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Mindfulness and Meditation For Dummies

by Stephan Bodian Shamash Alidina

Two complete eBooks for one low price AND a bonus mini edition! Created and compiled by the publisher, this bundle brings together two enlightening titles and a bonus "mini" edition of 50 Ways to a Better You. With this special bundle, you'll get the complete text of the following two titles and the following mini edition: Mindfulness For Dummies A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. It is believed to result in a state of greater calmness and physical relaxation, and psychological balance. Plus, practicing meditation can change how you relate to the flow of emotions and thoughts in your everyday life This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers . . . and now it's even better. Meditation For Dummies offers a newly recorded bonus CD (available for download after purchase) featuring more than 70 minutes of music and guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to your body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding yourself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. 50 Ways to a Better You, Mini Edition Now, you can find the happiness you want and live "the good life" you deserve by applying the helpful information in this easy-to-follow guide. You'll discover proven techniques for living a meaningful, healthy, and productive life no matter what your life circumstances happen to be. You'll learn why having positive emotions can improve your health and well-being. Plus, you will find out what happiness isn't and how to avoid confusing happiness with culturally valued outcomes like wealth, power, and success. Pursue what you want, seize the day, find benefits in life's challenges, and live a happy lifestyle. About the Author of Mindfulness For Dummies Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness trainer, speaker and coach specializing in mindfulness training for therapists, coaches and executives, as well as the general public. He has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh and Matthieu Ricard, and at Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness. He has over ten years of experience in teaching mindfulness About the Author of Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition Stephan Bodian, a licensed psychotherapist and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years and has written extensively on meditation, stress management, and spirituality. His articles have appeared in Fitness, Cooking Light, Natural Solutions, and other national magazines About the Author of 50 Ways to a Better You For Dummies, Mini Edition W. Doyle Gentry, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose "scientist-practitioner" career spans almost four decades. Dr. Gentry is a distinguished Fellow in the American Psychological Association and is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. He has authored over 100 scholarly works, has edited eight textbooks, and has authored three self-help books, including Happiness For Dummies

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

by Stuart J. Eisendrath

This book brings together a cutting-edge selection of the most current applications of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), giving clinicians as well as researchers a concise guide to current and future directions. Each chapter begins with in illustrative case study to give readers an example of how MBCT would be used in the clinical setting, followed by an overview of the condition, the theoretical rationale for using MBCT, modifications of MBCT for that disorder, evidence for MBCT use. Chapters also discuss practical considerations of MBCT, including patient selection, home practice, group size, format, and facilitator training. Written by some of the world's leading physicians using MBCT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Innovative Applications is of great value to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features)

by Rebecca Crane

This new edition of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (MBCT) provides a concise, straightforward overview of MBCT, fully updated to include recent developments. The training process underpinning MBCT is based on mindfulness meditation practice and invites a new orientation towards internal experience as it arises - one that is characterised by acceptance and compassion. The approach supports a recognition that even though difficulty is an intrinsic part of life, it is possible to work with it in new ways. The book provides a basis for understanding the key theoretical and practical features of MBCT and retains its accessible and easy-to-use format that made the first edition so popular, with 30 distinctive features that characterise the approach. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features will be essential reading for professionals and trainees in the field. It is an appealing read for both experienced practitioners and newcomers with an interest in MBCT.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health and Vitality

by Linda Lehrhaupt Petra Meibert

Practicing mindfulness helps us meet life’s challenges with gentleness and clarity. By fully engaging in the present moment as best we can, we nurture our capacity to approach difficulties with less judgment and water the seeds of wisdom and openheartedness in ourselves. This book offers a concise and thorough immersion in the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by Dr. Jon Kabat­-Zinn. It features straightforward instruction in the main exercises of MBSR — sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, yoga, body scan, and informal, everyday practices. MBSR has been shown to help alleviate symptoms associated with chronic illness, anxiety, pain, burnout, cancer, and other stress-related conditions. The authors, two leading MBSR teacher trainers, provide step-by-step instructions as well as illustrative real-life examples. Readers embarking on a course in MBSR will find clear guidance, trainers will gain a valuable tool for their teaching, and anyone experiencing or receiving treatment for challenges of mind, body, or spirit will find practical, inspirational help.

The Mindfulness Cookbook

by Patrizia Collard Helen Stephenson

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Being aware of what you eat will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you and heal your food issues. 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 on nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life.

The Mindfulness Diet

by Helen Stephenson Patrizia Collard

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!

