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Books in WITT Library
Into the heart of mindfulness : finding a way of well-being by
Call Number: 158.1 HAL
In this book, Ed Halliwell explores how mindfulness can help us see and transform our unhelpful biases and habits, enable us to live more at peace with stress and uncertainty, cultivate cheerfulness and compassion, and help us to find our life's calling - if we are willing to journey to the heart of the practice. Offering his own experiences as inspiration, Ed emphasises that mindfulness training is a lifelong path and complete way of being rather than just a short course or quick fix. With practical advice and refreshing candour, he explores how working with the realities of our minds, bodies and day-to-day existence - rather than striving for positive results - can, paradoxically, help us rediscover a richly nourishing, deeply-textured life.
Mindful learning : reduce stress and improve brain performance for effective learning by
Call Number: 153 HAS
Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a proven way to help students: learn more effectively; develop personally; enhance their physical and emotional health; and, deal with study and exam-related demands. Written by two leading experts with many years of personal and clinical experience, 'Mindful Learning' provides practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in any educational setting. The result is a book that clearly sets out how you can: manage stress; improve performance; create better communication; develop more meaningful relationships; unlock creativity; improve mental flexibility and problem-solving ability; and, use technology wisely. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference, and 'Mindful Learning' shows you how.
Mindfulness : a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by
Call Number: 158.1 WIL
Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. Mindfulness focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.
Mindfulness for health : a practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing by
Call Number: 615.8528 BUR
'Mindfulness for Health' reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to significantly reduce pain, suffering and exhaustion. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. This book shares the secrets of the mindfulness-based approaches to pain and illness therapy.
Meditations for managing stress
These meditations provide practical techniques for practicing mindfulness. They cover a range of different types and purposes including preparing for exams, dealing with stress, dealing with anger and muscle relaxation.