A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
By Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Read by Mark Williams
Mindfulness reveals the secrets of lifelong happiness and details a unique programme developed by Oxford University psychologist Professor Mark Williams with colleagues around the world.
MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.
Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international best-seller The Mindful Way Through Depression. Dr Danny Penman is a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail. He has a PhD in biochemistry.
Dr Danny Penman is a qualified meditation teacher and an award-winning writer and journalist. In 2014, he won the British Medical Association's Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing (co-written with Vidyamala Burch). His books have been translated into 30 languages. He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. His work has appeared in the Daily Mail, New Scientist, the Independent, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph. He trained to teach mindfulness with the acclaimed Breathworks.
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05 May 2011
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