Mindfulness and the Natural World

Bringing Our Awareness Back to Nature

Mindfulness and the Natural World

Mindfulness and the Natural World explores what it means to connect with nature, and how we can learn from nature to be more mindful in everyday life.

Mindfulness and the Natural World Pack

Book and journal

Mindfulness and the Natural World Pack

Mindfulness & the Natural World reveals how a deeper awareness of the natural world is key to inspiring us to care about and protect nature, and developing a more sustainable world. Through meditative thoughts and insights, you will discover how learning from nature teaches us to be more mindful in everyday life. This pack includes a journal to make notes on your mindful journey, or simply to use as its own entity. The Mindfulness & the NaturalWorld pack includes: • 144-page handbook • 144-page lined journal

Naturally Mindful

Reconnecting with the Natural World, Discovering Your True Self

Naturally Mindful

Pause. Breathe. Live in the moment. Naturally Mindful offers you an opportunity to notice and become aware of the natural world which surrounds us. Expert authors share more than 100 meditative insights to re-connect us with nature, along with meaningful exercises to practice and enjoy every day.

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

Reflections on Freedom & Being

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

"In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson elegantly weaves a narrative full of her own delightfully documented encounters with birds in amongst sage guidance on using mindfulness to help readers become deeply aware of the present moment. Following Claire's clearly described exercises has the potential to lead one from mere identification to making deeply insightful observations into the life of birds." - British Trust of Ornithology Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature’s songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds - if we simply pay them attention. With The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences - and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness. To Claire, bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives.

With Nature in Mind

The Ecotherapy Manual for Mental Health Professionals

With Nature in Mind

What is ecotherapy, how does it relate to mental health, and how can it reduce emotional distress and promote general wellbeing? This book explains how a deeper connection to nature can improve quality of life, by combining the therapeutic power of mindfulness and being out in the natural world. Examining the latest psychological research evidence into how and why the natural world has such a positive effect on us, this book shows how best to utilise these therapeutic connections in practice. 100 nature-based activities are included, from experiencing the full force of the wind, to creating a sound map of natural noises. The aims of each activity are clearly outlined, with detailed guidelines for facilitating outdoor sessions with adults effectively and safely, and advice to help make the most of the outdoors in all weathers and seasons.

Into Nature

A Creative Field Guide and Journal—Unplug and Reconnect with What Matters

Into Nature

Go beyond forest bathing with 70 mindful ways to unleash your creativity and reconnect with nature Squeezing mindfulness into every day may seem impossible—but it only takes a few moments to go Into Nature. This collection of mindful activities unleashes creativity while helping you engage with your natural surroundings—in a park, in the garden, and even from indoors. From the founders of The Mindfulness Project, here are life-affirming ways to help readers maximize the benefits of being in nature, which has been proven to increase happiness and cultivate calm. Sketch, explore, and record observations as you . . . Notice how your senses shape your experience of nature Draw a landscape, cut it out, and hang it up Color in trees, animals, and flowers to discover their unique qualities Find nature at work, at home, and all around you Follow a bee, a beetle, or a butterfly Retreat from daily chaos and cultivate calm Explore, record, and observe your way to happiness! This book inspires readers to explore the natural world with greater curiosity and find moments of mindfulness in everyday life.

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Theory and Practice

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers

Finding awareness in nature

Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers

Noticing and appreciating the awesome nature of birdlife is a spiritually affirming activity–reconnecting us to the natural world each and every day. Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers presents a meaningful flock of enriching thoughts on the interconnectedness of nature in this delightfully illustrated little book. From learning to deeply listen to nature’s songsters to discovering hidden birdlife in the city, author Adam Ford is an enlightening guide to why birdwatching is vital for a flourishing ecosystem and conscious wellbeing.

Resonant Leadership

Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope and CompassionCompassion

Resonant Leadership

The blockbuster best seller Primal Leadership introduced us to "resonant" leaders--individuals who manage their own and others' emotions in ways that drive success. Leaders everywhere recognized the validity of resonant leadership, but struggled with how to achieve and sustain resonance amid the relentless demands of work and life. Now, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee provide an indispensable guide to overcoming the vicious cycle of stress, sacrifice, and dissonance that afflicts many leaders. Drawing from extensive multidisciplinary research and real-life stories, Resonant Leadership offers a field-tested framework for creating the resonance that fuels great leadership. Rather than constantly sacrificing themselves to workplace demands, leaders can manage the cycle using specific techniques to combat stress, avoid burnout, and renew themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. The book reveals that the path to resonance is through mindfulness, hope, and compassion and shows how intentionally employing these qualities creates effective and enduring leadership. Great leaders are resonant leaders. Resonant Leadership offers the inspiration--and tools--to spark and sustain resonance in ourselves and in those we lead.