Διεθνές συνέδριο για την ενσυνειδητότητα 2024

Συμβάντα σύνδεσης

Συμβάντα σύνδεσης ICM:2024

When you join us at Bangor University for ICM:2024, you’ll discover a wealth of extra options for informal networking and social interactions. In addition to the main programme, there will be an unmissable conference dinner and a chance to explore the latest research poster presentations.

Planned events during the conference weekend include an art exhibition by Stephen Batchelor and Anne Spekens, a ‘meet the author’ session, special conference pop up food events, and a locally guided walk of Bangor. From August 2-6, enjoy the best of Bangor and all that the thriving mindfulness community has to share.

These events are open to the public. Buy your conference pass εδώ.

HΠώς προάγει η ενσυνειδητότητα την ψυχολογική ευημερία; Ποιοι είναι οι βασικοί μηχανισμοί της; Ποια αξία προσθέτουν οι στοχαστικές πρακτικές σε προσεγγίσεις που είναι ήδη αποτελεσματικές; Από την κορυφαία δασκάλα διαλογισμού Christina Feldman και τον διακεκριμένο ψυχολόγο Willem Kuyken, το βιβλίο αυτό παρέχει μια μοναδικά ολοκληρωμένη προοπτική για την ενσυνειδητότητα και τις εφαρμογές της. Οι συγγραφείς εξερευνούν την ενσυνειδητότητα από τις ρίζες της στη βουδιστική ψυχολογία έως τον ρόλο της στη σύγχρονη ψυχολογική επιστήμη. Εμπεριστατωμένα παραδείγματα περιπτώσεων καταδεικνύουν πώς και γιατί η εκπαίδευση της ενσυνειδητότητας μπορεί να βοηθήσει τους ανθρώπους να μετακινηθούν από την αγωνία και τον πόνο στην ανθεκτικότητα και την ευημερία. Οι αναγνώστες καθοδηγούνται να εξετάσουν την ενσυνειδητότητα όχι μόνο εννοιολογικά, αλλά και βιωματικά, μέσα από το δικό τους ταξίδι στην πρακτική της ενσυνειδητότητας.

Διδασκαλία ομάδων βασισμένων στην ενσυνειδητότητα

Τα προγράμματα που βασίζονται στην ενσυνειδητότητα σχεδιάστηκαν για να διδάσκονται σε ομάδες, ωστόσο υπάρχουν ελάχιστες ή καθόλου πληροφορίες σχετικά με το πώς να δουλέψουμε με το δυναμικό μιας ομάδας για να ενισχύσουμε τη μάθηση των συμμετεχόντων. Βασισμένο σε ένα υγιές θεωρητικό μοντέλο, το βιβλίο αυτό καλύπτει αυτό το κενό.

Γνωσιακή θεραπεία με βάση τη νοημοσύνη για τον καρκίνο: Στρέφοντας απαλά προς 

Γνωσιακή θεραπεία με βάση τη Mindfulness για τον καρκίνο παρουσιάζει ένα μάθημα οκτώ εβδομάδων για την MBCT, το οποίο έχει δοκιμαστεί κλινικά και απευθύνεται ειδικά σε άτομα με καρκίνο.

  • Υπάρχουν όλο και περισσότερα στοιχεία που αποδεικνύουν ότι η ενσυνειδητότητα αποτελεί μια επιτυχημένη και οικονομικά αποδοτική παρέμβαση για τη μείωση των αρνητικών ψυχολογικών επιπτώσεων του καρκίνου και της θεραπείας.
  • Βασίζεται στην εμπειρία της συγγραφέως από τη συνεργασία της με άτομα με καρκίνο και στη δική της πρόσφατη εμπειρία από τη χρήση της ενσυνειδητότητας κατά τη διάγνωση και τη θεραπεία του καρκίνου.
  • Ιστορίες από ασθενείς με καρκίνο απεικονίζουν τη μάθηση και τα βασικά θέματα του μαθήματος
  • Περιλαμβάνει νέες σύντομες πρακτικές και ομαδικές διαδικασίες που αναπτύχθηκαν από τον συγγραφέα   

Mindfulness: Καρκίνου

Mindfulness: Καρκίνου προσφέρει στα άτομα με καρκίνο ένα μέσο για να εισάγουν την ενσυνειδητότητα και την ευγένεια στη ζωή τους, για να τους βοηθήσει να αντιμετωπίσουν την πρόκληση μιας απειλητικής για τη ζωή ασθένειας. 

