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Mindfulness for All

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn
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The Healing Power of Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual.Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the third of these books, The Healing Power of Mindfulness (which was originally published as Part V and Part VI of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the ways mindfulness can change the body and rewire the mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect the immune system, and what mindfulness can teach us about facing impermanence and, eventually, the end of our own lives. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

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Falling Awake

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Meditation is Not What You Think

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the first of these books, Meditation Is Not What You Think (which was originally published as Part I and Part II of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "what" and the "why" of mindfulness--explaining why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how meditation can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

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The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness

Beth Ann Mulligan
Authors:
Beth Ann Mulligan

Deeply embedded in the practice of contemporary mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) are concepts drawn from the ancient wisdom of meditative traditions. The Dharma of MBSR uncovers the essential Buddhist teachings at the heart of this powerful anti-stress program, enabling you to deepen your historical and spiritual understanding of MBSR and nourish your practice. Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications; even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed MBSR, a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as the teachings of the Buddha. Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices. The Dharma of MBSR illuminates these cornerstones, communicating previously esoteric teachings with language that makes them easily accessible and applicable to your complex daily life. The book follows the structure of an eight-week MBSR class, paralleling the participant's journey with that of the Buddha for the alleviation of suffering. With real-life examples, guided reflections, and practices throughout, this book will show you the connections between the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and contemporary MBSR. Regardless of your background, status, or education, and whether you're a practitioner, teacher, or trainer, this invitation to explore the essential Buddhist teachings at the heart of modern mindfulness; such as the four noble truths, the noble eightfold path, and the four brahmaviharas: loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity; will expand your understanding and enhance your practice, and, in doing so, connect you with your inner wisdom and deepest humanity.

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A Fearless Heart

Thupten Jinpa
Authors:
Thupten Jinpa
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Master of Mindfulness

Laurie Grossman, Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class
Authors:
Laurie Grossman, Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class

Do you ever feel angry, disappointed, or stressed out about family problems, school, bullies, or trouble with friends? If so, mindfulness can help. Master of Mindfulness is a unique and empowering book written for kids by kids, with cool illustrations and tips that show you how to be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into your own inner strength so you can be your own superhero-no matter what life throws your way!Childhood is supposed to be a happy, carefree time, but the truth is that all kids have stress-especially when dealing with difficulties at school, at home, or with friends. Sometimes things happen in life that are hard, and you can't stop thinking about them, or you react too fast. You might be mad, sad, irritated, embarrassed, anxious, jealous, or even disappointed with yourself when things don't go the way you would've hoped. And when you're really upset, it's hard to make good decisions-you may end up doing something you later regret, or that gets you into trouble. You could probably use some help-and fast!-but where can you turn? This book will give you the skills you need to discover your own superpowers by showing you how mindfulness-like stopping to take a few deep, mindful breaths-can help you calm down and deal with things differently.Written by Laurie Grossman, cofounder of Mindful Schools, and Mr. Musumeci's fifth grade class at Reach Academy in Oakland, CA, Master of Mindfulness presents mindful activities proven to make it easier to pay attention, accept yourself and others, manage your anger, and even get to sleep at night. The book features cool, mixed media illustrations with real kids' photos and stories about how mindfulness can help in different stressful situations. It even covers some of the brain science behind why mindfulness helps people to feel better, stay in the present moment, be kind, and make good decisions. The book includes easy and fun practices like mindful breathing, noticing your feelings, paying attention to your body, and mindful eating, as well as links to engaging audio recordings produced by Mr. Musumeci's students. And once you become a master of mindfulness, you can help others by sharing your superpower and teaching them how to do it, too.When things go wrong, or when you have scary thoughts or strong feelings, you may need help to sort it all out-no matter how old you are. Learning and practicing mindfulness can make it easier to deal with the issues you face every day by showing you how to tap into your own inner strength in times of stress. So, why not use mindfulness and start being your own superhero today?

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Mindfulness

Mark Williams, Danny Penman
Authors:
Mark Williams, Danny Penman

Mindfulness: The Frantic World App presents an 8-week course based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy which was co-developed by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University. Containing video and audio content, the app provides the meditations you need for each week of the course and also enables you to access key instructions, advice and troubleshooting sections. As well as audio content of all the meditations from the bestselling book, you can keep track of your progress through each stage as well as setting yourself reminders and timers. You will also find sections containing Habit Releasers, simple techniques which will encourage you to break some of the unconscious habits of thinking and behaving that stop you from living life to the full. Once you have completed the 8-week course you will be able to use the app to inspire and help you to maintain a regular practice.

