Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

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by Mark Williams, Danny Penman
     
 

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Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious,

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Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.

 

Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone—and it can take just 10 to 20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749953089
Publisher:
Piatkus Books
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

MARK WILLIAMS, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the author of The Mindful Way through Depression. He lives in England.

 

DANNY PENMAN, PhD, is a feature and comment writer for the UK’s Daily Mail. After gaining a PhD in biochemistry, he worked for The Independent and the BBC. He lives in England.

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Mindfulness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
mlorio More than 1 year ago
I have been reading several books lately on mindfulness so I was interested in this title with its 8-week plan. While the book doesn't reveal any earth-shaking new information, it does provide some unique ways of considering mindfulness. What makes this title different is the more practical step-by-step plan on how to adopt mindfulness in your life. I read this title as an electronic advanced review so I did not have the time to adopt the practices, but I am looking forward to purchasing the title when it is released to try to incorporate it into my life. The only negatives of this title are that it does have the overly optimistic "do this and your life will be wonderful" tone of most self-improvement titles. Also the URL provided to find the audio meditation tracks is a dead link. I am assuming that the site is still being worked on before the release of the title and the final version will have a working URL.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent Book, with a great how to plan, that is working for me! I I think that chapter four's contents should have came before two and three, it is too confusing to have to go back and study while I am doing the exercises.I  am just  doing the first exercise! So good, so far!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book. Initially explains the mechanisms of how the brain processes emotions, thoughts and stress on a subconcious level. Then explains and gives you tools, Mindfulness breathing, the Body Scan and Dealing with Difficult Emotions. This in turn will affect every aspect of your life. It is so simple. "The truth will set you free" in Latin, Veritas vas liberabit. This book will help one uncover ones own truth. I've recommended it to a few patients with excellent results for those who were motivated. One of my favorite books and most useful in todays busy and hectic environment. Helped me to stop and smell the roses..,
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Useful in my personal and professional lives.