How To Train A Wild Elephant

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834827462
File Size: 23,49 MB
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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

Mindfulness And Calm Tear Off

Author: Flame Tree Studio
ISBN: 9781786641779
File Size: 31,21 MB
Format: PDF
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Bring the ink to life! Delicate, bold, easy and challenging, there s a pattern and quote for every mood, with 120 images, ready for your imagination. Calming and relaxing, almost every type pen, ink and pencil can be used to bing life and sparkle to this fabulous journey of discovery. Each page is perforated, and ready for you to frame."

Mindful Owl Adventures

Author: Annie Ranger
ISBN: 9780999696330
File Size: 12,52 MB
Format: PDF
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A READER PARTICIPATION BOOK- The second edition of the story of siblings, Alexa and Chester, and their wondrous bedtime-adventure with Mindful Owl. One moonlit night, Mindful Owl magically appears to teach siblings, Alexa and Chester about mindfulness. They learn to slowly breathe in and out, to be present and aware, to have calm and loving thoughts, and to visualize. Suddenly they are flying through the beautiful blue sky and Owl takes the children on a fun adventure to meet other animal friends. During the journey Alexa and Chester learn interesting information about the animals and also learn important lessons about friendship. They learn the value of sharing and being kind and compassionate. Throughout the story the reader participates by discovering each new animal by guessing who will be next and they even help in saving some of the animals. They learn self-calming techniques and positive affirmations and help in solving the story through mindfulness tools they have learned.

Mindfulness On The Go

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834841029
File Size: 16,83 MB
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A pocket-sized collection of 25 easy mindfulness practices you can do anytime, anywhere—from the author of Mindful Eating Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health and quality of life, and give you deep insight. Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time—these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments. This book is an abridgment of Bays' longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Mindfulness on the Go is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.


Author: Domyo Sater Burk
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1615646191
File Size: 13,27 MB
Format: PDF
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Improve your outlook on life and develop calming thoughts with the ultimate guide to mindfulness for beginners Written by a Zen Buddhist monk, Idiot's Guides: Mindfulness helps readers understand and use the practice of mindfulness to ease psychological and physical issues, repair and improve relationships with others, connect with children, and find meaning in life. Perfect for readers suffering from anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, addiction and trauma looking to manage their thoughts and habits with peaceful thought practices.

Mindfulness For Young Adults

Author: Linda Yaron Weston
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000294463
File Size: 10,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mindfulness for Young Adults: Tools to Thrive in School and Life is an interactive experience designed to enhance mindful awareness and to aid in teaching and learning the principles and practice of mindfulness. Blending theory, research, and practice to offer a comprehensive program for young adults to build well-being tools, each of the book’s five modules includes engaging information, strategies, meditations, and activities designed to deepen understanding and application of mindfulness. It includes practical techniques to cope with emotions, work with thoughts, navigate stress, build resilience, make aligned choices, and be more present in life and relationships. In addition to the reflection and meditation activities found at the end of each module, the text also features a "resources" section complete with a mock exam, tips for course design, and resources for further study. Designed for both students and instructors, this workbook can be used independently or in the classroom as either a textbook to an introductory mindfulness course or as a supplement for teaching well-being practices in any discipline.

Mindfulness On The Go

Author: Padraig O'Morain
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144478854X
File Size: 29,70 MB
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You lead a busy life. You're constantly running between tasks, notebook in one hand, iPhone in the other. You've probably read about the benefits of mindfulness, and added 'Start doing mindfulness' to your ever-growing to-do list but frankly, who has time to meditate every day, chant in the lotus position, or read long books on finding inner calm? This brilliant handbook is packed with suggestions for ways to help you slow down, refocus and practice a form of mindfulness that actually fits in with your hectic life. Wherever you're going, whatever you're doing, you can make these mindfulness techniques a seamless part of your daily routine, without having to put any special time aside for them - and so feel calmer and less stressed - at work, at home, as a parent, in your relationships or when travelling.

