The Mindfulness Book returns to the original core ideas behind the practice of mindfulness and provides a concise, practical interpretation in light of contemporary psychology's best insights about how it works and how to practice it. Part one lays the foundation by describing the essential building blocks of mindfulness: what it is, how it works, and, most importantly, what it delivers. Part two explores the relationship of mindfulness to cognitive psychology and in particular examines practical psychological strategies for using mindfulness to develop greater self-awareness and conscious control over both your state of mind and your behavior. Part three explores four powerful applications of mindfulness, and part four considers the challenges of living mindfully including managing stress and work. To help you develop your mindfulness practice, each chapter provides practical takeaways and guided audio files.
Whatever your goal - creating a more peaceful and focused mind, enjoying greater well-being, establishing more meaningful relationships, fulfilling your career ambitions, or creating a more balanced lifestyle - The Mindfulness Book provides you with time-proven insights and practical strategies for living a more peaceful, productive, and creative life.