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CDs to help with mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness for beginners
On Mindfulness for Beginners, this internationally known scientist, bestselling author, and teacher who brought mindfulness meditation into the mainstream of medicine and society gives you immediate access to a practice that can potentially add years to your life, and will certainly enhance the quality of your moments and your years.
- Apply an understanding of the concept of mindfulness
- Utilize simple guided meditations led by Kabat-Zinn
- List the ethical and attitudinal foundations necessary to cultivating mindfulness
- Assess how we can choose where to focus our awareness
- Plan to use mindfulness to help us develop compassion and insight into our true nature
Perhaps no other person has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the contemporary landscape of America than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through a number of research studies, and through Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is founder of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, mindfulness is finally being recognized as a highly effective tool for dealing with stress, chronic pain, and other illnesses.
- Utilize body and mind meditations in daily practice
- Practice mindful yoga with clear, safe and simple instructions
- Describe the basic state of being which is present awareness
- Compare the results of unmoving, sitting meditation to a movement meditation such as mindful yoga
Meditation for optimum health
How to use mindfulness and breathing to heal your body and refresh your mind"-- Container. Speakers, Andrew Weil and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Buddha's brain : the practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom book or audio book
Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states, to help cope with stress, loss and grief.
By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.
Buddha's Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.
This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use everyday to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.
by Ellen J. Langer
With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless--as opposed to the mindful--develop mindsets of categories, associations, habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, she notes, stressing process over outcome, allows free rein to intuition and creativity, and opens us to new information and perspectives.Langer discusses the negative impact of mindsets on business and social relations, showing special concern for the elderly, who often suffer from learned helplessness and lack of options. Encouraging the application of mindfulness to health, the author affirms that placebos and alternative, mind-based therapies can help patients and addicts move from unhealthy to healthy contexts.
The Garden of Now : mindfulness meditation and stress reduction for beginners
by Derek G. Turesky
This DVD includes a collection of several guided mindfulness meditation exercises, which are intended for a wide range of skill levels. For beginner-level viewers, the DVD provides an introductory primer on mindfulness meditation followed by foundational mindfulness exercises. Beginning mindfulness exercises were specially constructed to help viewers form basic mindfulness skills using familiar sensory experiences (i.e., seeing and hearing). Viewers are guided through the captivating visual and auditory details of an intriguing Japanese garden. For those individuals hoping to deepen an existing mindfulness meditation practice, the DVD includes enhanced audio/visual guidance for the traditional body scan and sitting meditation exercises.
This guide will help you get centred, accomplish more, and feel in control. It includes important information to manage stress plus practical meditation exercises, and clear steps for clarity of mind.
by Victor Davich As interest in meditation continues to grow, this book offers a simple, no-nonsense program to help beginners experience reduced stress and increased focus in only eight minutes a day. Designed by meditation expert and bestselling author Victor Davich, this program teaches the basic principles of meditation while clearing up the misconceptions and myths that too often get in the way. It is particularly useful if you are having issues calming down before sleep, or living with pain or negative thoughts.