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Author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers the practical application of mindfulness in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
Six million years ago, the evolving human brain existed only to instruct our bodies to move. In Mindful Walking, psychologist Hugh O'Donovan takes us back to this very basic connection between the brain and the body - movement -- and looks at how, by focussing on the simple act of moving, we can achieve inner peace and physical well-being. Bringing together the concept of mindfulness in movement along with the three paths of change for a better life - talking, meditation and walking - Mindful Walking shows us how we can better manage the internal and external distractions that clog our path to mental happiness while also improving our physical health. With simple exercises on how to incorporate mindful walking into our everyday lives: from walking up the stairs to walking in the park or climbing a mountain, Mindful Walking is for seasoned walkers, city amblers or people learning how to walk again after illness. Take your first steps on the journey to physical health and mental happiness.
This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. Leading practitioners in the field present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant empirical advances--mindfulness has become one of the most-researched areas in psychotherapy. *Most chapters extensively revised or rewritten. *Chapters on practical ethics, trauma, and addictions. *Greater emphasis on the role of acceptance and compassion in mindfulness.
A number of books have explored the ways psychotherapy clients can benefit from learning and practicing mindfulness. This is the first volume to focus specifically on how mindfulness can deepen the therapeutic relationship. Grounded in research, chapters demonstrate how therapists' own mindfulness practice can help them to listen more attentively and be more fully present. Leading proponents of different treatment approaches-including behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems perspectives-illustrate a variety of ways that mindfulness principles can complement standard techniques and improve outcomes by strengthening the connection between therapist and client. Also presented are practical strategies for integrating mindfulness into clinical training.
Manage stress and boost your productivity at work using mindfulnessMindfulness at Work Essentials For Dummies explores the many benefits of utilising mindfulness techniques in the workplace, offering managers, HR professionals and businesspeople of all levels guidance on how mindfulness can help with the development of core business skills. You'll discover the key concepts of mindfulness and quickly grasp how its implementation in the workplace is a win-win for you, your team and your organisation as a whole.Innovative companies like Google have made mindfulness in the workplace a hot topic--and for good reason. Mindfulness can be hugely beneficial on a personal level, as it has been proven to enhance one's effectiveness and ability to live in the present moment. These skills and techniques are equally valuable in the workplace, leading to improved working behaviour and better team building. With this handy guide, you'll discover all the tips and tricks to incorporate -- and benefit from -- mindfulness in the workplace.Provides an introduction to mindfulness and how it can help improve your working behaviourOffers useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working dayDemonstrates how organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to workIf you're a self-motivated and open-minded business professional looking to expand your knowledge base and effectiveness in the workplace, Mindfulness at Work Essentials For Dummies will help you implement the practice of mindfulness at work -- and become a better leader, mentor or coach.
Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER: * How to tune in to your body and eat the foods you really need and achieve your best weight * Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating * Mindful eating plans to keep you ontrack * 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts,lunches, dinners and snacks * The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits forever Eat your way to your perfect weight!
Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
[from inside flaps] "The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening--seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom. Goldstein's source teaching is the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana (or insight meditation) found today. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of: * - Ardency, clear knowing, mindfulness, and concentration--how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wisely - The Satipatthana refrain--how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulness - Mindfulness of body, including the breath, postures, activities, and physical characteristics - Mindfulness of feelings--how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds - Mindfulness of mind--learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought - Mindfulness of dhammas (or categories of experience), including the Five Hindrances, the Six Sense Spheres, the Seven Factors of Awakening, and much more * "There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways," writes Goldstein. In Mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself. * Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet. His many publications include A Heart Full of Peace and One Dharma, the Abiding in Mindfulness audio series, and more. See dharma.org."
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves. Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases -- and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.
Mental reflexivity, or metamentation--a mind thinking about its own thoughts--underpins reflexive consciousness, deliberation, self-evaluation, moral judgment, the ability to think ahead, and much more. Yet relatively little in philosophy or psychology has been written about what metamentation actually is, or about why and how it came about. In this book, Radu Bogdan proposes that humans think reflexively because they interpret each other's minds in social contexts of cooperation, communication, education, politics, and so forth. As naive psychology, interpretation was naturally selected among primates as a battery of practical skills that preceded language and advanced thinking. Metamentation began as interpretation mentally rehearsed: through mental sharing of attitudes and information about items of common interest, interpretation conspired with mental rehearsal to develop metamentation. Drawing on philosophical, psychological, and evolutionary perspectives, Bogdan analyzes the main phylogenetic and ontogenetic stages through which primates' abilities to interpret other minds evolve and gradually create the opportunities and resources for metamentation. Contrary to prevailing views, he concludes that metamentation benefits from, but is not a predetermined outcome of, logical abilities, language, and consciousness.
Based on Dr. Borysenko's groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston,Minding the Body, Mending the Mindcontinues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic's dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind's powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.
International Bestseller Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English. The swift conviction left Van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in the bathtub. With only the flimsiest defense, he is found guilty and imprisoned in a mental institution. But when Mitter is murdered in his bed, Van Veeteren regrets not following his gut and launches an investigation into the two murders. As the chief inspector delves deeper, the twisted root of these violent murders will shock even him. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book tackles the puzzling questions of how the brain and mind are connected in brief and entertaining prose. Gazzaniga's discussion of the "interpreter" (a handy internal device that takes perceived experiences recorded by the brain and delivers them to our conscious mind) is truly groundbreaking.
