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Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment--and your life

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn; Stan Richardson
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Audio book, etc.   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways; as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding 'lesson-a-day' primer on mindfulness practice."--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Kabat-Zinn; Stan Richardson
ISBN: 9781622036677 1622036670
OCLC Number: 913767846
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Accompanying CD (74 min.), in a pocket affixed to inside back cover, includes music by Stan Richardson.
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Self-Help) 2012
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Self-Help) 2013
Description: xii, 166 pages ; 21 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Entering: Beginner's mind --
The breath --
Who is breathing? --
The hardest work in the world --
Taking care of this moment --
Mindfulness is awareness --
Doing mode and being mode --
A grounding in science --
Mindfulness is universal --
Wakefulness --
Stabilizing and calibrating your instrument --
Inhabiting awareness is the essence of practice --
The beauty of discipline --
Adjusting your default setting --
Awareness: Our only capacity robust enough to balance thinking --
Attention and awareness are trainable skills --
Nothing wrong with thinking --
Befriending our thinking --
Images of your mind that might be useful --
Not taking our thoughts personally --
Selfing --
Our love affair with personal pronouns --
especially I, me, and mine --
Awareness is a big container --
The objects of attention are not as important as the attending itself. Sustaining: Mindfulness-based stress reduction --
A world-wide phenomenon --
An affectionate attention --
Mindfulness brought to all the senses --
Proprioception and interoception --
The unity of awareness --
The knowing Is awareness --
Life itself becomes the meditation practice --
You already belong --
Right beneath our noses --
Mindfulness is not merely a good idea --
To come back in touch --
Who am I? Questioning our own narrative --
You are more than any narrative --
You are never not whole --
Paying attention in a different way --
Not knowing --
The prepared mind --
What is yours to see? Deepening: No place to go, nothing to do --
The doing that comes out of being --
To act appropriately --
If you are aware of what is happening, you are doing it right --
Non-judging is an act of intelligence and kindness --
You can only be yourself--thank goodness! --
Embodied knowing --
Feeling joy for others --
The full catastrophe --
Is my awareness of suffering suffering? --
What does liberation from suffering mean? --
Hell realms --
Liberation is in the practice itself --
The beauty of the mind that knows itself --
Taking care of your meditation practice --
Energy conservation in meditation practice --
An attitude of non-harming --
Greed: the cascade of dissatisfactions --
Aversion: the flip side of greed --
Delusion and the trap of self-fulfilling prophecies --
Now is always the right time --
The "curriculum" is "just this" --
Giving your life back to yourself --
Bringing mindfulness further into the world. Ripening: The attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practice --
Non-judging --
Patience --
Beginner's mind --
Trust --
Non-striving --
Acceptance --
Letting go. Practicing: Getting started with formal practice --
Mindfulness of eating --
Mindfulness of breathing --
Mindfulness of the body as a whole --
Mindfulness of sounds, thoughts, and emotions --
Mindfulness as pure awareness.
Responsibility: Jon Kabat-Zinn.

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"Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways; as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding 'lesson-a-day' primer on mindfulness practice."--Provided by publisher.

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