Mindfulness en el mundo moderno (Life Essentials #Volumen)

by Osho

¿Cómo hago de la meditación parte de mi vida cotidiana? Cuando la mente y los pensamientos desaparecen, te vuelves consciente. ¿Qué es atención plena? Es la consciencia. Osho explora los obstáculos internos y externos que impiden llevar más consciencia a todas nuestras actividades diarias. Él enfatiza que, si bien las técnicas pueden ser útiles para señalar el camino, en sí mismas no son meditación. Por el contrario, la meditación es, en última instancia, un estado del ser en el que somos capaces tanto de acción como de quietud. Esta publicación pertenece a la serie Life Essentials, de la cual Vergara ha publicado nueve títulos más. Dicha serie se enfoca en las dudas existenciales más significativas para el hombre. Cada libro incluye discusiones atemporales para la búsqueda personal de significado y propósito en la vida.

Mindfulness for Children: 150+ Mindfulness Activities for Happier, Healthier, Stress-Free Kids

by Tracy Daniel

Introduce your children to the practice of mindfulness so they can learn to reduce stress, regulate behavior and emotions, and develop a positive self-image along the way. Mindfulness and meditation are becoming increasingly integrated into everyday life as effective ways to improve both physical and mental health. Make sure the whole family—even the little ones—are embracing the full range of benefits with Mindfulness for Children. Start your family’s mindfulness practice with these exercises for achieving peace, calm, and positivity. These simple activities will help you and your child get ready for bedtime, calm down after a stressful situation, discuss your feelings in a safe environment, and more. For example, for energetic children, try a short walk or do some easy, calming yoga poses to sharpen focus. With over 150 meditations for different situations, there’s a strategy in Mindfulness for Children fit for every moment and every family.

Mindfulness for Children: Help Your Child to be Calm and Content, from Breakfast till Bedtime

by Uz Afzal

'There's never been a better time to encourage the little people to develop their natural abilities to be wise, calm and mind. This book is full of approachable yet effective ways to makemindfulness part of family life, whatever that looks like for you.' - Rohan Gunatillake, Creator of buddhify This inspirational and timely guide is about how mindfulness helps children, why it's becoming more popular and how to do it. It combines practical exercises that children can complete alongside their parents/carers with a fun and engaging commentary on the theory and science behind the practice. Uz takes you through the day, from waking, eating, learning and appreciating to sleeping, including exercises for how to cope with exams, how to deal with the screen culture and what mindfulness practises you can do in holiday time. Together, this gives the reader an enjoyable and accessible path into the practice of mindfulness for children. Many schools are not able to include mindfulness in their curricula and educators and parents alike are eager to have more guidance on how to support children. This current era of rising levels of child mental health, with the pressures in schools as well as the increasingly fast-paced, digitized and image-obsessed world is having a really negative effect. Mindfulness for Children is a positive and practical tool that will give children the skills to manage their feelings, increase their confidence and concentration levels as well as aiding their transition to secondary school. And it can help parents and caregivers, too, by promoting happiness and relieving stress.

Mindfulness for Compassionate Living

by Patrizia Collard

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.

Mindfulness For Dummies

by Shamash Alidina

How to reduce stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and even chronic pain-by refocusing your mind A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia. Includes self-control techniques (such as body posture, sitting practice and breathing exercises) and routines Includes an audio CD featuring narrated meditations and exercises Introducing you to a new and powerful form of meditation therapy, Mindfulness For Dummies outlines how to use it in your everyday life to achieve a new level of self-awareness and self-understanding and reap the long-term rewards of better health. Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations: More Than 75 Meditations to Help You Find Peace in Daily Life

by Courtney Sunday

Those people looking effortlessly relaxed in the yoga studio? They are so not you. Your life barely allows for quiet, let alone meditation. You have a commute that takes longer every year, you cook dinner for a family that doesn't appreciate it, and at the end of all that, you still have to take your dog out for a walk. You are tired, and adding one more thing to the pile is out of the question. Rather than expecting you to find more time to meditate, Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations brings meditation to you. Mindfulness expert Courtney Sunday allows the concept of mindfulness to be flexible, playful, and even fun. With more than 75 everyday meditations, Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations offers targeted suggestions for inner freedom, even if you can't stop scrolling your Instagram feed. Included are meditations for . . . When Your Energy is Fading Fast When You Can’t Find Your Keys Rush Hour Traffic When You Just Don’t Know Anymore Inner Struggle And more! Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations doesn't judge you for being hungover or eating too much cake (in fact, there are mindfulness exercises for both of those situations). Purposeful presence is possible for all of us, even when your Uber is late or the Wi-Fi is down. Really.

Mindfulness for Students: A Curriculum for Grades 3-8

by Wendy Fuchs

What if you walked into your classroom to find a room full of students who were working cooperatively with one another, focusing on the day’s lesson, and able to regulate their own thoughts and feelings? Learn how to teach mindfulness strategies to your elementary and middle school students to provide a foundation for social-emotional well-being and academic engagement. Based on research and designed to complement any school setting, no matter how busy, the practices in this book will create the groundwork for a positive and productive learning environment. The curriculum covers these five key mindfulness practices: Breath awareness Body awareness Focusing on gratitude Kindness toward self and others Open awareness Each chapter includes a detailed lesson plan with suggested wording, as well as support materials (e.g., journal templates, activity sheets, and infographics). These tools, as well as audio recordings of the practices, are also available on our website as free eResources for classroom use (www.routledge.com/9781138586550).

