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Mindfulness offers a path to well-being and tools for coping with life's inevitable hurdles. And though mindfulness may sound exotic, you can cultivate it--and reap its proven benefits--without special training or lots of spare time. Trusted therapist and mindfulness expert Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. You'll get effective strategies to use while driving to work, walking the dog, or washing the dishes, plus tips on creating a formal practice routine in as little as 20 minutes a day....
Mindfulness offers a path to well-being and tools for coping with life's inevitable hurdles. And though mindfulness may sound exotic, you can cultivate it--and reap its proven benefits--without special training or lots of spare time. Trusted therapist and mindfulness expert Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. You'll get effective strategies to use while driving to work, walking the dog, or washing the dishes, plus tips on creating a formal practice routine in as little as 20 minutes a day. Flexible, step-by-step action plans will help you become more focused and efficient in daily life; cope with difficult feelings, such as anger and sadness; deepen your connection to your spouse or partner; feel more rested and less stressed; curb unhealthy habits; find relief from anxiety and depression; and resolve stress-related pain, insomnia, and other physical problems. Free audio downloads of the meditation exercises are available at the author's website: mindfulness-solution.com. Start living a more balanced life--today.
"Talk of 'mindfulness' brings up images of monks spending years on end doing something mysterious. But Dr. Siegel shows how to bring the simple wisdom of acceptance and mindfulness into the everyday actions of ordinary living. Gentle, genuine, and wise, this book coaxes, cajoles, and guides the reader into looking with clear eyes at how we humans get in our own way, and provides simple, powerful, step-by-step methods for learning how to live the kind of lives we want."—Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
"Down-to-earth and helpful, Dr. Siegel offers genuinely practical training in the transformative art of mindfulness."—Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of The Wise Heart
"This clear and practical guide can help you discover your own potential to develop mindfulness. It offers guidance for building a formal meditation practice as well as tools for coping in everyday life."—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness
"In your hands is a readily accessible book that can walk you step by step to a better life. Being present in the moment with acceptance is more than just a practice—it is a key research-proven strategy that promotes health in the body, in the mind, and in our relationships with one another. Now is the time—and here is the invitation—to step into a new way of being that can reduce anxiety, stress, and fear, and enhance joy, gratitude and well-being in your life."—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Mindsight
"Mindfulness is an innate capacity that, when cultivated, can awaken us to true health and happiness. Dr. Siegel's book is a clear and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to apply the power of mindful awareness to challenging emotions, physical pain, or relational difficulties. Filled with wisdom that is both practical and deep, this book is an invitation to live the real moments of our life with presence and heart."—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance
"Both accessible and persuasive in showing how mindful awareness can help us take care of ourselves and stay centered as we navigate life's inevitable challenges."—Zindel V. Segal, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Way through Depression
I. Why Mindfulness Matters
1. Life Is Difficult, for Everyone
2. Mindfulness: A Solution
3. Learning to Practice Mindfulness
4. Building a Mindful Life
II. Everyday Practices for Unruly Minds, Bodies, and Relationships
5. Befriending Fear: Working with Worry and Anxiety
6. Entering the Dark Places: Seeing Sadness and Depression in a New Light
7. Beyond Managing Symptoms: Transforming Pain and Stress-Related Medical Problems
8. Living the Full Catastrophe: Mindfulness for Romance, Parenting, and Other Intimate Relationships
9. Breaking Bad Habits: Learning to Make Good Choices
10. Growing Up Isn’t Easy: Changing Your Relationship with Aging, Illness, and Death
11. What’s Next? The Promise of Mindfulness
When You Need More Help: How to Find a Therapist
Posted June 19, 2010
Dr. Siegel is a wise man. In a world filled with the pursuit of trivia and cash windfall, Dr. Siegel's book stands above and away from the crowd. Based on Buddhist teachings, the author is a leader in modern day application of a logical and effective philosophy of life, which is, essentially, to be mindful and enjoy the moment, rather than to ruminate on events of the past or anticipated stresses of the future. Communicated convincingly, succinctly and methodically, and with easy readability, the reader can extract its lessons in order to deal with chronic pain issues as well as crises of identity and fulfillment. I highly recommend this book for teachers and students alike, for psychotherapists and all those who appreciate insight.
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Posted September 11, 2013
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