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Mindfulness for Mothers

Mindfulness for Mothers

  • Author: Rebecca Ryan
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • ISBN: 1743549679
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 124
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A book of wisdom and mindfulness exercises for mothers of young children. Becoming a mother brings a lot of change, both physically and emotionally. Time becomes scarce and stress levels rise. Many new mothers spend their days rushing from one task to the next. Mindfulness for Mothers is a book to help mothers create a sense of balance, awareness and calm for themselves and their children. Meditation teacher Rebecca Ryan has created a series of simple exercises, from 10-second tension breakers to 30-minute restorative body awareness routines, to do either alone or in the company of your child. Beautifully designed with instructional illustrations, this book provides a gentle solution to the upheavals of this challenging but rewarding time.

Mindfulness for Mums

Mindfulness for Mums

Simple ways to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content

  • Author: Izzy Judd
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1405943157
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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Discover simple and practical exercises to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content amid the chaos and uncertainty of life. 'Useful exercises designed to help you through tough and exhausting mummy days' MAIL ONLINE Having suffered from anxiety for much of her life, Izzy Judd has brought together a brilliant and inspiring collection of simple activities and exercises to help mothers find their own piece of calm. Included are exercises both for you to do alone and with your children of all ages, giving them their own tools to help remain happy and peaceful too. Mindfulness for Mums will guide you through invaluable, quick and easy self-care tips to help you find a moment's calm in the chaos of motherhood and life as a whole. Izzy Judd's beautiful and practical book will hold your hand through the challenging and exhausting days, exciting and happy days and most importantly provide something you can teach your children and share together over the years. Learn exactly how you can feel peaceful and grounded in this beautifully comforting book, perfect for mums everywhere.

Mindful Motherhood

Mindful Motherhood

Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year

  • Author: Cassandra Vieten
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 1572246294
  • Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Page: 200
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From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental and emotional agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Based on research conducted at California Pacific Medical Center, and with a foreword by beloved meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year (New Harbinger/Noetic Books, May 2009, $16.95) by psychologist and mom Cassandra Vieten, has been acclaimed by women's health experts, mindfulness teachers, and psychologists alike. Mindful Motherhood provides pregnant women and new moms with a brief, low-cost, easy to implement set of tools to deal with stress, difficult moments, depressed or anxious moods, and negative thought patterns during pregnancy and early motherhood. Based on the principles of mindfulness, this book also provides information, exercises, and ideas to enhance the positive emotions that are part of the experience of motherhood and improve the quality of mother-infant interactions, bringing more attention and awareness to the deep joy and satisfaction that motherhood can bring. Mindful Motherhood provides pregnant women and early moms with: 1) accessible information based on science and sound clinical theory, 2) practical tools for practicing mindfulness in everyday life, 3) stories and examples to inspire interest and clarify points, and 4) experiential exercises that will help readers integrate the information and experiences they have. Mindful Motherhood also offers current insights into the positive psychology of motherhood and mother-infant attachment, translating science and theory into jargon-free language and immediately applicable tools. This book is aimed specifically toward pregnant women and mothers with infants, who would like to deal more effectively with stress and mood during pregnancy and postpartum, who are interested in being the best parent they can be, and who want to cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and their children. The goal is to help women become the kind of present, authentic, connected, emotionally competent, psychologically-balanced, and loving mothers they want to be not to mention enjoying the extraordinary experience of motherhood to its fullest extent. Why it is Important A large body of evidence in both animal and human studies indicates that stress and mood disturbance experienced during pregnancy increases the risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and other pregnancy-related complications, and may adversely affect the developing fetus. Postnatal mood disturbance can interfere with attachment, healthy parenting behaviors, and child development. While a wealth of evidence supports all these facts, surprisingly little information is available to women and clinicians for reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and postpartum. Mindful Motherhood is the only book oriented toward teaching research-based mindfulness principles to reduce stress and improve mood in pregnant women and new moms. It is an easy but informative read that gives new moms the psychology, science and health facts behind how mindfulness can enhance mother-infant attachment, and be used in childbirth.

The Mindful Mother

The Mindful Mother

A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond with Mindfulness

  • Author: Naomi Chunilal
  • Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
  • ISBN: 1780288743
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 256
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"Mindfulness is perfect for new mothers The mindful mother will support, nurture and guide you through pregnancy, labour and early motherhood ... Using simple and powerful mediation and self-development practices based upon Buddhist and Yogic principles, you can steer a clear path through pregnancy and childbirth, into new motherhood. Speaking to the heart with wisdom, insight and humour, [This book] gives you a practical life and emotional lifeline, helping you to: cope and thrive through common moterhring dilemmas; find balance and equilibrium between work and home ; restore and raise energy, vitality and resilience levels ; engage your mind to work with you, rather than against you ; survive and enjoy daily life with a newborn baby awaken the heart to greater love, contentment and happiness"--Back cover.

