Release on 2015-03-15 | by Stephen McKenzie,Craig Hassed
Author: Stephen McKenzie,Craig Hassed
Pubpsher: Exisle Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Mindfulness is a form of mental training that has been widely practised for millennia, however it's only recently that science and clinical practice have discovered the profound potential of mindfulness-based practices for increasing our wellbeing. Our tendency to not be fully present in life has vast implications. Being unmindful means wasting our lifetime, missing important information, increasing our risk of physical and social accidents and communicating more superficially with other people. Importantly, it makes us unhappier than we realize and vulnerable to stress and poor mental health. By focusing on what is rather than be distracted by what isn't mindfulness can make us much calmer, happier and healthier beings. Mindfulness for Life is the only book you will ever need on mindfulness. It shows you how to apply mindfulness techniques to your own life whether you need help with medical conditions, personal development or spiritual development. Chapters are included on: stress and ageing, anxiety, depression, addiction, attention deficit orders, pain, weight management, eating disorders, heart disease and stroke, cancer, dementia and sleep; lifestyle, education, workplace, parenting and sporting enhancement; and self actualization, happiness and enlightenment development. Mindfulness for Life is written by two experts in the field who bring the medical perspective of an international authority on mindfulness and the psychological perspective of a researcher. The result is a book that translates the scientific principles behind mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible manual to applying mindfulness - for life.
Take a break from your mind and step into the present moment with MINDFULNESS FOR LIFE. Mindfulness is more than a set of tools to help manage the stresses of life; it's also about enhancing your overall wellbeing. In MINDFULNESS FOR LIFE, mindfulness teacher Oli Doyle shows you how living in the present moment can help in all areas of your life, including work, relationships, family life, creativity, memory and decision-making. Unlike many mindfulness books, Oli deconstructs the practice into everyday language. The easy-to-follow plan is broken down into six-week segments, with each week focused on a basic mindfulness principle. This book is also accompanied by daily online exercises to help your mind work more effectively and build your confidence.
2 Books in 1 : Powerful Happiness Project + Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety , Depression and Negative Thoughts
Author: David Paradise
HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF COMPLETE CONTENTMENT, REST AND MECHANICAL BALANCE.It is not everyone that is able to achieve this state of complete rest, however. But it is very important that you find that place of happiness, from which every other part of your emotions are managed and balanced.In this Mindfulness for Life (2 in 1 bundle), David Paradise carefully examines an exhaustive thought on the problems of Anxiety and Stress.This book is written by a field expert, David Paradise, who bring to mind the scientific viewpoint of the supernatural authority and the psychological viewpoint of the writer. The outcome is this highly regarded title, which translates the scientific concepts behind mindfulness into a plain, realistic and usable manual for the application of mindfulness-for life.Experiencing emotions is part of being human. You cannot get rid of feelings. Our only option is to learn to understand, manage, and channel these emotions appropriately in the healthiest and most effective way.Happiness is exactly what you will be learning in this book. The goal of the book is to help you create a life of genuine and infinite happiness for yourself by learning to manage and control your intense emotions. You will also find physiological information that helps you to see what's happening to the brain while you meditate.This is a complete guide giving you everything that you need in order to start. There are so many people suffering from stress as a result of today's world that it's time to address that stress at the roots, rather than trying to camouflage it with medication. Doctors are acknowledging the power of Mindfulness Meditation and are exploring it more as a direct result of what scientists have found.WHAT TO EXPECT- MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR ANXIETYThe science behind Mindfulness MeditationThe drawbacks in some instancesThe preparation you need to incorporate Mindfulness into your everyday activitiesExercises in Mindfulness using the sensesThe theory behind MindfulnessThe history of its practiceExercises for beginners and intermediate practitioners - POWERFUL HAPPINESS PROJECTThe nature of emotions and the positive/negative force of emotionsHow to channel the power of your mind to improve your lifeMindfulness meditation techniquesDeveloping an abundance mindsetCreating a life of happiness and positivityThe most effective mindfulness exercises for managing your emotionsDeveloping emotional intelligence skills.With this Mindfulness for Life bundle as your guide, you get the complete picture. There is no bias toward any religious practices since Mindfulness Meditation embraces all people from all different backgrounds who can equally gain from the practice of Meditation. If you are looking for a complete guide, then you have come to the right place. I would suggest that you approach Mindfulness with an open mind and that you try the exercises given within the pages of the book. Find out what it can do to help you live a stress-free life where you are in control of the outcome of the events that unfold during the course of your life.
