Learn Calmness, Contentment, and Coping Skills
Practical Mindfulness is the one book I recommend to my patients, even when they don’t believe they want to start meditating." ―Lisa Goldstein, MD―Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Master the nuts and bolts of meditation, without the crystals and granola. This book is a no-nonsense, no-incense training guide to the life-changing benefits of mindfulness.
Training exercises that work. Practical Mindfulness approaches mindfulness and meditation from a hands-on, how-to, irreverent perspective–appealing directly to smart readers curious about meditation. By applying Dr. Sazima’s training routines, learn to spend more time in real engagement with the world. Cultivate a deeper appreciation of experiences, from the everyday to the extraordinary, and live your life more fully, wisely, and joyfully.
A practical approach to finding “home.” We all search for that safe, comfortable feeling of peace of mind–our inner “home.” When we face challenges–economic crisis or a life-threatening health problem–we can realize with blinding clarity there is no sustainable outside solution. Those without a more developed interior awareness can suffer stress, anxiety, and depression. Our real home, a place we can always return to no matter what, is actually inside of us. We’re practically there.
Meditation training from an expert. Dr. Sazima is a board-certified psychiatrist, educator of family doctors-in-training at Stanford’s Family Medicine Residency, and experience meditator and meditation teacher. He is also a survivor of a rare bone cancer who used the powerful practice of meditation to navigate his medical crisis. Now, he is on a “pay it forward” mission to help us gain a practical understanding and mastery of mindful awareness, and to show us why and how meditation works.
Readers of books such as 10% Happier; The Untethered Soul; Wherever You Go, There You Are; or Buddha’s Brain, will love Practical Mindfulness.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Introduction: Just Take a Breath Already, Will Ya? 25
Chapter 1 We Can Always Change Our Minds 43
Chapter 2 First, We'll Need a Map 57
Chapter 3 You'd Better Sit Down for This: A Few Preparatory Words on, uh, Sitting 71
Chapter 4 Sitting: The Setup 85
Chapter 5 All Right, Let's Start Already 95
Chapter 6 Lost and Found 113
Chapter 7 Another Map: Your Mind, the Operating System(s)
Chapter 8 Back to the Cushion: Body and Heart 151
Chapter 9 Emotions Practices: Just Dropping In 173
Chapter 10 "I Think" Becomes, "There's That Thought" 189
Chapter 11 It's a Bee-you-tee-ful Day for Meditation! 203
Chapter 12 The Mind Hacker's Toolkit, for Those Special Moments 211
Chapter 13 It's All Home: Deeper Awareness 245
Chapter 14 Into the Deep End: Vibe Practices 253
Chapter 15 Home Again, Home Again: Some Final Words on Mindfulness 277
Epilogue: Practically Finished 287
See Om, Do Om, Teach Om: Spreading the Goodness 289
About the Author 311
What People are Saying About This
"As a psychiatrist, I regularly recommend mindfulness meditation because I know I am supposed to, but I always felt intimidated when I would try it myself. Dr. Sazima’s humor and humanity make this practical guide just the right place to start, or jumpstart, your own mindfulness practice. Practical Mindfulness is the one book I recommend to my patients, even when they don’t believe they want to start meditating." - Lisa Goldstein, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Philadelphia, PA