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The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook

Margaret Cullen
Authors:
Margaret Cullen

Experiencing emotions is part of being human. But when emotions become too intense, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. As a result, many of us try to suppress strong emotions such as fear, anger, and resentment-which can end up causing a host of health problems, from a weakened immune system to heart disease. On the flipside, overreacting in the heat of the moment can be detrimental to relationships.Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance offers a unique program using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to help you approach your emotions without judgment, understand the source of your emotions, and foster forgiveness and kindness toward both yourself and others. Instead of trying to bury emotions or lashing out and hurting relationships, you'll learn how to achieve true, lasting emotional balance using this powerful, evidence-based therapy.If you're tired of being caught in a cycle of emotional upheaval that is taking its toll on your health, your relationships, and your quality of life, this workbook will guide the way to emotional balance.

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Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind

Jeffrey Brantley
Authors:
Jeffrey Brantley

Anger is an intense emotion that everyone deals with, but when feelings of anger spiral out of control they can get in the way of living a full and happy life. If you struggle with intense irritability or angry outbursts, you may feel like your reactions are beyond your control. But this simply isn't true-you, and only you, have the power to change your life. You just need to be shown the way.In Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind, Brantley details three different paths-or approaches-based in mindfulness and meditative perspectives, that you can choose from to take control of your anger, and your life. First, you'll learn to disengage from your anger by pausing to be mindful when anger is happening. Second, you'll discover ways to cool your anger using meditative practices to nurture kindness and compassion towards yourself and others. And third, you'll find tips for practicing mindfulness to transform your understanding and realize your anger is not an identity, a defect, or a permanent condition.These three practical and easy-to-use approaches to anger management have a strong basis in both ancient and modern traditions. With this book as your guide, you can finally overcome the tumultuous thoughts, feelings, and reactions that have been holding you back in life.

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MBSR Every Day

Bob Stahl
Authors:
Bob Stahl

Stress is a part of daily life, but over time it can cause us to feel anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed. So how can you keep stress from getting the best of you and avoid total burnout? The key to maintaining balance in life is to respond to stress with genuine, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, this practical guide will show you tons of little ways you can overcome stress every day-no matter what life throws your way.The mindfulness strategies in this book are inspired by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Research has shown that MBSR is effective in alleviating a number of health and mental health conditions, including stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and more. This important book works wonderfully on its own, or can be used in conjunction with A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.If you are ready to permanently change the way you handle stress, gain powerful inspiration, and live more fully in the moment, this book is the perfect guide.

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A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

Christiane Wolf, J. Greg Serpa
Authors:
Christiane Wolf, J. Greg Serpa

Mindfulness-once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries-is now a mainstream, evidence based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. The rapid spread of mindfulness increasingly involves psychologists, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors, spiritual advisers, life coaches, and education professionals trained in their respective disciplines. Additionally, research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other illnesses.If you are a professional interested in teaching mindfulness, this book will provide you with everything you need to get started right away. The introductory, six-week protocol outlined in this book is easy-to-use, and can be implemented in a variety of settings, ranging from an outpatient mental health clinic to an inpatient oncology clinic, from a substance abuse recovery program to educational settings.In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and professional development. If you're looking to integrate mindfulness into your professional work, this is your go-to guide.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety

Bob Stahl, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel
Authors:
Bob Stahl, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel

If you have anxiety or suffer from panic attacks, little things like driving, being at a party where you don't know anyone, or even going to the grocery store can seem overwhelming. But these little things are a part of everyday life, and if you try to avoid them, you may end up feeling alienated, lonely, and unfulfilled. Furthermore, simply avoiding anxiety-causing situations will not help you to conquer your anxiety. If anything, it can make it worse! So how can you take control of your anxiety symptoms, once and for all?In The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, three mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts provide mindfulness meditations and exercises to help sooth anxiety, understand common triggers, and live more fully in the moment. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is a powerful, evidence-based treatment model that fuses mindfulness meditation and yoga, and has been proven effective in treating a wide range of chronic disorders and diseases. The mindfulness practices in MBSR help you to cultivate a greater awareness of the connection between your body and mind, and can help you identify and move past the toxic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lie at the root of your anxiety.If you are ready to take the first step toward managing your fears, anxiety, and worry, this book can help show you the way. To find out more about MBSR, visit www.mindfullivingprograms.com.

