Work deadlines, to-do lists, family commitments, pressure to perform... Our frantic lives demand so much from us that we can often feel locked into a cycle of frustration, anxiety and stress, unable to tackle the tasks before us or see a way out of our habitual ways of thinking and doing things. Yet there is a way out. The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of this book have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making. They also dissolve anxiety, stress and depression while enhancing mental resilience. The four week programme takes just 10-20 minutes per day. The easy-to-follow programme works by soothing and clearing your mind, allowing innovative ideas to take form and crystallise. This helps you to spontaneously 'see' the solution to a problem, to conjure up new ideas, or to create works with true insight and flair. The programme also helps build the courage necessary for you to follow your ideas wherever they should lead - and the resilience to cope with any setbacks. It will help your mind work more effectively so that you can solve problems faster, more intuitively and have the inner confidence to drive your ideas forward. This ebook contains download links to 6 meditations that you can use to build an ongoing practice, mixing and matching meditations to suit your circumstances.
Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations explores the potential of mindfulness and explains why this level of developmental human achievement is so precarious within traumatic stress, especially traumatic dissociation. Chapters discuss the connection and disconnection between mindfulness and dissociative disorders and highlight the importance of gently creating a mindfulness practice for traumatized individuals. Readers will learn how to exercise the part of the brain that is responsible for mindfulness and how to regulate the part that is responsible for dissociation, and they’ll come away from the book with tips that will help even the most dissociative client to reap the benefits of mindfulness practices.
Release on 2015-10-28 | by Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S
A Creative Path to Healing & Transformation
Author: Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S
Pubpsher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This lively, passionate approach to moving meditation offers a fresh way to embrace mindfulness. It weaves together personal stories, therapeutic insights, practical skills and opportunities for reflection and practice to provide a gateway to spiritual growth, a path to more balanced living, a healing experience and ignition for your creativity.
Release on 2014-04-14 | by Amanda Ie,Christelle T. Ngnoumen,Ellen J. Langer
Author: Amanda Ie,Christelle T. Ngnoumen,Ellen J. Langer
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes
Mindfulness and Creativity in Social Work and the Caring Professions
Author: Mark Hamer
Pubpsher: Russell House Pub Limited
Category: Social Science
Talks about celebrating the spirit and embracing the creativity of human beings. This work encourages clients and workers to understand who they really are and what they really want; and helps them to create goals based on these insights. It focuses on where change occurs naturally, and helps us encourage change based on these insights.
Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.
Cleaning Your Body & Mind With Proper Yoga Sequencing & Bliss
Author: Juliana Baldec
Pubpsher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Category: Health & Fitness
This beginning Yoga poses compilation package includes 2 Volumes in one. It is for everyone who is a beginning Yoga student and who wants to get started with Yoga the proper way. Hi, this is Juliana Baldec and my sister Alecandra Baldec empowered me to get into the fascinating world of Yoga. She inspired me and encouraged me not only to tap into the unlimited benefits of Yoga which helped me get rid of my breathing and Asthma problems, but she also inspired me to write this Yoga poses book that includes all the Yoga poses that I have been doing on a daily basis for around 3 months now. Not only did I beat Asthma by applying these Yoga poses on a daily basis, but I also turned into a much fitter, happier, healthier and more relaxed person. Alecandra (the productivity and time management whizz) also had the genius idea to create this compilation of beginning Yoga poses for beginning Yoga students who are looking for the most basic Yoga poses that they can get started with immediately without having to spend a forune on Yoga teachers. We put our two beginning Yoga position guides together into one comprehensive compilation for beginning Yoga students to learn from and to enjoy. Both, her and my book talk about beginning Yoga poses in a completely different way and perspective because I am a beginning Yoga student myself and I am talking about my own experiences that I have made with Yoga over the past 3 months and she is a certified Yoga instructor and has lots of experience and knows about every aspect of Yoga. She also has lots of experience with her own students and knows exactly what kind of questions and problems a beginning Yoga student is faced with. Here is what you will get in my beginning Yoga poses guide: "11 Yoga Poses For Beginners You Wish You Knew" This compilation is for anybody who is looking to get into Yoga in an effortless way and it is perfect for anyone who is looking to become more relaxed, stress free, more energized...
“The Artist’s Way for the twenty-first century.” —Nancy Coleman, PhD, clinical psychologist, writer, facilitator, and teacher Settle your mind, connect with the moment, and unleash your creativity with this unique and mindful art journal. In our demanding, fast-paced culture, it’s increasingly important to find ways to decompress and recuperate from the busyness and stress of life. More and more, mindfulness and creativity are being recognized as antidotes to the speed and overstimulation of modern society. This beautiful book combines the two, offering both creative and meditative practices to provide a guided journey into contemplative art for healing, relaxation, deeper connection, and greater well-being. Rather than focusing on any one medium or art form, this unique guide offers basic meditation instructions, and a variety of creative prompts and activities—from collage and coloring to meditative mark making and sketching to photography and perceptual exercises—making it perfect for anyone who wants to deepen and cultivate their mindfulness and creativity. With these artistic and introspective practices, you’ll put meditation into action, and learn to view yourself and your own creative process without judgment or aggression. Using Be, Awake, Create, you’ll see beyond habitual patterns, discover the richness of your world, and recognize the ordinary magic of your own creativity, with greater freshness of expression and spontaneity. By cultivating awareness and allowing yourself to play in the open space of artistic creation, you’ll come to discover all of the positive impacts mindfulness and creativity can have on every area of your life.
48 Days of Mindfulness to Unlock Your Creative Spirit
Author: Gopi Krishnaswamy
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Creativity is considered one of the most valuable skills to possess in today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. However, it is also often thought of as a skill or talent a person is born with. Dispelling this myth through a compelling narration that combines personal anecdotes with history and neuroscience, the author helps us understand that creativity is well within the reach of each and every one of us. Not stopping at that, this book offers a powerful method of enhancing creativity through simple step-by-step practices of mindfulness meditations and methods. A guide, a workbook and a manual rolled into a simple, easy-to-follow and practical format, Creativity Unleashed is an essential read for professionals from different fields, students and, in fact, anyone who wishes to expand their creative potential. With an engaging and playful narrative, this is a faithful companion, a fantastic bedside read and a guide that works to unleash your hidden talent well beyond the 48 days of the programme in the book.