The Mindful Manifesto: How Doing Less and Noticing More Can Help Us Thrive in a Stressed-Out World

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        Stress is endemic in our culture. We live in a speedy, pressurized world, and there's often little time to really experience and enjoy our lives. Rather than constantly trying to keep up, perhaps it's time for us to stop and pay attention, to our bodies, minds, and the world. For thousands of years Eastern traditions have taught meditation to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Now, scientific research is confirming that mindfulness can help us all improve our mental and physical well-being.

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Overview

        Stress is endemic in our culture. We live in a speedy, pressurized world, and there's often little time to really experience and enjoy our lives. Rather than constantly trying to keep up, perhaps it's time for us to stop and pay attention, to our bodies, minds, and the world. For thousands of years Eastern traditions have taught meditation to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Now, scientific research is confirming that mindfulness can help us all improve our mental and physical well-being. Written by Dr. Jonty Heaveresdge and Ed Halliwell, The Mindful Manifesto integrates the latest scientific and medical research on mindfulness with meditation’s historical context. We will see how mindfulness can:

·         treat mental health problems such as depression and anxiety

·         help us cope with the busyness of everyday life

·         improve our physical health and manage chronic illness

·         help us let go of unwanted behaviors and improve how we function in our relationships and jobs.

 

        And why stop there? With examples of how the mindfulness movement is already well underway, we see that encouraging governments and other powerful institutions to take a mindful approach could make a massive difference to the health and happiness of the whole world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401935368
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 193
  • Sales rank: 514,705
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

         Dr. Jonty Heaversedge is a general physician in a large practice in South East London. He completed a degree in psychology and then a Masters in Mental Health Studies, and continues to pursue a particular interest in the psychological health and well-being of his patients. Jonty is a regular contributor to television and radio, and has become an increasingly familiar face on the BBC and BBC1.  Visit his website: http://drjonty.com/

        Ed Halliwell is a writer and mindfulness teacher. He is the author of the Mental Health Foundation's Mindfulness Report (2010), and writes regularly for The Guardian and Mindful.org on meditation, Buddhism, psychology, and well-being. His journalism has also been featured in The Times, The Observer, and The Independent on Sunday, as well as many magazines. He is an authorized meditation instructor, and a partner in Mindfulness Sussex. He is also a faculty member at the School of Life, which offers a variety of programs and services concerned with how to live wisely and well. Visit him at: http://edhalliwell.com/ and http://themindfulmanifesto.com

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Williams ix

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 A Call to Being 1

Chapter 2 Mindfulness of Breathing 23

Chapter 3 Mindfulness of Body 49

Chapter 4 Mindfulness of Mind 75

Chapter 5 Mindfulness of Feelings 105

Chapter 6 Mindfulness of Life 131

Chapter 7 The Mindful Manifesto 159

Further Resources 165

Endnotes 169

Index 181

Acknowledgments 187

About the Authors 193

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