  • Προσαρμόζει τη Γνωσιακή Θεραπεία Βασισμένη στην Ευσυνειδησία (MBCT), μια προσέγγιση με ισχυρή βάση αποδείξεων για άτομα με υποτροπιάζουσα κατάθλιψη, στις ανάγκες και τις προκλήσεις των ατόμων με καρκίνο.
  • Παρουσιάζει την τυπική πορεία 8 εβδομάδων της MBCT για τον καρκίνο σε μια ευέλικτη μορφή που έχει σχεδιαστεί για να ταιριάζει στο ιδιαίτερο χρονοδιάγραμμα, το πλαίσιο και την κατάσταση του κάθε αναγνώστη.
  • Βασίζεται σε περισσότερα από 15 χρόνια ανάπτυξης προγραμμάτων και κλινικής εφαρμογής από τον συγγραφέα, καθώς και στη δουλειά και την εμπειρία των δασκάλων της ενσυνειδητότητας σε άλλα κέντρα καρκίνου σε όλο τον κόσμο.
  • Παρέχει συγκεκριμένες πρακτικές και προσεγγίσεις προσαρμοσμένες για την υποστήριξη των διαφόρων φάσεων της εμπειρίας του καρκίνου - από τη διάγνωση και τη θεραπεία έως τη συμβίωση με την αβεβαιότητα και τη διαχείριση της ζωής με τον καρκίνο.
  • Διαθέτει πέντε εκτενείς ιστορίες από ανθρώπους που έχουν πληγεί προσωπικά από τον καρκίνο και έχουν χρησιμοποιήσει πρακτικές που βασίζονται στην ενσυνειδητότητα για να τους υποστηρίξουν στην εμπειρία της ασθένειας, της ζωής και της θεραπείας τους.

Εξώφυλλο του βιβλίου Disrupting white mindfulnessΔιατάραξη του White Mindfulness προσφέρει ένα επίκαιρο σχόλιο για τις κυρίαρχες αφηγήσεις που διαμορφώνουν τη βιομηχανία της ενσυνειδητότητας - τη λευκότητα, τον μεταφυλετισμό και τον νεοφιλελευθερισμό. Η τοποθέτησή της ως "απολιτικής" σφυρηλατεί θεσμούς που ταιριάζουν άνετα σε όλο και πιο διαιρεμένες κοινωνίες. Το φυλετικό-φυλετικό προφίλ αυτών των θεσμών αποκαλύπτει ένα λευκό, μεσοαστικό προφίλ των υπευθύνων λήψης αποφάσεων, των εκπαιδευτών και του προσωπικού, το οποίο αντικατοπτρίζεται στο κοινό τους. Οι μηχανισμοί που ανακυκλώνουν τη λευκότητα της βιομηχανίας περιλαμβάνουν κορπορατιστικές παιδαγωγικές μεθόδους, διατάγματα εξουσίας, αποδέσμευση από τη διαφορετικότητα και ακατάλληλες χρήσεις της ενσυνειδητότητας που απομακρύνουν τους ανθρώπους της παγκόσμιας πλειοψηφίας. Ένα αναπτυσσόμενο αναδυόμενο κίνημα που επικεντρώνεται σε μια ενστικτώδη δικαιοσύνη και απελευθερωτική ευημερία αποαποικιοποιεί την ενσυνειδητότητα και απο-κεντρώνει τη λευκότητα. Η παραδοχή του στις γηγενείς, τον παγκόσμιο Νότο, τις queer γνώσεις αξιοποιεί τη διαφορά για να παράγει πολλαπλές λύσεις με επίκεντρο την απελευθέρωση. Υπάρχει χώρος για να αλλάξει η λευκή Mindfulness.

Εξώφυλλο βιβλίου του MBT for FatigueΘεραπεία βασισμένη στην ενσυνειδητότητα για τη διαχείριση της κόπωσης της Fiona McKechnie βασίζεται σε ένα πρόγραμμα γνωστικής θεραπείας με βάση τη Mindfulness 8 εβδομάδων, ο οδηγός αυτός αντιμετωπίζει την αυξανόμενη ανάγκη για προσαρμοσμένη ενσυνειδητότητα στη διαχείριση της ME/CFS, της ινομυαλγίας, του Long Covid και άλλων χρόνιων καταστάσεων κόπωσης.

