Mindfulness

A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world

Author: Mark Williams,Danny Penman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748126511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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THE LIFE-CHANGING BESTSELLER - OVER 1.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD Authoritative, beautifully written and much-loved by its readers, Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world has become a word-of-mouth bestseller and global phenomenon. It reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to break the cycle of anxiety, stress unhappiness and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness that gets into your bones and allows you to meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Co-developed by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, MBCT is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, equally, it works for the rest of us who aren't depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world. By investing just a few minutes each day, this classic guide to mindfulness will put you back in control of your life once again.
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Mindfulness for Health

A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

Author: Vidyamala Burch,Danny Penman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522518

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.
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Mindfulness for Creativity

Adapt, create and thrive in a frantic world

Author: Danny Penman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349412510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Work deadlines, to-do lists, family commitments, pressure to perform... Our frantic lives demand so much from us that we can often feel locked into a cycle of frustration, anxiety and stress, unable to tackle the tasks before us or see a way out of our habitual ways of thinking and doing things. Yet there is a way out. The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of this book have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making. They also dissolve anxiety, stress and depression while enhancing mental resilience. The four week programme takes just 10-20 minutes per day. The easy-to-follow programme works by soothing and clearing your mind, allowing innovative ideas to take form and crystallise. This helps you to spontaneously 'see' the solution to a problem, to conjure up new ideas, or to create works with true insight and flair. The programme also helps build the courage necessary for you to follow your ideas wherever they should lead - and the resilience to cope with any setbacks. It will help your mind work more effectively so that you can solve problems faster, more intuitively and have the inner confidence to drive your ideas forward. The accompanying CD contains 6 meditations that you can use to build an ongoing practice, mixing and matching meditations to suit your circumstances.
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The Art of Breathing

Author: Dr Danny Penman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008211507

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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'A marvellously beautiful and sensitive book.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn ‘Inspiring.’ Professor Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world The secret to living mindfully. Just don’t breathe a word of it...
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Mindfulness

Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins and Applications

Author: J. Mark G. Williams,Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985133

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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Mindfulness-based approaches to medicine, psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, education, business leadership, and other major societal institutions have become increasingly common. New paradigms are emerging from a confluence of two powerful and potentially synergistic epistemologies: one arising from the wisdom traditions of Asia and the other arising from post-enlightenment empirical science. This book presents the work of internationally renowned experts in the fields of Buddhist scholarship and scientific research, as well as looking at the implementation of mindfulness in healthcare and education settings. Contributors consider the use of mindfulness throughout history and look at the actual meaning of mindfulness whilst identifying the most salient areas for potential synergy and for potential disjunction. Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meanings, Origins and Applications provides a place where wisdom teachings, philosophy, history, science and personal meditation practice meet. It was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.
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The Wisdom of Psychopaths

What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

Author: Kevin Dutton

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709106

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry. Dutton argues that there are indeed "functional psychopaths" among us—different from their murderous counterparts—who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, and that shockingly, in some fields, the more "psychopathic" people are, the more likely they are to succeed. Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world's most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath. As Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, psychopaths tend to be fearless, confident, charming, ruthless, and focused—qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century. Provocative at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it's our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer

Gently Turning Towards

Author: Trish Bartley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119954959

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer presents an eight-week course for MBCT which has been tried and tested over ten years of clinical use, and is targeted specifically for people with cancer. There is growing evidence of mindfulness as a successful and cost-effective intervention for reducing the negative psychological impact of cancer and treatment Draws upon the author’s experience of working with people with cancer, and her own recent experience of using mindfulness with cancer diagnosis and treatment Stories from cancer patients illustrate the learning and key themes of the course Includes new short practices and group processes developed by the author
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The Little Mindfulness Workbook

Author: Gary Hennessy

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 9781780591544

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Page: 224

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A practical, jargon-free workbook for you to put mindfulness strategies into practice and improve your life. Explore the key principles of mindfulness to reduce stress and be more effective and efficient, generally improving your well-being.
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Practising Happiness

How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want

Author: Ruth A. Baer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780334397

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originates in Eastern meditation traditions but is increasingly discussed and practised in Western culture. It is usually defined as focusing one's complete attention on present-moment experiences in a non-judgemental and accepting way. Buddhist traditions suggest that the cultivation of mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces suffering and cultivates positive qualities, such as insight, wisdom, compassion and equanimity. In recent years, the Western mental health community has adapted mindfulness meditation practices for use in medical and mental health settings, and several interventions based on mindfulness training are now widely available. Those with the best scientific support include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These treatments can be applied to a wide range of problems, disorders and populations and the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy. Practising Happiness is the first self-help book to integrate the wisdom, skills and practices available from the four leading evidence-based mindfulness treatments (MBSR, MBCT, DBT and ACT). FREE audio content and guided meditations are available at www.practising-happiness.co.uk
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10 Mindful Minutes Journal C

Author: Goldie Hawn

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349409610

Category:

Page: 160

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Inspired by Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes, which offered parents 'simple and effective ways ... to create calmer, kinder, happier families' (USA Today), this book helps anyone focus on specific qualities - froom optimism or gratitude to anger or fear - that can be enhanced or helped by a meditative practice. The prompts, which address these specfic desires or concerns, are supported by Goldie's own observations and reflections as well as simple yet effective exercises that will help you strengthen your own resolve.
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