An Eight-week Plan for Finding Peace in A Frantic World

Book - 2012
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Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.

The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence--in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world.

MBCT was developed by the book's author, Oxford professor Mark Williams, and his colleagues at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio meditations to help guide you through the process. You'll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.
Publisher: New York : Rodale Books, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9781609618957
Branch Call Number: 616.891425 WIL
Characteristics: xii, 276 p.
Additional Contributors: Penman, Danny 1966-


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Feb 13, 2015

The downloadable guided meditations for this book are available at http://rodalebooks.s3.amazonaws.com/mindfulness/index.html

Oct 20, 2013

In theory, the book sounds good, providing an 8-week plan to begin meditation, practice mindfulness, combine the books info on theory and the authors' experience with other practitioners and combine with podcasts of guided meditation you can use for your own practice.

Nice theory but aside from the fact that the writing isn't that good, the web site that supposedly offers the podcasts doesn't match the book. Track numbers for the podcasts are listed in the book but there are none on the web site and while I'm only on week #3, already one of the podcasts that's a regular part of the book schedule for week #3 is just not on the site.

So since the authors are challenged by a simple thing like making their podcasts match their instructions, I'm pretty unimpressed.

Feb 02, 2012

Pretty interesting book on how to apply meditation to improve concentration and awareness. Pretty similar to Kabat-Zinn methodology. I liked the idea on following a precise plan to get calm and peace in order to help people to positively confront with themselves and develop compasionate thoughts.

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