Learning how to pay attention to the present moment.
Mindfulness can be defined as the ability to be present with your experiences without judgment; to witness your thoughts, feelings, and sensations with curiosity during both ordinary and dramatic moments.
If you strive to be more awake and alive in your daily life, if you feel stressed, want to improve your relationships, or gain more resources to get you through hard times, mindfulness can be the answer. The 8 “keys” in this book will help readers foster a calm, sustained, and mindful inner state that leads to rejuvenation, connection, and confidence. Practical teachings are applied through stories and descriptions, and easy-to-understand exercises walk readers through every key.
For anyone who wants to learn how to use the power of mindfulness to transform their daily life and to deal with problems such as stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, and even addiction, this book will guide the way.
Reviews and Endorsements:
“Mischke Reeds has developed a clear and comprehensive guide to establishing mindfulness in your daily life! This book will help you feel and sense what is truly happening in the moment so you can make a more conscious choice about how you'd like to respond to daily events, rather than react out of habit. Her heartfelt tone, real-life examples, and ‘embodied’ exercises make this whole process easily accessible—anyone can do this!” — Rik Isensee, LCSW, author of Shift Your Mood
“A wonderfully clear, concise, and accessible guide to the practice of mindfulness. It is on the cutting edge by showing how mindfulness is grounded in the body and is a powerful method for our emotional healing. Highly recommended for beginners as well as experienced meditators. Bravo!” — Reginald A. Ray, PhD, author of Touching Enlightenment and Mahamudra for the Modern World
“8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness is a great boon to both the beginning and the dedicated practitioner of mindfulness. Speaking to the needs of contemporary Westerners, Mischke Reeds offers clear, systematic instructions to help readers to deepen in self-knowledge, reconnect their awareness to their bodies and daily lives, ground their understanding in cutting-edge science, and respond compassionately to our world. Offering inspiring stories of everyday people who have shifted their lives by developing these capacities, she encourages readers to choose such a life.” — Donald Rothberg, PhD, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, California; author of The Engaged Spiritual Life
About the Author:
Manuela Mischke Reeds, MA, MFT, is an international teacher of mindfulness-based somatic psychology. She co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California and teaches in the US, Europe, and Australia. A meditation practitioner for over 25 years, Manuela lectures, consults and trains professionals in mindfulness, attachment, trauma, and movement therapy. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Menlo Park, CA.