50 beautiful cards with 5 different themes on watercolor landscapes! Each theme focuses on 1 simple action you can take to bring more mindfulness into different areas of your life. Themes include; relationships, health & wellness, happiness, at work and stress management. Start each day with the intention of living a richer and more purpose-filled life.
The ultimate practical guide to MBSR—with more than 115,000 copies sold—is now available in a fully revised and updated second edition. Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems. In just weeks, you can learn mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living. MBSR is effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment and permanently change the way you handle stress. As you work through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, you'll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones—a skill that will last a lifetime. This groundbreaking, proven-effective program will help you relieve the symptoms of stress and identify its causes. This fully revised and updated second edition includes new audio downloads, new meditations, and extensive chapter revisions to help you manage stress and start living a healthier, happier life.
56 Questions to Encourage Compassion, Shift Perspective & Build Connection
Author: Theo Koffler
Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media
Whether you're at home, in the classroom, or running a clinical practice, these conversation cards are meant to get people thinking and talking about who they are, what they like, and how they interact with the world around them. Each question targets different skills and areas of life, but all the questions have one primary purpose: to get you discussing the important fundamentals of an emotionally balanced, mindful and compassionate way of living.
Twenty-first-century minimalism is an increasingly mainstream response to global environmental crises such as climate change, the garbage glut, fast fashion, and other manifestations of the harmful impact of consumerism. Originally founded in the art world in the decades after World War II, minimalism has evolved into an Earth-friendly lifestyle focusing on the three Rs (reducing, recycling, and reusing) and on simplifying individual needs to reduce one's carbon imprint, manage anxiety and depression, and prioritize human interaction over the impulse to acquire for the sake of acquisition. Hands-on activities, how-to tips, and profiles of practicing minimalists offer real-world examples for incorporating minimalism into your life.
A classroom is a high-energy, dynamic environment in which there are dozens of moving parts at any given moment. Teachers need to be able to think quickly and remain calm in the face of constant change. Being mindful helps teachers act effectively as opposed to reactively, which facilitates classroom management and improves the climate of the classroom and school. Mindfulness also helps teachers reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and organization, and be more observant and responsive. This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help busy teachers easily access a wide range of basic mindfulness practices that help them return to the present moment throughout the day. It also guides teachers through the process of teaching mindfulness to students (K-12) in the classroom so that students are calmer, more confident, more self-reflective, less reactive, and better able to manage relationships and problem solve.
Fifty Ways to Remember Your Spirit While Changing Diapers
Author: Dawn M. Staszak
Publisher: Balboa Press
Find your center amid the chaos! Motherhood is the most rewarding and yet challenging job there is. Being "on the path" is a ful lling experience, but when little ones come along, your world is completely changed! How can you "get your spiritual groove back" while feeding little mouths and washing dozens of onesies? A Guru in the Nursery is a follow-up to A Guru in the O ce, in which author Dawn M. Staszak tackled the challenge of bridging the gap between business and spirituality. In A Guru in the Nursery, Staszak tackles the challenge of being on the spiritual path while caring for little ones. Motherhood is always an adventure, and these ideas and activities have helped her get back to center and feel more peaceful, thereby giving her a leg up on being a better mom and isn't that what every parent strives for? When you don't have time to shower, much less attend life-enhancing seminars, A Guru in the Nursery is your go-to guide for sanity-saving tips and tricks to bring you back to the best parent you can be. Namaste, Mama!
Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, and Calm
Author: Thomas Armstrong
In today's schools, students and teachers feel unprecedented—even alarming—levels of stress. How can we create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others? Author Thomas Armstrong offers a compelling answer in the form of mindfulness, a secular practice he defines as the intentional focus of one's attention on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. In Mindfulness in the Classroom, Armstrong - Explains how mindfulness affects the structure and function of the brain. - Provides an overview of mindfulness as both a personal practice and a classroom methodology that aligns with such educational models as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). - Shares and explains the extensive research that shows the positive effects of mindfulness practices in the classroom. - Describes how to adapt mindfulness for different grade levels, integrate it into regular school subjects, and implement it schoolwide. - Offers guidelines for teaching mindfulness responsibly, without religious overtones. Dozens of observations from teachers, students, researchers, and practitioners provide striking evidence of the power of mindfulness and offer hope to anyone who wants to make classrooms more productive places of learning.
A revised and updated, clear and useful guide to the meaning behind each of the 78 tarot cards with instructions on how to lay the cards and perform readings. As far back as the ancient Egyptians, the Tarot has been a source of wisdom and insight into the human heart and mind. The seventy-eight cards of the Tarot deck encourage an awareness of higher consciousness, give insights on the past and present, and discern future directions. Each card in the deck is explained thoroughly, including its themes and principles, its corresponding zodiac sign, and a description of the card's meaning. With instructions on how to lay the cards and determine their significance, readers can share their new knowledge of an ancient practice. All you need to know about the Tarot is right here!
Transform your life with meditations for healing and happiness. This unique card deck gives you 52 simple meditations to connect you to the present moment, cultivate happiness, take loving care of your emotions, enhance your wellbeing, and develop gratitude. Select a card each day for a relaxing and renewing meditation.
Skills for Staying Positive and Living Your Best Life
Author: Gina Biegel
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
"When you feel completely stressed out by your crazy life, it often helps to channel your energy into a project or activity to make yourself feel better--and research shows that the more often you do things that shift your focus from the negative to the positive, the happier and more resilient you will be. This activity journal, for kids ages 13 and older, contains 50 fun, focused, supportive art projects, writing prompts, and exercises to help you make this shift--and to find ways to feel more calm, confident, resilient, and more able to take care of yourself and manage your emotions. This journal will also be an invaluable resource for teachers, guidance counselors, and therapists to use with young people in a group or academic setting"--
Find a pop of colorful encouragement with You Got This, a deck of 52 inspiring, motivational cards to promote mindfulness, resilience, positivity, and self-care. Take a little bit of inspiration wherever you go with the joyful message of You Got This. This encouraging deck offers a simple, beautiful way to incorporate personal growth, mindful reflection, and gratitude into every day. Each card features vibrant illustrations and a welcome meditation on persistence, self-care, positive attitudes, or compassion to guide your day or lift you up in moments of doubt. Housed in a beautiful and sturdy box with a convenient flip-top lid, this deck is a perfect addition to your wellness routine. This set includes: 52 square, full-color motivational cards Deluxe box with easy-flip lid Fold-out poster
Skills to Help You Overcome Cutting and Self-Harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings
Author: Gina M. Biegel
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Powerful mindfulness tools to help you move beyond self-harming thoughts and behaviors, so you can get back to living your life. Being a teen in today’s world isn’t easy. Maybe you’ve been bullied. Maybe you feel like your family or friends just don’t get you. Or maybe you feel like you don’t have control of your life, or you’re just tired of trying to be perfect all the time. You aren’t alone. Many teens struggle with difficult feelings and thoughts—and sometimes, when these thoughts feel overwhelming, you just want to feel something else. This is where self-harming behaviors, such as cutting, come in. But there are better ways to manage your pain. This book will help guide you. In this workbook, you’ll learn about the power of mindfulness, and how it can help you create your own special space for simply being with your thoughts. When you’re dealing with difficult emotions, you’ll have this safe space to go to again and again—no matter where you are or what you’re doing. You’ll learn how to be mindful of your senses, techniques for managing difficult feelings before they escalate, and move past self-judgment to embrace self-compassion and self-awareness. Pain is a normal part of life—it’s how you react to this pain that really matters. Let this workbook guide you toward better strategies for dealing with stress and emotional pain, so you can be safe, happy, and in control of your life.
Quick and Easy Strategies to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry, and Stress
Author: Jeffrey Bernstein
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Is your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over. Let’s face it—being a teen isn’t easy. And if you’re like a lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. These are all completely normal worries, and signs that you are tuned in to your life and thinking about your goals. But what about chronic worrying—the kind that keeps you up at night, ruminating about that paper you just turned in, or that thing your friend said to you at lunch (what did she mean by that?), and so on. Sometimes worrying isn’t helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life! So, how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head space? Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You’ll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You’ll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you’ll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful—like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress. If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world. This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
Practices for Calm and Connection in Your Pregnancy, Birth, and New Motherhood
Author: Lori Bregman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Mamaste meets Mindfulness Cards in this deck focused around meditation, breathwork, and movement specifically for those expecting. Here is the support any mama-to-be needs as she preps for the transition to motherhood. With 78 unique cards filled with thoughtful meditations, movement activities, breathwork exercises, and soothing affirmations, this collection of cards supports expectant mothers through pregnancy, birth, and their new motherhood by nurturing their spirit and talking through their fears. Written by renowned doula Lori Bregman and with soothing artwork accompanying each card, this deck offers expert advice on filling all aspects of pregnancy and birth with comfort and confidence. The Doula Deck is a bridge between mindfulness and motherhood, with support you can keep in your pocket, display on your nightstand, or take with you out into the world. • PROFESSIONAL ADVICE: With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Lori Bregman is a source of wisdom in pregnancy and birth. She runs a complete mind-body-spirit support system that helps women throughout fertility, pregnancy, birth, and new motherhood and has built a thriving career based on her passion for supporting more mindful, healthy, happy mothers and women of all kinds. Now she can help you on your own journey to motherhood, wherever you are. • BABY SHOWER GIFT: With its expert advice on mindfulness during an important life moment, this serves as the ideal gift for anyone who is pregnant. With its luxe package and lovely illustrations, this deck of cards is not only insightful and useful but also gorgeous and gift-worthy. • ELEGANT ART: With gorgeous colors and elegant portrayals of the female body throughout pregnancy and motherhood, these cards offer so much more than just a list of exercises. They’re a visual source of comfort and encouragement as well as a helpful tool. • UNIQUE FORMAT: Not everyone has the opportunity to hire a doula, and this deck offers a unique way for moms-to-be to practice self-care and find additional support during the birth experience by simply pulling a card and completing the activity whenever they need to. Perfect for: • Expectant mothers interested in natural living and doula support • Doulas • Baby shower attendees
The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
Author: Chade-Meng Tan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world. With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Coming To Our Senses, Meng’s Search Inside Yourself is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.