An Eight-week Plan for Finding Peace in A Frantic World

Book - 2011
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"Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone--and it can take just 10 to 20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Rodale Books : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2011.
ISBN: 9781609618957
Branch Call Number: 158.12 WILLIAMS
Characteristics: xii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Penman, Danny 1966-


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Feb 13, 2015

The downloadable guided meditations for this book are available at http://rodalebooks.s3.amazonaws.com/mindfulness/index.html

Oct 20, 2013

In theory, the book sounds good, providing an 8-week plan to begin meditation, practice mindfulness, combine the books info on theory and the authors' experience with other practitioners and combine with podcasts of guided meditation you can use for your own practice.

Nice theory but aside from the fact that the writing isn't that good, the web site that supposedly offers the podcasts doesn't match the book. Track numbers for the podcasts are listed in the book but there are none on the web site and while I'm only on week #3, already one of the podcasts that's a regular part of the book schedule for week #3 is just not on the site.

So since the authors are challenged by a simple thing like making their podcasts match their instructions, I'm pretty unimpressed.

Feb 02, 2012

Pretty interesting book on how to apply meditation to improve concentration and awareness. Pretty similar to Kabat-Zinn methodology. I liked the idea on following a precise plan to get calm and peace in order to help people to positively confront with themselves and develop compasionate thoughts.


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