Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan L. Smalley PhD, Diana Winston

By Susan L. Smalley PhD, Diana Winston

Mindfulness—the artwork of being attentive with an open and curious brain to present-moment experiences—has attracted ever-growing curiosity and tens of hundreds of thousands of practitioners, who've come to the self-discipline from either inside of and out of doors the Buddhist culture. In totally current, top mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston offer an all-in-one advisor for somebody drawn to bringing mindfulness to everyday life as a way of improving health. absolutely current offers either a systematic reason behind how mindfulness certainly and powerfully impacts the mind and the physique in addition to useful information to strengthen either a tradition and mindfulness in day-by-day dwelling, not just via meditation but in addition in the course of day-by-day studies, corresponding to ready in line on the grocery store, exercise, or dealing with tricky news.

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He took a breath, noticed his body—heart racing, heat in his face, a clenching in his gut—and thought, Wow, I’m really angry.

It has been one of the most exciting endeavors of my life. ” While many excellent books on mindfulness are available, their orientation reflects the author’s concerns—some are tied to Buddhism, some are directed toward mental health professions or neuroscientists, and some address specific issues like stress. We sought to present mindfulness in a way that reflects our own view, one that is focused on a balance of science (or reason) and art (or intuition). That balance is different for each of us, so this book attempts to find the balance point between these two orientations by combining our two voices.

But because he was learning mindfulness, he decided to use this experience as an opportunity to become aware of his reactivity and make a different choice. He took a breath, noticed his body—heart racing, heat in his face, a clenching in his gut—and thought, Wow, I’m really angry.

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