Meditation is Not What You Think

Meditation is Not What You Think

In the first of these books, Meditation Is Not What You Think (which was originally published as Part I and Part II of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "what" and the "why" of mindfulness--explaining why meditation is not ...

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349421070

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the first of these books, Meditation Is Not What You Think (which was originally published as Part I and Part II of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "what" and the "why" of mindfulness--explaining why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how meditation can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditation Is Not What You Think

Meditation Is Not What You Think

Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important Jon Kabat-Zinn. to experience such sustained elemental stillness outwardly and the interior silence and relative calm that can accompany it is ample reason for arranging one's life to cultivate and ...

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316522021

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Welcome to a master class in mindfulness. Jon Kabat-Zinn is regarded as "one of the finest teachers of mindfulness you'll ever encounter" (Jack Kornfield). He has been teaching the tangible benefits of meditation in the mainstream for decades. Today, millions of people around the world have taken up a formal mindfulness meditation practice as part of their everyday lives. But what is meditation anyway? And why might it be worth trying? Or nurturing further if you already have practice? Meditation Is Not What You Think answers those questions. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book entitled Coming to Our Senses, it has been updated with a new foreword by the author and is even more relevant today. If you're curious as to why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how taking some time each day to drop into awareness can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important, consider this book an invitation to learn more -- from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Wherever You Go There You Are

Wherever You Go  There You Are

No matter how busy you are, find quiet reflective moments in your life—and reduce your stress levels drastically—with this classic bestselling guide from a mindfulness expert.

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401394677

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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No matter how busy you are, find quiet reflective moments in your life—and reduce your stress levels drastically—with this classic bestselling guide from a mindfulness expert. When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
Categories: Self-Help

Mindfulness in Good Lives

Mindfulness in Good Lives

See Eric Harrison, The Foundations of Mindfulness: How to Cultivate Attention, Good Judgment, and Tranquility (New York: ... Jon Kabat-Zinn, Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important, Book One (New York: ...

Author: Mike W. Martin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498596374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Mindfulness is celebrated everywhere—especially in health psychology and spiritual practices, but also in the arts, business, education, environmentalism, sports, and the use of digital devices. While the current mindfulness movement may be in part the latest fad in a narcissistic and therapeutic culture, it is also worthy of greater philosophical attention. As a study in ethics and moral psychology, Mindfulness in Good Lives remedies the neglect of this subject within philosophy. Mike W. Martin makes sense of the striking variety of concepts of mindfulness by connecting them to the core idea of value-based mindfulness: paying attention to what matters, in light of relevant values. When the values are sound, mindfulness is a virtue that helps implement the kaleidoscope of values in good lives. Health psychologists, who currently dominate the study of mindfulness, often present their research as value-neutral science. Yet they invariably presuppose moral values that should be made transparent. These values, which lie at the interface of morality and mental health, form bridges between philosophy and psychology, and between literature and spirituality.
Categories: Philosophy

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled Coming to Our Senses, The Healing Power of Mindfulness features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text.

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 0349421110

Category:

Page: 240

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More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the third of these books, The Healing Power of Mindfulness (which was originally published as Part V and Part VI of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the ways mindfulness can change the body and rewire the mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect the immune system, and what mindfulness can teach us about facing impermanence and, eventually, the end of our own lives. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
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An Artful Path to Mindfulness

An Artful Path to Mindfulness

Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important. New York: Piatkus Books. Mitschering, J., and Fairfield, P. 2019. Artistic Creation: A Phenomenological Account. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Author: Janet Slom

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684034956

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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An innovative, creative approach to help you break free from the fear and uncertainty that stand in the way of genuine happiness. When you look at your life, do you feel it’s working just the way it is? Or do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, and uneasy? So many of us are stuck in a pattern of living reactively rather than proactively, and feel exhausted and uncreative as a result. Fortunately, there is another way. It requires stepping off the fast track, and no longer going through your days on “autopilot.” It requires slowing down and tuning in to the present moment and seeing things as they really are. Mindfulness-based self-expression (MBSE), offers a way off the fast track. Drawing on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), MBSE fuses art exploration—including drawing, mark-making, and creative self-expression—with meditations, gentle yoga, breathwork, and body scans. These daily practices are designed to help you cultivate a mindset of awareness, patience, trust, acceptance, and vulnerability. This unique workbook invites you to draw, tear, mark, play, and take risks. There is no plan, no goal, and no preconceived idea to follow. The process is simply communicating to yourself who you are in this moment, following the thread one mark at a time. The book also serves as a journal for recording your curiosity, vulnerability, and creativity. When completed, it becomes an artistic expression of life as you celebrate the profound gift that is now. Tapping into our creative self-expression empowers us to be who we are in the world, to come into deeper contact with our authentic selves, and build the self-confidence needed to take risks. The Artful Path to Mindfulness will help you find your own creative heart, and use it as a tool for living a joyful and fulfilling life.
Categories: Self-Help

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life

In Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in our lives, and awakening us to the unique beauty and possibilities of each present moment.

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 074991422X

Category: Attention

Page: 270

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Mindfulness is considered the heart of Buddhist meditation. But its essence is universal and of deep practical benefit to everyone. In Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in our lives, and awakening us to the unique beauty and possibilities of each present moment. He shows us how this simple meditation technique can enable us to be truly in touch with where we already are, so that we can be fully aware at all times.
Categories: Attention

What Happens in Mindfulness

What Happens in Mindfulness

Mindfulness: Method and process. Clinical Psychology: Science ... Wherever you go, there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. New York: Hyperion. ... Meditation is not what you think: Mindfulness and why it is so important.

Author: John Teasdale

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462550494

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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Well known for applying mindfulness to the treatment of depression, pioneering researcher John Teasdale now explores the broader changes that people can experience through contemplative practices. What goes on in our minds when we are mindful? What does it mean to talk of mindfulness as a way of being? From a scientific perspective, how do core elements of contemplative traditions have their beneficial effects? Teasdale describes two types of knowing that human beings have evolved--conceptual and holistic–intuitive--and shows how mindfulness can achieve a healthier balance between them. He masterfully describes the mechanisms by which this shift in consciousness not only can reduce emotional suffering, but also can lead to greater joy and compassion and a transformed sense of self.
Categories: Psychology

Mindfulness for All

Mindfulness for All

ALSO BY JON KABAT-ZINN MEDITATION IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important FALLING AWAKE: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life THE HEALING POWER OF MINDFULNESS: A New Way of Being MINDFULNESS: Diverse ...

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316522038

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the fourth of these books, Mindfulness for All (which was originally published as Part VII and Part VIII of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on how mindfulness really can be a tool to transform the world--explaining how democracy thrives in a mindful context, and why mindfulness is a vital tool for both personal and global understanding and action in these tumultuous times. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

ALSO BY JON KABAT-ZINN MEDITATION IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important FALLING AWAKE: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life MINDFULNESS FOR ALL: The Wisdom to Transform the World MINDFULNESS: Diverse ...

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349421124

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 737

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the third of these books, The Healing Power of Mindfulness (which was originally published as Part V and Part VI of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the ways mindfulness can change the body and rewire the mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect the immune system, and what mindfulness can teach us about facing impermanence and, eventually, the end of our own lives. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit