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Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment

Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment

Richard W. Sears

ISBN: 978-1-118-59756-9

Oct 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

$20.99

Description

Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment shows how the ancient practice of mindfulness can help us live a fuller and more enriching life.

 

  • Presents material through a balance of clinical case work with the author’s personal stories of the Dalai Lama, ninja, and Zen Buddhism
  • Reveals ways that mindfulness can be applied to modern problems based on psychological principles and evidence-based programs
  • Shows how to apply mindfulness principles to a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and more
  • Provides guidelines for readers to conduct their own mindfulness training sessions at home
About the Author viii

Acknowledgments x

1 The Need for Mindfulness 1

2 What Is Mindfulness? 15

3 What Mindfulness Is Not 60

4 When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Challenges 95

5 When Things Go Terribly Wrong 131

6 Enriching Your Life 169

7 Building Your Mindfulness Muscles 203

8 Beyond Mindfulness: More Ways to Train Your Mind 223

Afterword 240

Mindfulness Exercises 241

References 242

Photo Credits 246

Index 249

“Overall, the book is a fresh look at mindfulness that incorporates bringing the reader back to the basics, unpicking concepts and then leading them on a rich and personal journey with the author to self-awareness and integrating mindfulness into everyday lives.”  (British Psychological Society, 18 November 2014)