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Mindfulness

Learn about the practice of mindfulness.

The art of living : reflections on mindfulness and the overexamined life by Grant Snider

In The Art of Living, cartoonist Grant Snider, author of The Shape of Ideas and I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf, has created an all-new collection of one- and two-page comics that map his inner thoughts, poetic observations, and frequent failures at living mindfully. With both humor and a touch of reality, The Art of Living centers on mindfulness, but also empathy, relaxation, gratitude, and awareness—evergreen subjects that are more important and relevant now than ever

Attention hijacked : using mindfulness to reclaim your brain from tech by Erica B Marcus

"Using mindfulness techniques, this book teaches readers how to intentionally take charge of their technology use"--

Five good minutes of mindfulness : reduce stress, reset, and find peace right now by Jeffrey Brantley

How can you find true peace of mind and contentment, even when the going gets tough? This portable pick-me-up will show you how-all in just five good minutes. In difficult or stressful times, peace of mind can be hard to come by. That's why you need a quick antidote to help you find calm and serenity-no matter what the world throws your way. Using the proven-effective mindfulness practices in this use-anywhere guide, you'll learn how to slow down, relax, and appreciate what's good in your life-all in just moments a day. In Five Good Minutes of Mindfulness, Dr. Jeffrey Brantley-founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine-shows us that true serenity and happiness are within our reach, even when we feel like all is lost. Using the quick and easy mindfulness practices in this guide, you'll find tons of ways to take stock of what matters to you, stay present in the moment, and soothe stress before it takes over. Whether you're at home, at work, or simply at your wit's end, five good minutes can be found in actions as simple as stretching your body, savoring a delicious meal with your loved ones, or jotting down your thoughts in a gratitude journal. If you're ready to harness the amazing benefits of mindfulness in just minutes a day, this little guide offers small mindful practices for finding your own joy amidst the chaos of our modern world. Isn't it time you took five good minutes? In difficult or stressful times, peace of mind can be hard to find. That's why readers need a quick antidote they can pick up anytime to help them slow down, relax, appreciate what's good in their lives, and connect with the ones they love. Written by the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine, this use-anywhere guide offers quick, proven-effective mindfulness practices for finding true contentment-even in the midst of chaos

A to Z of Mindfulness : how to Be More Present Every Day by Anna (Counselor) Barnes

Appreciate the little things, believe in your personal power, and connect with nature using this simple and beautifully illustrated mindfulness primer. - L is for Listening - T is for Thankfulness - V is for Visualization From accepting your thoughts to zooming your focus in and out, The A to Z of Mindfulness will spark your curiosity about a wide variety of mindfulness subjects and encourage you to practice them with interactive prompts and reflective activities. Bright watercolor paintings and charming design make for a calming reading experience, while quotes and mantras provide the perfect dose of inspiration. Sometimes concrete and helpful, sometimes broad and motivational, The A to Z of Mindfulness is an unintimidating book guaranteed to fuel anyone's mindfulness practice

The mindfulness movement

Profiles the growing number of people who believe mindfulness. A peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way is the key to creating a healthier, happier world. Featuring Deepak Chopra, Jewel, Dan Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, George Mumford, Bill George and more

Modern Mindfulness : how to be more relaxed, focused, and kind while living in a fast, digital, always-on world by Rohan Gunatillake

Practical, real-world mindfulness for those who can't go to a retreat or find a calm stream to meditate next toIn Modern Mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake argues that to lead more mindful, calm, and happy lives, switching off is the last thing we need to do. Instead he gives listeners ideas, principles, and techniques to bring awareness, composure, and kindness whatever they are doing. Filled with over sixty practical exercises, the author's mobile mindfulness approach gives the benefits of meditation to even the busiest of lives.Ideas from Modern Mindfulness:Learn to fade out instead just falling asleepLearn to watch TV mindfully (yes, it's possible!)Make mobility part of mindfulness (we're always on the move!)Use technology for good instead of evil (no need to do a digital detox)Learn to "whack-a-thought" and stay centered

Mindfulness goes mainstream. Techniques

The fundamental benefit of mindfulness is that it improves your overall health and well-being. Learn techniques from some of the nation's leading experts, including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Chade-Meng Tan, who will teach you how to focus your attention in a brand new way

The mindfulness key : the breakthrough approach to dealing with stress, anxiety and depression by Sarah Silverton

Mindfulness : your step-by-step guide to a happier life by Tessa Watt

Mindfulness is the popular practice that helps to appreciate life, and to live with more joy and less stress. By bringing mindfulness into everyday actions, by listening to the body, becoming more aware of what's happening in the present moment, and letting go of negativity, it is possible to reduce stress and anxiety, focus better at work, find a personal source of calm, and discover genuine contentment. Mindfulness introduces new techniques with straightforward advice, case studies, and lots of practical exercises for newcomers to get their teeth into right away. It also gives a sense of the depth of mindfulness practice for those who wish to take it further

Mindfulness : be happy now

From Oprah to Phil Jackson to Anderson Cooper, mindfulness has been embraced by some of the world's most successful people. This documentary shows you how to embrace mindfulness in your own life

8 keys to practicing mindfulness : practical strategies for emotional health and well-being by Manuela Mischke-Reeds

Mindfulness : how to live well by paying attention by Ed Halliwell

In Mindfulness: How to Live Well by Paying Attention, mindfulness teacher Ed Halliwell makes this increasingly popular subject accessible to beginners. Featuring practical exercises you can try for yourself, it presents traditional mindfulness teaching alongside the increasing body of scientific evidence that shows these practices have huge potential for enhancing our health and well-being

The little book of mindfulness : 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace by Patrizia Collard

Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or finding hours of special time to meditate. Bring these simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day to find freedom from stress and, ultimately, more peace in your life

Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment--and your life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness : an eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams

"Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williamsand award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just 10 to 20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed"--

Guided mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation innovator Jon Kabat-Zinn delivers a guide to accomplishing effective mindfulness meditation that features a four-part tutorial. In time, users will be able to achieve greater relaxation and awareness

Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. Mindfulness while lying down guided sessions for learning how to fall awake rather than fall asleep, which, teaches Kabat-Zinn, is what mindfulness is all about

Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 3 by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Breathscape and bodyscape meditations ; Soundscape, mindscape and dying before you die meditations ; Nowscape (choiceless awareness) and walking meditations ; Heartscape (lovingkindness) and lifescape (everyday life) meditations

The anxiety healer's guide : coping strategies and mindfulness techniques to the calm the mind and body by Alison Seponara

"From Alison Seponara, licensed counselor and creator of @theanxietyhealer Instagram account with 424,000 followers, comes an on-the-go healing guide of practical and natural solution for combating anxiety"--

Real change : mindfulness to heal ourselves and the world by Sharon Salzberg

In today's fractured world, constantly flooded with breaking news that causes anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more stressed-out than ever, and in the face of this fear and anxiety, they can feel so burnt out and overwhelmed that they end up frozen in their tracks and can't do anything. In Real Change, Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, shares sage advice and indispensable techniques to help free themselves from these negative feelings and actions. She teaches that meditation is not a replacement for action, but rather a way to practice generosity with themselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that's bigger than people, and have the energy to stay active
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