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Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment.

Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment.

Gill Hasson

ISBN: 978-0-857-08444-6 September 2013 Capstone 214 Pages


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Be calm, collected and in the moment

Too often, life just races by. You don’t fully experience what’s happening now, because you’re too busy thinking about what needs doing tomorrow, or distracted by what happened yesterday. And all the time your mind is chattering with commentary or judgement.

Mindfulness allows you to experience the moment instead of just rushing through it. Being mindful opens you up to new ideas and new ways of doing things, reducing stress and increasing your enjoyment of life.

With ideas, tips and techniques to help you enjoy a more mindful approach to life, you’ll learn how to:

• Adopt more positive ways of thinking and behaving
• Become calmer and more confident
• Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns
• Bring about positive changes in your relationships
• Achieve a new level of self-awareness and understanding

Life is happening right now; mindfulness will help you live in the moment, so it doesn’t pass you by!

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Introduction 1

How Mindful Are You? 11

Part One: Understanding Mindfulness 17

1 Why be Mindful? 19

2 Moving Towards Mindful Thinking 33

3 Mindful Thinking and Feeling 59

4 Mindful Doing 75

Part Two: Putting It into Practice 95

5 Managing Painful Emotions: Anger, Worry and Anxiety, Guilt 99

6 Mindfulness for Self-Esteem: Confidence, Self-Esteem and Loneliness 125

7 Mindful Motivation: Goals and Willpower 141

8 Mindfulness with Others: Listening, Managing Criticism, Forgiving, Persuading and Motivating 159

9 Mindfulness at Work: Interviews, Meetings and Presentations 181

Conclusion 195

References 197

About the Author 199

Acknowledgements 201

Index 203

‘This is a very thoughtful book, full of sensible advice…packed full of practical examples about living in the moment.’ (Hot Brands, Cool Places, July 2013)