Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice
Author: Erin Zerbo, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Featuring embedded exercises and guided meditations—as well as an appendix with audio guided meditations and a resource list—Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice provides clinicians with readily accessible tools to use in sessions with patients. With chapters that focus on the benefits of mindfulness for both the clinician and the patient, this guide discusses practical aspects and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving. Key takeaways summarize each chapter’s content, making it easy for busy clinicians to quickly reference the information they need to most effectively treat patients, including children and adolescents; patients battling substance addiction; and patients suffering from such disorders as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. With additional sections on mindful eating, mindfulness and technology, and the growing field of positive psychiatry, Becoming Mindful introduces readers to the full scope of benefits that mindfulness has to offer.
Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice
Author: Erin Zerbo
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
According to a 2012 National Institutes of Health survey, 18 million adults in the United States -- 8% of the adult population -- practice some type of meditation. What are the possible applications of meditation -- and mindfulness in particular -- in psychotherapy and psychiatry? Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice tackles this issue in a down-to-earth manner designed for immediate applicability. Whereas most other books on the topic focus on the benefits of mindfulness either for the clinician or for the patient, Becoming Mindful offers chapters on both, providing advice on how clinicians can establish a personal mindfulness practice and encourage their patients to do the same, both during sessions and at home. For clinician and patient alike, the handbook discusses the practical aspects of mindfulness, from the most effective postures to specific practices, and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving. Several chapters feature embedded exercises and guided meditations, and an appendix with audio guided meditations and a resource list provides psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric residents, social workers, counselors, and nurse practitioners, among others, with readily accessible tools to use in sessions with patients. Key takeaways summarize each chapter's content, making it easy for busy clinicians to quickly reference the information they need to most effectively treat patients, even those in special populations, including children and adolescents; patients battling substance addiction; and patients suffering from such disorders as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. With additional sections on mindful eating, mindfulness and technology, and the growing field of positive psychiatry, this book introduces readers to the full scope of benefits that mindfulness has to offer.
With Free Guided Audio Meditation for DownloadIs Your Mind Running Amok and Destroying Your Life?Are you stuck in an endless loop of the same negative thoughts and emotions?If any of the following questions apply to you, you are at the right place for your solution Your mind is running at full speed, and you can get no sleep? Are you constantly worried for apparently no reason? You were happy, and all of a sudden you feel angry for no reason and snap at your loved ones? Is your mind doing its chitchat all day long and commanding your life? Welcome to the club. You are not alone. Thanks to our modern society, that got even worse. Too many people are stuck in their mind and are often dominated by negative thoughts and emotions. Am I good enough? Why is this guy at work so mean? Why did he do that? How can I get more money? I hate everything. And when you think the disturbing thoughts and emotions are gone, they will come back to you in the most unpleasant situations, like happily playing with your kids. Fortunately, you can change that. We can train our mind to stop those thoughts and regain control of our life. In the book, we will step you through the process of regaining control of your thoughts and emotions. You will learn: why our mind behaves like that and what is going wrong. how you can use your body to change your mind how your environment can help you in silencing your mind why drinking tea helps how Mindfulness will guide you to freedom how proven meditation techniques will assist you in your journey Don't stay paralyzed in what feels like your personal hell; join us and learn how to get your freedom. Do Not Hesitate, Buy the Book and Start Now This book is part of the How To Relax Guide Series; a series helping you to find relaxation and a happier life. With each book in the series, we cover one topic and teach you how to learn the methods in a highly actionable manner while leaving the fillers out.
Are you getting tired of seeing your hopes and dreams slip through your hands? Have you lost your focus and forgotten who God called you to be? Do you feel that you are stuck in a rut and are just slowly drifting through life? There were many characters in the Bible that went through those same situations. We will explore those stories in this book and you will learn simple steps which will help reshape your vision for your life. I believe that when you become aware of Gods vision for you personally and His word for you in each moment of your day, you will be able to take back your dreams. Gods word says in Romans 1:20 (NIV) that For since the creation of the world Gods invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine naturehave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Discovering Gods will for your life should not be some difficult mystery. Gods Word clearly states that He desires to be close to you and to be your guide. If youve lost your hope and zeal for life; if youre ready to be an overcomer, if youre ready to rediscover an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, then join me on this journey of Becoming Ever Mindful!
A Multi-level approach to Improving Safety Culture and Performance
Author: Christopher Langer
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Synthesising the latest thinking from neuroscience and psychology with the practice of safety management, Mindful Safety shows how a much stronger safety culture can be built from the ground up. Case studies, applied research and practical exercises all demonstrate how attention, and the ability to focus, can significantly boost performance and resilience, whilst reducing human error and the number of safety incidents. Representing a new kind of safety thinking to meet contemporary challenges, the book covers four critical levels: the individual, the relational, the organisational and the societal. The approach can be successfully applied to the healthcare, road, rail, aviation and energy sectors for greater safety and performance. The emphasis on self-care, strengthening relationships and learning from positives signals a clear shift in safety management thinking. This is not just an insightful, analytical approach, but an action-based one ready for implementation. Few approaches in the field tackle the subjects of sleep, fatigue, distraction, smartphone addiction, workplace stress and mental health with the same vigour, or provide the safety toolkit for fighting a pandemic. If you want to create the right mindset to achieve exceptional results in these uncertain times, this book will show you how. It is aimed at professionals in the health and safety industry, as well as graduate students in human factors, ergonomics, industrial engineering and production engineering.
