Mindfulness is a form of mental training that has been widely practised for millennia, however it's only recently that science and clinical practice have discovered the profound potential of mindfulness-based practices for increasing our wellbeing.
Our tendency to not be fully present in life has vast implications. Being unmindful means wasting our lifetime, missing important information, increasing our risk of physical and social accidents and communicating more superficially with other people. Importantly, it makes us unhappier than we realise and vulnerable to stress and poor mental health. By focusing on what is rather than be distracted by what isn't mindfulness can make us much calmer, happier and healthier beings.
Mindfulness for Life is the only book you will ever need on mindfulness. It shows you how to apply mindfulness techniques to your own life whether you need help with medical conditions, personal development or spiritual development. Chapters are included on: stress and ageing, anxiety, depression, addiction, attention deficit orders, pain, weight management, eating disorders, heart disease and stroke, cancer, dementia and sleep; lifestyle, education, workplace, parenting and sporting enhancement; and self-actualisation, happiness and enlightenment development.
About the Author
Dr Stephen McKenzie has over twenty years of experience in researching and teaching a broad range of psychological areas. He is currently a lecturer and research fellow at Deakin University's School of Psychology, where he is investigating mindfulness as a clinical treatment. Dr Craig Hassed is an internationally recognised expert in mindfulness who has been instrumental in promoting mindfulness as a simple and accessible technique for enhancing wellness, preventing and managing illness, and improving performance within health, educational and corporate settings. He is the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association.
"Mindfulness for Life is the complete guide to learning how to master the art of paying attention to what is going on in our lives right now." - Art of Healing
"As a daily practice it can increase your sense of happiness and wellbeing - best thing is, anyone can do it!" - Take 5
"Mindfulness for Life brings the medical and psychological perspective as well as scientific principles behind mindfulness. The authors identify how mindfulness can be used as clinical treatment and prevention of illness, through making people calmer, happier and healthier beings." - Australian Nursing Journal
"Mindfulness for Life is an eye-opening book about de-stressing and reconnecting, just by paying attention to what.s going on in each moment." - Practical Parenting
"As well as being a practical guide to mindfulness, this book actually provides the specific applications for many different conditions, like Depression, Addiction, Pain, Heart Disease, Weight Loss and many other issues." - Insight Magazine