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The Mindful Way through Stress: The Proven 8-Week Path to Health, Happiness, and Well-Being
Alidina, Shamash
Guilford Publications / Softcover / 2015-01-01 / 1462509401
Mindfulness Meditation / Stress & Relaxation
price: $23.50
366 pages
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Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. Whatever the source of stress—work pressures, dealing with difficult people, financial strains, or family demands—mindfulness offers new tools for remaining calm in challenging situations and attaining a new level of physical and emotional well-being. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, the reader is taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works—and now it is easier than ever to get started.

Critical Acclaim:

“Dr. Alidina has written a very practical and engaging guide to stress reduction! Extracting much of the essence of the well-known and researched mindfulness-based stress reduction program, he shows how to begin practicing and experiencing the benefits of mindfulness. For those who don’t have the opportunity (or time) to take the full program in person, following the wisdom of this fun-to-read guide can jumpstart the integration of mindfulness into today’s hectic and fast-paced lifestyles. Do yourself a favor and pause to really take in the message of this book and make room in your day to practice what is taught, and you’ll definitely be glad you did.”

—Steven D. Hickman, PsyD, Executive Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

Contents:

Introduction

1. How Mindfulness Helps with Stress

2. Discovering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

3. Getting the Most Out of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

4. Week 1: There's More Right with You Than Wrong with You

5. Week 2: From Automatic Reacting to Creative Responding

6. Week 3: The Joy and Value of Living in the Present

7. Week 4: Understanding and Managing Stress

8. Week 5: Taking a Stand—Responding to Stress

9. Week 6: Mindful Communication

10. A Day of Mindfulness: Deepening Your Awareness

11. Week 7: Taking Care of Yourself

12. Week 8: The Rest of Your Life

13. Mindful Stretching and Yoga

Resources

About the Author:

Shamash Alidina has been helping people to manage stress using mindfulness for over 14 years. He is the author of the bestselling Mindfulness For Dummies. Based in London, United Kingdom, he teaches mindfulness internationally to health professionals, executive coaches, and the public.

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