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  • Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

    Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

    by Vidyamala Burch, Danny Penman

    Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety,...

  • Mindfulness For Life

    Mindfulness For Life

    by Dr S. McKenzie & Dr C. Hassed

    Mindfulness is a form of mental training that has been widely practised for millennia; however it's only recently that science and clinical practice have discovered the profound potential of mindfulness-based practices for increasing our wellbeing. Our tendency to not be fully present in life has vast implications. Being unmindful means wasting our lifetime, missing important information, increasing our risk of physical and social accidents and communicating more superficially with other people. Importantly, it makes us unhappier than we realise and vulnerable to stress and poor mental health. By focusing on what...

  • 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...

  • Mindfulness on the Go Cards

    Mindfulness on the Go Cards

    by Jan Chozen Bays

    Mindfulness is a simple practice with seemingly limitless benefits. And, contrary to popular belief, learning it does not require sitting motionless for hours in the lotus position. You can in fact access it right now—and this little deck of cards is a convenient way to get started. Each of the 52 cards presents one of the exercises Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays has developed for fostering mindful awareness among her students. It’s as easy as: Observing the sensations of eating “Checking in” while driving your car Taking...

  • Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world

    Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world

    by Mark Williams, Danny Penman

    *A book and CD package. * *Mindfulness reveals the secrets of lifelong happiness and details a unique programme developed by Oxford University psychologist Professor Mark Williams with colleagues around the world.* MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw...

  • Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

    Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

    by Christopher McCurry

    Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance - A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle...

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