Mindfulness For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 3, 2014 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 360 pages
Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain

Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations.

With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being.

  • Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more
  • Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life
  • Establish your own mindfulness routine
  • Access audio downloads of guided meditations

Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.

 

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Contents

Foreword
xiii
Discovering Mindfulness
7
Enjoying the Benefits of Mindfulness
21
Soothing Your Emotions
31
Enjoying the Benefits of Mindfulness 21 Part II Preparing the Ground for Mindful Living
37
Nurturing Your Motivation 39 Chapter 4 Growing Healthy Attitudes
53
Humans Being Versus Humans Doing
73
Practising Mindfulness
89
Dealing with Common Distractions
184
Finding a Personal Path
191
Establishing Your Own Mindfulness Routine 159 Chapter 10 Dealing with Setbacks and Transcending Distractions 177 Part IV Reaping the Rewards ...
197
Reducing Stress Anger and Fatigue
219
Reducing Stress Anger and Fatigue 219 Chapter 13 Using Mindfulness to Combat Anxiety Depression and Addiction
237
Coaching Children in Mindfulness
273
Getting Physical Healing the Body 259 Chapter 15 Coaching Children in Mindfulness 273 Part V The Part of Tens
289
Ten Ways Mindfulness Can Really Help You 301 Chapter 18 Ten Mindfulness Myths to Expose
311

Getting Into Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice 91 Chapter 7 Using Mindfulness for Yourself and Others
119
Using Mindfulness in Your Daily Life
139
Establishing Your Own Mindfulness Routine
159
Distractions
177
Ten Paths to Further Study
319
Index
327
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About the author (2014)

Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness teacher trainer, coach and speaker. Shamash has over 14 years’ experience teaching mindfulness. He currently runs creative workshops for organisations and speaks at conferences worldwide. He offers online training, teacher training and professional development in mindfulness-based approaches.

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