Teach Yourself To Meditate

Over 20 simple exercises for peace, health & clarity of mind

Author: Eric Harrison

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0349413576

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 1239

Many people are turning to meditation as an effective way to relax and bring inner peace. Meditation can help you to combat stress, improve your general health, increase your awareness and boost your capacity to think clearly and creatively.Teach Yourself to Meditate is the ideal guide for everyone who wants to learn this powerful technique. Throughout, there are easy-to-follow exercises and enjoyable 'spot meditations' which you can do any time, anywhere. By investing just a few minutes a day, you will learn a skill that will greatly improve the quality of your life. This excellent book explains:· what meditation is and why it works· how to do it· the 10 core meditation practices which work best for everyone.

Teach Yourself to Meditate in 10 Simple Lessons

Discover Relaxation and Clarity of Mind in Just Minutes a Day

Author: Eric Harrison

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569756015

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 1459

Ideal for beginning students, Teach Yourself to Meditate in 10 Simple Lessons guides the reader through a series of core meditations that the author has carefully honed over the years while personally guiding his students. Each lesson takes only a few minutes, yet each one relates a valuable meditation skill, including breathing, posture, body awareness, visualization and detachment. In the end, the reader will possess everything needed to develop a healthy practice.

Anni's Cancer Companion

An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing

Author: Anni Matthews

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010445

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 5186

When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to do something really valuable with the experience: she produced a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease. Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer and those who care for them, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and psychological, spiritual and holistic options available. Subjects ranging from the most current major advances in treatments and diagnosis to the small but effective ways of relieving the side-effects are explained clearly and concisely, often with humour and always with warmth. Written by a bright, articulate woman, who was determined to have an informed say in what happened to her, Anni's Cancer Companion marks a new generation of books about cancer. It is that rare thing: a reference book that is human.

Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits

A Self-Help Manual

Author: Lorraine Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113544479X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 7282

What is borderline personality disorder and what can people with borderline problems do to help themselves? The treatment of personality disorder is a major concern facing current mental health services. Specialist therapies are often not available and many people with these problems drop out of treatment. Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits is a self-help manual for people who would meet the diagnosis of 'emotionally unstable' or 'borderline personality disorder' (BPD), outlining a brief intervention which is based on a model of treatment known to be effective for other conditions, such as anxiety, depression and bulimia. The manual describes the problem areas, the skills needed to overcome them and how these skills can be developed. It is designed to be used with the help of professional mental health staff, ideally in a group with individual sessions to support and coach the person in the application of the skills taught. A minimum of 24 and maximum of 36 sessions are recommended. Areas covered include: * the condition and controversy surrounding the diagnosis of BPD * drug and alcohol misuse * emotional dysregulation and the role of thinking habits and beliefs * depression and difficult mood states * childhood abuse and relationship difficulties * anger management. Borderline personality disorder is a complex and challenging condition. This manual aims to explain the problems experienced by people who may be given this diagnosis in a way that clients and staff can easily understand. It will be essential reading for people with BPD and professionals involved in their care - psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.

Thrive

The Bah! Guide to Wellness After Cancer

Author: Stephanie Butland

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781800405

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 6620

There's still a part of us that thinks surviving cancer is a bit of freakish good fortune – the medical equivalent of having a cannonball go right through your middle and living to tell the tale – and so often it's hard to know how to 'do' life after cancer. Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness after cancer focuses on moving on from a major physical, social and psychological trauma. Like Stephanie's first book, How I Said Bah! to cancer: A Guide to Thinking, Laughing, Living, and Dancing Your Way Through, Thrive uses a blend of storytelling, practical advice, humour, thinking techniques and strategies, visualisations, meditations, questions, candour and common sense designed to help those who have had a cancer to get from survival to a place where they are truly thriving.

Meditation for Beginners

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184951442

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 1770

FREE audio CD includes SIX GUIDED MEDITATIONS Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start – and stick with – a daily meditation practice. “Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the six guided meditations on the included disc, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations – and even difficult emotions – to create tranquility and loving kindness in your everyday life. These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately – while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.

Dolphin healing

the extraordinary power and magic of dolphins to heal and transform our lives

Author: Horace E. Dobbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749920791

Category: Medical

Page: 198

View: 4268

Dolphin Healing is an inspiring account of the nature of the healing power of dolphins by internationally renowned expert Horace Dobbs. This accessible and intriguing book is based on Horace Dobbs' extraordinary work with dolphins.

African Wisdom

Author: Owen Burnham

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780749920883

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 2591

Written by two members of a Senegalese village, one the village elder, this guide to traditional African wisdom offers insight into such subjects as the African creation story, the wisdom of plants trees and sacred animals, fostering spiritual health, and the power of music and dance.

The Art of Breathing

The Secret to Living Mindfully

Author: Danny Penman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1633410897

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 6706

International bestselling author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go, finding peace, and practicing mindfulness in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. With these simple exercises he teaches you how to dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity. You will start to smile more, worry less, and with each little moment of mindfulness, discover a happier, calmer you. It really is as easy as breathing. All you need is a chair, a body, some air, and your mind. That’s it!

Meditation For Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119251176

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

View: 8002

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

One-minute Mindfulness

50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity, and New Possibilities in a Stressed-out World

Author: Don Altman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680304

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 187

View: 5146

The next 60 seconds can change your life, for good or bad, and it's all about how you live them. This ground-breaking book shows how mindfulness, being present in each moment, will transform your life for the better.

