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  • Coolmind: The Young Person's Guide to a Calmer Life

    Coolmind: The Young Person's Guide to a Calmer Life

    by David Keefe

    Your teacher is laying out the exam papers in front of you and you’re starting to stress. You have only a few minutes to get yourself together before the exam begins … how do you stay calm?  At a party, someone you’re keen on is walking your way. You always seem to get nervous about dating so how do you stay cool and not make a goose of yourself?  Competitors in the final look pretty determined. They are staring you out. How do you stay focused and rise...

  • Eat, Drink and be Mindful

    Eat, Drink and be Mindful

    by Susan Albers

    Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful is a new tool for dealing with the age-old problem of mindless overeating. The author currently uses this workbook with clients in her Mindful Eating Support Groups. The book is a collection of more than seventy worksheets she has created. The workbook is organized around the seven skills of mindful-eater-awareness: observing, being in-the-moment, acceptance, letting go, non-judgment, and mindfulness of the environment. Each worksheet is one to two pages. This concise, easy-to-use guide is great for introducing people to mindful eating. More advanced mindful eaters...

  • Empty Brain - Happy Brain: Thinking is overrated

    Empty Brain - Happy Brain: Thinking is overrated

    by Niels Birbaumer

    Find the happiness of emptiness. Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters have long known, inner emptiness can also be productive and useful. We can reach this state through meditation, concentration, music, or even during sex. In fact, our brain loves emptiness — it makes us happy. Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer investigates the pleasure in emptiness and how we can take advantage...

  • Healing Moments in Psychotherapy

    Healing Moments in Psychotherapy

    by Daniel J. Siegel

    Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy. A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through...

  • Indigo Dreaming: Meditations for Children Book

    Indigo Dreaming: Meditations for Children Book

    by Amy Hamilton

    Imagine… Flying a dragon over a huge mountain, riding a sea horse to the lost city of Atlantis, or being a superhero with magical powers. Imagine learning how to make magical thought-balloons or to use the enchanted sleeping cloak for a peaceful night’s sleep. This is the world of Indigo Dreaming.* Indigo Dreaming: A Book of Meditations for Children* is a fun and magical way to introduce children to relaxation and meditation. The book contains 49 fully guided meditations for children aged five to twelve. It is an ideal resource for...

  • Indigo Dreaming: Positive Affirmation Cards

    Indigo Dreaming: Positive Affirmation Cards

    by Indigo Kidz Publishing

    This beautifully illustrated set of 52 cards by author Amy Hamilton will teach children to focus on positive ideas, values and feelings to develop a high sense of self-worth, and build confidence. Using these cards is a wonderful way to empower children with positive thoughts to create wonderful life experiences. All of the *Indigo Dreaming Positive Affirmation Cards* have a positive statement that promotes positive thinking about themselves and others. The set also contains three magical golden cards with special messages that will delight children of all ages. Each positive affirmation...

  • Introducing Mindfulness - A Practical Guide

    Introducing Mindfulness - A Practical Guide

    by Tessa Watt

    Mindfulness is growing in popularity as a technique which teaches us to appreciate our life. This Practical Guide explores how to listen to your body to reduce stress and anxiety in all areas of your life; how to focus better at work by becoming more aware of what is happening in the present, and how to enjoy life more by bringing mindfulness into everyday actions. Free of jargon but full of straightforward advice, case studies and step-by-step instructions, this is the perfect concise start to making you happier, more...

  • Keeping a Mindful Journal

    Keeping a Mindful Journal

    by Philip Cowell

    The health and wellbeing benefits of journaling are well-documented, stemming from work of James Pennebaker at the University of Texas. This book explains the researched benefits of mindful journaling. Drawing on the author’s extensive writing experience, it is a thorough, practical exploration of how to use journaling positively, and how actually to break through the barriers and write. *Topics include*: Where to start Writing your experience Recording key moments – or ‘steppingstones’ Dealing with writer’s block Free writing and how to use it Other techniques such as recording and...

  • Life: A Guide

    Life: A Guide

    by Andrew Fuller

    *Life: A Guide*, a new book by psychologist and author Andrew Fuller, explores this question: Have you ever wondered why some people seem glide through life relatively trouble free while others repeat the same damn patterns over and over again? When people said to you "it's just a stage of life" they were right. Andrew Fuller has spent the last ten years having conversations with over 10,000 people about their lives. The times of delights and opportunity and the times of turmoil and struggle share many similarities. In fact...

  • Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

    Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

    by Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are sixty simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! Susan Kaiser Greenland encourages parents to play these games themselves to develop their own attention, balance,...

  • Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition

    Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition

    by Steven Hayes

    This volume examines a number of rapidly growing therapies that have emerged over the last decade and that share an emphasis on such non-traditional themes as mindfulness, acceptance, relationship, values, and spirituality. Leading scientist-practitioners provide detailed descriptions of their respective approaches, discussing theoretical and empirical bases as well as clinical methods and goals. Promising applications are presented for treating a variety of challenging clinical issues and problems, including depression, anxiety, couple conflict, PTSD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Illuminated are the ways in which indirect and experiential change strategies are being integrated...

  • Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

    Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

    by Cheryl Rezek

    Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides an accessible introduction to mindfulness, and explains how simple mindfulness practices and psychological concepts can...

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