A beginner's guide to the powerful practice of mindfulness. By reclaiming the present moment with mindfulness practice, you can improve performance and increase wellbeing - and improve chocolate too!
Mindfulness practice can help you reduce stress, improve performance, manage pain and increase wellbeing. These are the reasons why elite athletes, performing artists and business leaders are taking up the practice, and why it is being introduced into the world's most successful companies, banks, business schools - even the US Army.
David Michie introduces mindfulness practice and offers innovative solutions to common obstacles. Drawing on ancient Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he also takes us beyond 'mindfulness lite,' offering lucid instructions on how to experience the pristine nature of one's own consciousness directly - an encounter that is truly life-changing.
Written with warmth and good humour, Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate is the ultimate guide to self-discovery. It will make chocolate taste better too!
'David Michie demonstrates a fine knack for capturing the essence of this important topic and presenting it in a fun and accessible way.' - Dr Timothy Sharp, The Happiness Institute
About the Author
David Michie is an internationally published writer and meditation coach. He is author of the bestselling Hurry Up and Meditate, Buddhism for Busy People, Enlightenment to Go, and The Dalai Lama's Cat series. He brings to this book his expertise in mind training as a practising Buddhist, and his professional experience of the corporate world.
1. Is mindfulness really better than chocolate?
2. What is mindfulness and why does it matter?
3. How to meditate
4. The benefits of meditation and mindfulness
5. How mindfulness benefits organisations
6. Ten tips for getting into the meditation habit
7. How to apply mindfulness in your daily life
8. Our mindfulness journey
9. How mindfulness makes us happier
10. What is mind?
11. How to meditate on your own mind
12. Healing and the mind