Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn't have to be this way. This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression.
Expert instructor, Michael Chaskalson, who teaches on an acclaimed university-based mindfulness programme, brings new ease to practising the art of Mindfulness in his do-it-yourself, step-by-step guide - Mindfulness in Eight Weeks. Praised by the UK's National Institute for Health and Excellence and prescribed by the NHS, Mindfulness is fast becoming a revered and popular method used by healthcare professionals and lay people alike to help alleviate anxiety, depression and stress.
Although meditation is a life-long process even for the wisest, The Art of Meditation demonstrates that by practicing it on a daily basis we can change our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. In this brilliantly inspiring book, Matthieu Ricard talks us through the theory, spirituality and practical aspects of meditation. He illustrates each stage of his teaching with examples, leading each reader deeper into their own practice.
Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain, suffering and stress. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers and can be more powerful than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness.
Andy Puddicombe, founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results. Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment. By following the daily exercises you will start to experience literally life changing results.
Why does it feel so natural to be compassionate and kind to those we care about - yet so hard to treat ourselves the same way? "Our culture teaches us to use self-criticism for motivation and to build self-esteem by constantly measuring ourselves against everyone else," says Dr. Kristin Neff. "We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves."
"Transformed the way I see myself and the others."
Mindfulness Meditation is about learning to experience life fully as it unfolds - moment by moment. One popular misconception about meditation is that it is a way to make your mind blank so you can escape from what you are feeling. However, author Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn wants you to understand that meditation is an invitation to wake up, experience the fullness of your life, and transform your relationship with your problems, your fears, and any pain and stress in your life.
Sandy Newbigging's Mind Calm technique is the modern-day meditation technique that you've been looking for. With Mind Calm you will learn how to let go of the constant chatter in your mind, gain clarity, perform at your best, worry less, heal faster, sleep better, improve relationships and feel more calm, confident and content in daily life. This collection of meditations is perfect for first time and experienced meditators, and those who have previously benefited from Sandy's original Mind Calm book.
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.
Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.
"The best audiobook I have bought so far"
Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and appreciating all that you have? Or are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Join renowned vegetarian chef Rose Eliot, OBE, and a diverse group of people as they gather in Rose's sitting room to learn about mindfulness meditation from the wise and witty Buddhist monk Rose has invited to her home.
Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.
"Great Information with a little Cheese!"
In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthanas) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana." Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings about the practice of meditation.
"Beyond the cheesy-grin type of self-help book"
Recorded during an intimate family retreat, The Art of Mindful Living presents Thich Nhat Hanh's practical, traditional gathas (teachings) that join ancient meditation practice with the challenges of the modern world. It includes step-by-step guides to meditation, breathing exercises, contemplation, and communication, opening our hearts and minds to the joyous wonder of tranquility and love.
When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence of mindfulness practice - allowing us to touch the wonders of life in the here and now. Body and Mind Are One is at once a practical teaching series covering fundamental Buddhist principles for a joyful life and a living transmission of insight from beloved Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has practiced, shared, and lived this profound wisdom for over seven decades.
"A meditation on mindfulness"
The structure of your brain changes constantly, in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can direct to create the life you want. This is the exciting premise of Meditations to Change Your Brain, a breakthrough program from psychologist Rick Hanso, Ph.D. and neurologist Rick Mendius, M.D.
This is one of a series of six meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties, and this recording uses the first note, which resonates to a frequency of 396hz. This particular frequency works to release deep rooted feelings of guilt and fear and will also work with other similar emotional patterns, such as shame, regret, self-doubt, and low self-esteem.
In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthana) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana." Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings about the practice of meditation.
This calming and healing program allows you to open up to the miraculous healing power of the angels. Doreen Virtue leads you through a powerful healing journey, and then reads heart-opening affirmative messages from these heavenly beings.
"Too long and with no discernable benefits"
When the difficulties and losses of life feel overwhelming, is there someplace we can turn for the safety, nurturing, and peace that we long for? Most of us are strongly conditioned to react with fear and confusion, falling back on strategies of judgment, control, addictive behaviors, and anger. Yet there is another way. "In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love," teaches Tara Brach.
Is some part of you blocking your prosperity? Money is an immensely powerful influence in our lives. With it you are free to live out your dreams, and without it your innermost feelings of survival and security can be deeply challenged. At one level money is just paper and metal, so why are we often so fearful about it? One reason is that we can block our flow of wealth with unhelpful beliefs that we have picked up from others....
This step-by-step, easy-to-understand, practical guide will put you firmly on the path to living in the present moment, so you can live the peaceful, calm, and focused life you desire from the very first day you listen to it.
Smudging has been used in many different circles for thousands of years. It is not only a tool to remove bad energies and negative harmony from places that are important to you; it can also be used as part of your spiritual self-development practices on a regular basis. Smudging helps to connect and enhance your spiritual bonds and improves your psychic connection to your goddess, inner counselor, higher self, God, or whatever you choose to call that hidden, helpful force of goodness.
This Master ADHD sleep learning program was designed to assist the listener in gaining self-thoughts related to focus, concentration, and follow-through.
