The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Approach to Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression [NOOK Book]


The first fully illustrated guide to a clinically proven, holistic approach to beating stress-related problems and restoring balance and well-being.
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The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Approach to Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression

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The first fully illustrated guide to a clinically proven, holistic approach to beating stress-related problems and restoring balance and well-being.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These two books on meditation take totally different approaches to the same basic subject. Clinical meditation consultant Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, primarily uses his own experience to help readers clear their minds by employing mindfulness principles. He offers a variety of ten-minute exercises to direct the practitioner's awareness to breathing and focusing—skills that can improve self-control, performance under stress, and alertness. Meditation teacher and occupational therapist Silverton employs the principles of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and offers a textbook-style approach to the subject. She covers the same territory as Puddicombe but adds helpful diagrams and photographs. She also spends more time discussing the ramifications of mindfulness training in terms of relationships with others and oneself. In addition to the usual problems of stress and anxiety, she covers the benefits of mindfulness practice in rearing children, dealing with illness, and caring for others. VERDICT Silverton's is the clear favorite in terms of breadth and presentation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780282749
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 639,579
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Sarah Silverton is a meditation teacher working with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. She was trained by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, and by the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, established by Jon Kabat-Zinn. A trained occupational therapist and counsellor, she has 25 years’ experience of working with people with mental health issues and physical disabilities, including chronic fatigue.
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Table of Contents

Foreword John Kabat Zinn 6

Authors' Preface 7

Part I Understanding Mindfulness

Chapter 1 Introducing Mindfulness Sarah Silverton

The Development Mindfulness 12

The Mindfulness Experience 18

Mindfulness Brain 22

Mindfulness Everyday Life 23

The Benefits of Mindfulness 28

Chapter 2 Paying Attention Mindfully

Forming Our Attention Toward Our Experience 32

Doing and Being Modes of the Mind 36

Chapter 3 Practising Mindfulness

Developing Awareness of Everyday Life 48

The Wandering Mind 52

Investigating Bodily Sensations 53

Mindfulness of the Body 58

Mindful Movement 66

Part II Mindfulness with Life's Challenges

Working with Difficulty 74

Chapter 4 Mindfulness and Depression Sarah Silverton

Symptoms of Depression 82

Causes of Depression 83

How We View Experiences 86

Dealing with Depression 88

The Mindful Response 90

Chapter 5 Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety Vanessa Hope

How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety 100

Physical Reactions 102

Responding to Stress 106

Chapter 6 mindfulness in Relationships Eluned Gold

Connecting through Mindfulness 116

Bringing Mindfulness to Our Relationships 120

Chapter 7 Mindfulness with Children Eluned Gold

Getting Started 132

Tuning In 134

Helping with Difficulty 140

Chapter 8 Mindfulness for Carers Vanessa Hope

How Mindfulness Can Help 146

Chapter 9 Mindfulness and Illness Sarah Silverton

How We Experience Illness 162

Dealing with Diagnosis 172

Further Exercises 176

Further Resources 178

Index 180

Acknowledgments 184

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