfulness, 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).
Author: Jeffrey R. Anderson
Release Date: 2012-04-27
We’re all asking the same kinds of questions, with the same goal in mind: How do I fit in? How can I navigate life gracefully? How can my life be more satisfying? How can I experience more love, joy, awe, and wonder? By learning, understanding, and applying the inherent wisdom that we find in the natural world, we can connect with people and with our planet, with our own hearts and souls, and create a life that is not only better for us as individuals, but perhaps together, create a world that works for everyone. “With simplicity and humor Jeff shows how the wisdom of nature can free us, untangle us from the complexity of our ego-driven lives. This is the wisdom of the ordinary for each of us to treasure. Allow these clear and profound teachings to awaken you, so that you can glimpse the divine that is within you and all around.” —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee , Ph.D., Sufi teacher and author “ ...like a friendly sharing across a backyard fence or an informal exchange of insights across a cup of coffee, Jeff Anderson has written...about the times we live in, the challenges we face, and the kind of life and consciousness that may help us not just survive but prosper." —David Spangler, author of Apprenticed to Spirit and Facing the Future “A thought-provoking, humorous and touching collection of truly helpful ideas.” —Dr. Edward Viljoen, author of Practice the Presence and Spirit Is Calling
Dr. Frieda Birnbaum made headlines eight years ago when she gave birth to twin boys at the age of sixty. And despite being a psychotherapist who had counseled other mothers for decades, Birnbaum secretly wondered: What have I gotten myself into? Can I keep up? It turned out she could, and then some. Like so many people who take on new things at age sixty and older, Birnbaum discovered a new lease on life. She felt more energized than ever (on most days, anyway) to run after twins Josh and Jaret. She parlayed the fame into TV and radio appearances, commenting on subjects from Bill Cosby to Hillary Clinton. Her psychotherapy practice flourished. And as she reinvigorated her career, her relationships with her family, including her husband of more than forty years, grew even stronger. To be incredible mothers (and partners), Birnbaum believes women must be fulfilled and challenged as people first. The secret, she discovered, was to welcome growing older rather than fear it. This captivating and inspiring memoir is complemented with practical advice for a positive outlook and staying active while aging. As Birnbaum reveals, it’s possible, even easy, to look and feel fabulous—and glamorous—in our sixties and well beyond.
Author: Douglas W. Nangle
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Identifying 13 core techniques and strategies that cut across all available evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders, this book provides theoretical rationales, step-by-step implementation guidelines, and rich clinical examples. Therapists can flexibly draw from these elements to tailor interventions to specific clients, or can use the book as an instructive companion to any treatment manual. Coverage includes exposure tasks, cognitive strategies, problem solving, modeling, relaxation, psychoeducation, social skills training, praise and rewards, activity scheduling, self-monitoring, goal setting, homework, and maintenance and relapse prevention.
Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method to reduce stress and anxiety whilst giving us a greater appreciation of the world and increasing personal well-being. Mindfulness now has a wealth of scientific evidence proving the benefits associated with it, and this book combines the science with simple and concise exercises to enable you to make a lasting positive change to your life. Mindfulness practices have been around for roughly 2500 years. Over the centuries, the practices have taken on different forms, but the foundational purpose has always remained the same. Mindful meditation is meant to end suffering and to teach us to live in the moment. In addition to this being a Buddhist based practice, the practice of mindful meditation has been noticed in the scientific and medical communities. The benefits to using mindfulness are fantastic and now there is scientific evidence to back up the powerful, centuries old healing practice. Mindfulness is a form of awareness, a way of life, a new way to be free of stress and anxiety. It is experiencing your thoughts, sensations and emotions without trying to control them. Its virtues have been expounded by everyone from the Buddha to modern medical practitioners. This book includes: The Science of Mindfulness How Mindfulness Can Help You Find Inner Peace Awakening and Meta-Awareness Benefits of Meditation Practicing the Basics of Mindful Meditation How Mindfulness is Beneficial to the Practitioner Mindful Meditative Practice and Simple Exercise Examples and much more! This book also includes a bonus manuscript aimed at those suffering from anxiety. Anxiety: Rewire Your Brain Using Neuroscience, uses developments in neuroscience to help you rewire your brain and free yourself from the chains of anxiety, shyness and panic attacks.
