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.
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"
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.
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."
Join the thousands of people who have overcome their sleep disorders and insomnia by using this superb, high quality hypnosis CD and MP3 download by Glenn Harrold - the UK's best-selling self-help audio author. Insomnia and other sleep problems are often caused by stress, anxiety and a busy mind at bedtime. Glenn's highly acclaimed hypnotherapy techniques and audio production will help you overcome these problems in a completely safe and natural way.
"I can't stay awake till the end!"
The World of Relaxation was conceived as a way to reach out to patients lying in bed in the hospital and inviting them to experiment inwardly, with Jon's guidance, in bringing mindful awareness to their present-moment circumstances, utilizing the occasion of having to lie in bed for some time - whatever the viewer's medical condition and prognosis - to do something for him or herself to promote healing of the mind and body, as a vital complement to whatever the health care system and one's doctors are doing by way of medical treatments and rehabilitation.
"Lived up to the description in the title."
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.
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.
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 powerful hypnosis recording by best-selling self-help author Glenn Harrold has been designed to help you overcome procrastination and to become so much more creative, motivated and spontaneous. Overcome Procrastination is a special hypnotherapy recording that will help you connect with your potential and become much more motivated and determined in all areas of your life. This audio book includes a 10-minute daytime bonus track called Feel Alive which you can listen to when you are awake and active.
Are you stressed out, worn out, and generally fed up with life? Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, migraines, or unexplained illnesses? Would you like to regain a sense of balance in your life? Mindfulness for Dummies audiobook can help. Using mindful breathing and self-control techniques you can attain a positive and relaxed way of being. The easy-to-follow advice and guided meditations in this audiobook let you clear your mind of negative and distracting thoughts and begin living positively.
If you're reading this, chances are your life, or the life of someone you know, is shaped by pain - and the physical and emotional suffering that usually accompany it. The good news: Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues have helped thousands of people learn to use the power of mindfulness to transform their relationship to pain and suffering, and discover new degrees of freedom for living with greater ease and quality of life.
"Excellent resource for chronic pain sufferers."
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"
This superb high quality hypnotherapy program by the UK's best-selling hypnotherapist, Glenn Harrold, combines powerful clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. Designed to guide the listener into a wonderful deep state of complete mental and physical relaxation. You will also learn valuable techniques to help you combat stress remain more relaxed in your daily life.
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.
In need of inner calm? Want to feel more at peace with yourself and others? Ideal for beginners to meditation, this audiobook will guide you through the most fundamental Buddhist meditation practices. This is a practical and yet inspiring guide to working with your mind in order to developing inner and outer harmony.
"Velvet voice but talks too much"
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.
Anita Moorjani had lymphoma, which had spread throughout her body, and her organs were beginning to shut down. As she slipped into a coma, doctors were resigned to the fact that she was in her last hours of life. Yet Anita experienced what has been termed a near-death experience (NDE), and within 24 hours of coming out of the coma, she had a newfound knowing about her own life. Subsequently, her body healed very rapidly, and within weeks doctors found no traces of cancer. This audiobook was inspired by what Anita experienced during her own journey to healing.
A total of 175 species are heard on this download, ranging from the familiar tawny owl to the very rare call of the bittern. The authoritative guide to all British birds likely to be encountered by the average birdwatcher and the ideal gift for anyone wishing to learn the sounds of the great variety of birds that can be seen and heard throughout the seasons. A perennial best seller.
Peeling Back the Layers of the Mind is an audiobook about one man's perspective regarding the layers of human consciousness. By elevating levels of consciousness, the author has been able to change the direction of his life and manifest his desires. Within this audiobook lies the secrets the author has used to create the life he desires. This book is a discussion regarding different layers of human consciousness and how you can use meditation to escalate through these layers quicker.
Life is stressful, but it doesn't have to be. That's right! You can actually enjoy a life virtually unaffected by stress and tension. How? Through the practices of meditation and relaxation, that's how. Readers of Meditation for Everyday Living will discover how to live a happy and successful life by spending 20 minutes a day in meditation.
Tantric Meditations: Depths of the Mind contains guided Yoga Nidra and Antar Mouna sessions that will allow you to increase consciousness and develop inner silence. Suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners, it contains a guided Yoga Nidra session, a guided session covering the first three stages of Antar Mouna (inner silence) practice, and a Shankaraya Mangalam dedication to Shiva.
Get more excited and motivated to exercise, and start losing weight and tone your muscles with this soothing program from the world-renowned Sleep Learning System, narrated by best selling hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows. Just turn on the tracks, relax, and let your subconscious mind do the work for you. The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle.
Naturally increase your memory and focus and retain details easier with this soothing program from the world-renowned Sleep Learning System, narrated by best selling hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows. Just turn on the tracks, relax, and let your subconscious mind do the work for you. The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle.