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Calming Your Angry Mind

Jeffrey Brantley
Authors:
Jeffrey Brantley

Anger is a natural emotion-and a part of what makes us human. But when you lose control of your anger, it can get in the way of meaningful relationships, successful careers, and ultimately, feelings of happiness and enjoyment.In this highly anticipated book, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Calming Your Anxious Mind Jeff Brantley offers a breakthrough approach using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and compassion practices to help you better handle the anger, fear, and hostile emotions that can wreak havoc at home, work, and in relationships. In addition, you will also learn important self-awareness skills to help you stop overreacting and improve communication with others.While other self-help books focus on traditional anger management, Brantley offers solutions that give you personal control over the experience of anger in your life. Inside, you'll discover the three major meditative approaches to soothing anger: stabilizing mind and body through concentrating your attention mindfully; using compassionate attention and reflection to disarm the energy of your anger; and learning to use wise understanding about the impermanent and "conditioned" nature of your angry reactions in order to diminish your vulnerability to anger's power.If you have difficulty with anger, you may be quick to blame others or act in aggressive ways. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking can often leave you feeling alone, alienated, and unhappy. If you are ready to make real, lasting changes, this book can provide you with the skills needed to manage and and transform your anger so that you can live a happier, healthier life.

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Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Mindfulness for Health

Vidyamala Burch, Danny Penman
Authors:
Vidyamala Burch, Danny Penman
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Calming the Rush of Panic

Bob Stahl
Authors:
Bob Stahl

Calming the Rush of Panic will introduce you to the practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)-a proven-effective meditational therapy developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn-as a way to work through episodes of panic. After an informative introduction to MBSR therapy, you will be guided through a number of exploratory practices and meditations to transform your panic into peace. Each chapter in the book contains informational background on the topic, guided meditations, and up to 10 practices that let you put the information and skills you will learn into action.The book promotes mindfulness-based practices and exercises to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and mental effects of panic, and inside you will learn foundational MBSR meditation practices, including mindful breathing, sitting meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. If your fear response is out of sync with the situations you find yourself in, this book will show you that your thoughts are just thoughts-they are just one part of you.This quick, accessable book is the first to use an MBSR approach to specifically target panic attacks and panic disorder , and its goal is to show you what exists beyond your panic-a life filled with a greater sense of calm, connection, and happiness.

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The Mind's Own Physician

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn

In Washington, DC, the Dalai Lama met with leading meditation researchers to explore the intersection between ancient meditation techniques and modern neuroscience. The result is a fascinating and revealing conversation about the potential of the human mind to heal itself through mindfulness meditation.When science meets religion, the result can be explosive-or insightful. The Mind's Own Physician answers the questions millions have asked about brain functioning: What can mindfulness do for me? Can our minds actually influence the outcomes of physical disease? How can we unlock the brain's potential without spending hours in meditation? The Dalai Lama poses many more questions about secular approaches to mindfulness, the brain biology of meditation, and meditation's relationship to mental and physical health, which are then answered by the preeminent meditation scholars, academics, and researchers in each specialty.

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Coming To Our Senses

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the widely praised Wherever You Go, There You Are shows how the power of mindfulness can bring profound changes to your personal life. As stress continues to exact a toll on everyday life, we are increasingly turning to ancient, meditative methods, which have been tested by science, to reduce stress and become more focused and healthy in our everyday lives. Jon Kabat-Zinn has been for decades at the forefront of the mind/body movement and the subsequent revolution in medicine and health care, both demystifying it and bringing it into the mainstream. In Coming To Our Senses, he shares his belief that every human has the capacity to mobilize deep, innate resources for continual learning, growing, healing and transformation through mindfulness. Woven into eight parts, Coming To Our Senses: Uses anecdotes and stories from Kabat-Zinn's own life experiences and work to illustrate the realm of healing possibilities: Offers a remarkable insight into how to use the five senses - touch, hearing, sight, taste, and smell - as a path to a healthier, saner, and more meaningful life.

Melissa Blacker

In 1993, Melissa Blacker joined the staff of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Until 2012, she was a member of the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teaching staff, the associate director of the Stress Reduction Clinic, and a director of professional training programs. Blacker offers private instruction in mindfulness meditation and is also available for group workshops, classes, and silent mindfulness meditation retreats. http://melissablacker.com/biography/mindfulness-teaching