Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change [NOOK Book]

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Though it's nearly impossible to imagine, times of personal crisis and upheaval are opportunities for self-reinvention and heightened artistic expression. Whether you are healing from a severed relationship, experiencing a job loss, or coping with another traumatic life transition, you can renew your strength and find new passion and purpose after things fall apart.

Wise Mind, Open Mind offers a powerful three-step mindfulness approach to help you navigate times of unwanted ...

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Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change

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Overview


Though it's nearly impossible to imagine, times of personal crisis and upheaval are opportunities for self-reinvention and heightened artistic expression. Whether you are healing from a severed relationship, experiencing a job loss, or coping with another traumatic life transition, you can renew your strength and find new passion and purpose after things fall apart.

Wise Mind, Open Mind offers a powerful three-step mindfulness approach to help you navigate times of unwanted change, rediscover your inner well of creativity, and move forward with passion and purpose. This book combines techniques drawn from contemporary mind-body approaches, Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, creative thinking, and positive psychology to show you how to tap into your gifts and create a practical plan for personal transformation that will help you move through the challenges you face. You'll learn to overcome the five common hindrances that may be keeping you from true fulfillment and happiness. Finally, you'll be able to embrace your circumstances, utilizing them to create a renewed personal vision and welcome new possibilities and greater creativity into your life.

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…an outstanding guidebook to applying mindfulness practices to artfully navigate times of change and crisis.
—Judith Orloff, MD, author of Emotional Freedom
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608824700
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 620,414
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing mindfulness-based mind-body psychotherapy. He is director of Open Mind® Training Institute in Santa Monica, CA, and a pioneer in the fields of integrated medicine, somatic psychology, and transformational leadership coaching. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also an adjunct graduate faculty member at Pepperdine University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and University of California, Los Angeles Extension.


Lama Surya Das is a lineage holder in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Author of many books, poet, translator and meditation teacher, he is the founder of Dzogchen Center and a leading spokesperson for Buddhism in America. The Dalai Lama calls him 'The American Lama.'

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  • Posted October 25, 2009

    The Essential Compass For the Serious Seeker. We can all benefit from applying the lessons Dr Alexander has provided in this wonderful book.

    This is a rare book because the author has choosen to navigate the worlds of spirituality and psycholgy. He wisely avoids endosing a specific religion. This book is for everyone: the Southern Baptist, the Chinese Taoist, the Jew and the Jesuit. When you read the book you will note the absence of three letter words like God and sin, though joy has a prominent position. Instead you will find love, peace and creative expansion. This book is the essential compass for the serious seeker. Read it slowly, savor the wisdom and apply the lessons. Follow the roadmap to the sacred silence within and you'll be rewarded with the abundance which is your divine truth and your birthright. Wise Mind, Open Mind is a clear, comprehensive, and practical guide for integrating mindfulness into your daily life. This book has come at the right time as we all bend our knees and ride the wave of uncertainity and loss. I will recommend this book to my friends and patients

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    If you train the body, why not the mind?

    Just as an athlete trains the body for that big event, you have to train the mind to handle the crises that life throws one's way. This book tells you, in practical terms, just how to do that.

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