Mindfulness for Worriers

by Padraig O'Morain

This accessible book provides readers with mindfulness-based techniques to reduce worry, anxiety, stress and panic attacks. It will help readers deal with anxiety-inducing episodes by learning to accept and overcome strong emotions without getting caught up in negative and damaging thoughts. Aimed at anyone who is stressed or anxious, as well as people suffering from more extreme levels of anxiety, the book will provide the scientific evidence behind the effectiveness of mindfulness as well as lots of practical advice on how to quiet an anxious, racing mind.

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology: The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing

by Itai Ivtzan Tim Lomas

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology brings together the latest thinking in these two important disciplines. Positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and strengths, is the fastest growing branch of psychology, offering an optimal home for the research and application of mindfulness. As we contemplate mindfulness in the context of positive psychology, meaningful insights are being revealed in relation to our mental and physical health. The book features chapters from leading figures from mindfulness and positive psychology, offering an exciting combination of topics. Mindfulness is explored in relation to flow, meaning, parenthood, performance, sports, obesity, depression, pregnancy, spirituality, happiness, mortality, and many other ground-breaking topics. This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing. Mindfulness in Positive Psychology will appeal to a readership of students and practitioners, as well as those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, or other relevant areas such as education, healthcare, clinical psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, and coaching. The book explores cutting edge theories, research, and practical exercises, which will be relevant to all people interested in this area, and particularly those who wish to enhance their wellbeing via mindfulness.

Mindfulness in the Academy: Practices And Perspectives From Scholars

by Narelle Lemon Sharon McDonough

This book focuses on the way academics understand, embrace and enact the concepts of mindfulness in approaching their work in demanding and dynamic contemporary higher education environments. It examines how they implement formal and informal mindfulness practices that increase the capacity to transform mind and body states by drawing on concepts such as compassion, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, self-awareness and non-judgemental stances. The book provides insights into and highlights the struggles of scholars through their experiences and perspectives in relation to their identities, practices and job enactment. Each chapter author explains their mindfulness practices and their motivations for implementing them, and explores how mindful ways of researching, writing, learning and teaching, leading, and engaging with others leads us to self-awareness and engagement in the present.

The Mindfulness-Informed Educator: Building Acceptance and Psychological Flexibility in Higher Education

by Jennifer Block-Lerner LeeAnn Cardaciotto

The Mindfulness-Informed Educator moves a growing body of evidence related to the efficacy of mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to the context of higher education, suggesting ways to foster psychological flexibility within and outside of the classroom. In the book, professionals across education and psychotherapy will find best practices for teaching, treating, researching, and serving their communities in ways that are sensitive to context, consistent with their values, and mindful of the diverse array of mental-health and behavioral difficulties experienced by college and university students. Chapters incorporate the most cutting-edge research across disciplines and span educational levels and contexts within higher education, provide strategies for strengthening mindfulness- and acceptance-based pedagogy and program development, and provide user-friendly supplemental materials such as transcripts and sample assignments.

Mindfulness-integrated CBT

by Bruno A. Cayoun

Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice represents the first set of general principles and practical guidelines for the integration of mindfulness meditation with well-documented and newly developed CBT techniques to address a broad range of psychological dysfunctions.The first book to provide a strong rationale and general guidelines for the implementation of mindfulness meditation integrated with CBT for a wide range of psychological difficultiesIncorporates ancient Buddhist concepts of how the mind works, while remaining firmly grounded in well-documented cognitive and behavioural principlesProvides new insights into established understanding of conditioning principlesIncludes a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, week-by-week instructions for professionals to facilitate application of the therapy, along with case examples and the inspiring stories of former clients

A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Directions in Research and Practice (Mindfulness in Behavioral Health)

by Yoon-Suk Hwang Patrick Kearney

This book presents emerging research on the effectiveness of mindfulness methods in reducing behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The volume synthesizes current research and theories on the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, specifically for people living with developmental disabilities. In addition, it examines a promising new study in which mothers of children with ASD learn mindfulness techniques for their own use and are then trained to teach the methods to their children. The book concludes with a report of poststudy findings and a discussion of practical and methodological issues regarding mindfulness interventions for ASD. Featured topics include: A genealogy of mindfulness, from original Buddhist texts to modern health applications. Implications for further research and advancement. Appendices of basic mindfulness exercises and activities. A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a concise resource for researchers, clinicians and other scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in developmental psychology, social work, education, and related disciplines.