Χρησιμοποιώντας την τρέχουσα κατανόηση και τις θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις για το Long Covid και το ME/CFS, το βιβλίο αυτό επιτρέπει στους επαγγελματίες να κατανοήσουν πώς μπορούν να προσαρμόσουν τη διδασκαλία τους για να εξυπηρετήσουν ασθενείς με συγκεκριμένες ανάγκες και προκλήσεις, συμπεριλαμβανομένων προσαρμογών για την εγκεφαλική ομίχλη, προσεγγίσεις για την ανάπαυση, την κίνηση, την καθημερινή δραστηριότητα και τις συνοδευτικές δύσκολες σκέψεις και συναισθήματα. Συμμετοχές από ανθρώπους που διαχειρίζονται τη ΜΕ, την ινομυαλγία και τη χρόνια κόπωση μέσω της ενσυνειδητότητας περιλαμβάνονται μαζί με πρακτικές οδηγίες και λεπτομερή σχέδια συνεδριών ανά εβδομάδα, είτε αυτό γίνεται δια ζώσης είτε διαδικτυακά. Γεμάτοι με χρήσιμα διαγράμματα και απεικονίσεις, οι επαγγελματίες μπορούν να χρησιμοποιήσουν αυτόν τον οδηγό για να διευρύνουν σημαντικά το εύρος των ατόμων που μπορούν να προσεγγίσουν και να ενδυναμώσουν απαλά τους πελάτες που ζουν με συχνά απομονωτικές καταστάσεις σχετικά με το πώς να εφαρμόσουν αυτή την προσέγγιση μακροπρόθεσμα στην καθημερινή τους ζωή.

Ο Βούδας δίδαξε τις πρακτικές της αγαπητικής καλοσύνης, της συμπόνιας,

Σε έναν κόσμο που συχνά ενθαρρύνει τον εγωκεντρισμό και τις ατομικές επιδιώξεις, Η λεπτή τέχνη της φροντίδας από Ποταμός Wolton προσφέρει μια αναζωογονητική προοπτική που εξερευνά τη βαθιά επίδραση της συμπόνιας στη ζωή μας. Αυτό το βιβλίο που προκαλεί τη σκέψη οδηγεί τους αναγνώστες σε ένα μεταμορφωτικό ταξίδι, καθοδηγώντας τους να ξεκλειδώσουν τις πραγματικές δυνατότητες της συμπόνιας και την ικανότητά της να δημιουργεί ουσιαστικές συνδέσεις και να ενισχύει την προσωπική ανάπτυξη.

Η λεπτή τέχνη της φροντίδας του River Wolton είναι ένα πρωτοποριακό βιβλίο που αμφισβητεί τα κοινωνικά πρότυπα και ενθαρρύνει τους αναγνώστες να αγκαλιάσουν τη συμπόνια ως μεταμορφωτική δύναμη. Δίνοντας έμφαση στη δύναμη της φροντίδας και της καλλιέργειας αυθεντικών συνδέσεων, η Wolton προσφέρει μια αναζωογονητική προοπτική που βρίσκει βαθιά απήχηση στους αναγνώστες που αναζητούν μια πιο ικανοποιητική και στοχευμένη ζωή. Μέσα από πρακτικές στρατηγικές και ιδέες που προκαλούν τη σκέψη, το βιβλίο αυτό παρέχει τα απαραίτητα εργαλεία για την καλλιέργεια της ενσυναίσθησης, τόσο για τον εαυτό μας όσο και για τους άλλους. Διαβάζοντας αυτό το βιβλίο, θα ξεκινήσετε ένα αξιοσημείωτο ταξίδι που όχι μόνο θα ενισχύσει την προσωπική σας ανάπτυξη αλλά και θα σας δώσει τη δυνατότητα να επηρεάσετε θετικά τον κόσμο γύρω σας.

Αφήστε το: Βουδιστικός οδηγός για να απαλλαγούμε από τις συνήθειες

When we break free from the habits that limit us, a new world of possibilities opens up. In Let Go, Martine Batchelor leads the way there.

Negative patterns of mind may manifest as fear, avoidance, depression, addiction, judgment of self or other, and any of a host of other physical, mental, or psychological forms. Let Go aims at understanding what really lies at the root of these behaviours so we can reclaim control. Each chapter concludes with an exercise or guided meditation as a tool for the reader to work with negative habits in new and creative ways. You don’t have to be a Buddhist for them to work. You just need to want to move on.

Helpful exercises and guided meditations – designed to build understanding of our negative habits, as well as the confidence and skill needed to instead embrace our greatest qualities – appear throughout the book.

Batchelor also looks at Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz’s use of meditation to deal with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), successful combinations of meditation and Twelve-Step programs, and offers her own innovations.

