Buddhist Meditation in Stress Management

Buddhist Meditation in Stress Management

by Frits Koster


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This book gives insight into the many aspects of stress, and shows how we can develop skillful ways to deal with stress and prevent burnout and other stress-related complaints. The author examines the various forms of stress we experience at work and in our private lives, giving particular attention to the causes of stress. He also explains the important role that awareness plays in managing and preventing stress, then looks at insight meditation as a practical method of mindfulness training and as a path to inner freedom. After describing the benefits of insight meditation, he reveals how it can improve our energy management and help us recover from or prevent burnout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789749511299
Publisher: Silkworm Books
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frits Koster has been practicing Vipassana meditation for twenty-eight years, and has lived and practiced as a monk in Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia for five years. In 1988 he returned to the Netherlands, and he has been facilitating meditation retreats in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Ireland ever since. He disrobed in 1994 and now works part-time in psychiatric health care and teaches courses in Buddhist psychology and philosophy. He is the author of Liberating Insight and The Web of Wisdom.

Table of Contents


Part I. The Phenomenon of Stress
A Definition of Stress
Stress as Human Strategy
Forms of Stress

Part II. Sources of Stress
Sources of Stress
Stress at Work and in Society
Inner Sources of Stress

Part III. Stress Management
Inadequate Coping with Stress
Stress as a Cause of Illness
Dealing Skillfully with Stress
Stress: How You Can Help Yourself

Part IV: Formes of Individual Stress Management
Tai Chi Chuan
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Transactional Analysis
Time Management

Part V: Awareness
Awareness as the Foundation for Good Stress Management
The Buddhist Perspective on the Unconsious: The Four Nobel Truths
The Chain of Conditioned Origination
Ways Leading to Wisdom

Part VI: Meditation in Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
The Fruits of Awareness
Awareness and Stress Management
Insight Meditation as a Remedy for Burnout Symptoms
The Art of Being
Appendix: Symptoms of Burnout
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