Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment shows how the ancient practice of mindfulness can help us live a fuller and more enriching life.
Presents material through a balance of clinical case work with the author s personal stories of the Dalai Lama, ninja, and Zen BuddhismReveals ways that mindfulness can be applied to modern problems based on psychological principles and evidence-based programsShows how to apply mindfulness principles to a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and moreProvides guidelines for readers to conduct their own mindfulness training sessions at home
Richard Sears, Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation, is a board-certified clinical psychologist, an authorized Zen teacher, and also has a 5th degree black belt in the ninja art of To Shin Do. He has practiced and taught mindfulness for 30 years. He is author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals, and Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
About the Author viii Acknowledgments x 1 The Need for Mindfulness 1 2 What Is Mindfulness? 15 3 What Mindfulness Is Not 60 4 When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Challenges 95 5 When Things Go Terribly Wrong 131 6 Enriching Your Life 169 7 Building Your Mindfulness Muscles 203 8 Beyond Mindfulness: More Ways to Train Your Mind 223 Afterword 240 Mindfulness Exercises 241 References 242 Photo Credits 246 Index 249