Mindfulness Made Simple: An Introduction to Finding Calm Through Mindfulness & Meditation [NOOK Book]

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WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

Ease your anxiety and find calm through the healing practice of mindfulness

By embracing mindfulness you can transform your life forever, and renew your connection to the world around you. With the simple but powerful practices of mindfulness and meditation you will learn to be more attentive and peaceful, so that you can relieve stress, ...
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Mindfulness Made Simple: An Introduction to Finding Calm Through Mindfulness & Meditation

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Overview

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

Ease your anxiety and find calm through the healing practice of mindfulness

By embracing mindfulness you can transform your life forever, and renew your connection to the world around you. With the simple but powerful practices of mindfulness and meditation you will learn to be more attentive and peaceful, so that you can relieve stress, regulate your emotions, and achieve focus and clarity. Mindfulness Made Simple will give you a concise introduction to the practice of mindfulness, with simple exercises and practical techniques to apply mindfulness and meditation to the obstacles in your hectic daily life.

Mindfulness Made Simple will help guide you on your journey to a calmer, healthier mind, with:

-Concise introduction to mindfulness and its many psychological benefits
-Step-by-step introduction to your first meditation
-5 introductory meditations and 8 advanced meditations to deepen your practice
-Simple exercises and journal prompts to keep you engaged
-Helpful tips to help you stay motivated on your journey to complete mindfulness
-Foreword by mindfulness expert Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Mindfulness Made Simple will show you how to soothe your mind and calm your nerves with a practical and personalized approach to mindfulness.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149503117
  • Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/6/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 13,313
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    I found this eBook a quick read and an accessible "go to&qu

    I found this eBook a quick read and an accessible "go to" for the beginner ready to learn about mindful meditation, and a handy source for those already versed and experienced with a meditation practice. Considerable time is spent on the benefits experienced with meditation and despite its origin that the ancient practice of meditation itself is not religious based. A step-by-step approach and advice on beginning a meditation practice is helpful, along with journal suggestions, and remains throughout the book as advanced meditations are presented. Even the advanced meditations seem attainable as the body and breath without judgment remains the foundation. From a simple breath meditation, to body scans, the book points out that we are in relationship with ourselves as well as with others, for instance with "Gratitude" exercises and the "Loving Kindness Meditation." Through mindfulness and meditation we can learn about ourselves objectively, and therefore be healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally and in our relationships. All which should spill over into our everyday lives. In fact it's discussed that studies have indicated and are continuing to show a multitude of health and emotional benefits from meditation. I found it especially interesting that the studies on one's physical pain can be lessened by meditating, and separating one's emotions from the experience. All in all a useful tool and reference in an eBook, as it's a portable lesson guide that one can use to continue to learn and develop.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2014

    This book is a quick read that is useful for beginners being in

    This book is a quick read that is useful for beginners being introduced to meditation. It offers some background behind meditation and how it helps with daily everyday stressfulness of life. This book is great about breaking down steps for beginners coming to meditation for the first time and gives step by step instructions that are not too convoluted to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    This great initiative will encourage the newbie to implement a s

    This great initiative will encourage the newbie to implement a successful meditation practice.  Detailed assurances
    offer insight into easing the mind for engaging into a new art form without fear.  Though a bit repetitive, this again
    offers helpful instruction in urging those less familiar with this amazing stress relieving activity.

    Trish Wootten, CHHC, AADP
    DC Nutrition Examiner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2015

    You have to read this book if you are looking for easy to follow

    You have to read this book if you are looking for easy to follow methods for relaxing.  This book has done wonders for my stress levels and I feel a thousand times better because of it.  If you are looking for an easy way to relax and unwind pick this book up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    I rather enjoyed this book. It teaches you all about the benefit

    I rather enjoyed this book. It teaches you all about the benefits of meditation and how to meditate to improve your quality of life. It jumps right into meditation, then takes you on a journey of the mind to a deeper understanding. It is easy to follow for a beginner or an advanced person of meditation. 

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  • Posted March 20, 2015

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    This book is exactly what I needed at this time in my life. I fe

    This book is exactly what I needed at this time in my life. I felt like I needed something to guide me to a more mindful life and an easy 
    guide to meditation. I got both from reading this book. I also loved the motivational quotes and tips for maintaining a balanced life. This 
    book is ideal for anyone seeking balance and those who want to learn meditation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2015

    Mindfulness Made Simple is a discussion about ¿stopping to smell

    Mindfulness Made Simple is a discussion about “stopping to smell the roses” and pay attention during your life. There are a few guidelines to help you along the way such as excercises, tips, and journal keeping to help you become more mindful. Mindfulness is believed to help some health issues such as stress, pain, depression, sleep, and lack of focus and each topic is discussed in the book. The rest of the book gives detailed instruction on how to be more mindful and meditate to achieve your goals and become healthier and more enlightened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2015

