This defines mindfulness and meditation (no, they are not the same) and explains how to practise them. It looks at our vernacular usage of the word ‘mindful’; the greatly expanded psychological usage; and the original Buddhist meaning. Each of these has its own special limitations and strengths.
This book argues that the Buddha’s DIY text, The Foundations of Mindfulness, is still the most systematic and lucid explanation of mindfulness available to us. Furthermore, its highly practical techniques can be easily extracted from their monastic context, and adapted to our very different purposes. This book includes a translation of this little known text.
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... More info
“To God on a Magic Carpet” will help children meditate as a form of prayer. Children will be lead step-by-step on how to do the meditation through the act of listening, awareness, breathing, mantra, and lifting (to become conscious and aware of the in-dwelling God). There are a total of four meditation themes. *Contents:* Forward Listening Awareness Breathing 1 Breathing 2 Visualisation 1 – Inviting the sun Visualisation 2 – Meeting Jesus Mantra The lift 1 The lift 2 Magic Carpet A visit to Mary A visit to... More info
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... More info