Idiot S Guides Meditation

Author: Domyo Sater Burk
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465450408
File Size: 34,58 MB
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While meditation is viewed in many ways, it's essentially the slowing down of your thoughts in order to achieve awareness. Many use it as a daily form of prayer. Meditation can help focus your thinking, lower your stress levels, lower risks for medical issues (such as high blood pressure, glucose levels, and heart disease) and is considered to be preventative medicine. It promotes mind-body balance and fitness, mindfulness, and creativity. Idiot's Guides: Meditation offers a concise, easy-to-grasp primer on the numerous types of meditation and how to practice them. The book includes: * The definition and fundamental basics of meditation * Preparing to meditate: What, when, and where to meditate * Tips for dealing with distractions while meditating * Working meditation into your daily life * Types of meditation: Zen, Vipassana (breathing), Tibetan Buddhist, Mindfulness, Jewish meditation, Christian prayer, Sufi meditation, and Native American meditation * The physical and mental benefits of each type of meditation. * Mind/Body connection (dealing with emotional challenges and habitual patterns) * Meditation in adults and children * Healing mediation (dealing with pain)

Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems And Mindfulness To Educate A Literate Citizenry For Sustainable And Healthy Lives

Author: Małgorzata Powietrzyńska
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9463511822
File Size: 21,41 MB
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Weaving Complementary Knowledge System and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives contains 24 chapters written by 33 authors, from 9 countries. The book, which consists of two sections on mindfulness in education and wellness, is intended for a broad audience of educators, researchers, and complementary medicine practitioners. Members of the general public may find appeal and relevance in chapters that advocate transformation in a number of spheres, including K-12 schools, museums, universities, counselling, and everyday lifestyles. Innovative approaches to education, involving meditation and mindfulness, produce numerous advantages for participants in schools, museums, and a variety of self-help contexts of everyday life. In several striking examples, critical stances address a band wagon approach to the application of mindfulness, often by for-profit companies, to purportedly improve quality of education, in contexts where learning has been commodified and ideologies such as neoliberalism have been mandated by politicians and implemented by policy makers. In different international contexts, Buddhist roots of mindfulness are critically reviewed by a number of authors. Chapters on wellness focus on complementary practices, including art therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Iridology, and yoga. Foci in the wellness section include sexual health, prescription drug addiction, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and a variety of common ailments that can be addressed using complementary medicine. New theories, such a polyvagal theory, provide scope for people to become aware of their bodies in different ways and maintain wellbeing through changes in lifestyle, heightened self-awareness, and self-help.

Blessed Are The Curious For They Shall Have Adventures

Author: Health Spirit and Happiness Journals
ISBN: 9781088500521
File Size: 21,13 MB
Format: PDF
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Ideal to nurture your mindfulness, self-motivation and gratitude Perfect to write notes, thoughts, lists, ideas or reflections Perfect size to carry easily in a purse or a bag for work, home, school or any place on the go Can also be the perfect gift for a mom, sister, daughter, coworker, aunt, wife or teacher

The Fast Path Adventures In Meditation Spirituality

Author: Tony Chester
ISBN: 9780982050507
File Size: 14,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A powerful collection of stories about the apprenticeship between a spiritual teacher and a seeker of truth and knowledge, this work offers an opportunity to internalize and directly experience a powerful awakening of consciousness.

Idisorder Understanding Our Obsession With Technology And Overcoming Its Hold On Us

Author: Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137000368
File Size: 64,43 MB
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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

Full Catastrophe Living Revised Edition

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539729
File Size: 70,35 MB
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The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.”—Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.”—Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This is the ultimate owner’s manual for our lives. What a gift!”—Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine “I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.”—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself “Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life’s challenges, whether great or small.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College

