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Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies

Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies

Shamash Alidina, Joelle Jane Marshall

ISBN: 978-1-118-45645-3

Mar 2013

328 pages



Restore balance to your life and live in the moment

Mindfulness is a proven meditation technique that can help you restore balance in your personal life. Now, the author of Mindfulness For Dummies shows you step-by-step how to put the lessons of his book into practice.

Inside you'll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you to live in the present, let go of negative, distracting, and judgmental thoughts, and achieve greater happiness and contentment in your life.

  • Mindfulness can be applied to a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, or illness
  • Practicing mindfulness promotes well-being and improves quality of life
  • The audio CD contains guided meditations to enhance the practical guidance within the book

Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies gives you the tools you need to pay attention to the present without judgment, and build a happier life.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Foreword xi

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Mindfulness 5

Chapter 1: Beginning Your Mindfulness Journey 7

Chapter 2: Enjoying the Benefits of Mindfulness 21

Part II: Preparing Yourself for Mindful Living 39

Chapter 3: Setting a Healthy Intention and Mindful Attitude 41

Chapter 4: Discovering a Mindful Mode of Mind 67

Part III: Practising Mindfulness 81

Chapter 5: Engaging in Mindfulness Meditation 83

Chapter 6: Living Mindfully Day to Day 105

Chapter 7: Getting Started on an Eight-week Mindfulness Course 125

Chapter 8: Completing the Eight-week Mindfulness Course and Beyond 145

Chapter 9: Overcoming Diffi culties in Mindfulness Practice 167

Part IV: Enjoying the Rewards of Mindfulness 187

Chapter 10: Boosting Your Happiness Mindfully 189

Chapter 11: Using Mindfulness to Reduce Stress, Anger and Tiredness 209

Chapter 12: Reducing Anxiety and Depression with Mindfulness 231

Chapter 13: Healing Your Body Naturally 247

Chapter 14: Bringing the Benefits of Mindfulness: to Children 263

Part V: The Part of Tens 279

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for a Mindful Life 281

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Motivate Yourself to Meditate 291

Index 303