The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginner's Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
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"I recommend The Mindfulness Workbook" according to Terri Karis. Even though I've read lots of good books on mindfulness this book stands out in several ways. First, I appreciate how the author links mindfulness with a basic understanding of the nervous system. When we're reacting mindlessly it's because we've activated the sympathetic nervous system. The book provides practices and ideas for how to work with our bodies and minds so we can stay open to the experiences of our lives, not getting so caught up in fear-based protective responses and "Big Deal Mind."Second, I like how the book frames the common obstacles to mindfulness (illusion, delusion, . but on my way to a seminar so glad to have a snapshot of what might be interesting have to confess to not getting into it, but on my way to a seminar so glad to have a snapshot of what might be included. Dale Floody said Highly recommended. Mindfulness has received considerable attention in psychology and related fields in the past ten years. Drawing on his considerable experience with clients as a marriage and family therapist, Roberts has written an excellent, experiential introduction and workbook for those interested in practicing mindfulness (whether beginner or experienced). Mindfulness involves opening up to the flow of life experiences without judgment or excessive thoughts or feelings, a limiting of the need to react (a "spacious presence"). According to Roberts, mindfulness is not a way of avoiding life's stresses
Mindfulness is a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, out-of-control emotions, and many other physical and mental health conditions. You will discover the effectiveness of breath work, mindful eating, and thought-watching, and begin reaping the benefits of mindfulness right away. This ancient Buddhist technique can help anyone who struggles with fears, worries, and distractions refocus on the present moment and live happily, here and now.The Mindfulness Workbook is a step-by-step instruction book that guides you through simple practices that enable you to experience mindfulness not as a distant experience or concept, but as an attainable state of being in the world. Over time, you will begin to notice that these small changes can bring about a bigger transformation, enhancing your sense of fulfillment and calm.