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Mindfulness, or concentrated awareness of one's thoughts and actions, has been clinically shown to be effective for the management of stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, strong emotional reactivity, and many physical and mental health conditions. Despite the surge of interest in mindfulness meditation, many would-be practitioners become frustrated because they cannot find practical, step-by-step instruction for achieving a mindful state in everyday life.
The Mindfulness Workbook guides readers through ten exercises that enable them to experience mindfulness for themselves, not as a distant experience of enlightenment, but as a practical, attainable state from which they can see their lives more clearly. This book is the perfect resource for anyone who would like to put mindfulness to work in their lives right away to gain perspective and achieve calm. The book guides readers through the experience of spaciousness, thought watching, the CenterPoint breathing process, mindful eating, and six other experiences that help readers understand mindfulness on a deeply personal level and fully incorporate its tenets into their lives.
Mindfulness is a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, out-of-control emotions, and many other physical and mental health conditions. This ancient Buddhist technique can help anyone who struggles with fears, worries, and distractions refocus on the present moment and live happily, here and now.
The Mindfulness Workbook is a step-by-step instruction book that guides you through simple practices that enable you to experience mindfulness not as a distant experience or concept, but as an attainable state of being in the world. You will discover the effectiveness of breath work, mindful eating, and thought-watching, and begin reaping the benefits of mindfulness right away. Over time, you will begin to notice that these small changes can bring about a bigger transformation, enhancing your sense of fulfillment and calm.
The Mindfulness Bookis a workbook designed to introduce readers to the basic concepts behind mindfulness. The book guides readers through ten different experiences, such as spaciousness, thought watching, and mindful breathing, which will help them to dissolve distractions and reap the benefits of mindfulness.
About the Author
Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT, has a private practice in Onalaska, WI, where he is a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the department of psychology at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. Roberts has more than thirty years of experience in both clinical psychotherapy and personal Buddhist mindfulness practice. He is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and addictions counselor. Thomas regularly presents at trainings, workshops, and retreats at the local, regional, and national levels.
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