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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)

Paperback Published: 28th June 2011
ISBN: 9780749953089
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

Industry Reviews

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 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: 28th June 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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