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Mindfulness for Busy People

Mindfulness for Busy People

Turning frantic and frazzled into calm and composed

Michael Sinclair, Josie Seydel

Sep 2013, Paperback, 248 pages
ISBN13: 9780273789901
ISBN10: 0273789902
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Be more, achieve more and stress less – how mindfulness can change the way you live

Mindfulness for Busy People will show you how to apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you to de-stress, find your own unique space of calm, and ready yourself for whatever challenges you face.

Helping you to cultivate and practice mindfulness straight away, you’ll discover:

  • A no-nonsense, light-hearted, and clear introduction to mindfulness and its benefits
  • Unique and clever ‘I-haven’t-got-time-for-this’ exercises that you can do anywhere, anytime
  • A fulfilling way to feel less stressed with immediate effect
  • A new found confidence, resilience and a greater sense of optimism
  • Improved focus, energy, efficiency and creativity

Feel calm, confident and live in the moment – whatever you’re doing, wherever you are.

About the authors

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part 1: MINDFULNESS AND ME

Chapter 1: How can mindfulness change your life?

Chapter 2: Busy much!?

Chapter 3: Understanding how to be mindful

Part 1 summary

Part 2: MINDFULNESS AND OUR MENTAL LIVES

Chapter 4: The ‘perfect illusion’- chasing a stress-free existence

Chapter 5: To be or not to be busy?

Chapter 6: Busy doing nothing (at all helpful, anyway)!

Part 2 summary

Part 3: MINDFULNESS AND DIFFUCULT EMOTIONS

Chapter 7: What lies beneath all the busyness?

Chapter 8: Boredom and distraction

Chapter 9: Sleepiness, fantasising and physical discomfort

Chapter 10: Anger, frustration and impatience

Chapter 11: Fear and anxiety

Chapter 12: Grief, loss and sadness

Part 3 summary

Part 4: MINDFULNESS AND APPRECIATING LIFE

Chapter 13: Allowing the good times to roll

Chapter 14: Rose-tinted roses

Part 4 summary

Part 5: MINDFULNESS AND MOVING FORWARD

Chapter 15: No full stop

Chapter 16: Mindfulness in the real world

Part 5 summary

Recommended reading

Further useful contacts and support

Index

Dr Michael Sinclair is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist, a Senior Practitioner on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy and the Clinical Director of City Psychology Group

Josie Seydel is a Counselling Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1995 and has been a Chartered Psychologist since 2003.

'An engaging and amusing read that covers a highly important topic: Awareness and Acceptance as core tenets of mental health. The exercises are easily identifiable, humorous, and relevant.'

Peter Lawrence, Financial Analyst

'Mindfulness offers a practical and simple approach to becoming more confident and effective in today’s busy workplace.'

Stephney Dallmann - Director, Professional Services Firm

'As a CEO, I often turn to the mindfulness techniques as outlined in this book to create the psychological "still space" I need for considered analysis and calm reflection on business issues. The techniques allow timely, confident decision making to flow naturally out of even the most complex and fast moving situations.'

Raza Khan, CEO, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust

'An operating manual for the most important but least understood area of our lives - the mind and how we think. Good for thinking about business, great for thinking about life and living it.'

Paul Ward, Investment Banker and CFO

'A highly-practical and engaging book on the everyday application of mindfulness. Recommended reading for just about everybody and anybody.'

Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap