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Mindful Thoughts for Surfers

Author : Sam Bleakley
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Mindful Thoughts for Surfers explores how meditative a life on the surfboard can be. These 25 insightful musings will inspire beginners and experts alike. The immediacy of the surfer's surroundings and the interaction with the vast ocean and all of its wonderful wildlife creates the perfect opportunity to practise mindfulness. Sam Bleakley is an international longboard surfing champion and advocate for all forms of waveriding. With an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, he discusses such subjects as: Decluttering thoughts and identification Embracing imperfection The metaphors and parallels of the water with our lives The spiritual connection to nature Recovering from injury Heightened senses and the connection between body and mind Blue mindfulness, flow and resilience Through these subjects he explores how riding the waves is the ultimate meditation and offers an astute awareness of what the oceans tell us about our place in the natural world—if we would just listen. His illuminating meditations, each beautifully illustrated, make this book perfect for dipping into and offer a gentle gateway into life-affirming awareness for everyone. If you like this you might also be interested in Mindfulness and Surfing . . .

Mindfulness and Surfing

Author : Sam Bleakley
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Mindfulness and Surfing casts a fresh perspective on this popular sport, and explores how riding the waves can be the ultimate meditation. Engaging author Sam Bleakley takes us on a soulful journey across the tideline of his personal and philosophical travels. Through lunar cycles and river surfing to the Taoism of nature, he reveals an acute awareness of what the oceans can tell us about our place in the natural world. Meditating on one of nature's greatest elements - its salty swells, flow and peaks - he shares life lessons in mindfulness that will be relished by surfer and non-surfer alike.

Mop Rides the Waves of Life

Author : Jaimal Yogis
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If only life could be like surfing! Having "funny" hair and being embarrassed in school is hard, but when little surfer Mop studies the lessons of the waves—breathing, letting the bad waves go by, and riding the good ones—he learns how to bring the mindfulness and joy of surfing into his whole life. Celebrated San Francisco surfer-journalist-dad Jaimal Yogis teaches 4-8 year olds timeless beach wisdom with the story of Mop, a sensitive and fun-loving kid who just wants to be in the ocean. Going to school and navigating classmates can be hard—but all that goes away when little surfer Mop paddles out in the waves. With a few tips from his clever mom, Mop studies the wisdom of the water and learns to bring it into his life on land: taking deep breaths, letting the tough waves pass, and riding the good ones all the way. With newfound awareness and courage, Mop heads back to land—and school—to surf the waves of life. With stylish full-color beachy illustrations from cover to cover.

Surfing the Waves of Stress

Author : Deirdre O'Reilly
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Stress is like waves rolling to the shore. Some days the waves are big and some days the ocean is calm. But there will always be waves, ups and down, problems and frustrations. Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation is like learning to surf. The surfboard is your buoyancy aid, allowing you to float and navigate the waves instead of getting tossed in the waves and drifting with currents. This book has a practice you can learn in each chapter. So instead of letting anger go to resentment you can step back and choose your response instead of reacting. Learn to witness your fear and worries instead of being controlled by them. Observe your thoughts and notice if they are kind, usefull or true. This book is bursting with lots of tools and techniques to find your calm centre and inner stillness no matter what is unfolding around you.

Mindful Thoughts for Fathers

Author : Ady Griffiths
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The Joy of Loving-Kindness Mindful Thoughts for Fathers is a series of beautifully illustrated reflections on different aspects of fatherhood, from the joy of holding your child for the first time and teaching them about the world, all the way through to the inevitability of illness and establishing bedtimes and boundaries. Pick this book up at any stage of fatherhood and dip into the calm of mindful awareness for deeper presence and understanding. Comprised of 25 mindful reflections, each a thoughtful guide, Ady Griffiths (Vidyadasa) offers meditative reflections into the everyday details and bigger picture of fathering in today’s hectic world. In this carefully crafted little book, he encourages every father to find and embrace a mindful daily awareness for deeper presence, acceptance and understanding. Covering topics such as the father’s changing identity, loving yourself as well as your loved ones and being ‘good enough’, this book aims to address the internal worries and struggles of fathers during one of the most challenging and rewarding phases of life. Whether you pick this little book up in a time of crisis, or in a moment of rare stillness, allow yourself to be guided through some of the ups and downs in a father's life, and let your mind pause to enjoy and cherish every stage of your child's life.

The Art of Mindful Living

Author : Tobin Giblin
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The Art of Mindful Living is a powerful and user-friendly guide to the life-liberating art of mindfulness meditation. Each chapter illuminates an inherent aspect of a skillfully applied mindful awareness practice and describes how to cultivate these qualities both in sitting meditation and in daily life. It includes a section dedicated to working with difficult emotions, in which Tobin describes a compassionate and deeply authentic way to heal and liberate ourselves from the painful, repetitive waves of feeling that can run so rampant in our lives. The Art of Mindful Living is written both for people very new to the path of mindful awareness and for seasoned meditators ready for a booster-shot of clarity, compassion, and inspiration.

Elementary Students Practicing Mindfulness

Author : Alice McIntyre
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This book examines how a group of ten-year-olds attending public school engaged in a mindfulness project over the course of an academic year. The young people’s informative and inspiring dialogue, as well as their use of creative modes of expressions, reveals their varied understandings and lived experiences with mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness For Dummies

Author : Shamash Alidina
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Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.