Mindful Thoughts for Mothers

Mindful Thoughts for Mothers

A Journey of Loving Awareness

  • Author: Riga Forbes
  • Publisher: Leaping Hare Press
  • ISBN: 1782408045
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 160
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"Mindful Thoughts for Mothers is the perfect present for mums everywhere. It explores a mother’s world, helping the reader to hold a sense of the ‘bigger picture’ while being present in the day-to-day." - Mental Health Foundation Motherhood is one of the most wonderful and powerful experiences we can have in life. As the early years of our children’s lives unfold, we will undoubtedly experience the joys they bring, but will also encounter the stress and demands that appear daily and nightly on the parenting path. Using mindfulness practice to manage these demands we can become more present and meet life with awareness, in the moment. These reflections on motherhood will help you find greater self-understanding and enable you to navigate a mindful path along this exciting journey.

Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients

Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients

Illuminating the Theory and Practice of Change

  • Author: Ruth Baer
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 160882263X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 320
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How does mindfulness work? Thousands of therapists utilize mindfulness-based treatments and have witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of these approaches on clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. But for many clinicians, the psychological processes and brain functions that explain these changes remain a mystery, and effective methodologies for measuring each client's progress are elusive. In Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients, Ruth Baer presents a collection of articles by some of the most respected mindfulness researchers and therapists practicing today. Each contribution assesses the variables that represent potential processes of change, such as mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, spirituality, and focus on values, and determines the importance of each of these processes to enhanced psychological functioning and quality of life. Clinicians learn to accurately measure each process in individual clients, an invaluable skill for any practicing therapist. A seminal contribution to the existing professional literature on mindfulness-based treatments, this book is also an essential resource for any mental health professional seeking to illuminate the processes at work behind any mindfulness and acceptance-based therapy. The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series As mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies gain momentum in the field of mental health, it is increasingly important for professionals to understand the full range of their applications. To keep up with the growing demand for authoritative resources on these treatments, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series was created. These edited books cover a range of evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy. Incorporating new research in the field of psychology, these books are powerful tools for mental health clinicians, researchers, advanced students, and anyone interested in the growth of mindfulness and acceptance strategies.

The Mindful Mother's Way

The Mindful Mother's Way

  • Author: Sarah Gyampoh
  • Publisher: Kat Biggie Press
  • ISBN: 9781948604086
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 146
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Motherhood is beautiful, challenging, and magical. If you are stressed-out, anxious, or not enjoying motherhood as much as you would like to, this book is for you. Included are exercises, recipes, and more to help you on this journey.

Breathe, Mama, Breathe

Breathe, Mama, Breathe

5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms

  • Author: Shonda Moralis
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • ISBN: 161519357X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8981
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A “Mom Must-Read”—Parents A National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) Winner Easy-to-follow practices that will help moms find quick, daily opportunities to reset and refocus with mindfulness Moms can feel as if they are sprinting through life, crashing onto the pillow at day’s end only to start again the next morning. In Breathe, Mama, Breathe, psychotherapist Shonda Moralis outlines the benefits of daily meditation and shows moms how to do it—in just five minutes! Plus, she shares over 60 “mindful breaks” that will help moms tune into their own well-being (along with everyone else’s): Eat a mindful breakfast—with no phone, TV, or newspaper! Cuddle your child and take three deep breaths together. Give yourself a mindful-mommy high five—because moms can use positive reinforcement, too. Every mom—whether caring for a new baby, an overscheduled grade-schooler, or an angsty teen—can become a mindful mama!

Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

The Birth of Wisdom

  • Author: Sheila Lintott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444341430
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 248
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The complex world of motherhood is here unveiled. Covering issues ranging from whether we should occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected challenges and complications of being a mother, Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers. Considers salient philosophical issues relating to pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child Chapters include "The Days and Nights of a New Mother: Existentialism in the Nursery", "The Media Proudly Presents: Lessons' from Celebrity Moms", and "The Off Button: Thought Experiments and Child Control" Contains work from diverse academic perspectives, including economics, psychology, education, English, sociology, women's studies, and theological studies, as well as from nurses and stay-at-home mothers Includes a foreword by Judith Warner, the New York Times columnist ("Domestic Disturbances") and author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

Medicine and Compassion

Medicine and Compassion

A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers

  • Author: Chokyi Nyima,David R Shlim
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717031
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
  • View: 3371
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It is estimated that some 54 million people in the U.S. act as informal caregivers for ill or disabled loved ones. We can add to these countless workers in the fields of health and human service, and yet there is still not enough help to go around: as many as three fourths of our informal caregivers report "going it alone." It's no wonder that "caregiver burnout" and depression afflict so many. Sure to be welcomed by caregivers of all types, the groundbreaking new Medicine and Compassion can help anyone reconnect with the true spirit of their caregiving task. In a clear and very modern voice, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to present practical tools for revitalizing the caring spirit. Readers, in turn, will find their patience, kindness, and effectiveness re-energized. Offering practical advice on dealing with people who are angry at their medical conditions or their care providers, people who are dying, or the families of those who are critically ill, Medicine and Compassion will strike resonant cords with medical professionals, hospice workers, teachers and parents of children with special needs, and those caring for aging and infirm loved ones.