Telekinetic preteens use their powers for good--and evil--in this mind-bending sequel to The Ability, which Publishers Weekly called a "fast-paced, superhero-tinged spy novel."Everywhere that Christopher Lane turns, he sees the face of the boy he killed. There is no escape from the guilt, not even on his return to Myers Holt--the secret London academy where he and five others are being trained to use their mental powers, their Ability. But now that the threat of Dulcia Genever has been dealt with, his friends are too busy working for the police, entering the minds of some of the country's most dangerous criminals, to sympathize. Chris's teachers are already concerned enough about him, especially when Chris starts to wonder if the boy may not be a figment of his imagination after all. Meanwhile, alone in Darkwhisper Manor, Ernest Genever is enjoying watching Chris's torment. Yes, he will keep his promise--Christopher Lane will die--but not until he has watched Chris lose his mind waiting for Ernest to appear. For, if nothing else, Dulcia Genever did teach her son one valuable lesson: Revenge is a dish best served cold.
What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches, we can reach a new understanding of the nature of the mind, the human potential for growth, the possibilities for mental and physical health? MindScience explores these and other questions as it documents the beginning of a historic dialogue between modern science and Buddhism. The Harvard Mind Science Symposium brought together the Dalai Lama and authorities from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and education. Here, they examine myriad questions concerning the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body.
If your loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know that its effects can be devastating and often difficult to understand It may feel as if your world has shifted on its axis, and you'll never get your bearings. Navigating your way through the morass of doctors, medical terms, and the healthcare system can be daunting, especially when you want only what's best for the person you love. Dr. John Cassidy has devoted the past twenty-five years to helping families cope with traumatic brain injury; Mindstorms is his compassionate, comprehensive manual to demystifying this often frightening and life-changing condition. More than 6. 3 million Americans live with a severe disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. In fact, because it's so commonplace, but little talked of, TBI is often referred to as the "silent epidemic. " In these pages, Dr. Cassidy walks you through the different types of brain injury; explodes the common myths surrounding it; demonstrates the ways in which TBI may affect memory, behavior, and social interaction; explores the newest options in treatment and rehabilitation; and shows you how to hold on to your own sense of self as you journey through. Along with the practical information you'll need, Mindstorms offers a constellation of instructive, moving stories from families and patients who are slowly, but surely, finding their way back. Their experiences are sure to inspire you and yours.
A teenager and his mother embark on a whirlwind pleasure cruise, hoping to escape from their problems and searching for a little rest and relaxation. So they book passage on a no-frills excursion to the exotic Far East. Sounds like fun, huh? Too bad pleasure isn't on the ship's itinerary! Darren hears voices... in his head. Everyone thinks he's crazy. Even Darren begins to doubt his own sanity when a mysterious stranger pays him a late-night visit. Who is he? A time traveler, it turns out. A time traveler from 350 million years ago! A boy on his way back from a family holiday is annoyed when he picks up the wrong luggage at the airport. Well, he might as well try the clothes on for size, right? It's a perfect fit. Except for that weird third sleeve... Like a spidery fracture in an otherwise unblemished pane of glass, there exists in the mind a place where reality is warped to expose a world of distortions. Each of these stories is an unforgettable glimpse into that mysterious world--a place called MindStorms.
"I've never killed anyone. I've never been attacked by a mob and beaten within an inch of my life. I've never watched a child die in front of me. But I've lived through the memory of all those things."At seventeen, Lain Fisher is the youngest therapist at the Institute for Ethics in Neurotechnology to master the complex art of Mindwalking-using a direct neural link to erase her patients' traumatic memories. And no wonder, given that her late father was the technology's pioneer.When a troubled classmate named Steven Bent asks her for help, Lain's superiors warn her to stay away. Steven's emotional scars are too deep, they say; the risk too great. Yet the more time Lain spends with him, the more she begins to question everything about the Institute and her own place in society. As she defies the warnings and explores Steven's memories, it becomes clear that something is very, very wrong...something the Institute doesn't want the world to discover. Are they really an organization of healing, or one of manipulation and control? And is there more to Lain's father's suicide than meets the eye?
Have you ever had a toy you really really liked? Have you ever had a lot of toys you really really liked?Have you ever said "MINE!"?If so, this book is for you!Enjoy this adorable, playful, picture-based book about two very young children and an adorable dog navigating the troubles and triumphs of sharing.From the Hardcover edition.
Award-winning Canadian children's author Jean Little (who was blind) writes of Sal, who comes home from a apeacial school for kids with cerebral palsy, to live with her family and attend local school. Sal learns to make friends, develops self-confidence, and conquers her fears. Heart-warming, as to be expected from this author. Watch for the sequel, Spring Comes in March, to be uploaded soon!
"I will do anything to make her MINE."--Remington Tate. In the international bestseller "Real," the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Remy" Tate as vital as the air he breathes... and now he can't live without her. Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when Remington needs her the most, Brooke makes a discovery that forces her away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls "Mine. "
When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway meets a society man skilled in the art of seduction.
Nalini Singh pulls away another dark layer of sheer desire, revealing passions unknown in her latest novel about the world of the Psy. A woman returns from a leopard changeling's past, making him question his base animal instincts-and unlock the darkest secrets of his heart.
Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range'and much more'faster than you can say redstone! There's no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn't incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3! The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play Includes a free trial of the LearnToMod software to use alongside the book Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding If you're one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!
Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods--small programs that let them modify game elements and add content. This family-friendly guide teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed.You'll not only build some amazing mods with the book's easy-to-follow instructions, but you'll also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. Why wait? Get started with computer programming and be more creative with Minecraft while you're at it!This book will help you:Learn the fundamentals of Minecraft Forge and other tools, such as EclipseStart out by building and testing a simple chat message modBuild cool mods that make things explode on contact, and help entities jump higher and climb wallsIntroduce new Minecraft content, including commands, blocks, items, and recipes and texturesWork with Java fundamentals such as classes, methods, annotations, control structures, and arraysLearn techniques for creating your own modsThis guide is based on workshops the authors deliver to kids around the world.
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