This Clear the Clutter sleep learning program was designed to assist the listener in gaining positive associations with cleaning and organizing, as well as the motivation to make it happen.
Chakra meditation is used to awaken your third eye chakra, which allows for spiritual awakening, spiritual healing, and spiritual growth. The third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead and is associated with the color indigo or violet. The seat of intuition, inner wisdom, personal growth, and spiritual awakening, the third eye chakra is also associated with knowledge, power, psychic seeing or clairvoyance, vision, and imagination. The third eye manages our mental faculties and relates to the brain, eyes, nose, and sinuses on a physical level.
This meditation audiobook is great for chakra balancing, chakra healing, and chakra cleansing. When we go about our lives, our chakras can become sluggish or blocked due to a buildup of heavy energies. This can result from emotional turmoil, stress, anxiety, and fears that we experience on a daily basis. If one chakra is out of balance, it affects all the other energy centers and our overall energy system. When our chakras are not functioning correctly, it can result in fatigue, irritability, and feeling ungrounded.
Cleanse your spiritual energy and feel revitalized with this guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and hypnotherapist Joel Thielke. It's as easy as turning on the tracks and falling asleep!
Jowha Choi's Harmony Meditation brings original insight to the integration of mind, body, and spirit through exercise and meditation. When you invest time with Master Choi, your investment will be rewarded with a sense of wholeness, fulfillment, and new eagerness to engage with the world around you. From basic lessons on how to sit and breathe to compelling advice on how to deal wisely with family, health, career, and identity, Master Choi's voice speaks passionately and provocatively about who we are and everything we might become.
This Workout Motivation Guided Self-Hypnosis program was designed to assist the listener in gaining a disciplined state of mind, creating positive associations with exercise, and gaining energy and motivation to work out in order to meet fitness goals.
You have the power to work miracles. You have everything it takes. You lack nothing. This is the central theme of this book. Every principle discussed in it, supports this theme. Most of you may already be familiar with the miraculous keys you are about to explore, but what you may know are the reasons why they are miraculous.
This Overcome Panic & Anxiety Guided Self-Hypnosis program was designed to assist the listener in gaining a deeply relaxed state, releasing thoughts and emotions related to anxiety, and gaining a sense of empowerment. This self-hypnosis script also contains a small amount of systematic desensitization and visualizations to help release anxiety triggers.
A lack of quality sleep can hinder your alertness and quality of life while awake, as anyone with sleeping issues already knows. Suffering through sleepless nights does not have to be your reality. Instead you can fall asleep fast and get quality sleep tonight and every night. Hypnosis has been used for centuries to cure many ailments, including the inability to get better sleep. You can help yourself improve the quality of your life with hypnotherapy.
This Cosmic Journeys Guided Self-Hypnosis program was designed to assist the listener in gaining enhanced relaxation, creativity, and assist in creating a positive dream state. This script can also be used to induce sleep. The hypnosis induction section features isochronic tones, which are a form of brainwave entrainment to help achieve deeper relaxation.
Naturally boost your energy, feel more focused and clear, and be more productive. You have the power to increase your energy without using caffeine! It's all here in this powerful guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and best-selling hypnotherapist Rachael Meddows. Just turn on the tracks, relax, and let your subconscious mind do the work for you.
Learn how to play piano and tap in to your inner musical genius and creativity with this soothing guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and certified hypnotherapist Joel Thielke. It's as easy as turning on the tracks and falling asleep! The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle. The guided meditation and soothing background music will deeply relax your body and mind for the perfect night's sleep while allowing you to access the deepest parts of your mind.
Sometimes quick and easy is not always the best way. Sometimes we have to look back into the past in order to look for answers for problems in our current lives and for problems that will follow us into our future. When it comes to stress and health, looking back at the world of Reiki is one of those examples. Let's find out how Reiki can help you to improve your well-being and your life!
Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.
I'm going to explain what we know about astral projection, the rich history of its presence in our lives, and the two methods most people use to start their own journeys down the path toward astral projection. Are you ready to see the world in a different way? Download Astral Projection: The Amazing Secret of Astral Projection: The Beginners Guidebook to Traveling on the Astral Plane.
A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us. The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation.
Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it's not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in this audiobook. Lodro Rinzler begins by challenging you to ask yourself why you want to meditate in the first place. (Good news: there's no wrong answer!)
"Brilliant starter guide to meditation"
If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.
"Practical and thoughtful"
We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.
The modern lifestyle with its excesses and worldly desires, the constant need to be connected, and the rapid development in technology, has made stress and lifestyle-related diseases the norm. The need for meditation, thus, is more acute. Meditation calms the mind, brings focus and enhances the senses, resulting in a better quality of life and work. And with the right Mantras, meditation becomes a highly effective tool in unleashing the immense potential within oneself.
This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health professionals to offer fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions, new studies, and firsthand accounts of how meditation is being applied to great effect in health and social care today. Sogyal Rinpoche and Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche on how meditation unlocks the mind's healing power. Jon Kabat-Zinn on the benefits of mindfulness in mainstream health care.