Learning to Breathe

Author : Patricia C. Broderick
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Disruptive behavior in the classroom, poor academic performance, out-of-control emotions: if you work with adolescents, you are well-aware of the challenges this age group presents. What if there was a way to calm these students down and arm them with the mindfulness skills needed to really excel in school and life? Written by mindfulness expert and licensed clinical psychologist Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breatheis a secular program that tailors the teaching of mindfulness to the developmental needs of adolescents to help them understand their thoughts and feelings and manage distressing emotions. Students will be empowered by learning important mindfulness meditation skills that help them improve emotion regulation, reduce stress, improve overall performance, and, perhaps most importantly, develop their attention. The book also includes a website link with student handouts and homework assignments, making it an ideal classroom tool. The book integrates certain themes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, into a program that is shorter, more accessible to students, and compatible with school curricula. Students will learn to pay attention in the moment, manage emotions as they are perceived, and gain greater control over their own feelings and actions. These mindfulness practices offer the opportunity to develop hardiness in the face of uncomfortable feelings that otherwise might provoke a response that could be harmful (e.g. acting out by taking drugs, displaying violent behavior or acting in by becoming more depressed). This easy-to-use manual is designed to be used by teachers, but can also be used by any mental health provider teaching adolescents emotion regulation, stress reduction and mindfulness skills. The author is a graduate of the MBSR advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, led by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist and counselor for grades K-12. In the book, Broderick calls on her years of experience working with adolescents to outline the best strategies for dealing with disruption in the classroom and emotions that are out of hand. The book is structured around six themes built upon the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message. The program allows for themes to be delivered in 6 longer or 18 shorter sessions, depending upon time and needs of students. The 6 core lessons are: Body, Reflection, Emotions, Attention, Tenderness, and Healthy Mind Habits. Learning to Breathe is the perfect tool for empowering students as they grapple with the psychological tasks of adolescence.

The Mindful Teen

Author : Dzung X. Vo
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In this powerful book, a pediatrician specializing in teen and adolescent medicine offers a breakthrough mindfulness program to help you deal with stress in healthy ways, improve communication, and reduce conflicts with family and friends. Being a teen is stressful! Whether it’s school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes—both mentally and physically. If you're like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren’t alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment. The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively—whether it’s taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends. If you’re ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

Author : Lawrence Peltz
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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Author : Amanda Ie
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

Introduction to Mindfulness

Author : Dean Amory
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The Mindful Way through Stress

Author : Shamash Alidina
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Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. MBSR has enhanced the physical and emotional well-being of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, you'll be taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations (available to purchasers for download at the companion website) and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started.

Mindfulness for Busy People

Author : Michael Sinclair
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Be more, achieve more and stress less – how mindfulness can change the way you live Mindfulness for Busy People will show you how to apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you to de-stress, find your own unique space of calm, and ready yourself for whatever challenges you face. Helping you to cultivate and practice mindfulness straight away, you’ll discover: A no-nonsense, light-hearted, and clear introduction to mindfulness and its benefits Unique and clever ‘I-haven’t-got-time-for-this’ exercises that you can do anywhere, anytime A fulfilling way to feel less stressed with immediate effect A new found confidence, resilience and a greater sense of optimism Improved focus, energy, efficiency and creativity Feel calm, confident and live in the moment – whatever you’re doing, wherever you are.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Author : Eline Snel
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This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

You Can t Stop the Waves But You Can Learn to Surf

Author : Blue Bird Books
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Utilizing a gratitude journal can encourage you to win the day in just a few minutes each morning. This written exercise helps facilitate mindfulness and assists in the creation of a constructive daily focus - the right track to forming a permanent positive mindset. Features simple, quick prompts that focus on gratitude, letting go of stress, and setting daily intentions.A clean, yet effective page set up provides space to reflect on positive intention for the day and celebrate your wins. This must-have mindfulness journal is a great gift for someone embarking on a new challenge or working to create a more positive and grateful life-graduates, college students, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, teens, girls, teachers, and many others!Size: 6X9 Pages: 111 Pages Paper Color: White

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Author : Shamash Alidina
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Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns... with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities

Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness

Author : Malcolm Huxter
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Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness is a practical book that provides strategies using mindfulness to manage stress, anxiety and depression, as well as ways to cultivate psychological wellbeing. Uniquely, it combines a traditional Buddhist approach to mindfulness with contemporary psychology and current perspectives. Drawing on the author’s many years of clinical experience as a psychologist as well as his personal experience in Buddhist meditation practices, it outlines how the Buddha’s four applications of mindfulness can provide a pathway to psychological wellbeing, and how this can be used personally or with clinical populations. This accessible, user friendly book provides strategies for healing the heart and mind. Malcolm Huxter introduces mindfulness as it is presented in Buddhist psychology and guides the reader through meditations in a systematic way. The practices are clearly explained and supported by relevant real life stories. Being aware that mindfulness and meditation are simple but not easy, Huxter guides the reader from the basics of mindfulness and meditation through to the more refined aspects. He provides a variety of different exercises and guided meditations so that individuals are able to access what suits them. The guided meditations can be streamed or accessed as free audio downloads. Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness is aimed at anyone who wishes to use mindfulness practices for psychological freedom. This book provides insight and clarity into the clinical and general applications of Buddhist mindfulness and will be of interest to mental health practitioners, students of mindfulness, professional mindfulness coaches and trainers, researchers and academics wishing to understand Buddhist mindfulness and the general public.

Surfing Brilliant Corners

Author : Sam Bleakley
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A decade of extreme global surf travel by professional longboarder Sam Bleakley,illustrated with photographs by John Callahan.