The Definition, Practice, and Psychology of Vedana: Knowing How It Feels

This book examines the importance of the topic of feeling tone’ (vedanā) as it appears in early Buddhist texts and practice, and also within contemporary, secular, mindfulness-based interventions.

The volume aims to highlight the crucial nature of the ‘feeling tone’ or ‘taste of experience’ in determining mental reactivity, behaviour, character, and ethics. In the history of Buddhism, and in its reception in contemporary discourse, vedanā has often been a much-neglected topic, with greater emphasis being accorded to other meditational focuses, such as body and mind. However, ‘feeling tone’ (vedanā) can be seen as a crucial pivotal point in understanding the cognitive process, both in contemporary mindfulness and meditation practice within more traditional forms of Buddhism. The taste of experience, it is claimed, comes as pleasant, unpleasant, και neither pleasant nor unpleasant – and these ‘tones’ or ‘tastes’ inevitably follow from humans being embodied sensory beings. That experience comes in this way is unavoidable, but what follows can be seen in terms of reactivity or responsiveness.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha’s teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

Μετά τον Βουδισμό, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha’s inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose perpetual survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters. This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today’s globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha’s vision of human flourishing.

The Art of Solitude

When world-renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned 60, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more deeply into solitude, discovering its full extent and depth.

This beautiful literary collage documents his multifaceted explorations. Spending time in remote places, appreciating and making art, practicing meditation and participating in retreats, drinking peyote and ayahuasca, and training himself to keep an open, questioning mind have all contributed to Batchelor’s ability to be simultaneously alone and at ease. Mixed in with his personal narrative are inspiring stories from solitude’s devoted practitioners, from the Buddha to Montaigne, and from Vermeer to Agnes Martin.

In a hyperconnected world that is at the same time plagued by social isolation, this book shows how to enjoy the inescapable solitude that is at the heart of human life.

Buddhism without Beliefs

Before it was a religion, a culture, or even a system of meditation, what was Buddhism? On Buddhism Without Beliefs, celebrated teacher, translator, and former Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor takes us back to the first years after the Buddha’s awakening to reveal the root insights of Buddhism hidden beneath centuries of history and interpretation.

In eight compelling sessions of self-inquiry – including many fascinating exercises and practices – we learn how to awaken and refine our senses, introduce the essential spirit of curiosity into the practice of awareness, and comprehend with both our hearts and our minds the Buddha’s astonishing (and often misunderstood) revelations on emptiness, compassion, and the self. Before he died, the Buddha did not appoint a successor. He simply remarked that each of us must be responsible for our own freedom.

Buddhism without Beliefs is an invitation to hear what the Buddha taught – and to trust yourself on your own path to liberation.

Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Well-Being

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.

Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of a spinal injury. The Breathworks Centre founded by Vidyamala – and its affiliates around the world – have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Professor Lance McCraken of King’s College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You’ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. This title includes eight guided meditations which appear throughout the audio, as well as being collected at the end.

Mindfulness for Women: Declutter Your Mind, Simplify Your Life, Find Time to ‘Be’

No matter who we are, or what stage of life we are at, we all long for similar things; to be happy, connected with others, in touch with a sense of calm and peace, vital, alive and joyful. And we long to be able to ride out the tough patches that hit all of us from time to time with some degree of grace and dignity.

The good news is that we can fulfil these longings at any time, in any place. They are only a moment away, a breath away. We can learn how to be comfortable with our body, know and understand our mind, and love our heart. It isn’t difficult, long-winded or time-consuming.

In doing so you’ll feel happier in your own skin, less stressed, more confident, more capable and more at ease with yourself and life. This is what Mindfulness for Women is about. It is a practical guide to coming home to yourself in each present moment. To finding the ledge behind the waterfall.

To resting in the depths of the ocean rather than being tossed about by surface waves. Mindfulness is a potent antidote to anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability. It leads to a greater sense of contentment and can also reduce addictive and self-destructive behavioural patterns.

This audiobook will enable you to experience the benefits for yourself. It’s not designed as a lengthy course but is solutions-based. It’s fast – evidence shows that a little bit of mindfulness goes a long way. It’s also bespoke – you can read all of it cover to cover, or simply dip in and out, depending on what you want to focus on.

You can listen to whichever meditation track suits you at any given time and you can run tracks together if you want to meditate for longer periods. It’s designed to suit your life and priorities now and well into the future.

