June 28, 2016

Mindfulness is easier than you think and has been shown to reduce stress ...

Mindfulness : an eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world
From one of the leading thinkers on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a pioneering set of simple practices to dissolve anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and unhappiness.In "Mindfulness," Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Dr. Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just 10-20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed.

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.
 Guided mindfulness meditation

 Now with this four-part home training course, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers listeners the definitive mindfulness meditation practice on CD. We are not trying to actively achieve a state of deep relaxation—or any other state for that matter—while practicing mindfulness, he teaches. But interestingly, by opening to an awareness of how things actually are in the present moment, we often taste very deep states of relaxation and well-being of both body and mind.

The Mindful way workbook : an 8-week program to free yourself from depression and emotional distress
by John Teasdale, Mark Williams, and Zindel Segal

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT),  has been tested and proven effective in clinical trials throughout the world. You can get the benefits of MBCT any time, any place, by working through this carefully constructed book. The expert authors introduce specific mindfulness practices to try each week, plus reflection questions, tools for keeping track of progress, and helpful comments from others going through the program. Guided meditations are provided on the accompanying MP3 CD and are also available as audio downloads.

this book  only 95 pages 

Mindfulness for carers : how to manage the demands of caregiving while finding a place for yourself
by Dr Cheryl Rezek
This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional needs. The enjoyable mindfulness exercises will help caregivers to regain control and maintain a positive outlook.

The new 3 minute meditator
by David Harp
The New 3 Minute Meditator provides you 30 simple ways to unwind your mind anywhere and anytime. It expounds on ways of integrating the use of meditation into real-life situation. The book deals with six specific problem areas: tension, anger, self-acceptance, fears, phobias, loss, grief, and feelings of loneliness and emptiness.

if you would like to borrow  any of these resources on meditation please email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

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