Reflections on Meditation: A Guide for Beginners

Front Cover, Sep 5, 2014 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 110 pages
For anyone interested in learning to meditate but not sure how to begin, comes this book from psychologist and meditation expert Dr. Robert Puff, contributing writer for Psychology Today and a practicing meditator himself for over thirty years. You'll learn the value of meditation for physical and mental health, several different types of non-religious meditation, detailed instructions on how to practice each, and answers to all the questions asked by beginners. Think of it as "base camp" for starting your personal journey to enlightenment.

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The Value of Meditation
How to Meditate
Breath Meditation
Walking Meditation
The Benefits of Meditation
My Personal Journey
Meditation and Synchronicity
Preparing to Meditate
Living a Meditative Life
Starting the Day Right
The Importance of Being Earnest
How to Meditate Anywhere
Making a Place to Meditate
Why We Dont Meditate

Overcoming Obstacles
The Stabilizing Power of Meditation
Eating Mindfully
Stress Reduction
Eliminating Fears
Living in the Moment

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Dr. Robert Puff, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, international speaker, and mental health expert who has been successfully counseling individuals, families, organizations, and businesses for over twenty years. A contributing writer to Psychology Today, Dr. Puff has authored numerous books (including Anger Work: How to Express Your Anger and Still Be Kind, and Meditation for Health and Happiness). He holds a master's degree from Princeton and a second master's degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller. He taught as an adjunct professor at Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology and has worked as staff psychologist at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Hospital, La Puente Mental Health, and St. Jude's Medical Hospital. He has been happily married for fifteen years and has two children. Practicing adult, child, adolescent, and couples counseling in the Orange County area, Dr. Puff is recognized as one of California's leading therapists and mental health management experts. His approach to life and to therapy is holistic, encompassing thoughts, emotions, physical health, nutrition, and relationships. He teaches people to let go of their negative thinking patterns, manage their stress, heal from traumatic experiences, develop their spirituality, and succeed in life beyond their expectations. Dr. Puff has given thousands of media interviews and frequently appears on national TV and radio talk shows. His books have been on the bestseller lists at Amazon. He hosted the weekly international Web-TV program, The Holistic Success Show, which is viewed in over a 200 countries. He also hosts The Meditation for Health Podcast, with weekly lessons on meditation, and The Happiness Podcast, and maintains a website called The Happiness and Meditation Blog. Dr. Puff consults with businesses and nonprofits on a variety of topics, including personal and work relationships, depression, parenting, stress and anger management, workplace stress management, meditation, healing from trauma, and success. He is available for speaking engagements, personal counseling, and workplace consultations.

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