Bedtime Stories For Kids

Author: Uncle Teddy
Editor: Aicem Limited
ISBN: 9781914016158
File Size: 33,51 MB
Format: PDF
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Do you want to make your child fall asleep faster at night? Do you want your child to learn mindfulness while reading beautiful short stories? In this book, you will find a collection of stories written to help children enter a place of dreams and eventually drift off into sleep. These stories are intended to stir their imagination in such a way that the transition from fantasy and adventure into dreamland will be a seamless one. Best of all, your children will be able to get a good night's sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and happy. The following chapters are designed to take you and your family on an exciting adventure through space and time, laden with humor and surprises, while also attempting to disseminate valuable lessons about important principles, such as family, home, wrongdoing, and numerous other themes. The title is comprised of three chapters, each of which contains two stories. While each story is unique, the underlying purpose of each remains the same-to confer to readers some degree of insight into moral behavior and proper conduct. Through the careful application of allegory, the stories contained herein are intended not only to engage and captivate but serve as thought-provoking tools by which your children might avail themselves of one of man mankind's most powerful attributes-thoughtfulness and self-reflection. In addition, each story uses colorful and imaginative characters, settings and situations to create an environment which will not only help children to become interested in the story itself, but also serve as a vehicle to convey a moral teaching and lesson. Plus, the stories in this book seek to create traditions and memories which will create everlasting moments that your will children will treasure for the rest of their lives. These are the kinds of moments that your children will surely love to live with their children someday, too. Also, there are questions pertaining to each story which can be found in the "Conclusion" section at the end of this book. These questions have been designed to stimulate creative thought and foster imagination. You will be able to use such questions to help your children go beyond the printed text and enter the realm of dreams. So, let's jump right on in and take a trip into a magical world from which your children will drift off in their sleep. Don't be surprised if they don't want to wake up after having such beautiful dreams. Dreamland is a cherished place for children of all ages. After all, it is a place where kids can truly let their imagination flourish. This book includes: - Meditation bedtime stories that will truly captivate the young mind of your child - Fun stories about animals, princesses, adventures and legends - A valuable lesson for each story In addition: - Your kid will learn new animals while reading - They will put down their phones - This is a good way to encourage your child to go to sleep by listening to the scripts - Each story will enhance your child's imagination and thinking - And Much More... Are you excited? Do you want to read more? Would you like your child to learn and relax, falling asleep in peace? Download our book now!

Psychoneuroplasticity Protocols For Addictions

Author: Frank Lawlis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442241993
File Size: 44,41 MB
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PsychoNeuroPlasticity Protocols for Addictions: A Clinical Companion for the Big Book is a book that represents a tipping point in the translation of addiction science into practical, real-world applications for practitioners. It translates brain research into patient deliverables by explaining how to use the brain to fight addiction and improve recovery outcomes. It does so while embracing the long-standing recovery culture that has been the only source of hope for addicts and alcoholics in the past fifty years. The reader and treatment specialist will be re-energized by witnessing the changes in patient care, staff training, and outcomes. Digging deeper, however, this book is about hope—hope that the work of two decades of brain science will finally reach those who need it most; hope that we finally have a tool that will give us a true advantage in the war on addiction; and hope that lives lost to this disease every year will someday be stymied.

Adventures With Ari

Author: Kathryn Miles
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602396388
File Size: 66,98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traces the author's forays into experiencing nature and promoting green agendas in accordance with a dog's perspective, describing the rewards she enjoyed while exploring the natural world at the side of her free-spirited puppy.

Journey To Mindfulness

Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718836
File Size: 51,55 MB
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Bhante Gunaratana - Bhante G., as he is affectionately called - has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain at an American university, the founder of a retreat center and monastery, and a bestselling author. Here, Bhante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the "plain-English" approach for which he is so renowned.

Mindfulness And Acceptance In Couple And Family Therapy

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461430321
File Size: 75,70 MB
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This book reviews the research and philosophical foundations for using mindfulness, acceptance, and Buddhist psychology in couple and family therapy. It also provides a detailed and practical approach for putting these ideas into action in the therapy room, including a mindful approach to therapeutic relationships, case conceptualization, treatment planning, teaching meditation, and intervention.

Mindful America

Author: Jeff Wilson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938357X
File Size: 21,87 MB
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Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.

Bella The Butterfly Mindfulness Colouring Book

Author: Belinda Murphy
File Size: 16,72 MB
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Bella the Butterfly Mindfulness Colouring book is based on the children's illustrated book Bella the Butterfly. This is a story about the transformation of a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly told in such a way that the child imagines they are the butterfly surrounded by love and light.Mindfulness helps children to regulate their emotions, build resilience, create empathy, be more connected with themselves and others. Mindfulness practiced on a regular basis can help increase attention span and awareness and bring calm to children of all ages.Love & Light, Bella the Butterfly xxx