The 5 Minute Meditator

Short Meditations for a Balanced Life

Author: Eric Harrison

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780749924591

Category: Meditation

Page: 156

View: 4268

The 5-Minute Meditator is the perfect book for everyone who has no time to meditate, yet wants to enjoy the benefits meditation brings. It is written by Eric Harrison, author of the bestselling Teach Yourself to Meditate. Ideal book for every busy person who has 'no time to meditate'. Teaches you how to meditate while you walk, eat, exercise, travel, breathe! Includes special meditations to improve your health, lower your stress levels, clarify your thinking, and much more. Packed with easy-to-learn spot meditations which are short, effective and can be done anywhere, any time. Shows that short meditations are more beneficial than one long meditation!

Yoga for Anxiety

Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind

Author: Mary NurrieStearns,Rick NurrieStearns

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572249153

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 7876

Many of us face daily demands and overwhelming difficulties that cause seemingly uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear. When you feel this way, it's healing to calm yourself and to reclaim your sense of innate goodness and well-being. For centuries, yoga has offered a quiet retreat away from life's pressures and has enabled us to reconnect to our inner wisdom and peace. Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. This book offers meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity. Before long, you'll free yourself from the anxiety and fears that hold you back and learn to live with a more open heart and resilient mind. Just as yoga helps you feel more at home in your body, the mental and physical practices in Yoga for Anxiety help you increase your sense of contentment in life.

The Foundations of Mindfulness

How to Cultivate Attention, Good Judgment, and Tranquility

Author: Eric Harrison

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192573

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 5569

An Essential Addition to Mindfulness Literature Who among us does not want to discern right from wrong and useful from useless in any situation? Thirty years ago—long before the modern mindfulness movement—Eric Harrison began teaching meditation as a secular, science-based therapy. Paradoxically, he rooted his practice in the Buddha’s original teaching: the Satipatthana Sutta. The 13 steps in the Sutta offer readers the full benefits of mindfulness: attention, good judgment, and tranquility. Now—informed by a lifetime spent teaching tens of thousands to meditate—Harrison offers both a new translation of the Sutta (the first in modern English) and lucid guidance on how to apply it today.

Get Some Headspace

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day

Author: Andy Puddicombe

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125001414X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 3096

As a former Buddhist monk with over 10 years of teaching experience, Andy Puddicombe has been acknowledged as the UK's foremost mindfulness meditation expert. Like his readers and students, he began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine-proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Simple exercises, stories and techniques culled from Andy's years of experience will help anyone calm the chatter in their minds. The result? More headspace, less stress. Get Some Headspace also brings us the extraordinary science behind this seemingly simple cure-all. This book and practice will help readers positively impact every area of their physical and mental health through mindfulness, from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...and the list goes on and on.

The Little Book of Mindfulness

10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace

Author: Patrizia Collard

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753549

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 4081

"Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon Customer Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation. Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life. This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness! CONTENTS: 1. Being in the Now 2. Accept and Respond 3. Making Your Mind Up 4. Simply Be 5. Mindful Eating 6. Gratitude and Compassion 7. Everyday Mindfulness

The Healing Power of Mind

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824256

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 6453

The true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened freedom and healing power, only to gain stress and exhaustion, suffering and overexcitement, like the turbulent waves rolling on the surface of the ocean. Our minds possess the power to heal pain and stress, and to blossom into peace and joy, by loosening the clinging attitudes that Buddhists call "grasping at self." If we apply the mind's healing power, we can heal not only our mental and emotional afflictions, but physical problems also. This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith. We can heal body and mind simply by being what we truly are, and by allowing our own natural healing qualities to manifest: a peaceful and open mind, a loving and positive attitude, and warm, joyful energy in a state of balance and harmony.

Meditation Is an Open Sky

Mindfulness for Kids

Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497692628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5410

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Fasting the Mind

Spiritual Exercises for Psychic Detox

Author: Jason Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620556472

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 9567

Combines cognitive psychology with Zen, Taoist, and Vedic practices to empty the mind • Explains how eliminating external stimulation can alleviate stress and anxiety for a calmer state of mind • Details meditation practices, such as open-awareness meditation, contemplation of Zen koans, and Vipassana meditation, and explores methods of digital detox • Draws on classical yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism as well as cognitive science to explain how and why to fast the mind Stop planning, stop comparing, stop competing, stop thinking, and just breathe deeply for a minute . . . Our undivided attention is something we are rarely able to give for reasons ranging from digital overload to the cultural conditioning of equating busyness with purpose. Just as you might choose a fast from eating to detoxify the body, the best way to overcome this modern mental overload is to periodically fast the mind. Drawing on the spiritual philosophies and meditative practices of classical yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism, Jason Gregory explains how fasting the mind directly impacts your habits and way of being in the world to create peace and calmness in your life as well as allow you to build a firm psychological defense against the increasing bombardment of distractions in our world. Applying psychology and cognitive science to samsara--the cycle of suffering created by our attachment to the impermanent--he explains how overreliance on the rational mind causes imbalances in the autonomic nervous system and suppresses our natural spontaneity, feelings, and intuition. When we are unable to relax the mind deeply, we enter a destabilizing state of stress and anxiety and are unable to liberate the true Self from the impermanence and limitations of the material world. Sharing Zen, Taoist, and Vedic practices to help you empty your mind and gradually restore your natural rhythms, the author shows how to give the mind time to truly relax from stimulation so it can repair itself and come back into equilibrium. He details simple meditation practices that are easy to implement in daily life, such as open-awareness meditation and contemplation of Zen koans, as well as the advanced techniques of Vipassana, a Theravadic Buddhist discipline centered on seclusion from all worldly stimuli. He also offers methods for digital detox and ensuring a good night’s sleep, a major support for healing cognitive impairment and restoring a state of equanimity. By fasting the mind we strip away the distractions and stresses of modern life and return to our original nature as it exists deep within. We become more consciously awake in every moment, allowing us to feel the real beauty of the world and, in turn, to live life more fully, authentically, and peacefully.