Living Well With Pain And Illness: Using mindfulness to free yourself from suffering

Vidyamala Burch has suffered with chronic pain for over 30 years due to congenital weakness, a car accident and unsuccessful surgery. She is now a wheelchair user. In this positive and reassuring new book, she identifies that it is our resistance to pain which causes it to be so distressing and miserable. We don’t want it to be happening to us, and we wish we weren’t experiencing it.

LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS is a practical guide to living with and managing chronic pain through the principle of mindfulness. By developing a calm awareness of your body and your pain, you can learn to let go of the frustration and suffering that you associate the pain with, and the pain will reduce.Vidyamala Burch uses easy-to follow breathing techniques and powerful mindfulness meditations which teach you how to live in the present moment. LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS includes helpful illustrations, offers effective ways of managing chronic pain and is a must-read for all sufferers.

Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers offers the reader a wealth of knowledge about the explicit and implicit aspects of mindfulness-based teaching.

The book focuses on how to develop the craft of teaching mindfulness-based courses and is divided into three parts. Part I addresses the explicit elements of mindfulness-based courses, such as how to offer meditation practices and inquiry. Part II investigates the subtle but powerful implicit qualities needed within the teacher to convey the essence of mindfulness. Part III is a series of chapters on the underpinnings, considerations, and theories surrounding the teaching of mindfulness-based courses, and includes a new framework for reflective practice – the Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Teaching and Learning Companion (the TLC).

The book is a core companion text for both trainees and established mindfulness-based teachers, and is a resource you will return to again and again.

This new edition of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (MBCT) provides a concise, straightforward overview of MBCT, fully updated to include recent developments. The training process underpinning MBCT is based on mindfulness meditation practice and invites a new orientation towards internal experience as it arises – one that is characterised by acceptance and compassion. The approach supports a recognition that even though difficulty is an intrinsic part of life, it is possible to work with it in new ways.

The book provides a basis for understanding the key theoretical and practical features of MBCT and retains its accessible and easy-to-use format that made the first edition so popular, with 30 distinctive features that characterise the approach. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features will be essential reading for professionals and trainees in the field. It is an appealing read for both experienced practitioners and newcomers with an interest in MBCT.

What Happens in Mindfulness: Inner Awakening and Embodied Cognition 

Well known for applying mindfulness to the treatment of depression, pioneering researcher John Teasdale now explores the broader changes that people can experience through contemplative practices. What goes on in our minds when we are mindful? What does it mean to talk of mindfulness as a way of being? From a scientific perspective, how do core elements of contemplative traditions have their beneficial effects? Teasdale describes two types of knowing that human beings have evolved–conceptual and holistic–intuitive–and shows how mindfulness can achieve a healthier balance between them. He masterfully describes the mechanisms by which this shift in consciousness not only can reduce emotional suffering, but also can lead to greater joy and compassion and a transformed sense of self.

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

If you’ve ever struggled with depression or know someone who has, take heart: Mindfulness practice is a simple, powerful way to naturally break depression’s self-perpetuating cycle. With The Mindful Way Through Depression, four leading researchers present insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy about how to triumph over this illness – and, more importantly, how to prevent it from striking again. Join these uniquely qualified experts to discover the power of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse

This acclaimed work, now in a new edition, has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression, an 8-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the “whys” and “how-tos” of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. Forty-five reproducible handouts are included. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), plus all of the reproducibles, ready to download and print in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size. A separate website for use by clients features the audio recordings only.

The perfect gift for the college-bound student! Based on the popular Mindfulness-Based College (MBC) program at Brown University, this book offers powerful skills to increase academic success and boost mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health―now and for a lifetime. College is a time of transition. It’s a time for learning and preparing to make your own way in the world. But if you’re like many teens and young adults, the thought of leaving home and being on your own in a new place can also be intimidating―even overwhelming. That’s why you need a solid foundation to help you manage stress, stay focused, and maintain healthy habits―in body, mind, and spirit. Grounded in evidence-based mindfulness, The Mindful College Student will help you cultivate the cognitive and emotional skills you need to increase well-being and reach your highest aspirations. You’ll also learn positive coping strategies for dealing with stress, sadness, and anxiety―including diet, fitness, and sleep habits. Most importantly, you’ll discover three core self-regulation skills to help steer you toward the life you want: self-awareness, attention control, and emotion regulation. Get ready to take on the world with this fun and informative guide, filled with everything you need to face all of the challenges of college life―and beyond!

