Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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.
Part I: Getting Started with Mindfulness 5
Chapter 1: Discovering Mindfulness 7
Chapter 2: Enjoying the Benefits of Mindfulness 21
Part II: Preparing the Ground for Mindful Living 37
Chapter 3: Nurturing Your Motivation 39
Chapter 4: Growing Healthy Attitudes 53
Chapter 5: Humans Being Versus Humans Doing 73
Part III: Practising Mindfulness 89
Chapter 6: Getting Into Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice 91
Chapter 7: Using Mindfulness for Yourself and Others 119
Chapter 8: Using Mindfulness in Your Daily Life 139
Chapter 9: Establishing Your Own Mindfulness Routine 159
Chapter 10: Dealing with Setbacks and Transcending Distractions 177
Part IV: Reaping the Rewards of Mindfulness 197
Chapter 11: Discovering Greater Happiness 199
Chapter 12: Reducing Stress, Anger and Fatigue 219
Chapter 13: Using Mindfulness to Combat Anxiet y, Depression and Addiction 237
Chapter 14: Getting Physical: Healing the Body 259
Chapter 15: Coaching Children in Mindfulness 273
Part V: The Part of Tens 289
Chapter 16: Ten Top Tips for Mindful Living 291
Chapter 17: Ten Ways Mindfulness Can Really Help You 301
Chapter 18: Ten Mindfulness Myths to Expose 311
Chapter 19: Ten Paths to Further Study 319
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.