Mindfulness For Dummies (Book + CD)

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9780470660867: Mindfulness For Dummies (Book + CD)

How to reduce stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and even chronic pain-by refocusing your mind

A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia.

  • Includes self-control techniques (such as body posture, sitting practice and breathing exercises) and routines
  • Includes an audio CD featuring narrated meditations and exercises

Introducing you to a new and powerful form of meditation therapy, Mindfulness For Dummies outlines how to use it in your everyday life to achieve a new level of self-awareness and self-understanding and reap the long-term rewards of better health.

Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

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Take control of your life and achieve a happier and more focused state of mind

Whether you're suffering from stress, fatigue or illness or simply want to regain some balance in your life, mindfulness meditation will help you attain a more confident and calm outlook. Using mindful breathing and self-control techniques, this easy-to-follow book and audio CD allow you to let go of negative and distracting thoughts. The hands-on advice and guided meditations provide all the tools you need to start living in the present and become happier and more energized.

  • Unlock the basics — find out what mindfulness is and how it can help you

  • Get to know yourself — discover what makes you tick and how you can let go of unhelpful emotions and develop a mindful attitude

  • Become focused, calmer and happier — learn how to utilize mindfulness at home, at work and in your everyday activities

  • Kick negativity into touch — use mindfulness meditations to overcome anxiety, stress, anger, pain, fatigue and more

  • Enrich your life — pick up tips on how mindfulness can improve your quality of life and find out how to take your learning further

Audio CD Includes

9 guided meditations, including the body scan meditation and mindful walking meditation

Step-by-step advice on how to?get the most out of mindfulness meditation

Open the book and find:

  • How to achieve greater happiness and contentment in your life

  • Ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

  • Anxiety and stress-busting exercises

  • Techniques to manage pain and illness

  • Ways to add deeper meaning to your life

  • How to respond wisely to negative life experiences

  • Ways to improve your relationships with others

  • Advice on mindful parenting

Learn to:

  • Develop constructive attitudes and become happier and healthier

  • Incorporate mindfulness meditations into your daily routine

  • Use mindfulness to overcome stress, anger, anxiety, depression and more

Follow the guided meditations on the audio CD to achieve calm and well-being

About the Author:

Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness trainer, speaker and coach specialising in mindfulness training for therapists, coaches and executives, as well as the general public. He has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh and Matthieu Ricard, and at Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness. He has over ten years of experience in teaching mindfulness.

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