Mindfulness for Life

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Exisle Publishing, 2012 - Psychology - 312 pages
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Described simply, mindfulness is the art of directing our attention to 'what is' (reality) rather than 'what isn't' (our ideas of reality). With a little practice, anyone can do it, and the benefits are profound. Written by two experts with many years of personal and clinical experience, 'Mindfulness for Life' is designed to be your complete guide to living a more mindful life. Only a few minutes a day can start to change your life.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
The practical application of mindfulness
22
The science of mindfulness
49
Medical and premedical conditions
65
Depression
88
Addiction
106
Attention Deficit Disorders
120
Weight management and eating disorders
140
Education and academic performance
198
Workplace performance and leadership
215
Sporting performance
227
Emotional Intelligence
238
Mindful parenting
246
Mindfulness and spiritual development
259
Mindfulness and selfactualisation
260
Mindfulness and happiness
264

Cancer
155
Sleep
176
Mindfulness and personal development
187
Lifestyle enhancement
188
Mindfulness and enlightenment
274
Endnotes
280
Index
298
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About the author (2012)

Dr Stephen McKenzie has over twenty years of experience in researching and teaching a broad range of psychological areas. He has a unique ability to present potentially complex information in a warm, engaging and entertaining way. He is currently a lecturer and research fellow at Deakin University’s School of Psychology, where he is investigating mindfulness as a clinical treatment.

Dr Craig Hassed is an internationally recognised expert in mindfulness who has been instrumental in promoting mindfulness as a simple and accessible technique for enhancing wellness, preventing and managing illness, and improving performance within health, educational and corporate settings. He is the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association.

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