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Introverts are powerful observers and creators. If you are an introvert, this book will show you how to tap into your inherent introvert strengths and “awaken” your potential using mindfulness meditations and cognitive behavioral techniques.
In a world that favors the outgoing, gregarious extrovert, being an introvert can be difficult. But the truth is that introverts have distinct advantagesas long as they know how to use them. Unlike extroverts, who draw their energy from social interaction, your energy comes from quiet reflection. Is it any wonder then, that mindfulness can help you hone your natural talents?
In The Awakened Introvert, mindfulness expert and card-carrying introvert Arnie Kozak provides a comprehensive set of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral tools to help you maximize your introvert strengths (such as rich access to your interior) while minimizing your introvert weaknesses (such as a tendency toward worry and rumination). In the book, you’ll learn powerful strategies to help you monitor your energy; recharge after social interactions; improve social and communication skills; and take advantage of your capacity for quiet reflection, and sweet, sweet solitude.
If you’re looking to unlock the full potential of your unique introvert brain, this book provides a fun, practical, and authentic “user’s manual.”
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Arnie Kozak, PhD, is a psychotherapist, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and workshop leader at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He is author of Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants:108 Metaphors for Mindfulness, The Everything Guide to the Introvert Edge, The Everything Essential Buddhism Book, and Mindfulness A to Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now. Arnie is dedicated to translating the Buddha’s teachings into readily accessible forms. In the long winters of Northern Vermont when he’s not working, he rides the frozen slopes on his snowboard. During the short summers, he golfs. During all seasons, you can find him trail running with his dogs in the foothills of the Green Mountains.
Table of Contents
1 Stranger in a Strange Land: Defining Introversion 7
2 Mindfulness 101 21
3 Inviting Quiet into This Noisy Life 45
4 Navigating the Social and Communication Landscape 63
5 Celebrating Solitude 87
6 Managing Your Energy: Self-Care and Restoration 109
7 Special Operating Instructions: The Introvert Mind 141
8 Happiness the Introvert Way 159
9 The Buddha Was an Introvert 185
Kozak resides in Essex Junction, VT.