Release on 2016-07-23 | by Malgorzata Powietrzynska,Kenneth Tobin
Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life
Author: Malgorzata Powietrzynska,Kenneth Tobin
Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life invites readers to explore the role mindfulness can play in mediating how we enact social life in today’s increasingly challenging and challenged world. The educators and researchers who have contributed to this book use mindfulness as a lens to address and untangle what is becoming a profoundly complicated way of being within the reality of global capitalism. Education is framed broadly – the research transcends the walls of classrooms and includes museums, nursing homes, hospitals, AA meetings, and homes. Hence, the chapters feature participants occupying varied social positions and spaces that may be situated in different parts of the globe. The authors address two overarching and dialectically related themes of mindfulness and wellness and collectively the chapters expand possibilities for readers to act mindfully in a world in which wellness and wellbeing are pervasive concerns as a fragile Earth adapts to a dynamic flux of human-led changes that threaten the future of lifeworlds that support humanity and myriad species that face extinction. The authors do not offer oversimplified solutions to dramatically switch direction and preserve life, as we have known it. Instead, the ideas that emerge from the research presented in this volume expand possibilities for informed conduct, self-help, and educating citizens with a goal of individuals and collectives transforming lifeworlds by embracing mindfulness-saturated ontologies.
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.
'Mindfulness at Work' reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives. So, if you want to:• reduce your stress• become more productive• improve your decision-making skills• enjoy better relationships with your colleagues• work more creatively• develop your leadership skills, and• generally enjoy your job more …then mindfulness can help!Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, 'Mindfulness at Work' includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.
Release on 2020-06-23 | by Robert Beatty,Laura Musikanski
New Teachings of an Old Tradition for Today's World
Author: Robert Beatty,Laura Musikanski
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Mindfulness for a Happy Life is a beautiful guide to what insight meditation really is. Robert’s personable, funny, sweet, sad, and ultimately human and humane teachings are told in simple terms so that anybody, from the skeptic to the monk, can access the heart and truth of mindfulness practice. If you have never meditated and can’t understand why anyone would spend time on a cushion doing nothing, this is the book for you. You will find down-to-earth instructions that give you a direct experience of mindfulness as well as ways to measure the impact of your mindfulness practice. This book will inspire you to love life and to face everything that comes your way with grace, compassion, and wisdom. If you have meditated all your life, but not found awakening, this book is for you. This book will demystify and clarify the teachings of Buddhism so that you can better understand your own process. You will find instructions and stories that will change your practice. Instructions, exercises, and stories are used to give you an experience that can shift your perspective and transform your practice so that you access happiness through insight.
How Mindfulness and Meditation Shape Your Brain, Mind, and Life
Author: Paul Verhaeghen
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Mindfulness and one of the roads to it, meditation, have become increasingly popular as a way to promote health and well-being. Meditation can create mindfulness in daily life, which becomes an ingrained habit if applied consistently-it can boost immune function; lower levels of stress, anxiety, or depression; lift affect; regulate emotion more easily; and make you happier. Presence reviews how meditation calms the body and what goes on inside the brain during meditation-how it impacts control over attention, awareness of the body, and the experience of self. It examines how meditation leaves telltale lasting traces in brain structure, and how it impacts important areas of life such as well-being, stress, and health. In addition, it examines how mindfulness can be useful as therapy, alleviating depression, anxiety, worry, and pain. A final chapter provides advice on how to meditate and practice mindfulness in a scientifically sound way, based on what we know about how meditation works. Over the last decade, research on these beneficial effects has boomed in the cognitive and behavioral psychology and neuroscience literature, and Presence provides an overview of this research that is thorough and accessible for the curious meditator, seasoned or beginner, as well as for students and practitioners of contemplative science and related fields.