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Mindfulness : A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Includes Free CD with Guided Meditations) - Mark Williams

Mindfulness

A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Includes Free CD with Guided Meditations)

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A book and CD package. Mindfulness reveals the secrets of lifelong happiness and details a unique programme developed by Oxford University psychologist Professor Mark Williams with colleagues around the world.

MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.

About The Author

Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international best-seller The Mindful Way Through Depression. He features regularly on Radio 4 and is an internationally renowned speaker..

Dr Danny Penman is a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail. He has a PhD in biochemistry and has worked for The Independent and the BBC.

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Excellent clear introduction to mindfulness

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    Comments about Mindfulness:

    I have had some mindfulness practice already through therapy and through a conference. But I was recommended this book by Mellie O'brien (Mrs Mindfulness) who is one of the top mindfulness advocates in Australia. Its a terrific read and there is a CD with some exercises included. It does not refer to religion there its suitable for anyone who is opposed to religion or already has their own faith. Its all about the breath and living in the present moment.

     
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    Great read.

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      A great read that really helped me out of a tough time.

       
      4.0

      Insightful and a relaxing read

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        True to it's word, just reading it calms me down and gives me peace. Have not started the 8 week meditation yet but the ones throughout the book are useful. So easy to read, understand and apply.

         
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        awesome book !!

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          If you want to free yourself from anxiety and stress, and feel truly at ease with yourself, then read this book. - Ruby Wax

          This is an inspiring programme for anyone who caring about his or her own health and sanity. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

          Peace can't be achieved in the outside world unless we have peace on the inside. Mark Williams and Danny Penman's book gives us this peace - Goldie Hawn

          I don't just love this book because Williams was my professor and co-founder of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, but because this book is brilliantly clear on how we clutter up our lives with endless self-criticism and mind wandering - and so miss most of our lives. Williams gives you a free trip to the present ... unlike some books, this one wasn't fluff. - Ruby Wax

          ...the ultimate practical guide - The Sunday Telegraph

          ISBN: 9780749953089
          ISBN-10: 074995308X
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 288
          Published: 5th May 2011
          Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.2
          Weight (kg): 0.32
          Edition Number: 1