Mindful Relationships

Creating Genuine Connections with Ourselves and Others

Mindful Relationships

We are now experiencing what is being called ‘the mindfulness revolution’, as increasingly people become aware of the benefits of mindfulness in all aspects of daily life. This book focuses on individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses to provide a practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships and more effectively manage the stresses associated with dispute resolution and conflict. The authors clearly and engagingly explore how we can use mindfulness to: • develop a more compassionate, friendly relationship with ourselves and others • increase awareness of our own and others’ relational patterns • calm and soothe our emotions and be there for others • communicate more effectively • enhance connection and empathy • reduce defensive patterns, allowing for more authenticity, and • work effectively within families and larger systems such as workplaces. Case studies are included throughout to highlight key principles, as well as practical exercises to enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills.

Mindful Relationships

Build nurturing, meaningful relationships by living in the present moment

Mindful Relationships

Build nurturing, meaningful relationships by living in the present moment, with bestselling author Oli Doyle's six-week guide. In Mindful Relationships, bestselling author and mindfulness guru Oli Doyle reveals a practical, six-week plan to prove that relationships are fertile ground for growth, learning and development. This simple introduction to mindfulness in relationships gives readers the chance to turn every interaction with other human beings into an opportunity to discover inner peace. Key learnings include: how to leave the history of your relationships behind and enjoy others as they are now; how to move from trying to influence and control to allowing others to be as they are; and how to bring lightness into your mind by relating to people in a different way. The Mindful Living series is a new series of short mindfulness books dedicated to enhance three important areas of our lives: relationships, parenting and work. Bestselling author and mindfulness guru Oli Doyle shows that all the key domains of life provide great opportunities to practice mindfulness and discover peace of mind.

Love's Garden

A Guide to Mindful Relationships

Love's Garden

A collection of real-life Buddhist love stories, with commentary and guided exercises for couples developed by Peggy Rowe-Ward and Larry Ward, senior students and ordained Dharma teachers in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. These personal stories, from couples of a range of different ages and experiences, illustrate how Buddhist principles can help couples navigate any stage of their relationship. It took the authors some good living and good loving before they realized that the love that they were seeking was already present and available in the depths of their hearts and mind. Love does not depend on anything that is happening "Out There" and is not dependent on anything "he" or "she" might do. It depends on our own willingness to look within and to act. This insight is a result of practicing the teachings of the Buddha on right diligence and right effort. The authors have been studying and practicing with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and they are happy to report that the practices work. In "The practice is not difficult. We simply need to get in touch with and nourish the practices that are helping us to experience peace. And then we need to stop doing the things that keep us from experiencing peace." Larry Ward Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh

Seeds of Love

Growing Mindful Relationships

Seeds of Love

Using the garden as a metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. This occurs through the development of the practice of mindfulness, and using its tools to maintain a state of awareness and openness to self and others. Readers interested in Zen Buddhism will learn how to nurture such seeds as compassion, joy and generosity and to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger and self doubt as a means of growth. Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Love fosters the practice of using simple, basic actions to reach the best within ourselves and share it with those around us. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.

Mindful Relationships

Mindful Relationships

This book is an essential tool for professionals wanting to bring mindfulness-informed practices into their lives and incorporate it into their work and organizations. * It begins by providing a rationale for stress reduction vis-a-vis an accessible review of the research regarding the neurophysiological effects of stress and its deleterious impact on health, behavior and interpersonal relationship dynamics. * The remainder of the book is devoted to the innovative BREATHE program. Each chapter explores one aspect of BREATHE (breath, recognizing sensations, experiencing emotions, appraising the situation, taking time, humor and engaging others) through engaging personal stories, professional anecdotes and cutting edge research. * Chapters 4-10 include simple, highly impactful practices that correspond to the chapter's theme. These tools are particularly designed for those wanting to incorporate mindfulness-informed practices into their lives and professional practice.* These principles and practices are as much about the inner journey as they are tools to create satisfying, successful and sustainable personal relationships* This is an accessible, pragmatic book that provides tools from yoga, Buddhist and mindfulness traditions in a secular, evidence-based format.

Mindful Relationship Habits

The Most Important Principles to Improve Your Relationship and Grow Reciprocal Empathy