Mindfulness Made Easy: Teach Yourself

by Martha Langley

Mindful meditation has been around for thousands of years, and is used by top therapists as a highly effective way of overcoming anxiety, depression and a number of other emotional difficulties. It has also caught the popular imagination as a wonderful way of living in the moment and increasing one's enjoyment of life.If you are suffering from low moods, feeling anxious, or just want to learn an amazing technique for gaining control of your mind and feelings, this book is a clear and approachable introduction to the power of mindfulness.The most straightforward guide available, it gives practical step-by-step instructions on how to integrate mindful thinking into your daily life using a variety of different exercises, and shows how to use mindfulness to overcome almost anything, from depression and anxiety to over-eating and relationship difficulties.Discover how to be mindful in your daily life, and find a new, more peaceful path to walk every day.

Mindfulness Made Easy: Learn How to Be Present and Kind - to Yourself and Others

by Ed Halliwell

An introductory book on mindfulness that will help you to understand this popular technique and cultivate a daily practice.Mindfulness is a powerful antidote to the stresses of modern life and teaches us how to be still in the present moment, to pay attention to ourselves and our surroundings and cultivate peaceful clarity and openness. Ed Halliwell teaches mindfulness to prestigious global organizations, advises the UK government on creating mindfulness-based policies and works on mindfulness campaigns for the Mental Health Foundation. In this week-by-week guide, packed with practical exercises and suitable for all levels of experience, Ed presents traditional mindfulness teaching alongside scientific evidence that shows these techniques have huge potential for enhancing our health and wellbeing.Explore:- key mindfulness practices- the science of mindful attention and neuroplasticity- how to cultivate a mindful attitude- seeing with awareness and approaching challenges- when to let go and when to take mindful actionThis book was previously published under the title Mindfulness (Hay House Basics series).

Mindfulness Meditations for the Frantic Parent: The Now Effect

by Elisha Goldstein

You have what it takes to be an excellent parent. You have all the answers within you; all you need to do is tap into that space and trust your instincts. Learn to listen to your intuition and break free from the tendencies that lead you to become a frantic, stressed-out parent. A leader in mindfulness psychology, Dr. Elisha Goldstein demonstrates how to use the space between stimulus and response to break free from habitual beliefs and thoughts that don’t serve you in becoming the best parent you can be. These techniques will allow you to connect to the present moment to make deep, permanent life changes. In essence, this book teaches the foundation for how the now—this very moment—can change the rest of your life

Mindfulness Meditations for the Troubled Sleeper: The Now Effect

by Elisha Goldstein

You don’t have to suffer from insomnia anymore. You don’t have to lie in bed thinking about how terrible the next day is going to be because you can’t get any rest. You can gain clarity and freedom over your troubled mind and tap into a place of harmony that is going to lead you to a good night’s sleep. Learn how to quiet your busy mind and break the cycle that keeps you in a state of agitation. A leader in mindfulness psychology, Dr. Elisha Goldstein demonstrates how to use the space between stimulus and response to break free from habitual beliefs and thoughts that keep you from sleeping well. These techniques will allow you to connect to the present moment to make deep, permanent life changes. In essence, this book teaches the foundation for how the now—this very moment—can change the rest of your life.

Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere

by Jan Chozen Bays

If you’ve heard about the many benefits of mindfulness practice but think you don’t have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be proven delightfully wrong. Mindfulness is available every moment, including right now, as Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays shows with these twenty-five mindfulness exercises that can be done anywhere. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments.This is an abridged edition of How to Train a Wild Elephant.

The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditatiion Teachers on the Powe r of Mindfulness in Daily Life

by Thich Nhat Hanh Jon Kabat-Zinn Jack Kornfield Daniel Siegel Barry Boyce

A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Countless people who have tried it say it's improved their quality of life. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of paying steady and full attention, without judgment or criticism, to our moment-to-moment experience. Here is a collection of the best writing on what mindfulness is, why we should practice it, and how to apply it in daily life, from leading figures in the field.Selections include:Leading thinking Jon Kabat-Zinn on the essence of mindfulness, stress reduction, and positive changeZen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on the transformative power of mindful breathingProfessor of psychiatry Daniel Siegel, MD, on how mindfulness benefits the brainPhysician and meditation teacher Jan Chozen Bays, MD, on how and why to practice mindful eatingPioneering psychologist Ellen Langer on how mindfulness can change the understanding and treatment of diseaseLeadership coach Michael Carroll on practicing mindfulness at workPsychologist Daniel Goleman on a mindful approach to shopping and consumingPianist Madeline Bruser on how mindfulness can help us overcome performance anxietyand much moreThe Mindfulness Revolution also includes an in-depth discussion by writer-editor Barry Boyce about how mindfulness is being applied in a variety of professional fields--from health care to education, from performing arts to business--to improve effectiveness and enhance well-being.Learn more at www.mindful.org.

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