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The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditatiion Teachers on the Powe r of Mindfulness in Daily Life
     

The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditatiion Teachers on the Powe r of Mindfulness in Daily Life

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by Barry Boyce, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Siegel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield
 

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A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Countless people who have tried it say it's improved their quality of life. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of paying steady and full attention, without judgment or criticism, to our moment-to-moment experience. Here is a collection of the

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A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Countless people who have tried it say it's improved their quality of life. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of paying steady and full attention, without judgment or criticism, to our moment-to-moment experience. Here is a collection of the best writing on what mindfulness is, why we should practice it, and how to apply it in daily life, from leading figures in the field.

Selections include:
Leading thinking Jon Kabat-Zinn on the essence of mindfulness, stress reduction, and positive change
Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on the transformative power of mindful breathing
Professor of psychiatry Daniel Siegel, MD, on how mindfulness benefits the brain
Physician and meditation teacher Jan Chozen Bays, MD, on how and why to practice mindful eating
Pioneering psychologist Ellen Langer on how mindfulness can change the understanding and treatment of disease
Leadership coach Michael Carroll on practicing mindfulness at work
Psychologist Daniel Goleman on a mindful approach to shopping and consuming
Pianist Madeline Bruser on how mindfulness can help us overcome performance anxiety
and much more

The Mindfulness Revolution also includes an in-depth discussion by writer-editor Barry Boyce about how mindfulness is being applied in a variety of professional fields—from health care to education, from performing arts to business—to improve effectiveness and enhance well-being.

Learn more at www.mindful.org.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mindfulness, in both its Buddhist and secular forms, is becoming increasingly familiar to a broad range of Americans. This essay collection describes mindful attention and how it can be applied to such diverse aspects of life as parenting, trauma recovery, money, illness, relationships, and the like. The contributors bring their considerable knowledge and skills to bear on the task of helping others and themselves. The book acknowledges the influence of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction method pioneered at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has provided two essays; other writers include an unsurprising lineup of notables: Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Pema Chödrön, Matthieu Ricard, Norman Fischer, Dzogchen Ponlop, Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Goleman, and the Dalai Lama. Of particular note are Karen Maezen Miller's meditation on housework, Sue Moon's graceful acceptance of senior moments, and Bob Howard's close attention to soil. Simple practices for the reader are included. While the definitions of mindfulness grow repetitive, these clearly written essays taken together form a solid introduction to a now mainstream approach to personal change. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834827394
Publisher:
Shambhala
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
A Shambhala Sun Book
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
799,472
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Barry Boyce is senior editor and staff writer for the Shambhala Sun magazine and editor of the website www.mindful.org. He is the coauthor of The Rules of Victory: How to Transform Chaos and Conflict—Strategies from the Art of War, and he is the editor of In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times.

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The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditatiion Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These short pieces by many practitioners of Mindfulness will give you a new look at yourself and those that you interact with daily. We are too busy and need to take that time to be and listen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago