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  • Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th anniversary edition

    Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th anniversary edition

    by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

    With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share—a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. *Author Bio:* *Bhante Gunaratana* is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk and is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since...

  • 101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    by Dawn D'Amico

    Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require...

  • 8 Keys to Stress Management

    8 Keys to Stress Management

    by Elizabeth Scott & B.Rothschild

    *Forward by Babette Rothschild,* Publish date - March 2013 Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern. According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness. Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distils information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and...

  • A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation

    A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation

    by Michael Bunting

    This practical, step-by-step guide by Michael Bunting with Patrick Kearney demystifies mindfulness and meditation and teaches you exactly how it benefits you and how to do it. After reading this book, you’ll understand how meditation can be a game-changer for you. You’ll meditate with confidence, and enjoy greater joy and self-awareness, peace, joy, and fulfilment. *Michael Bunting* has been teaching mindfulness to executive leaders and business people for more than 16 years. During that time he has learnt to teach this subject to a rushed and cynical audience who need...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness processes, and commitment and behaviour change processes to produce psychological flexibility. In this succinct and understandable survey, the authors show how ACT illuminates the ways that language encourages unhelpful skirmishing in clients' psychic lives, and how to use ACT to help clients accept private experiences, become more mindful of thoughts, develop greater clarity about personal values, and commit to needed behaviour change. The latest edition in the Theories of Psychotherapy Series®, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy examines...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems: A Practitioner's Guide to Using Mindfulness and Acceptance Strategies

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems: A Practitioner's Guide to Using Mindfulness and Acceptance Strategies

    New Directions in the Treatment of PTSD Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers a promising, empirically validated approach to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related problems. In this volume, you'll find a complete theoretical and practical guide to making this revolutionary new model work in your practice. After a quick overview of PTSD, the first part of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems explains the problem of experiential avoidance as it relates to trauma and explores the verbal...

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