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

ISBN-10: 1609618955

ISBN-13: 9781609618957

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MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world.MBCT was developed by the book's author, Oxford professor Mark Williams, and his colleagues at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio mediations to help guide you through the process. You'll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special Healing and the Mind, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations. Kabat-Zinn's books include: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (1994) and Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (1997), which was co-authored with his wife, Myla.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Chasing Your Tail
Why Do We Attack Ourselves?
Waking Up to the Life You Have
Introducing the Eight-Week Mindfulness Program
Mindfulness Week One: Waking Up to the Autopilot
Mindfulness Week Two: Keeping the Body in Mind
Mindfulness Week Three: The Mouse in the Maze
Mindfulness Week Four: Moving Beyond the Rumor Mill
Mindfulness Week Five: Turning Toward Difficulties
Mindfulness Week Six: Trapped in the Past or Living in the Present?
Mindfulness Week Seven: When Did You Stop Dancing?
Mindfulness Week Eight: Your Wild and Precious Life
Notes
Resources
Index
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