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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    Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively.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...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change 2ed

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change 2ed

    by Steven Hayes

    Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques—written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, self-awareness, values,...

  • Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness: Taking Refuge in the Buddha

    Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness: Taking Refuge in the Buddha

    by Chris Mitchell

    Understanding who you are can be a lonely and difficult process following the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness illuminates this experience as an empowering path of discovery through the teachings of Buddhism. Chris Mitchell draws parallels between the experience of his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined through the Eightfold Path, a guideline to personal development. Worry and anxiety, confusing desires or negative thoughts are among the everyday hindrances a person with AS faces. This book takes the...

  • Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

    Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

    by Rick Hanson

    *If you change your brain, you can change your life.* Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else's--and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to...

  • Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

    Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

    by Lorraine E. Murray

    Stress and behavioural disorders are common in children, who are increasingly bombarded by marketing campaigns, faced with school and peer pressure, and able to sense the stress of adults around them. Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with these pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, Lorraine Murray shows parents, teachers and youth workers how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children. Lorraine explains a variety of different...

  • Capturing Mindfulness

    Capturing Mindfulness

    by Matthew Johnstone

    Matthew Johnstone’s latest book Capturing Mindfulness, is a natural follow on from his last book Quiet the Mind which came out in 2012. It’s a book on how to create mindfulness through photography. Matthew has been practicing what he terms ‘photopresent’ for the last 15 years and believes that next to meditation, this is one of the most creative and enjoyable ways to attain mindfulness in day-to-day life. The very essence of photography; after all, is all about focus and capturing ‘the moment’. Matthew is fascinated by light, colour, composition and...

  • Change Your Thinking [Third Edition]

    Change Your Thinking [Third Edition]

    by Sarah Edelman

    The bestselling practical and reassuring guide to overcoming self-defeating thoughts and behaviours, using cognitive behavioural therapy. Change your thinking is the bestselling guide to managing upsetting emotions by learning to think in a healthy and balanced way. It provides practical strategies for overcoming negative thoughts and behaviours, and taking control of emotions such as anxiety, depression, frustration, anger and guilt. It also describes techniques for enhancing self-esteem, improving communication skills and developing greater personal happiness. Change your thinking is based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the psychological approach used...

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