The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being Present

The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being Present

by Kate Sciandra


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The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being Present by Kate Sciandra

Create a new way of living that reduces stress, increases productivity, improves mood, and enhances relationships. Using step-by-step instructions and exercises that incorporate habit-forming techniques, author Kate Sciandra helps you find everyday opportunities for making mindfulness an easy practice. In just six weeks, you can fully integrate this quick approach to living in the moment. Each week you'll learn about:

  • The difference between meditation and mindfulness, and how to recognize opportunities for both
  • Useful information about mindfulness, meditation, and habit formation
  • How to build your mental toolkit as well as ways to use it often
  • How to address misconceptions about the process of being present
  • How to live in the moment no matter what you’re doing or where you are

Whether you want to improve your concentration, take better care of yourself, or simply have a greater appreciation for life, this easy-to-use guide is your best choice for calming the body and quieting the mind on a schedule that fits your busy life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738741895
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kate Sciandra (St. Louis Park, MN) has been teaching personal and spiritual development for over twenty years. She is registered with the State of Minnesota as a minister and has had an active meditation practice since 2001. Sciandra graduated from the Australian College of Herbal Studies and is an instructor and practitioner with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: How I Got Here, Working with a Friend or Group, How this Book Works

Chapter 1 - Week 1: Peace Lives in the Present, Where Does All The Stress Come From, Understanding Mindfulness and Meditation, Biases and Preconceptions about Mindfulness, The Air You Breathe

Chapter 2 - Week 2: The Mechanics of Habit Formation, Fleeing the Tiger: The Physical Expression of Stress, Standing Meditation, The Senses: Touch

Chapter 3 - Week 3: Demystifying Meditation, Walking Meditation, The Senses: Hearing

Chapter 4 - Week 4: Short Term Goals, Long Term Benefits, Letting Go of Intention, Making it Harder, Making it Easy, The Senses: Tasting, Mindful Activity: The Mindful Walk

Chapter 5 - Week 5: Opening Up Time and Space, Equanimity - The Middle Path, Mindful Activity

Chapter 6 - Week 6: Pain and the Present Moment, The Body as a Barometer, Body Scan Meditation, Sitting Meditation

Chapter 7 : The Nature of the True Gift, Going Forward, Rewiring Your Brain, The Mindful Athlete, Looking Forward While Staying in the Moment, The Creative Mind in the Present Moment

Chapter 8 - The Mindfulness Habit and Special Circumstances: Attention Issues and The Quieted Mind, Mental Health and Being in the Present Moment, Addiction and Mindfulness, Trauma and Being Present in the Body

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