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Brand New “Mindfulness Workbook for Dummies” hits the bookshelves

Brand New “Mindfulness Workbook for Dummies” hits the bookshelves

Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies (For Dummies (Psychology & Self Help))

Our new book, ‘Mindfulness Workbook for Dummies’ is now out. I thought you would appreciate access to the first Chapter of the book, so here it is. Or you can read the first few paragraphs below. Let me know what you think of it!

Chapter 1 – Beginning Your Mindfulness Journey

No matter how or why you decided to look into mindfulness, we believe that you’ve made a smart move. Everyone can benefit from the increased awareness and self-knowledge that practising mindfulness can bring.

So what do we mean by that phrase? Practising mindfulness means paying attention regularly and intentionally to your present-moment experience with mindful attitudes. Four of the most important attitudes of mindfulness are compassion, curiosity, acceptance and open- ness for yourself, other people and the surrounding world. You deepen and develop your mindfulness by practising mindfulness exercises and meditations and by living mindfully on a day-to-day basis.

Scientific studies confirm that practising mindfulness regularly allows you to begin to change the way you experience life. As a result your brain is less stressed, focuses better and reacts automatically less, becomes more resilient to future challenges and regulates your emotions more effectively. Your body also becomes better at fighting disease and your tension eases. Most likely your relationships improve and you’re more engaged at work. You may well experience greater levels of happiness and peace in your life by living with mindfulness.

In this chapter we introduce you to the concept and practice of mindfulness and guide you gently into beginning your mindfulness journey.

Understanding Mindfulness

In some ways, mindfulness is simple. You pay attention to whatever’s going on right now with the right attitude, whether it’s an internal or external experience. But mindfulness is also much more subtle. The challenge is remembering to be mindful, rather than reacting automatically, and letting go of your self-criticism and doubt as you begin to practise. The triangle in Figure 1-1 summarises the essence of mindfulness as proposed by Dr Shauna Shapiro and colleagues, and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.



Interview with Author of Confidence For Dummies

Interview with Author of Confidence For Dummies

  Listen to internet radio with ShamashAlidina on Blog Talk Radio Our first guest is an author and coach, Kate Burton. She’s written many books, including NLP for Dummies, Coaching with NLP for Dummies and the new, Building Self-Confidence for Dummies. Discover ways to build self-confidence from an experienced expert in the field! Shamash

Cooling down your anger with Mindfulness

Here is an extract from my book ‘Mindfulness For Dummies’. It’s the section on anger. Remember, the roots of anger is often fear, and mindfulness is an ideal tool to help you to unearth and manage that overactive part of the brain kicking off the fight or flight response. A bit of anger is okay,Continue Reading

Shamash interviews Kate Burton on Confidence

Shamash interviews Kate Burton on Confidence

Shamash Alidina interviews Author of Confidence For Dummies, Kate Burton Listen to the audio on shamashalidina.com/radio Shamash Alidina (SA):  Thankyou very much for joining us. Today we’ve got author, and coach Kate Burton with us.  She’s a best selling author of a whole range of different books.   Live life, love work NLP for dummiesContinue Reading

Mindful Programmes & Courses

Shamash now offers online mindfulness course, mindfulness teacher training, mindfulness training for coaches and monthly mentoring. He offers a limited amount of coaching over the phone, skype or in person in Central London.