Meditation: An In-Depth Guide

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Penguin, Jun 2, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 416 pages
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Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation, for enhancing relationships and well-being, to increase performance in sports and business, for personal growth, and to assist healing. Introducing mindfulness-based stillness meditation, Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson explain how to build a daily meditation practice. The authors also show how meditation can be used to work with our emotions, aid healing, manage pain, or as a spiritual practice.

Meditation is a path we can pursue and refine throughout our lives. Drawing on modern science as well as ancient Eastern traditions and the authors' own extensive personal experience as practitioners and teachers, this guide offers the techniques and understanding needed to explore meditation practice deeply. It is also an invaluable resource for meditation teachers from all background.
 

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MEDITATION: An In-Depth Guide

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In a world of overextended schedules and stress-induced headaches, Gawler (You Can Conquer Cancer, 2007, etc.) and Bedson (The Complete Family Guide to Natural Healing, 2005) offer techniques for ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
INTRODUCING MINDFULNESSBASED STILLNESS
ESTABLISHING COMFORT AND EASE
LEARNING TO RELAX
PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION
MINDFULNESS OF BREATH
HABITS OF THINKING AND AWARENESS
MINDFULNESS OF BODY
MINDFULNESS OF THOUGHTS AND STILLNESS
STILLNESS AND THE NATURE OF MIND
OTHERAPPLICATIONS
MEDITATION FORTRANSFORMING PAIN
MEDITATION IMAGERY AND AFFIRMATIONS
MEDITATION USING INTENTIONFORGIVENESS
MEDITATION USING INQUIRYCONTEMPLATION
BIBLIOGRAPHY

KNOWING YOUR BODY
MINDFULNESS OF EMOTIONS
CONNECTING WITH FEELINGS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Ian Gawler is the founder of the Gawler Foundation. He has appeared widely in the media, and is sought after as a presenter and speaker at conferences around the world. For more than thirty years, Gawler has conducted, in his native Australia and internationally, many workshops and retreats that have drawn big crowds.

Paul Bedson is a counselor, psychotherapist, meditation instructor, and natural therapist. He has been working in the field of mind/body medicine for more than 20 years.

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