A Practical Guide to Mindfulness

Be Present in this Moment

Author: Tessa Watt

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848313756

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Appreciate your life- right here, right now. Learn how to use mindfulness every day, by listening to your body, becoming more aware of the present and letting go of negative thoughts. Mindfulness teacher and consultant Tessa Watt introduces simple techniques with lots of examples and exercises for newcomers to begin right away, as well as outlining deeper mindfulness practice for those who wish to take it further. Reduce anxiety and handle your emotions more effectively, enjoy the moment and recover from bad moods more quickly, and slow down and find your own source of calm.
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Mindfulness

A Practical Guide to Awakening

Author: Joseph Goldstein

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622030656

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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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 the 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.
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Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills

A practical guide

Author: Christine Dunkley,Maggie Stanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135017662

Category: Psychology

Page: 104

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Mindfulness has become a vital skill for many people working in the fields of physical and mental health, teaching, business, leadership and sports. While plenty of books explain the uses of mindfulness, until now none has addressed the particular challenges of effectively passing these skills on to clients in a user-friendly way. Designed to help professionals introduce mindfulness to clients, the skills laid out here can help those struggling with problems of recurrent stress or ruminative thought, and benefit people wanting to live in a more effective, rewarding way. Incorporating a series of practical exercises and drawing on their own professional experience, the authors clearly demonstrate the most effective methods for presenting mindfulness techniques to those with no previous experience. Topics covered include: Orienting the client to the skill Obtaining and using client feedback effectively Introducing simple practises Teaching clients to utilise mindfulness in everyday life Case scenarios demonstrating the skills in practice This practical, structured guide is essential for professionals already teaching or planning to teach mindfulness skills, those taking courses or workshops and for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness.
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Mindfulness

An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Author: Mark Williams,Danny Penman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609611985

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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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.
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A Practical Guide to CBT for Work

Enjoying Work Is Easy as CBT

Author: Gill Garratt

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848314353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Maximize your happiness in the workplace. Stop negative thinking and tackle your problems at work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Learn to control anger and frustration, reduce workplace anxiety and take control of your work-life balance by introducing CBT’s insights into your working day. Full of real-life examples and useful exercises, this Practical Guide will help you to replace feelings of inadequacy and a lack of motivation with new ways of thinking, to help you work better with others, and make you happier and more effective in the workplace.
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Mindful London

How to Find Calm and Contentment in the Chaos of the City

Author: Tessa Watt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753550709

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Mindful London invites you to slow down, wake up and be present to the everyday in a more meaningful way, in one of the world’s greatest cities. For Londoners and visitors looking to enhance their experience of the city, and for those curious about mindfulness, this is your essential guide. Features quiet and peaceful places to retreat to in the middle of the chaos, from the silence and sanctuary of libraries, museums and churches to the rejuvenating influence of nature found in London’s myriad green spaces and waterways. Includes suggestions for things to do that will help you de-stress and re-energise, from yoga and tai chi to wild swimming and other more restorative forms of exercise, to mindful ways to appreciate London’s architecture, art and music, as well as the city’s more informal sights and sounds. However, mindfulness is really all about being more present, awake and aware in all elements of our daily lives. At the core of this book you will find simple mindfulness exercises, reflections and reminders that are easy to incorporate into your busy day: on the Tube, bus or walking to work, while eating a quick lunch, working out at the gym, waiting in a queue or at the red light. Mindful London is the secret to living a more balanced life in the big city. Features: – The best green spaces, waterways and wildlife, and the importance of nature to mindful city living – How to take a fresh look at art and notice the city’s everyday architectural details – Exercises for mindful commuting, whether you are on the bus, the train or walking to work – Peaceful interiors, hideaways and sanctuaries – Mindful listening, from music to the sounds of the city – Yoga, tai chi, mindful running, wild swimming and other forms of mindful movement – Practical mindfulness techniques to try throughout and a guide to mindfulness and meditation centres, groups, events and courses
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Change Your Mind

A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation

Author: Paramananda

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Buddhism is based on the truth that, with effort, we can change the way we are, and among the many methods Buddhism has to offer, meditation is the most direct. It is the art of getting to know one's own mind and learning to encourage what is best in us.
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The Meditation Handbook: The Practical Guide to Eastern and Western Meditation Techniques

Author: David Fontana

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780284691

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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The Meditation Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of meditation techniques, including those taught by the great spiritual traditions. It describes the many benefits of the practice, and aims to provide readers with much of what they need to know in order to decide if meditation is right for them. Each of the most important techniques is described in its essential details, using concepts that can be easily understood by the general reader - although the book will also be helpful to those with experience who wish to develop their practice further. Professor Fontana emphasises that meditation is an outstanding technique not only for developing harmony and inner peace and for enhancing physical and psychological health, but also for enabling the practitioner to explore the mysteries of the mind and the spiritual dimension to existence. The book is unique in its breadth and scope, in its freedom from doctrine and dogma and in the authentic wisdom it builds upon - the author has personal experience of many major Eastern and Western traditions. Written in accessible language throughout, it concludes with sections on the nature of enlightenment and on the mysteries of life and death.
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Teaching Meditation to Children: The Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation Techniques

Author: David Fontana,Ingrid Slack

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780284802

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Meditation is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with the intensity of their feelings and ease the pressures in their lives - among family, with friends and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is perhaps even more valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the emotional peaks and valleys of the transition from childhood to adulthood. This book explains the varying techniques for working with children in different age groups (from five to eighteen) and shows how the benefits of meditation can help in a range of ways: from relieving shyness, anxiety and tension to reducing hyperactivity, aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in improving concentration, establishing emotional balance and enhancing imagination and creativity.
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