The Mindfulness Revolution

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-03-08
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the art and science of mindfulness. Simply put, mindfulness is a means for developing greater awareness of our moment-to-moment experience-for fully experiencing what is happening within us and around us. It has been scientifically shown to reduce stress and improve health. Recent studies also indicate that mindfulness can alleviate depression and anxiety, improve attention and performance, and increase an individualrs"s overall levels of happiness. Mindfulness is being applied in a wide variety of fields, including health care, education, leadership development, the law, and the military.The Mindfulness Revolutionis a collection of the best writing on mindfulness from leading figures in the field. Selections include: bull; Jon Kabat-Zinn on the essence of mindfulness, stress reduction, and positive change bull; Daniel Siegel, MD, on how mindfulness benefits the brain bull; Thich Nhat Hanh on the power of mindful breathing bull; Michael Carroll on mindfulness in the workplace bull; Pema Chouml;drouml;n on developing compassion for ourselves and others bull; Daniel Goleman on a mindful approach to shopping and consuming bull; Jan Chozen Bays, MD, on mindful eating bull; Steve Silberman on being mindful online

Author Biography

Barry Boyce is senior editor and staff writer for the Shambhala Sun magazine and editor of the website www.mindful.org. He is the coauthor of The Rules of Victory: How to Transform Chaos and Conflict-Strategies from the Art of War, and he is the editor of In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Anyone Can Do It, and It Changes Everythingp. xi
How to Practice Mindfulness
What Is Mindfulness?p. 3
A Receptive, Respectful Awarenessp. 7
Is Mindfulness for You?p. 11
Here, Now, Awarep. 21
Mindfulness Meditation Instructionsp. 28
Mindfulness FAQp. 38
Mindfulness and Awarenessp. 46
Mindfulness for Everyonep. 49
Why Mindfulness Mattersp. 57
Mindfulness in Daily Life
Mindfulness Makes Us Happyp. 65
Do Dishes, Rake Leavesp. 68
Wild Raspberriesp. 73
Let Your Passion Cookp. 79
Digital Mindfulnessp. 84
Your Mind and Your Moneyp. 91
At Work, Be a Don't-Know-It-Allp. 97
Mindfulness, Photography, and Living an Artistic Lifep. 101
Making Musicp. 106
Senior Moment, Wonderful Momentp. 113
Mindfulness, Health, and Healing
Paying Attention to Our Own Mind and Bodyp. 119
This Is Your Brain on Mindfulnessp. 127
The Proven Benefits of Mindfulnessp. 136
Living Well With Chronic Painp. 140
Sickness Is Like the Weatherp. 149
Healing Traumap. 153
Mindfulness and Addiction Recoveryp. 159
Mindfully Shyp. 166
Mindful Eatingp. 177
Caring for the Wounded Placesp. 185
Interpersonal Mindfulness
The Great Mirror of Relationshipp. 193
The Natural Warmth of the Heartp. 196
From Me to Usp. 202
Are You Listening?p. 211
Stop, Go, Waitp. 219
Parenting with Mindful Awarenessp. 227
Mindfulness for Childrenp. 236
A Mindful Consumer Can Help Change the Worldp. 242
Taking Responsibility for the World's Well-Being The Fourteenthp. 248
Creating a Mindful Societyp. 252
Resourcesp. 265
Contributorsp. 271
Creditsp. 280
Mindful.orgp. 285
About the Shambhala Sunp. 286
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