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Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment

Book Description

Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment shows how the ancient practice of mindfulness can help us live a fuller and more enriching life.

  • Presents material through a balance of clinical case work with the author's personal stories of the Dalai Lama, ninja, and Zen Buddhism

  • Reveals ways that mindfulness can be applied to modern problems based on psychological principles and evidence-based programs

  • Shows how to apply mindfulness principles to a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and more

  • Provides guidelines for readers to conduct their own mindfulness training sessions at home

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Praise for Mindfulness: Living through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in This Moment
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. Dedication
    6. About the Author
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Chapter 1: The Need for Mindfulness
    9. Chapter 2: What Is Mindfulness?
      1. A Definition of Mindfulness
      2. Acceptance
      3. Four Foundations of Mindfulness
      4. How Does Mindfulness Actually Work?
      5. Mindfulness and the Brain
    10. Chapter 3: What Mindfulness Is Not
      1. Noticing Our Ideas
      2. Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies
      3. Avoiding and Letting Go
      4. Not Mindfulness with a Capital “M”
      5. Mindfulness as “Getting Something”
      6. Practice and Daily Life
      7. In the Moment versus For the Moment
      8. How Mindfulness Is Different from Other Methods
      9. Building Up of Ego
      10. The Myth of “Advanced” Mindfulness
    11. Chapter 4: When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Challenges
      1. Our Usual Ways of Relating to Our Experiences
      2. Staying Present
      3. Willingness
      4. Stress
    12. Chapter 5: When Things Go Terribly Wrong
      1. Anxiety and Fear
      2. Depression
      3. Chronic Pain
      4. Anger
      5. Addictions
      6. Mindless Eating
      7. Memory Disorders
    13. Chapter 6: Enriching Your Life
      1. Five Ways to Well-Being
      2. Connect
      3. Be Active
      4. Take Notice
      5. Keep Learning
      6. Give
      7. Committing to Your Values
      8. Setting Your Goals
      9. Leisure Time
      10. Just This Moment
    14. Chapter 7: Building Your Mindfulness Muscles
      1. Is Formal Practice Necessary?
      2. Importance of Consistency
      3. Posture
      4. Inquiry
      5. Setting Your Resolve
      6. An Eight-Week Home Practice Program
      7. Working with Barriers
    15. Chapter 8: Beyond Mindfulness: More Ways to Train Your Mind
      1. Loving-Kindness
      2. Analytical Meditations
      3. Getting Hooked
      4. Becoming a New You
      5. Breaking through Obstacles
      6. Connecting with Nature
    16. Afterword
    17. Mindfulness Exercises
    18. References
      1. Chapter 1: The Need for Mindfulness
      2. Chapter 2: What Is Mindfulness?
      3. Chapter 3: What Mindfulness Is Not
      4. Chapter 4: When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Challenges
      5. Chapter 5: When Things Go Terribly Wrong
      6. Chapter 6: Enriching Your Life
      7. Chapter 7: Building Your Mindfulness Muscles
      8. Chapter 8: Beyond Mindfulness: More Ways to Train Your Mind
    19. Photo Credits
      1. About the Author
      2. Chapter 1: The Need for Mindfulness
      3. Chapter 2: What Is Mindfulness?
      4. Chapter 3: What Mindfulness Is Not
      5. Chapter 4: When Things Go Wrong: Responding to Challenges
      6. Chapter 5: When Things Go Terribly Wrong
      7. Chapter 6: Enriching Your Life
      8. Chapter 7: Building Your Mindfulness Muscles
      9. Chapter 8: Beyond Mindfulness: More Ways to Train Your Mind
    20. Index
    21. End User License Agreement