• Mindfulness for Beginners

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Calm, Improving Concentration, and Reducing Anxiety
  • By: Michael Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Christine Williamson
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-18-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Michael Lawrence
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of Buddhist traditions. In Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is utilized to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually lead to what is described as enlightenment or the complete freedom from suffering. The recent popularity of mindfulness in the West is generally considered to have been initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 
Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being and perceived health. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry. 
Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological conditions. For example, mindfulness practice is being employed to reduce depression symptoms, to reduce stress, anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction. The practice of mindfulness also appears to provide numerous therapeutic benefits to people with psychosis, and may also be a preventive strategy to halt the development of mental health problems. 
Clinical studies have documented both physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in different patient categories as well as in healthy adults and children. Programs based on Kabat-Zinn's and similar models have been widely adopted in schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans' centers, and other environments.
©2017 Michael Lawrence (P)2017 Michael Lawrence
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4 out of 5 stars
By mandymay on 01-16-18

The benefits of ✌️are priceless..

This book is great for anyone new to the concept of mindfulness. The focus is on how organizations are now using mindfulness training to keep students and military personnel focused. And how the benefits of meditation can help alleviate stress and improve your wellbeing. The narrator did a good job conveying the author's message. I requested this book in exchange for my honest review. I did find this book interesting, but wish a guided meditation would have been added at the end.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Suzan on 03-04-18

Easy to follow

Christine Williamson does a wonderful job of narrating this book. The step by step guide is written so well and easy to follow for a beginner. Simply great. I was gifted this with the understanding I would leave and honest review.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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