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A mindfulness guide for the frazzled / Ruby Wax.

By: Wax, Ruby, 1953- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [London] : Penguin Life, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780241186497; 9780241972069.Other title: Frazzled.Subject(s): Mindfulness (Psychology) | Meditation | Stress (Psychology) | Stress managementDDC classification: 155.9042
Contents:
Why FRAZZLED -- Mindfulness: Who? What? Why? -- How our brains work and the science behind mindfulness -- A depressing interlude -- The six-week mindfulness course -- The social mind: mindful relationships -- Mindfulness for parents, babies and children -- Mindfulness for older kids and teenagers -- Mindfulness and me -- Appendices.
Summary: "Five hundred years ago no-one died of stress: we have invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. We're sleepwalking through our own lives. Ruby Wax shows us how to wake up from this stupor with a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With practical exercises for your daily routine, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University."--Publisher's description.
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Five hundred years ago no-one died of stress- we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems- mindfulness. I know what you're thinking - what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? Ruby's definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all- learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why FRAZZLED -- Mindfulness: Who? What? Why? -- How our brains work and the science behind mindfulness -- A depressing interlude -- The six-week mindfulness course -- The social mind: mindful relationships -- Mindfulness for parents, babies and children -- Mindfulness for older kids and teenagers -- Mindfulness and me -- Appendices.

"Five hundred years ago no-one died of stress: we have invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. We're sleepwalking through our own lives. Ruby Wax shows us how to wake up from this stupor with a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With practical exercises for your daily routine, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University."--Publisher's description.

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