25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living (APA Lifetools)

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25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living (APA Lifetools)

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This book presents a practical, step-by-step approach for establishing your own mindfulness practice.

The practice of mindfulness has received increasing attention and recognition in recent years as a simple, important, and effective means for maintaining physical and emotional health and well-being. Mindfulness involves focusing your attention on immediate present experiences with a compassionate, nonjudgmental attitude.

In 25 Lessons in Mindfulness, you will learn to be mindful of your breath, sounds, sights, tastes, movements, physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings as you maintain a compassionate attitude toward yourself and others. With sustained attention, you will develop the ability to respond to life's experiences with calmness and acceptance, even the difficult experiences that we cannot control.
Brief introductory chapters explain the scientifically proven effects on health, as well as the philosophy behind this ancient practice. The remainder of the book consists of 25 experiential lessons that guide you through various meditative practices.

This book is essential reading for everyone who wants to begin or expand their own mindfulness practice.

Rezvan Ameli, PhD, is a senior clinical psychologist who has extensive research, clinical, and teaching experience. For the past 12 years, she has worked at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where she provides clinical training for diagnosing and measuring mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to being licensed as a psychologist, she is certified as a cognitive therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has received training from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Prior to working at the NIMH, Dr. Ameli provided clinical and administrative services, as well as teaching and conducting research, at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hartford Hospital. She has held academic positions at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Howard University. She has worked with diverse clinical populations and age groups and has developed several clinical programs. She has also collaborated on more than 20 research projects and published about 30 journal articles. Dr. Ameli has been studying mindfulness, yoga, and yoga philosophy for over a decade. She volunteers her services to the National Institutes of Health community and the public in applying mindfulness and meditative practices to reduce stress and enhance the quality of life. For her commitment to promoting employee productivity and well-being by reducing stress at the workplace, she received the NIMH Director's Award.

ISBN: 9781433813238

ISBN-10: 9781433813238

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

Publication Date: 08/15/2013 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/15/2013 - 12:00am

Pages: 306

Language: English


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