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The British Columbia Association for Living Mindfully is a non-profit society dedicated to education, research and advocacy around the benefits of mindfulness in homes, in schools, and in workplaces throughout BC. Free resources include a list of apps, Art of Living Mindfully workbook and mindfulness audio files.
Contents: 1 The practice of mindfulness : paying attention -- II The paradigm : a new way of thinking about health and illness -- III Stress -- IV The applications : taking on the full catastrophe -- V The way of awareness -- Afterword -- Awareness calendars -- Reading list -- Resources -- Guided mindfulness meditation practice CDs with Jon Kabat-Zinn : ordering information -- Index.
Contents: Two 30-minute sections, one ("Conscious Relaxation") devoted to several easy, relaxation-inducing poses and the other ("Conscious Breahing") focusing entirely on the breath itself. (Also included are an 8-minute "guided meditation" and an interview with instructor Rodney Yee.)
Expert Shamash Alidina introduces you to an array of proven techniques, ranging from simple breathing and muscle relaxation exercises to guided imagery, meditation and yoga and tai chi. [from back cover]
Research shows that meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this comprehensive book provides a wealth of tips and techniques and the accompanying CD offers 10 guided meditations. [from back cover]
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Contents: 1. What is mindfulness? 2. Plasticity and integration. 3. The practice of mindfulness. 4. Practice what you preach. 5. Mindfulness in practice 6. Mindfulness as an intervention in the treatment of psychopathology. 7. Finding wellness through mindfulness and meditation. 8. Promoting mindfulness in children and adolescents. 9. Mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorder treatment. 10. Mindful eating. 11. Mindfulness and technology. Appendix A. Audio guided meditations. Appendix B. Mindfulness resources
Whereas most other books on the topic focus on the benefits of mindfulness either for the clinician or for the patient, Becoming Mindful offers chapters on both, providing advice on how clinicians can establish a personal mindfulness practice and encourage their patients to do the same, both during sessions and at home. For clinician and patient alike, the handbook discusses the practical aspects of mindfulness, from the most effective postures to specific practices, and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving.