Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness for Beginners

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By (author) Jon Kabat-Zinn

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  • Publisher: SOUNDS TRUE INC
  • Format: CD-Audio | 2 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 142mm x 13mm | 23g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1591794641
  • ISBN 13: 9781591794646
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 3,034

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What if you could profoundly change your life just by becoming more mindful of your breathing? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, you can. What if paying attention on purpose (and nonjudgmentally) could improve your health? Again, according to Dr. Kabat-Zinn it can. On Mindfulness for Beginners, this internationally known scientist, bestselling author, and teacher who brought mindfulness meditation into the mainstream of medicine and society gives you immediate access to a practice that can potentially add years to your life, and will certainly enhance the quality of your moments and your years. Join Dr. Kabat-Zinn to: Explore five guided meditations that lead you breath-by-breath into the essence of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a program offered in medical clinics and hospitals around the world Cultivate the Seven Key Attitudinal Factors of MBSR qualities of heart and mind that lay the foundation for mindfulness practice and for seeing and accepting things as they are as a first step to working wisely and compassionately with stress, pain, illness, and sorrow as well as life's joys and pleasures Free yourself from limiting perspectives, and become more intimate with your own boundless awareness You're already in the perfect moment for inhabiting this liberating awareness, which is always available, teaches Jon Kabat-Zinn. With Mindfulness for Beginners, he invites you to cultivate mindfulness as if your life depended on it, which it surely does, and experience the magnitude and beauty of who you already are."

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured in 1993 in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full-Catastrophe Living: Using Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness.

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"Very good. Not the usual guru-based mumbo-jumbo one encounters in this genre, but common sense and logical explanations."