Yoga 4 Kidz by Kidz contains a variety of guided yoga sessions that offer children and teens a practical and enjoyable entry point into yoga and the many benefits that it brings. The fantastic Yoga 4 Kidz features yoga postures, breathing techniques, relaxations, and songs guided by 12-year-old Atma Sundari.
Tantric Meditations - Evolving through the Chakras contains guided Chakra Shuddhi and Yoga Nidra sessions that will awaken a deeper awareness of the Chakras and begin the purification and opening process of these powerful energy centres.
Yoga Solutions for Life has been created to help establish and develop a well-balanced and consistent home practice for those with little yoga experience. Yoga Solutions for Life includes yoga stretches, breathing practices, and a short meditation. There is a complete 27-minute short daily practice plus options to progressively deepen and extend the practice according to needs, ability, and available time.
In Sea Shore Glow, respected spiritual healer Angela Day takes you on a magical healing journey inspired by Mother Nature and recorded live on a beautiful beach in Cornwall England. This gentle and spacious has been created to support and strengthen your belief in yourself. It was recorded on Marazion Beach, opposite St Michael's Mount, Cornwall in order to capture the natural healing energy of the area.
In Heart Glow, respected spiritual healer Angela Day will take you on a beautiful healing journey inspired by Mother Nature and recorded at a sacred well in Cornwall, England. This gentle and spacious meditation uses the beauty of nature to focus the mind and guide you safely to your heart centre to release negativity and emotional burdens. It was recorded at the sacred well at Madron Celtic Chapel, Cornwall, England where St Madron once lived and performed miraculous healing on many people.
Tantric Meditations - Seeds of Creation offers different methods to experience and explore transformative power of the seed sounds combined with postures, a vibrational pranayama and two unique meditations. Tantric Meditations - Seeds of Creation is suitable for practitioners who have practical yoga and meditation experience and a basic knowledge of the chakra locations.
Tantric Meditations - Steps to Freedom contains guided Yoga Nidra and Ajapajapa sessions that provide an easy and powerful step into deep relaxation on the muscular, mental and emotional levels which brings many benefits. Tantric Meditations - Steps to Freedom is suitable for complete beginners and more advanced practitioners.
In sanskrit Shakti literally means "who is capable of anything". Awakening the inner shakti is about connecting to the life force; the dynamic, creative power within. Yoga for Women will guide you through and allow you to explore postures, breathing practices, relaxation, and meditation techniques and sanskrit chanting specific to a woman's body and mind. Yoga for Women will allow you to experience the immediate benefits of relaxation and enhanced energy.
If there was a way that in 20 minutes you could lower your stress, deeply relax your body, and learn how to use a "mental trigger" to instantly stimulate peace of mind - would you be interested? Dr. Iverson has successfully used this process with thousands of people over the last 30 years. This proven strategy quickly relaxes you and gives you greater mental control.
Peter Mt. Shasta leads you through meditation instruction that even a child can follow with ease. He also gives various methods he learned from the Masters, and which he only gave previously in retreats. Listening to Peter read these affirmations from his home in Mount Shasta, will raise you into the awareness of your own source, and help you experience the Ascended Master dimension of light. This is the audio version of the best-selling book on self-mastery.
This companion audio program - created to be equally rewarding as a stand-alone guide - gives listeners an immersive resource to learn contemplative prayer, step by step and in the moment. With clarity and compassionate presence, Frenette explains the essential principles of this contemplative practice for both new and seasoned practitioners, and then guides us experientially through core prayers and meditations.
Instantly remove the obstacles to your inner peace, happiness and health! Imagine being able to summon clarity, wisdom, insight, happiness, or peace instantly, exactly when you need it. Sitting in a meeting. Standing in your kitchen. Driving in traffic. That kind of instantaneous change is possible, through a flash of intuitive insight known as satori.
Current research has proven that all matter is composed of energy - energy that never dies, only transforms. If we were able to perceive the full spectrum of energy around us, scientists say that we would discover entire new worlds, including alternate realities and parallel universes... where, some speculate, events of our lives that we have yet to experience have already taken place!
Visualization has helped millions of people achieve goals. And it can be the most powerful tool for achievement you have ever used. It gives you the power to identify the obliterate roadblocks to progress. It makes your path to success so real that you can almost feel it, hear it, smell it, as well as see it in the mind's eye.
Journey into an incredible spiritual terrain unknown to all but the most adventurous seekers. In The Journey Beyond Enlightenment, internationally-acclaimed author and "spiritual warrior" Stuart Wilde will show you how to access and enter what he calls the Mirror World - a hyperdimensional reality that exists beyond the constraints of time, space, and intellect.
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.
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith.
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.