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The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Treatment for Stress, Anxiety and Depression
     

The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Treatment for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

by Sarah Silverton
 

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Inspired by Eastern meditative practices, mindfulness is a powerful holistic approach to overcoming stress and achieving emotional balance. Now the first fully illustrated book on the subject guides the reader through key techniques to the state of being fully engaged in the moment, including breathing, relaxation, body scanning, and concentration building. The result

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Inspired by Eastern meditative practices, mindfulness is a powerful holistic approach to overcoming stress and achieving emotional balance. Now the first fully illustrated book on the subject guides the reader through key techniques to the state of being fully engaged in the moment, including breathing, relaxation, body scanning, and concentration building. The result is a gentler, less judgmental, more positive response to life. Included are chapters on using mindfulness to self-treat problems such as depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues.

 

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Library Journal
These two books on meditation take totally different approaches to the same basic subject. Clinical meditation consultant Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, primarily uses his own experience to help readers clear their minds by employing mindfulness principles. He offers a variety of ten-minute exercises to direct the practitioner's awareness to breathing and focusing—skills that can improve self-control, performance under stress, and alertness. Meditation teacher and occupational therapist Silverton employs the principles of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and offers a textbook-style approach to the subject. She covers the same territory as Puddicombe but adds helpful diagrams and photographs. She also spends more time discussing the ramifications of mindfulness training in terms of relationships with others and oneself. In addition to the usual problems of stress and anxiety, she covers the benefits of mindfulness practice in rearing children, dealing with illness, and caring for others. VERDICT Silverton's is the clear favorite in terms of breadth and presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780281070
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Silverton is a meditation teacher working with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. She was trained by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, and by the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, established by Jon Kabat-Zinn. A trained occupational therapist and counselor, she has 25 years' experience of working with people with mental health issues and physical disabilities, including chronic fatigue.

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