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Mindfulness for Health

Mindfulness for Health

A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

  • Author: Vidyamala Burch,Danny Penman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1405522518
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world

  • Author: Mark Williams,Danny Penman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748131426
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
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MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.

Mindfulness for Creativity

Mindfulness for Creativity

Adapt, create and thrive in a frantic world

  • Author: Danny Penman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349412510
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 224
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Work deadlines, to-do lists, family commitments, pressure to perform... Our frantic lives demand so much from us that we can often feel locked into a cycle of frustration, anxiety and stress, unable to tackle the tasks before us or see a way out of our habitual ways of thinking and doing things. Yet there is a way out. The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of this book have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making. They also dissolve anxiety, stress and depression while enhancing mental resilience. The four week programme takes just 10-20 minutes per day. The easy-to-follow programme works by soothing and clearing your mind, allowing innovative ideas to take form and crystallise. This helps you to spontaneously 'see' the solution to a problem, to conjure up new ideas, or to create works with true insight and flair. The programme also helps build the courage necessary for you to follow your ideas wherever they should lead - and the resilience to cope with any setbacks. It will help your mind work more effectively so that you can solve problems faster, more intuitively and have the inner confidence to drive your ideas forward. The accompanying CD contains 6 meditations that you can use to build an ongoing practice, mixing and matching meditations to suit your circumstances.

Into the Heart of Mindfulness

Into the Heart of Mindfulness

Finding a Way of Well-being

  • Author: Ed Halliwell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349406723
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 256
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Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress. Eventually he stumbled on meditation and Buddhism, and discovered a path that was different from the other medical, psychological and spiritual cures he had tried. That path was mindfulness and the deeper he went into the practice the more it transformed his life, easing his depression and helping him see each moment as precious. A one-time editor for FHM magazine, Ed's life has changed radically - he now teaches mindfulness to others. In this book, Ed explores how mindfulness can help us see and transform our unhelpful biases and habits, enable us to live more at peace with stress and uncertainty, cultivate cheerfulness and compassion, and help us to find our life's calling - if we are willing to journey to the heart of the practice. Offering his own experiences as inspiration, Ed emphasises that mindfulness training is a lifelong path and complete way of being rather than just a short course or quick fix. With practical advice and refreshing candour, he explores how working with the realities of our minds, bodies and day-to-day existence - rather than striving for positive results - can, paradoxically, help us rediscover a richly nourishing, deeply-textured life.

Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition

Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition

How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation

  • Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 140551700X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 720
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Full Catastrophe Living is a manual for developing your own personal meditation practice and learning how to use mindfulness to promote improved health and healing in your own life. It is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's highly acclaimed stress reduction programme at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, where he uses mindfulness to help thousands of people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. This book will enable you to develop your own stress management programme. It provides easy-to-follow meditation techniques, a detailed eight-week practice schedule, dozens of success stories, plus the latest research findings. This new edition has been revised and updated to include the latest research in support of mindfulness-based programmes and their effectiveness for stress reduction, symptom regulation and emotional balance. It is a practical guide for anyone, well or ill, who seeks to transcend their limitations and move towards greater levels of health and well being.

Art of Breathing

Art of Breathing

  • Author: Dr. Danny Penman
  • Publisher: Mira
  • ISBN: 9780008206611
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

A Practical Guide to Regaining Control Over Your Life

  • Author: Lawrence Peltz
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590309189
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 270
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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.

Essential Oils Every Day

Essential Oils Every Day

Rituals and Remedies for Healing, Happiness, and Beauty

  • Author: Hope Gillerman
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062440179
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 256
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From Hope Gillerman, founder of the aromatherapy line H. Gillerman Organics, an indispensable guide to the fundamentals of one of our most ancient and aromatic healing tools, essential oils—nature’s most concentrated plant medicines. Fragrant and wonderfully sensual, one hundred times more concentrated than dried herbs, essential oils are the ultimate in luxurious natural self-care. Pairing pleasure with potent healing, essential oils have been a therapeutic treatment of choice for thousands of years, from ancient Egyptian rituals to Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic treatments, and Aromatherapy. But while essential oils are accessible, versatile, and beautiful, few of us know how simple it is to harness their power. Enter Hope Gillerman, founder of H. Gillerman Organics, a line of essential oil remedies beloved by celebrities, the fashion elite, and leaders of holistic healing. With passion and unparalleled expertise, Hope takes readers on a lively tour through the science and history of essential oils. Carefully culling the hundreds of oils out there to introduce readers to the forty truly must-have oils for home use, from lavender to jasmine and eucalyptus, she provides clear, quick, and easy-to-follow techniques for integrating them into daily life—as simple as breathing. From topical applications for aromatic healing to crafting homemade blends, Essential Oils Every Day is a practical, beautiful guide to all the ways the power of essential oils will transform your every day: better breathing; improved relaxation and focus; sounder sleep; healthier travel; natural beauty; and spiritual uplift.

Emotional Healing For Dummies

Emotional Healing For Dummies

  • Author: David Beales,Helen Whitten
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470663545
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 376
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At some point in their lives, most people will have thought: “He should never have said that” “How could she treat me this way?” “I feel guilty when I remember what I said to him” “I’m so angry I can’t bear it” Usually, we don’t feel that we can discuss these hurtful emotions, such as guilt, anger or jealousy, with our friends and families, let alone go to a GP for advice on dealing with them. We’re a nation that bottles things up, dismissing anger, frustration, hatred and guilt as largely insignificant to our minds and bodies. But powerful emotions like these do affect us in a long-term way, not only mentally but also physically, and it’s important to know how to get them under control before our health really suffers. This easy-to-follow, plain-English guide shows you why and how emotions can leave a physical scar, and talks about various life factors and influences that can lead to emotional stress. It will help you heal your emotional traumas with a toolkit of strategies, and allows you to take care of your health with a practical, hands-on approach. Emotional Healing For Dummies covers: PART 1: INTRODUCING EMOTIONAL HEALING Chapter 1: Understanding Emotional Healing Chapter 2: Exploring the Physiology of Emotion Chapter 3: Tuning into Emotions PART 2: EMOTIONS AND YOUR BODY Chapter 4: You are What you Eat Chapter 5: Body Rhythms Chapter 6: Physical Strategies for Emotional Healing PART 3: EMOTIONAL HEALING FOR REAL LIFE Chapter 7: Mapping the Emotional Environment Chapter 8: Facing up to Emotional Challenges Chapter 9: Managing Relationships Chapter 10: Strategies for Getting through Tough Times Chapter 11: Life’s Transitions PART 4: THE EMOTIONAL HEALING TOOLKIT Chapter 12: Thinking Strategies for Emotional Healing Chapter 13: Mindfulness Practices to Rebalance Chapter 14: Lifestyle Strategies for Emotional Healing Chapter 15: Becoming the Emotionally Healed Person PART 5: TAKING YOUR HEALING TO ANOTHER LEVEL Chapter 16: Planning to Manage Emotions in the Future Chapter 17: Inspiring Healing in Others Chapter 18: Helping your Child to Heal PART 6: THE PART OF TENS Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Heal Emotional Wounds Chapter 20 Ten Ways to Stay Positive Chapter 21: Ten Exercises for Emotional Healing