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Mindfulness For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-66086-7
336 pages
August 2010
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How to reduce stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and even chronic pain-by refocusing your mind

A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia.

  • Includes self-control techniques (such as body posture, sitting practice and breathing exercises) and routines
  • Includes an audio CD featuring narrated meditations and exercises

Introducing you to a new and powerful form of meditation therapy, Mindfulness For Dummies outlines how to use it in your everyday life to achieve a new level of self-awareness and self-understanding and reap the long-term rewards of better health.

Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

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Part I: Introducing Mindfulness.

Chapter 1: Discovering Mindfulness.

Chapter 2: Enjoying the Benefi ts of Mindfulness.

Part II: Preparing the Ground for Mindful Living.

Chapter 3: Nurturing Your Motivation.

Chapter 4: Growing Healthy Attitudes.

Chapter 5: Humans Being Versus Humans Doing.

Part III: Practising Mindfulness.

Chapter 6: Getting Into Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice.

Chapter 7: Using Mindfulness for Yourself and Others.

Chapter 8: Using Mindfulness in Your Daily Life.

Chapter 9: Establishing Your Own Mindfulness Routine.

Chapter 10: Dealing with Setbacks and Avoiding Distractions.

Part IV: Reaping the Rewards of Mindfulness.

Chapter 11: Discovering Greater Happiness.

Chapter 12: Reducing Stress, Anger and Fatigue.

Chapter 13: Using Mindfulness to Combat Anxiety and Depression.

Chapter 14: Getting Physical: Healing the Body.

Chapter 15: Coaching Children in Mindfulness.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Top Tips for Mindful Living.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways Mindfulness Can Really Help You.

Chapter 18: Ten Mindfulness Myths to Expose.

Chapter 19: Ten Paths to Further Study.


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Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness trainer, speaker and coach specialising in mindfulness training for therapists, coaches and executives, as well as the general public. He has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh and Matthieu Ricard, and at Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness. He has over ten years of experience in teaching mindfulness.
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