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Mindfulness for Life - Dr. Craig Hassad

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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.

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      Probably the best bit of literature I've ever consumed. I reccomend this to everyone.

       
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          This book has highlighted the importance of living in the moment and just being. It has aided me in becoming a better equipped listener and communicator, and has taught me how to significantly reduce stress from within my working and personal life. I have also utilized the mindfulness meditation techniques with my young daughter who has a chronic pain condition, which has greatly aided her with her pain management. This book is very easy to follow and provides clear instruction. I personally found it very easy to relate to and also very practical.

           
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            "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

            Foreword

            Part 1: Mindfulness: What is it and can it help? Chapter 1: Introduction to mindfulness Chapter 2: Foundations of mindfulness Chapter 3: The practical application of mindfulness Chapter 4: The science of mindfulness

            Part 2: Medical and pre-medical conditions that mindfulness can help with, and how Chapter 5: Mindfulness as a clinical treatment and prevention Chapter 6: Stress and ageing Chapter 7: Anxiety Chapter 8: Depression Chapter 9: Addiction Chapter 10: Attention Deficit Disorders Chapter 11: Pain Chapter 12: Weight management and eating disorders Chapter 13: Heart disease and stroke Chapter 14: Cancer Chapter 15: Dementia Chapter 16: Sleep

            Part 3: Mindfulness and personal development Chapter 17: Lifestyle enhancement Chapter 18: Education and academic performance Chapter 19: Workplace performance and leadership Chapter 20: Sporting performance Chapter 21: Emotional Intelligence Chapter 22: Mindful parenting

            Part 4: Mindfulness and spiritual development Chapter 23: Mindfulness and self-actualisation Chapter 24: Mindfulness and happiness Chapter 25: Mindfulness and enlightenment

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            ISBN: 9781921966033
            ISBN-10: 1921966033
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 312
            Published: 1st July 2012
            Publisher: Exisle Publishing eBooks
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.1  x 1.7
            Weight (kg): 0.47
            Edition Number: 1