Mindful Relationship Habits

"Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE" If you want to build a deeper connection with your spouse or partner, then keep reading... The happiest moments in life and love are the moments when we can forget about our anxieties and just be present at the moment, whether that means biting into a delicious piece of fruit or staring into the eyes of the person you love. This special state of mind is known as mindfulness, and many people consider it the key to having a happy and fulfilling life, including passionate and deeply connected romantic relationships. Unfortunately, the stresses and distractions of daily life get in the way of being fully present. Two people that once felt passionate about each other get distracted by routine and stuck in a rut. All too often, we get stuck repeating unconscious behavior patterns that damage our relationships and make us unhappy. Hundreds of years ago, monks and other spiritual teachers developed mindfulness exercises to help their students overcome unconscious patterns and really engage with the present moment. Many people have found mindfulness a powerful tool for taking their romantic relationships to the next level. Mindful Relationship Habits: The Most Important Principles to Improve Your Relationship and Grow Reciprocal Empathy is your complete guide to the ancient practice of mindfulness and what it can do to make your relationship more passionate, intimate, and committed today. This book will show you how to reconnect with your partner and rediscover what brought you together in the first place. It can also help you get a lot more out of your daily life, which will help make your relationship more vibrant and filled with joy. Mindful Relationship Habits includes: How relationships get in trouble Warning signs of a breakup How the "fight or flight" instinct causes conflicts to escalate What "flooding" is and how to stop it How to step back from the brink in an argument with your partner What mindfulness is and how it can improve your relationship Basic mindfulness exercises you can do today Eight mindful relationship habits to cultivate What empathy is and how to cultivate it How to be mindful about your own emotions Understanding your partner's perspective What active listening is and how to do it The power of radical acceptance Overcoming barriers to acceptance Productive and unproductive conflict How to make your relationship more playful How to spice up your sex life with mindful sexuality How to create a shared relationship vision Prioritizing your relationship with couple meetings Using shared rituals to build meaning together Mindful Relationship Habits is filled with useful information about how problems develop in relationships and how to get past those problems using mindfulness. The exercises in this book will help you reduce anxiety and stress, enjoy your life more, and become closer to your partner in every way. Scroll up and click the buy now button

The Mindful Relationship

Easy Exercises to Make Mindfulness a Daily Relationship Practice

The Mindful Relationship

A little something you can do every day to grow closer together. Develop growth and harmony with The Mindful Relationship. It's an easy guide that uses self-awareness to manage conflict, strengthen communication, and deepen intimacy between partners. The latest in research-based relationship books, it offers mindfulness tools that create a new path toward feeling more seen and loved. It's one of the only relationship books based in using meditation and therapy to help you feel more grounded and attentive. Move beyond bias and judgment and keep happiness and understanding at the center of your partnership. The Mindful Relationship features everything relationship books should: Personal and shared--These exercises can be done as a couple or on your own. Practice makes habit--Turn these practices into habits that will positively impact all of your relationships. A journey of growth--Start seeing yourself, your relationship, and your partner more mindfully. Make your relationship a sustainable one with techniques that you won't find in other relationship books.

Mindful Relationship Habits

Practicing Mindfulness Habits For Enhanced Personal Relationships And Solving Relationship Conflicts For A Deeper Connection

Mindful Relationship Habits

You often struggle to keep your relationship moving in the right direction? You feel completely disconnected from your partner or your spouse? You want to grow a deeper connection with your partner, but you do not know how? If your answer to these questions is yes, you are definitely in the right place. The biggest factuality is that falling in love is easy while keeping your relationship fresh, going in the right direction and growing tends to be extremely difficult and challenging. Every relationship is supposed to run smoothly in the beginning, while issues emerge later on due to those challenging life events and circumstances we cannot control or change. It is extremely hard to keep your relationship sustainable, to keep that spark alive when you are overly focused on finding solutions, without first examining the roots of those emerging issues. This is exactly what mindfulness practices and techniques teach you, how to examine your own emotions and feelings in the present before you can examine your partner’s feelings and emotions. Practicing mindfulness in your relationship also means that you appreciate, value and respect your partner for who he or she is, that you listen with the intent to understand and finally that you appreciate every single moment you two share. Inside You Will Discover -The importance of relationship dynamics -What are healthy and toxic relationship dynamics -How emotions affect your relationship -How to examine yours and your partner’s emotions and feelings -The importance of building self-awareness -What means being mindful in your relationship -Understanding the power of the present moment -What are major benefits of mindfulness -How embracing mindfulness can help you improve your relationship -Different mindfulness habits to help your relationship grow -And much much more... Get this book NOW, learn how to be mindful in your relationship and finally grow a deeper connection with your partner!

Truly Sanely Deeply

A Practical Path to Real Love and Mindful Relationships

Truly Sanely Deeply

In this age of social media, selfies and reality TV, it’s all too easy to become lost in the fantasy of ‘love at first sight’, ‘finding the one’ and all the other clichés that bombard our timelines and screens. How will we ever find out knight in shining armour or princess in the tower? Well, as authors Stephen McKenzie and Bernice Plant point out, it’s probably best to throw out all our ideas about what love is and instead focus on the reality. All good relationships start with really knowing ourselves and understanding why we act the way we do. Once we recognise our own life scripts, we’re in a far better position to experience real love. The kind that lasts. The kind that brings us happiness, not a broken heart. Truly Sanely Deeply begins by comparing what we think love is, and how it’s often portrayed, with what love actually is. Along the way, it also takes a look at the many and varied types of love. In Part 2, the authors move on to practical guidance for exploring common love traps and ways for implementing ‘best practice’ love. Guided reflections informed by the practice of mindfulness are included to help us identify and create our own working model for love in every facet of our life, so that we can enjoy the best possible loving relationship with parents, siblings, partners, children, friends and co-workers.