From the author of Mother Wit, the much-loved guide to women's spirituality, come crystalline daily readings that inspire and guide women toward mindfulness, compassion, and centered contemplation. Diane Mariechild's practiced insight leads readers through the year with guided visualizations, advice, parables, and quiet inspiration that draws seekers toward the serene and ancient wisdom of Buddhism. This is clear and intelligent spiritual companion contains a wealth of stirring quotes from such luminaries as Alice Walker, Marion Wright Edelman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pema Chödrön, Charlotte Joko Beck, and Maya Angelou. Their voices inspire Mariechild's graceful spiritual direction, which leads the Western mind toward a calm center and a compassionate engagement with the world.
This book is all about kindness behaviour training. The authors have drawn on their clinical experience as well as Buddhism to develop a practical course in cultivating kindness, intended to complement and augment other mindfulness-based approaches. Amid the recent explosion of secular mindfulness, their aim is to reemphasize the importance of the heart, introducing the reader to a variety of ways of approaching kindness-based meditation, as well as to how to put kindness into practice in daily life.
Meditations, Verses, and Visualizations for a More Joyful Life
Author: Scott Rogers
Publisher: Mindful Living Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Mindful Parenting presents readers with effective and easy to apply meditation techniques that expand present moment awareness and bring about feeling of joyfulness. The source of the meditations' power resides in a deepening awareness of a reader's connection to their child.
365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life
Author: Aria Campbell-Danesh
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
From two experts on the psychology of behavior change comes A Mindful Year, the first book of its kind to join the age-old wisdom of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral science—the best-tested set of practices for alleviating stress and anxiety. At a time when there have never been more ways to connect with one another, it has also never been easier to lose track of the people and passions we hold most dear. The demands of the day can leave us feeling exhausted and uninspired, while alerts and notifications constantly tug at our attention. We fall into unhealthy patterns that can be all too difficult to break. Written from friend to friend, one day at a time, A Mindful Year invites you to start a new pattern—one that begins with taking just a few quiet moments to reconnect with what is most important, each day. As practical as it is inspirational, A Mindful Year marries moments of mindful reflection with calls to action—daily nuggets of wisdom paired with friendly encouragement to live in a way that is grounded, authentic, and compassionate. It’s so easy to get caught up in the flood of everyday life, to become disconnected from the things that really make us us—to get lost. Thankfully, simply being open and attentive to the present moment can help us find a sense of space and ease and get back on the right track. With A Mindful Year as your guide, reconnect with what matters most.
The author plumbs the "Eightfold Path" of Buddhism for advice on how to live life with the proper attention to understanding, thinking, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration.
Change your relationship with alcohol for the better Are your hangovers getting worse? Is drinking affecting your mood, your health, or your relationships? Is it time to think about your drinking habits? Club Soda, the mindful drinking movement that has enabled thousands to change, is here to help you cut down, stop for a bit, or quit. When you drink mindfully, you become more aware of how your body and mind are affected by alcohol. Drawing on highly successful behaviour change tools and techniques, How to Be a Mindful Drinker is designed to guide you towards more moderate drinking habits, so that you can live the life you want and put alcohol in its place. Alongside advice and guidance from Club Soda members, the book includes tools to help you track your progress, deal with triggers and social stresses, and stay on track for the long term - not just Dry January or Sober for October. There are also support strategies for social situations that you can carry into the future, so you can take control and discover how to change your drinking for good.
A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food--includes C D
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues. Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can make a remarkable difference. In this book, you'll learn how to: • Tune in to your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat • Eat less while feeling fully satisfied • Identify your habits and patterns with food • Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating • Discover what you're really hungry for Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio program containing guided exercises led by the author.
People are actively engaged in a life-search for meaning and this search can lead them to take a spiritual perspective of themselves and the world in which they live. Some find this a spiritual journey-a journey towards an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the deepest values and meanings by which people live-through art, music or religion. The ultimate purpose of our spiritual journey is to be an enabling meaning to be found and given for self and others. In Tibetan Buddhism, the ultimate intention and purpose of our personal and spiritual journey is to be of service and benefit to all beings and to bring all beings to 'enlightenment'. Enlightenment is the ultimate step on our journey, whereby we go beyond our everyday consciousness to serve a 'greater whole', where we are in touch with our ultimate, true nature- the essence of our being. We can think of this journey to enlightenment as a journey both for personal mastery and beyond it.
The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.
Written by an experienced palliative care nurse, trainer, and complementary therapist, Being Mindful, Easing Suffering is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying. Chris Johns describes how he has combined traditional medical, and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. With reference to ideas from Buddhist philosophy around compassion and reflective knowing, this important book shows how the core task of those working in palliative care is to nurture the spiritual growth and development of their patients and, in turn, themselves.
