Mindfulness finds its origins in Buddhist meditation techniques. Instead of trying to achieve goals that lie far ahead in the future, mindfulness teaches you to be present in the moment, with a compassionate and open mind. This book, consisting of short and airy texts, follows the eight weeks of the traditional stress reduction programme as it was developed by dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the mindfulness movement. Based on his many years of experience as a psychiatrist, Edel Maex has written a clear, concise and heartfelt guide to mindfulness, that will help you to deal differently with the unavoidable agitations of life. With a preface by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Edel Maex is a psychiatrist at the ZNA St. Elisabeth Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. He is a longtime practitioner of Zen Buddhism and has become well known as a pioneer in mindfulness training in a medical setting. He is the author of several bestselling titles and wrote a contribution to The Healing Power of Meditation (Shambhala Publications, 2013).