Mindful Relationships : Seven Skills for Success
This book is an essential tool for professionals wanting to bring mindfulness-informed practices into their lives and incorporate it into their work and organizations. * It begins by providing a rationale for stress reduction vis-a-vis an accessible review of the research regarding the neurophysiological effects of stress and its deleterious impact on health, behavior and interpersonal relationship dynamics. * The remainder of the book is devoted to the innovative BREATHE program. Each chapter explores one aspect of BREATHE (breath, recognizing sensations, experiencing emotions, appraising the situation, taking time, humor and engaging others) through engaging personal stories, professional anecdotes and cutting edge research. * Chapters 4-10 include simple, highly impactful practices that correspond to the chapter's theme. These tools are particularly designed for those wanting to incorporate mindfulness-informed practices into their lives and professional practice.* These principles and practices are as much about the inner journey as they are tools to create satisfying, successful and sustainable personal relationships* This is an accessible, pragmatic book that provides tools from yoga, Buddhist and mindfulness traditions in a secular, evidence-based format.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 155 x 235 x 10mm | 439g
- 01 Dec 2016
- Handspring Publishing Limited
- Pencaitland, United Kingdom
- 20 black and white line drawings
Table of contents
PART 1 - Foundation: Why This Matters1. Why Relationships Matter2. Understanding Stress3. Why Manage Chronic Stress?4. The Stories We Tell: Why Mindset Matters5. Mindfulness and the Mind6. Personal Responsibility and Social Change PART II - The BREATHE Model7. The BREATHE Model8. Breath Awareness9. Regulating The Autonomic Nervous System Through Intentional Breathing10. Experiencing Emotion11. Appraising and Adjusting Your Mindset12. Taking A Purposeful Pause13. Humor: Life is a Practice14. Engaging Others Mindfully15. BREATHE in Action
"This book gives us a guide that synthesizes not only Dr Bullock's vast personal experience but incorporates the latest research from neuroscience and psychology. Her profound BREATHE model allows us to incorporate this knowledge to not only enhance our relationships but to fundamentally change our lives for the better." Dr James R Doty, MD, FACS, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; "This book is a must have resource for leaders and organizations. Dr Bullock offers a compelling account of the most up to date science on stress, its impact on relationships and what to do about it. Mindful Relationships is remarkably readable. Even the science had me turning the pages as quickly as I could. I highly recommend it!" Deborah Reidy, Chair, Society for Organizational Learning NA Council; "I can hardly endorse this book strongly enough. Dr Bullock has given us a book packed with wisdom, cutting-edge neuroscience, and with her own very unique combination of gifts as a psychotherapist, a scientist, and a committed practitioner of the contemplative arts. Most importantly, for me, it is an extremely practical and user friendly guide." Stephen Cope, Senior Scholar in Residence, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide on the Journey to Your True Calling.
About B. Grace Bullock
B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500 is a research scientist, psychologist, author, educator, and yoga and mindfulness expert. Her goal is to empower individuals, groups, organizations and systems to strengthen social bonds, and increase awareness, attention, compassion, effective communication and resilience. She offers classes, workshops, writing and research that combine the wisdom of neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychology and contemplative science and practice.Dr. Bullock was the Senior Scientist for the Ethics, Education and Human Development Initiative at the Mind and Life Institute, where she led the development of a global initiative to evaluate mindfulness-based programs in K-12, higher education and organizational leadership. She also served as an intervention scientist and co-Investigator on several NIH-funded longitudinal prevention trials at the University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience, and the Child and Family Center, where she examined the family, peer and socio-cultural factors associated with child and adolescent antisocial behavior, mood disorders and substance use. Her strong interest in assessing dynamic interpersonal processes, personal narratives, and longitudinal outcomes led to several empirically validated, and widely used coding systems including the Family Affective Attitude Rating Scale (FAARS) and Sibling Interaction Ratings.Dr. Bullock is the Founding Director and Principal Consultant of the International Science & Education Alliance, an organization devoted to exceptional research, program evaluation, assessment design, strategic planning and capacity building to support equity, programmatic diversity and scientific integrity, and promote effective leadership, decision-making and social change. She an acclaimed national and international mindfulness writer and educator, Managing Editor for Science and Research at YogaU Online, and the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.