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Perhaps no other person has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the contemporary landscape of America than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through a number of research studies, and through Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is founder of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, mindfulness is finally being recognized as a highly effective tool for dealing with stress, chronic pain, and other illnesses.
Now with this four-part home training course, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers listeners the definitive mindfulness meditation practice on CD. We are not trying to actively achieve a state of deep relaxation—or any other state for that matter—while practicing mindfulness, he teaches. But interestingly, by opening to an awareness of how things actually are in the present moment, we often taste very deep states of relaxation and well-being of both body and mind.
Join the bestselling author of Coming to Our Senses (Hyperion, 2005) and Wherever You Go, There You Are (Hyperion 1995) to develop and deepen your personal mindfulness practice, and to taste the universal aspects of stillness, clarity, wisdom, compassion, and well-being that Guided Mindfulness Meditation offers.
Mindfulness Meditations for Healing, Presence, and Clarity
A profound transformation can occur just by training your attention in awareness―a practice sweeping schools, workplaces, and institutions across the country with its capacity to decrease stress, cultivate inner calm, and expand wisdom and creativity. Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach has been at the forefront of mindfulness-based therapy since its inception, successfully bringing principles of mindfulness to alleviate depression, chronic pain, and more. Now, with Mindfulness Meditation, she offers nine of her most effective guided sessions, perfect for beginning or deepening your mindfulness practice:
“It's only in the actual experience of here and now that we can experience our full aliveness,” teaches Dr. Brach. “The practice of mindfulness helps to open a heart that is ready for anything.” With Mindfulness Meditation, find the tools to walk the path of mindful awareness―and connect with your innate capacity for love, clarity, and inner peace.
Four new stories explore breathing, visualizations, muscular relaxation and affirmations. Children follow their sea friends along as they learn to manage their own anger,stress and anxiety. The narration is accompanied by healing sounds of dolphins, sea otters and gentle waves. An additional music sound track is included to further enhance your child's mind, body and spirit. Angry Octopus: Muscular Relaxation is essential to a good night s sleep. Children follow the octopus along as they learn to manage anger, relax and see things more clearly. This easy, fun exercise relaxes muscles throughout the body as anxiety, tension and anger slip away. Children and parents will fall asleep more easily and experience a deeper peaceful night s sleep. Affirmation Weaver: Affirmations or positive statements build self-esteem and empower children to be the best they can be. Children follow the sea friends along as they weave a web of confidence. Children learn to believe in themselves while replacing negative messages with positive self-talk. Children love this feel good story and the positive effect it has on their lives. Sea Otter Cove: Breathing for relaxation and wellness is a basic technique practiced by cultures throughout the world. This ancient technique encourages children to feel calm and in control of their own energy. Children love to follow the sea otters along as they experience diaphragmatic/belly breathing. This self calming technique can be used anytime, anywhere. Bubble Riding: Visualization is an effective technique widely used for achieving sports goals, creating success and attaining wellness. Now children can follow the sea child along as they fill their bodies with the colors of the rainbow. Colorful imagery quiets the mind and relaxes the body. Parents as well as children enjoy falling asleep while playing with bubbles.