Author: Calistoga Press
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Release Date: 2014-06-06
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Ease your anxiety and find calm through the healing practice of mindfulness By embracing mindfulness you can transform your life forever, and renew your connection to the world around you. With the simple but powerful practices of mindfulness and meditation you will learn to be more attentive and peaceful, so that you can relieve stress, regulate your emotions, and achieve focus and clarity. Mindfulness Made Simple will give you a concise introduction to the practice of mindfulness, with simple exercises and practical techniques to apply mindfulness and meditation to the obstacles in your hectic daily life. Mindfulness Made Simple will help guide you on your journey to a calmer, healthier mind, with: • Concise introduction to mindfulness and its many psychological benefits • Step-by-step introduction to your first meditation • 5 introductory meditations and 8 advanced meditations to deepen your practice • Simple exercises and journal prompts to keep you engaged • Helpful tips to help you stay motivated on your journey to complete mindfulness • Foreword by mindfulness expert Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Mindfulness Made Simple will show you how to soothe your mind and calm your nerves with a practical and personalized approach to mindfulness.
The 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge, the eight book in the 21-Day Challenge series! Are you tired of living on autopilot? Tired of letting your thoughts, feelings and reactions dominate you? Are you curious about how mindfulness can make a difference in your life? The present moment is a strange place. We are all trapped here, really, and there is utterly no other place to be, yet so few of us take a moment to stop and have a look around. The future and the past all exist in the mind. They are only ever memories, dreams, little flickers in the electrified meat we generously call our brains. The only thing that is real is the moment that is happening right now. To get to know the present, all you have to do is be aware. But try to become aware of the simple things around you - the sound of the birds in the trees, the smell of your coffee brewing - and you'll probably notice instantly that there is something preventing you from immersing yourself fully: your thought traffic. If you've ever tried to make a fancy dinner with a bored two year old in your presence, or tried not to think of a pink elephant (try it right now!) then you'll know the feeling. This is where mindfulness practice comes in. The 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge will help you to: Increase your awareness and live more in the present moment Get a deep understanding of what mindfulness really is and how it can improve your life Let go of excessive worrying, stress and the continuous stream of thoughts Find your own mindfulness style Develop an effortless daily mindfulness practice ..and much more inside! Learn how to practice mindfulness and create more calm, joy and focus in your life TODAY! Are you ready to take the challenge? Update! Now available "11 books in 1: The 21-Day Challenges Box Set"
Author: Graham Nicholls
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2012-04-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Better Approach to Astral Projection Experience the insights and joys of astral projection with Navigating the Out-of-Body Experience—a personalized, accessible, science-based guide from a top authority in the field. Drawing on more than twenty years of study and countless OBEs that he has brought about in himself and others, Graham Nicholls shares proven techniques for leaving the body. Gain greater insight into your psychological makeup and strengths with a unique approach to self discovery. Learn to use your greater awareness to build a customized approach to projecting into the astral plane. Integrating his deep knowledge of self-hypnosis, breath work, virtual reality, quantum science, nutrition, and healing, Nicholls teaches you how to move past limiting beliefs and deepen your level of self-understanding so you can achieve your astral goals. Praise: “A fascinating review of out-of-body experiences in a detailed, yet easy-to-read style. Nicholls’ valuable contribution [provides] excellent and practical direction to help explore this phenomenon.”—Dr. Jeffrey Long, New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of the Afterlife “Navigating the Out of Body Experience stands out as one of the best. Graham Nicholls [demonstrates] a rare and welcome understanding among authors within this genre.”—Thomas Campbell, NASA Physicist and author of My Big TOE