Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment―and Your Life

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment―and Your Life Author Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD
ISBN-10 1622036670
ISBN-13 9781622036677
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 184
Language English
Publisher Sounds True
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An Invitation to the Practice of Mindfulness We may long for wholeness suggests Jon Kabat Zinn but the truth is that it is already here and already ours The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think feel love work and playand thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are Here the teacher scientist and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random as an illuminating and engaging start to finish read or as an unfolding lesson a day primer on mindfulness practice Beginning and long time meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat Zinn has found most useful with his students including Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again How our thoughts self liberate when touched by awareness Moving beyond our story into direct experience Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities Three fundamental mental factors that cause suffering How mindfulness heals even after the fact Reclaiming our wholeness and more The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on But if youve tried it you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers insights and instruction to help us make that shift moment by moment into a more spacious clear reliable and loving connection with ourselves and the world Includes a complete CD with five guided mindfulness meditations by Jon Kabat Zinn selected from the audio program that inspired this book