The Healing Power of Mindfulness

A New Way of Being

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

Discover how mindfulness can help you with healing. More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled Coming to Our Senses, The Healing Power of Mindfulness features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text. If you are interested in learning more about how mindfulness as a way of being can help us to heal, physically and emotionally, look no further than this deeply personal and also "deeply optimistic book, grounded in good science and filled with practical recommendations for moving in the right direction" (Andrew Weil, MD), from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

A New Way of Being

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

Discover how mindfulness can help you with healing. More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind-explaining what we're learning about nEuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled Coming to Our Senses, The Healing Power of Mindfulness features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text. If you are interested in learning more about how mindfulness as a way of being can help us to heal, physically and emotionally, look no further than this deeply personal and also "deeply optimistic book, grounded in good science and filled with practical recommendations for moving in the right direction" (Andrew Weil, MD), from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.

The Healing Power of Meditation

Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefit s of Contemplative Practice

The Healing Power of Meditation

Regular meditation practice has a powerful impact on the mind and body, rewiring the brain and bringing us all kinds of benefits: contentment and well-being, resilience and focus, better mental and physical health, and greater empathy and compassion. This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health professionals to offer fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions, new studies, and firsthand accounts of how meditation is being applied to great effect in health and social care today. • Sogyal Rinpoche and Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche on how meditation unlocks the mind’s healing power • Jon Kabat-Zinn on the benefits of mindfulness in mainstream health care • Clifford Saron on the Shamatha Project, the most comprehensive study of the effects of meditation ever conducted • Sara Lazar on what happens to our brain when we meditate • Erika Rosenberg on how meditation helps us relate better to our emotions • Dr. Lucio Bizzini, MD, on how Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is used to treat depression • Ursula Bates on how mindfulness supports terminally ill patients as they approach the end of their lives Plus chapters from other innovators who apply meditation in health care and social work: Dr. Edel Maex, MD; Dr. Cathy Blanc, MD; Rosamund Oliver; and Dr. Frédéric Rosenfeld, MD.

The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening

The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening

“This book explains not only the healing power of compassionate human connection, but in the most accessible and practical ways, how to cultivate our capacity to create that connection and thereby empower others to find their best selves.”—John Makransky, author of Awakening through Love All of us have an innate capacity for compassion. We recognize when others are hurting, and we want to help, but we’re not always good at it. There is another way. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. David Rakel explains how we can strengthen our bonds with others—all the while doing emotional and physical good for ourselves. As founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program, Dr. Rakel discovered that we become the most effective helpers when we use the tool of human connection. Drawing on his own research and practice, as well as thirty years of published studies in medicine, sociology, psychology, meditation, and neuroscience, Dr. Rakel "stacks the deck" in favor of healing and introduces the concept of bio-psycho-spiritual authentic awareness. Not only are our bodies and minds connected, but also it has been scientifically proven that our capacity to feel beauty, awe, and compassion enhances our health and wellbeing. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. Rakel provides an innovative approach to enhancing health in others and strengthening relationships through the art of connecting. These tools guide us to improve our connections—whether between doctor and patient, husband and wife, parent and child, or boss and employee—and live with clarity, wisdom, and good health.

The Healing Power of Meditation

Your Prescription for Getting Well and Staying Well with Meditation

The Healing Power of Meditation

Describes how meditation can help patients recover from a variety of illnesses.

Natural Mindfulness

Your Personal Guide to the Healing Power of Nature Connection

Natural Mindfulness

An easy-to-use guide that offers a Natural and Mindful path back to yourself. We all live in an ever-changing, fast-paced, busy, world. Over half our population now live in cities where the noise, pressure, stress and anxiety can lead to feeling overwhelmed.

Gem Healing Therapy Bible with Mindfulness Meditation

Guide to the Healing Power of Crystals

Gem Healing Therapy Bible with Mindfulness Meditation

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to use mindfulness meditation and crystal to bring balance to your system so your body can heal itself more efficiently. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that involves focusing all of your attention on your breathing; feeling as the air flows in and out of your body, without judging or being affected by anything inside or around you. Through this technique, you become the observer of your thoughts. Being mindful is about observing without criticism and about being compassionate with oneself. It gives you the ability to acknowledge sadness and keep yourself from wallowing in the negative thinking patterns that it brings. Essentially, it puts you back behind the steering wheel of your life.

The Mind's Own Physician

A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation

The Mind's Own Physician

By inviting the Dalai Lama and leading researchers in medicine, psychology, and neuroscience to join in conversation, the Mind & Life Institute set the stage for a fascinating exploration of the healing potential of the human mind. The Mind’s Own Physician presents in its entirety the thirteenth Mind and Life dialogue, a discussion addressing a range of vital questions concerning the science and clinical applications of meditation: How do meditative practices influence pain and human suffering? What role does the brain play in emotional well-being and health? To what extent can our minds actually influence physical disease? Are there important synergies here for transforming health care, and for understanding our own evolutionary limitations as a species? Edited by world-renowned researchers Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson, this book presents this remarkably dynamic interchange along with intriguing research findings that shed light on the nature of the mind, its capacity to refine itself through training, and its role in physical and emotional health.

The Healing Power of Meditation

Your Prescription for Getting Well and Staying Well With Meditation: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

The Healing Power of Meditation

You have an amazing capacity for self-healing. This book explains how to unlock that self-healing power by practicing meditation for a few minutes a day. This simple but deep practice can be used, for example, to reduce the adverse health consequences of stress, to treat chronic pain syndromes, or to diminish the need for medication to treat high blood pressure.

The Healing Power of Color

Using Color to Improve Your Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Well-Being

The Healing Power of Color

The author shows how color was used in ancient civilizations, its applications in healing traditions, and the ways it is currently used to affect mood and behavior.