7 Practices for Transforming Your Leadership, Your Organisation and Your Life
Author: Michael Bunting
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The ultimate guide to becoming an extraordinary leader – while finding happiness, gaining authenticity, and banishing stress Integrating proven mindfulness practices and world-class leadership theory, The Mindful Leader is the essential guide for self-aware leadership. The book simplifies mindfulness principles and links them solidly to business benefits. It provides a practically-grounded template for leaders to develop unprecedented levels of self awareness, wellbeing and effectiveness. Research findings throughout the book detail the positive impact of mindfulness from the perspectives of brain science, psychology and leadership. International case studies from a variety of industries illustrate the everyday implementation of mindful leadership. You'll learn easy mindfulness practices that you can implement today and a practical framework for everyday mindful leadership. You'll also be given access to online resources for vision reflections, values clarification, mindfulness practices and more. Mindful leadership is a hot topic – but it's not as simple as "when you become mindful, great leadership will spontaneously happen." This book serves as both mindfulness training and leadership training, clarifying the parallel while guiding you through the many points of intersection. Improve your leadership skills via context-specific mindfulness practices Learn mindfulness from a practical perspective, with real workplace skills Discover how leaders from around the world practice mindful leadership every day Understand the neuroscience link between mindfulness and great leadership Learn practices that deliver a deeper sense of integrity, authenticity, fulfillment and bottom-line results improvement Mindfulness provides real, practical tools for self-awareness, mental wellbeing, stress reduction and more. When practiced through a leadership lens, it becomes much more than just another leadership guide. Mindfulness transforms leadership as a whole, delivering real, lasting change that transcends typical leadership training. For a clear, concise framework of mindfulness at work, The Mindful Leader is the ideal guide for those serious about effective, sustainable leadership.
Ditch the fad diets and discover how to eat mindfully Packed with tips to help you make lasting dietary changes, Mindful Eating For Dummies paves the way for redefining your relationship with food, challenging your attitude about eating and making attainable changes to integrate mindful eating into everyday life. This no-nonsense, friendly guide offers essential guidance to get healthy, lose weight and avoid negative thought patterns associated with food—the mindful way. Mindfulness allows you to pay attention to what is going on in your surroundings in order to keep yourself alert and able to react effectively in the present. When applied to eating habits, the practice of mindfulness helps you to pay close attention to the sensation and purpose of each mouthful of food to avoid overeating and fully discover the joys of your meals. Learn how to reduce overeating and change your approach to food forever Begin to choose healthy foods mindfully Find advice on eating mindfully when you're dining out Discover how mindful eating can combat emotional hunger Whether you want to develop a healthier relationship with food to lose weight, manage a diet- or lifestyle-related illness or simply experience a better awareness and connection at mealtime, Mindful Eating For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting it done.
Mindful Awareness, Great Choices, Powerful Habits--with Mindful Choices Therapy
Author: William C. Shearer
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Mindful Choices for Well-Being offers a holistic, action-oriented process of choosing and creating well-being using proven methods for transformational change. The Shearers developed Mindful Choices Therapy during three decades of clinical practice. A cornerstone of their method is the systematic mastery of 10 interrelated Mindful Choices: Breath awareness and retraining Begin and end days peacefully Mindful eating Cultivating mindfulness Self-reflection Living your values Intentional relating Mindful movement Mindful Choices tools Self-acceptance & Self-compassion Their how-to manual for life planning features fictional characters going through real-life struggles and changes, providing examples of a powerful therapy that blends neuroscience, Buddhist psychology, contemplative traditions, and mindfulness-based behavioral therapies. The tools described in the book will help you move from a life of too much stress and anxiety (what the authors call “dis-ease”) to a life of well-being, balance, and a deep sense of purpose. Instead of acting on autopilot, falling back on habits learned over a lifetime, you can can learn how to mindfully make clear choices aimed at creating the life you truly want. Mindful awareness is the starting point for making great choices. Mindful Choices Therapy provides the tools for transforming those great choices into powerful and effective habits.
Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR
Author: Michael Chaskalson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace, describing the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training and detailing an eight-week mindfulness training course. Provides techniques which allow people in organizations to listen more attentively, communicate more clearly, manage stress and foster strong relationships Includes a complete eight-week mindfulness training course, specifically customized for workplace settings, along with further reading and training resources Written by a mindfulness expert and leading corporate trainer
How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others
Author: Paul Gilbert
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Are you ready to transform your mind and emotions? To cultivate compassion, stability, self-confidence, and well-being? If so, get ready to change the way you experience your life with this highly-anticipated approach using mindfulness and compassion. Therapists have long been aware of mindfulness as a powerful attention skill that can help us live with greater clarity and awareness—but mindfulness alone is not enough to completely change the way a brain works. In order to fully thrive, we require motivation. Compassion, like anger or aggression, is an extremely powerful motivational force that can bring about real, lasting change. Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology. In this breakthrough book, you’ll learn how traditional mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems. If you are ready to end toxic self-criticism, heal trauma and shame, feel worthy and loveable, and be kinder to yourself and others, this book can show you the way.