25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living (APA Life Tools)

25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living (APA Life Tools)

By: Rezvan Ameli (author)Paperback

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Description

The practice of mindfulness has received increasing attention and recognition in recent years as a simple, important, and effective means for maintaining physical and emotional health and well-being. Mindfulness involves focusing your attention on immediate present experiences with a compassionate, non-judgmental attitude.

This book presents a practical, step-by-step approach for establishing your own mindfulness practice. Brief introductory chapters explain the scientifically proven effects on health, as well as the philosophy behind this ancient practice. The remainder of the book consists of 25 experiential lessons that guide you through various meditative practices.

You will learn to be mindful of your breath, sounds, sights, tastes, movements, physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings as you maintain a compassionate attitude toward yourself and others. With sustained attention, you will develop the ability to respond to life's experiences with calmness and acceptance, even the difficult experiences that we cannot control.

Given the prevalence of anxiety, stress, depression, and other emotional turmoil in our fast-paced environment, mindfulness has become more important than ever. This book is essential reading for everyone who wants to begin or expand their own mindfulness practice.

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About Author

Rezvan Ameli, PhD, is a senior clinical psychologist who has extensive research, clinical, and teaching experience. For the past 12 years, she has worked at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where she provides clinical training for diagnosing and measuring mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to being licensed as a psychologist, she is certified as a cognitive therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has received training from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy.

Prior to working at the NIMH, Dr. Ameli provided clinical and administrative services, as well as teaching and conducting research, at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hartford Hospital. She has held academic positions at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Howard University. She has worked with diverse clinical populations and age groups and has developed several clinical programmes. She has also collaborated on more than 20 research projects and published about 30 journal articles.

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

I. Why be Mindful, and How?
Mindfulness and Science
Buddha, Mindfulness, Stress, and Relaxation
Building a Mindfulness Practice Using This Book

II. Cultivating Attention
Mindful Breathing
Distinguishing Thoughts From Awareness
Body Scan
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Mindful Standing and Walking
Mindful Movements and Yoga
Mindful Eating
Mindful Listening to Sounds
Mindful Silence
Mindful Seeing
Mindful Interactions
Mindful Consumption
Abdominal Breathing
Three-Part Breath
Rhythmic Breathing
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Cleansing Breath

III. Cultivating Compassion
The RAIN Approach
Application of RAIN to Fear and Anger
Cultivating Positive States
Beholding
Loving-Kindness
Giving and Receiving (Tonglen)
Forgiveness
Bring It All Together: A Mindful Day

Concluding Remarks
Additional Resources
References
Index
About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781433813238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781433813238
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1433813238

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