    A HUGE help! Excellent READ! I suffer greatly from anxiety and i

    A HUGE help! Excellent READ! I suffer greatly from anxiety and i am always trying to find ways relieve stress and calm myself at the end of the day. This book gave me a better understanding about how to control my emotions and to communicate effectively which in turn will bring calm and help relieve some of my day to day stress or avoid it all together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2015

    I deal with a lot of stress with working two jobs and balancing

    I deal with a lot of stress with working two jobs and balancing family and activities. I worry a lot which causes me unnecessary anxiety. Mindfulness Made Simple was very helpful in teaching relaxation methods in addition to self awareness which caused me to be able to control my own behavior and decrease the levels of stress I was experiencing. I found the tips, exercises and journal prompts very helpful and was able to apply the easily to my life.

    - Sarah M

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    I did not particularly like this ebook, which I received for fre

    I did not particularly like this ebook, which I received for free. The concepts of mindfulness and meditation are not new at all but are presented as a phenomenal discovery by the author. Those of us who are older already know that everyone is over-scheduled and stressed and NOT paying attention or enjoying their daily lives. Too much time hooked up to electronic devices and not enough time living here and now. I felt this ebook was speaking to the electronic generation, and not to folks like me, who know better than to live my life electronically out-of-touch.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Mindfulness as Practical Stress Management: After little more th

    Mindfulness as Practical Stress Management:
    After little more than two weeks of following the recommendations and practices outlined in this book, I feel much more calm and centered in my daily life. Mindfulness is too often overlooked or dismissed as perhaps a "nice" concept, but one with questionable or negligible results - don't make that same mistake. I found the discussion in Chapter 6 regarding mindfulness in everyday life to be especially insightful and practical. This is a great book for those who are seeking tools to better deal with everyday stress.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    This introductory book walks the reader through the concept of m

    This introductory book walks the reader through the concept of mindfulness, understanding its benefits and practices, taking the reader through her first mediation, and then leaving her with instructions for further and deeper types and styles of meditation and mindfulness. And since it’s loaded with lots of advice for further reading and practice, it’s also well-suited for folks looking to taking their next mindful steps.
    -- papajbear

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    I thought this book was a good introduction to the practice of m

    I thought this book was a good introduction to the practice of mindfulness.  I appreciated the way it gave some of the background and history as well as several good reasons for practicing mindfulness.  The exercises seemed clear and easy for a novice like me to follow.  I also liked the way it didn’t make you feel guilty or stressed about doing it “wrong”.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    I heard about mindfulness from a friend and wanted to try it. I

    I heard about mindfulness from a friend and wanted to try it. I enjoy yoga and thought I would like
    mindfulness. Book has great suggestions- I started using the journal ideas and it has reallyy
     improved my meditation.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an easy

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an easy to follow tutorial on how to learn the mindfulness method. I learned a lot from this book about letting go of negative thinking and focusing on sleep: 2 areas I really wanted to work on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Mindfulness Made Simple uses easy to follow techniques to help f

    Mindfulness Made Simple uses easy to follow techniques to help focus on breathing and meditation. Stress can be alleviated and guidance is given for living a life on purpose. With some practice, calm and inner peace is possible.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    I read a few chapters of Mindfulness Made Simple and I did learn

    I read a few chapters of Mindfulness Made Simple and I did learn a bit from it. I like the section titled Mindfulness at Night Meditation. After practicing the techniques for two nights, I felt my mind a bit more at ease the following day. I was able to think clearly and not fixated on the previous day’s events. 

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

    Mindfulness is the opposite of multitasking. It¿s being in the m

    Mindfulness is the opposite of multitasking. It’s being in the moment, it’s noticing the world around us, and it’s celebrating our reactions for what they are. It doesn’t require a desire to change or be more appreciative of life — just a willingness to pay attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    We all have stress and anxiey in our busy lives and this book pr

    We all have stress and anxiey in our busy lives and this book provides a concept on dealing with this by directing ourselves to the present through attention and acceptance of the moment.  This simple concept is based on the idea that we can keep our minds open to situations as they approach without reacting with our judgements.  The ability to try this meditation would allow us to be less stressed and anxiety ridden.  The book provides exercises and practices to increase our skills in this meditation.  There are practices for everyday life as well as it addresses specific situations.  The book also provides additional information for expanding the meditation as we becoming practicing this process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    How long have you been meditating, or are you new to meditation?

    How long have you been meditating, or are you new to meditation?  I strongly suggest that you read this book because it really helped me learn what mindfulness was and that I could so much more in my meditation that I have been doing for years.  I loved Chapter 5 that gave me more meditations.  

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