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 theeBook version.
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.
Introduction. Part I: Introducing Mindfulness. Chapter 1: Discovering Mindfulness. Chapter 2: Enjoying the Benefi ts of Mindfulness. Part II: Preparing the Ground for Mindful Living. Chapter 3: Nurturing Your Motivation. Chapter 4: Growing Healthy Attitudes. Chapter 5: Humans Being Versus Humans Doing. Part III: Practising Mindfulness. Chapter 6: Getting Into Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice. Chapter 7: Using Mindfulness for Yourself and Others. Chapter 8: Using Mindfulness in Your Daily Life. Chapter 9: Establishing Your Own Mindfulness Routine. Chapter 10: Dealing with Setbacks and Avoiding Distractions. Part IV: Reaping the Rewards of Mindfulness. Chapter 11: Discovering Greater Happiness. Chapter 12: Reducing Stress, Anger and Fatigue. Chapter 13: Using Mindfulness to Combat Anxiety and Depression. Chapter 14: Getting Physical: Healing the Body. Chapter 15: Coaching Children in Mindfulness. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Top Tips for Mindful Living. Chapter 17: Ten Ways Mindfulness Can Really Help You. Chapter 18: Ten Mindfulness Myths to Expose. Chapter 19: Ten Paths to Further Study. Index.