Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment--and your life
- ISBN: 9781622036677
- ISBN: 1622036670
- ISBN: 9781604076585
xii, 166 pages ; 21 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
- Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 
|General Note:||Originally published: 2012.
Accompanying CD (74 min.), in a pocket affixed to inside back cover, includes music by Stan Richardson.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-163).|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Entering: Beginner's mind -- The breath -- Who is breathing? -- The hardest work in the world -- Taking care of this moment -- Mindfulness is awareness -- Doing mode and being mode -- A grounding in science -- Mindfulness is universal -- Wakefulness -- Stabilizing and calibrating your instrument -- Inhabiting awareness is the essence of practice -- The beauty of discipline -- Adjusting your default setting -- Awareness: Our only capacity robust enough to balance thinking -- Attention and awareness are trainable skills -- Nothing wrong with thinking -- Befriending our thinking -- Images of your mind that might be useful -- Not taking our thoughts personally -- Selfing -- Our love affair with personal pronouns -- especially I, me, and mine -- Awareness is a big container -- The objects of attention are not as important as the attending itself.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways; as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding 'lesson-a-day' primer on mindfulness practice."--Provided by publisher.|
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