Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World [NOOK Book]

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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, less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.

Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the unique program developed ...

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Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

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Overview

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, less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.

Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), 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. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio mediations to help guide you through the process. You'll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Want a happier, more content life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you’ll find in

this book. Professor Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman have teamed up to give us scientifically

grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of our everyday challenges and catastrophes.” —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“Peace can’t be achieved in the outside world unless we have peace on the inside. Mark Williams and Danny Penman’s book gives us this peace.” —Goldie Hawn

“Clarity and simplicity of explanation and instruction is a wonderful plus to those who might want to try this practice. This eight week program is well presented and doable – even for busy people.” – Sound Commentary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609611996
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 43,838
  • File size: 2 MB

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 best-selling Mindful Way through Depression, which has so far sold over 250,000 copies. He lives in England.

DANNY PENMAN, PhD, is an award winning feature and comment writer for the UK's Daily Mail. After earning a PhD in biochemistry, he worked for The Independent and the BBC. He has won two investigative journalism awards from the Humane Society of the United States and one from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). He lives in England.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Jon Kabat-Zinn ix

1 Chasing Your Tail 1

2 Why Do We Attack Ourselves? 15

3 Waking Up to the Life You Have 32

4 Introducing the Eight-Week Mindfulness Program 56

5 Mindfulness Week One: Waking Up to the Autopilot 67

6 Mindfulness Week Two: Keeping the Body in Mind 90

7 Mindfulness Week Three: The Mouse in the Maze 111

8 Mindfulness Week Four: Moving Beyond the Rumor Mill 136

9 Mindfulness Week Five: Turning Toward Difficulties 161

10 Mindfulness Week Six: Trapped in the Past or Living in the Present? 185

11 Mindfulness Week Seven: When Did You Stop Dancing? 211

12 Mindfulness Week Eight: Your Wild and Precious Life 238

Notes 253

Resources 265

Index 270

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    A Practical Approach to Mindfulness

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Excellent Book, with a great how to plan, that is working for me

    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!!

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