Staying Mindful: How to Deepen Your Experience of Mindfulness and Appreciate Your Life 

Sustaining a mindfulness meditation practice is challenging. Many people complete an eight-week introductory mindfulness course with the best of intentions, only to quickly let things slip as competing pressures take over and the time to stop and think dries up. Tackling this issue, Staying Mindful refreshes and deepens the learning gained in typical introductory courses, and provides a wealth of guidance to encourage and inspire ongoing practice.

Based on a six-week course developed and run for many years by the author, Staying Mindful is the perfect ‘next step’ guide for anyone looking to further develop their mindfulness skills. It introduces new topics such as working with difficulty and gratitude, and more advanced mindfulness practices (such as for managing anxiety). The book as a whole can be used as a self-study course, working through the chapters and practices sequentially, or as a ready resource to dip into as required.

“Illuminates the very heart of social justice and how it might be approached and nurtured through mindfulness practices in community and through the discernment and new degrees of freedom these practices entrain.” –from the foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn

In a society where unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices are so deeply ingrained, healing is an ongoing process. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of those like us, and to blame others. This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential. Through the practice of embodied mindfulness–paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way–we increase our emotional resilience, recognize our own biases, and become less reactive when triggered.

As Sharon Salzberg, New York Times-bestselling author of Real Happiness writes, “Rhonda Magee is a significant new voice I’ve wanted to hear for a long time -a voice both unabashedly powerful and deeply loving in looking at race and racism.” Magee shows that embodied mindfulness calms our fears and helps us to exercise self-compassion. These practices help us to slow down and reflect on microaggressions–to hold them with some objectivity and distance–rather than bury unpleasant experiences so they have a cumulative effect over time. Magee helps us develop the capacity to address the fears and anxieties that would otherwise lead us to re-create patterns of separation and division.

It is only by healing from injustices and dissolving our personal barriers to connection that we develop the ability to view others with compassion and to live in community with people of vastly different backgrounds and viewpoints. Incorporating mindfulness exercises, research, and Magee’s hard-won insights, The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world.

From Mindfulness to Insight: Meditations to Release Your Habitual Thinking and Activate Your Inherent Wisdom

This book shows how we can move beyond secular mindfulness and compassion techniques to the cultivation of insight – seeing into and thereby becoming free of the repetitive thinking that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering.

Most books in the secular mindfulness tradition stop with mindfulness and self-compassion but do little to uncover the root causes of our suffering. Drawing on both Buddhist analyses of mind and current findings in psychology and neuroscience, the book explains how our thinking becomes fixed and routinized through our engaging with unconscious preferences and reactions.

Through the cultivation of insight, we can disentangle ourselves from these patterns, which leads to greater equanimity, freedom, and compassion.

Mindful Compassion

Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, bestselling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden.

Professor Gilbert has spent the past twenty years developing a new therapy called Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) which has an gained international following. In recent years, mindfulness is being used increasingly to treat common mental health problems such as depression, stress and stress-related insomnia.

In this ground-breaking new book, Professor Gilbert, along with his co-author Choden, combines the best of Compassion-Focused Therapy with the most effective mindfulness techniques. The result is an extremely effective approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems and improving one’s sense of wellbeing.

Mindfulness-Based Living Course: A self-help version of the popular Mindfulness eight-week course, emphasising kindness and self-compassion, including guided meditations 

A self-help version of the popular Mindfulness eight-week course, emphasising kindness and self-compassion. Mindfulness is an innate capacity of the mind that can be trained to alleviate stress and low mood, to reduce the power of rumination and self-criticism, and to evoke emotional well-being and proactivity. The Mindfulness-Based Living Course is a practical guide to the development of a mindful approach to living in the modern world. Its distinctive feature is a compassionate approach to mindfulness that is based on many years of experience in the practice and delivery of mindfulness training by two of its leading exponents – the former Buddhist monk Choden and Heather Regan-Addis, both directors of the Mindfulness Association.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is finally in the eye of the public storm, but with that storm come misconceptions. Neuroscientist, clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher Dr. Tamara Russell will guide you through and demystify the true and poignant nature and health benefits of mindfulness, allowing you to understand how one thing has helped so many people to tame their racing minds and live with awareness, including:

#What does mindfulness really mean and what are the benefits?

#How does it actually work?

#Where does it come from?

#How can I get the most from it?

#What are the future possibilities with it?

All in the form of a decisive Q&A format, coupled with practical exercises that will let you explore the art of mindfulness, What is Mindfulness will take you behind the scenes of this life-changing practice.

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