Mindfulness

Mindfulness

An Eight-week Plan for Finding Peace in A Frantic World

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
"Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williamsand award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just 10 to 20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed"--

McMillan Palgrave

MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.

The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world.

MBCT was developed by the book's author, Oxford professor Mark Williams, and his colleagues at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio mediations to help guide you through the process. You'll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.



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& Taylor

"From one of the leading thinkers on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a pioneering set of simple practices to dissolve anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and unhappiness. Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just 10 to 20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. "--
An Oxford psychologist and leading authority on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy outlines accessible practices for reducing stress and improving life satisfaction, drawing on the author's meditation teachings to outline effective therapeutic exercises that can be performed in 10 to 20 minutes each day.
Introduces accessible practices for reducing stress and improving life satisfaction, drawing on the author's meditation teachings to outline effective therapeutic exercises that can be performed in ten to twenty minutes each day.

Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale Books, 2012
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781609611989
1609611985
9781609618957
1609618955
Branch Call Number: 616.8914 W673m
Characteristics: xii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kabat-Zinn, Jon
Penman, Danny 1966-

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MFO510
Feb 13, 2015

The downloadable guided meditations for this book are available at http://rodalebooks.s3.amazonaws.com/mindfulness/index.html

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outside_grrl
Oct 20, 2013

In theory, the book sounds good, providing an 8-week plan to begin meditation, practice mindfulness, combine the books info on theory and the authors' experience with other practitioners and combine with podcasts of guided meditation you can use for your own practice.

Nice theory but aside from the fact that the writing isn't that good, the web site that supposedly offers the podcasts doesn't match the book. Track numbers for the podcasts are listed in the book but there are none on the web site and while I'm only on week #3, already one of the podcasts that's a regular part of the book schedule for week #3 is just not on the site.

So since the authors are challenged by a simple thing like making their podcasts match their instructions, I'm pretty unimpressed.

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jvazquez1
Feb 02, 2012

Pretty interesting book on how to apply meditation to improve concentration and awareness. Pretty similar to Kabat-Zinn methodology. I liked the idea on following a precise plan to get calm and peace in order to help people to positively confront with themselves and develop compasionate thoughts.

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