A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
By Mark Williams and Danny Penman
A book and CD package. 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.
THE LIFE-CHANGING BESTSELLER
Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn't have to be this way...
Authoritative, beautifully written and much-loved by its readers, Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world has become a word-of-mouth bestseller and global phenomenon. It reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to break the cycle of anxiety, stress unhappiness and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness that gets into your bones and allows you to meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.
Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Co-developed by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, MBCT is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, equally, it works for the rest of us who aren't depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world.
By investing just a few minutes each day, this classic guide to mindfulness will put you back in control of your life once again.
Professor Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international bestseller The Mindful Way Through Depression and author of Cry of Pain:Understanding suicide and the suicidal mind.
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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This is an inspiring programme for anyone who caring about his or her own health and sanity. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Peace can't be achieved in the outside world unless we have peace on the inside. Mark Williams and Danny Penman's book gives us this peace — Goldie Hawn
Want a happier, more content life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you'll find in MINDFULNESS — Daniel Goldman, bestselling author of EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
If you want to free yourself from anxiety and stress, and feel truly at ease with yourself, then read this book. — Ruby Wax
One of the best mindfulness books out there -- it's a summary of the science behind using it to regain a sense of purpose, and a practical guide on how to do it — Business Traveller