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|Author||: Due Quach|
Author of the viral Medium piece, "Poor and Traumatized at Harvard," Due Quach shares her Calm Clarity program to show readers how to deal with toxic stress and adversity. We often don't realize how much control we have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions--on some days, the most minor irritation can upset us, but on others, we are in our best form and can rise to challenges with grace. These fluctuations depend on the neural networks firing in our brains, and we have the power to consciously break hardwired thought patterns. Due Quach developed an intimate understanding of the brain during her personal journey of healing from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to Quach, people function in three primary emotional states: Brain 1.0, Brain 2.0, and Brain 3.0. In Brain 1.0, people act out of fear and self-preservation. Brain 2.0 involves instant gratification and chasing short-term rewards at the expense of long-term well-being. Brain 3.0 is a state of mind that Quach calls "Calm Clarity," in which people's actions are aligned with their core values. As Quach confronted PTSD and successfully weaned herself off medication, she learned how to activate, exercise, and strengthen Brain 3.0 like a muscle. In Calm Clarity, she draws on the latest scientific research and ancient spiritual traditions alike to show us how we too can take ownership of our thoughts, feelings, and actions in order to be our best selves.
|Author||: Shauna Shapiro|
|Editor||: Sounds True|
Discover the Transformative Effects of Being Kind to Yourself “This brilliant book offers us both the science and practice of how self-kindness is the secret sauce of fulfillment, transformation, and joy.” —Lorin Roche, meditation teacher and author of The Radiance Sutras Many of us yearn to feel a greater sense of inner calm, ease, joy, and purpose. We have tried meditation and found it too difficult. We judge ourselves for being no good at emptying our minds (as if one ever could) or compare ourselves with yogis who seem to have it all together. We live in a steady state of “not good enough.” It does not have to be this way. In Good Morning, I Love You, Dr. Shauna Shapiro brings alive the brain science behind why we feel the way we do—about ourselves, each other, and the world—and explains why we get stuck in thinking that doesn’t serve us. It turns out that we are hardwired to be self-critical and negative! And this negativity is constantly undermining our experience of life. “It is never too late to rewire your brain for positivity—for calm, clarity, and joy,” writes Dr. Shapiro. “I know this is possible because I experienced it. Best of all, you can begin wherever you are.” In short, lively chapters laced with science, wisdom, and story, Shapiro, one of the leading scientists studying the effects of mindfulness on the brain, shows us that acting with kindness and compassion toward ourselves is the key. With her roadmap to guide you, including her signature “Good Morning, I Love You” practice, in which you deliberately greet yourself each day with these simple words, you can change your brain’s circuitry and steady yourself in feelings of deep calm, clarity, and joy. For good.
|Author||: Donald Altman|
|Editor||: Pesi Publishing & Media|
Did you ever wish you knew the secret to bouncing back from life's toughest roadblocks, wounds, and obstacles? According to psychotherapist, international mindfulness teacher, and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman, there is no secret. There is simply the skill of applying mindfulness to whatever new problem knocks on your door each day. It works because mindfulness rewires your brain and dramatically changes your relationship to the problem. The 101 mindfulness 'tools' in this book will give you newfound hope, optimism, and strength. These are simple, yet powerful mindfulness practices that you can apply in just a minute or two -- whether you're facing something extremely annoying or seemingly insurmountable. Those you know may think you've found a secret elixir to wash away your problems. But you'll know the secret is just retraining your brain with 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience.
|Author||: Shaila Catherine|
Now ordinary meditators (and non-meditators) can understand how to attain non-ordinary states with relative ease. Blended with contemporary examples, pragmatic exercises, and ''how to'' instructions that anyone can try, Focused and Fearless provides a wealth of tools to cultivate non-distracted attention in daily life and on retreat. Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to the meditative states (jhanas) that lead to liberating insight. Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration. It offers a complete path towards bliss, fearlessness, and true awakening.
|Author||: Jamie Thom|
|Editor||: John Catt Educational|
Slow Teaching is a thoughtful exploration of how slowing down in all aspects of education can lead to improved student outcomes. It evaluates how this slow pedagogy will result in improved feedback, more skilled classroom management and relationships, meaningful classroom dialogue, retention of knowledge and leadership with attention to detail.
|Author||: Robyn Conley Downs|
|Editor||: Ten Speed Press|
A groundbreaking approach to wellness that will help you cut through the clutter and find the small shifts that create huge changes in your life, from the host of the podcast The Feel Good Effect “An absolutely fresh and insightful guide . . . If you’re looking to create more calm, clarity, and joy, this book is for you.”—Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., author of Good Morning I Love You What if wellness isn’t about achieving another set of impossible standards, but about finding what works—for you? Radically simple and ridiculously doable, The Feel Good Effect helps you redefine wellness, on your own terms. Drawing from cutting-edge science on mindfulness, habit, and behavior change, podcast host Robyn Conley Downs offers a collection of small mindset shifts that allow for more calm, clarity, and joy in everyday life, embracing the idea that “gentle is the new perfect” when it comes to sustainable wellness. She then leads you through an easy set of customizable habits for happiness and health in mind, body, and soul, allowing you to counteract stress and prevent burnout. Instead of trying to get more done, The Feel Good Effect offers a refreshingly sane approach that will allow you to identify and focus on the elements that actually move the needle in your life right now. Less striving. More ease. It’s time to feel good.
|Author||: Danielle Marchant|
Pause Every Day is a beautiful collection of mindful practices that you can dip in and out of either daily or when you are feeling in the need of a little calm, clarity or space to think. In today's fast-paced world, it is easy for our minds to become so busy that we can no longer see clearly, feel at peace or get a restful night's sleep. The guided 'pauses' are divided into sections: Pause for Calm Pause for Vitality Pause for Restful Sleep Pause for Perspective Pause for Clarity Pause for Gratitude Pause for Technology Engaging the physical body, the mind and the emotions, Pause Every Day teaches you in less than 10 minutes a day how to bring the power of pausing into all the challenges and opportunities you are faced with in everyday life.
|Author||: Richard Gilpin|
Mindfulness for Unravelling Anxiety helps loosen the knots and tangles of anxiety and explores the ways we can break their stifling bonds through better understanding of the root of the problem, the mind.
|Author||: Nancy G. Shapiro|
|Editor||: She Writes Press|
Using real-life stories, scientific concepts, and awareness tools, The Book of Calm challenges the constraints of inevitable change and turbulent events with a dynamic stance of clarity, compassion, and choice. Transitions expert Nancy G. Shapiro moves gracefully and deliberately through subjects as diverse as welcoming paradox, fierce self-care, power and conversation, and the difficult task of connecting with others when faced with our thousand-fold differences―providing convincing evidence that people stuck in fear or indecision can experience profound insights, break harmful habits, and move into their own wisdom by letting go of old beliefs. Inspiring and compelling, The Book of Calm supports readers to reimagine and renew their lives and their place in the world by transforming patterns within thoughts, language, and behaviors―one person, one family, one community at a time.
|Author||: Roger Schwarz,Larry Dressler|
'Standing in the Fire'' offers a set of self - directed principles and practices that enable facilitators and human resource personnel to keep their emotional balance no matter how overheated things threaten to become in the workplace.
|Author||: Michael Acton Smith|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm
|Author||: Larry Dressler|
|Editor||: Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
Shows that the key to effectively leading difficult meetings lies not in acquiring more tools and techniques but in your state of mind Offers dozens of stories, exercises and practices to help readers cultivate a grounded, compassionate, purposeful presence Draws on Dressler’s interviews with 35 distinguished experts in facilitation, negotiation, organizational development and leadership High heat meetings seem to be happening in more and more organizations these days. Situations where participants are polarized, angry, fearful, confused. If you facilitate meetings for a living, all your well-learned techniques won’t help you in volatile and unpredictable situations like this. If you lead meetings as simply one part of your job, you probably feel even less able to cope. The answer is not another technique—not something you do to people. Veteran facilitator Larry Dressler has learned the hard way that when stakes are high, outcomes uncertain, and emotions running wild what makes the crucial difference is the leader’s presence. To work with people in high-heat meetings you have to work on yourself. Standing in the Fire shares not just Dressler’s experiences but also the insights of 35 iconic facilitators, leaders, conveners, and change agents, all with an eye to helping you stay grounded and focused enough to make the kind of inventive, split-second decisions these pressure-cooker situations demand. He outlines the mindsets, the emotional and physical ways of being that will enable you to master yourself so you can remain firmly in service to the group, and offers dozens of practices for cultivating these capabilities before, during and after any meeting. In meetings as in the natural world fire can be creative rather than destructive—but only if handled skillfully. Standing in the Fire gives you everything you need to keep from being draw into the inferno yourself and instead become a masterful fire tender.
|Author||: Valeria Teles|
One of the reasons most people are not feeling happy and fulfilled now is because the secrets to inner peace are too simple for those who believe in complicated and sometimes unrealistic ideas about happiness and fulfillment. My name is Valeria Teles. I am a Well-Being Coach, Author, and Podcaster. I have spent most of my life searching for happiness and fulfillment, both personally and professionally. On a personal level, I wanted to be happy in my relationships (loving and being loved by my husband, family and friends). On a professional level, I wanted to earn a living by making others happy. Who wouldn't want to experience life this way? So... I made several changes and tried a variety of external methods. After wasting too many years, too much energy, and a significant amount of money and time in search of what I wanted, I finally found the simple secrets and the incredibly authentic methods that changed my life. I invite you to consider a perspective that is guaranteed to change your health and well-being in profound ways, both personally and professionally. Whether you want to lose weight, make better relationship decisions, find serenity when dealing with grief, start a new career, or grow your business... you can end self-doubt, anxiety, unhappiness, and feeling stuck - now!This book reveals to you why inner-peace is a real asset and the foundation for health, happiness, and fulfillment.Access the simple secrets to inner peace and start creating the life you want with confidence, calm, and clarity.
|Author||: Philip Goldberg|
|Editor||: Hay House, Inc|
A practical guide to surviving and thriving in a world gone mad Do you ever feel torn between finding refuge and staying informed and engaged? Have you ever felt too stressed out to meditate? Too anxious to roll out your yoga mat or pray? The truth is, when the world gets chaotic and confounding, we need spiritual practice more than ever. That's when our souls need sustenance the most. That's when we really need to recharge and ground ourselves to take on the challenge. This concise, compassionate guide will help you access the silent sanctuary within you. It's filled with practical tools that provide spiritual support at a moment's notice, in whatever time you have, with whatever attention you can spare. Expert teacher Philip Goldberg draws on authoritative texts and masters from every spiritual path, especially the empirical methods of the Yoga tradition--as well as contemporary psychology, scientific research, and decades of interviews and personal experience. The result is a wide range of techniques to relieve the mind and body, refresh the spirit, and gird you for constructive action. You'll get insightful instruction in practices ranging from deep meditation to cognitive reframing to "spiritual space management," from silently communing with nature to actively engaging with spiritual companions. And you'll find detailed guidelines for creating a regular practice routine--along with an inventory of supplementary methods--that suits your personal needs and lifestyle. This breezy, thorough, pragmatic book will help you find refuge and healing from the crazy times we're living in--and it will prepare you for taking robust steps to help restore sanity in the world around you.
|Author||: Markus Raab|
|Editor||: Academic Press|
Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices introduces a new concept of embodied choices which take sensorimotor experiences into account when limited time and resources forces a person to make a quick decision. This book combines areas of cognitive psychology and movement science, presenting an integrative approach to understanding human functioning in everyday scenarios. This is the first book focusing on the role of the gut as a second brain, introducing the link to risky behavior. The book's author engages readers by providing real-life experiences and scenarios connecting theory to practice. Discusses the role of gut feelings and the brain-gut behavior connection Demonstrates that behavior influences decision and other people’s perceptions about mood or character Includes research on medical decisions and shopping decisions Illustrates how to train embodied choices
|Author||: Bob Duggan,Bridgette Theurer|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
As the world evolves and companies expand in both size and complexity, corporate leaders at all levels face growing challenges in how best to handle chaotic environments and uncertainty at work. Most leaders are trained to focus on the rational system, which involves such areas as growth targets, profits and losses, and strategic planning. What is often overlooked but still crucial to successful leadership is the emotional system: an instinctive pattern of actions, reactions, and interactions that help shape individuals, teams, and organizations. Resilient leaders are able to remain calm, clearheaded, and principled in spite of increasing anxiety and escalating change. In this informative and innovative text, you'll study the predictable but often unseen patterns that surface in every organization's emotional system during times of uncertainty and change and learn how to navigate them effectively. Each chapter features three "Big Ideas" that introduce new dimensions of seeing, thinking, and leading along with suggested core practices for applying them. You'll discover how to embody a calm and stable leadership presence amid daily pressures, react boldly in response to resistance and risk, forge positive relationships among coworkers and direct reports, and acknowledge your personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader. To effect change, you must first become the leader employees wish to follow.
|Author||: Gertrud Hirschi|
|Editor||: Conari Press|
This little book provides basic 7-minute yoga exercises for each day of the week. The exercises are organized by the mythological and planetary significances of each particular day. For example, Monday is the day of the moon and its focus is on cleansing, introspection, and planning. The gentle daily exercises, each including a mantra and a meditation, focus on various parts of the body—from the heart and shoulders to the pelvis and the digestive tract. By the end of the week, the practitioner will have experienced full-body yoga, and every part of the body will feel energized and strong. This is more than a book for the body; Hirschi has constructed a simple step-by-step program that aims to heal and energize the soul and spirit.
|Author||: Larry Dressler|
Master facilitator Larry Dressler shows group leaders, OD consultants, and coaches who work with polarized or anxious groups how developing an open, authentic, intentional "presence" that can both help them guide their groups more effectively and move the facilitator forward on a path toward self-mastery.
|Author||: Jerry Braza|
|Editor||: Tuttle Publishing|
Thousands of readers—from prisoners to priests—have embraced Jerry Braza's insights in this book, adopting and integrating the mindful practices and habits it presents. This new edition expands on the author's time-tested approach, introducing in-the-moment thinking and techniques for achieving clarity, focus and energy to a new generation of readers. Given the current uncertainty and changes throughout the world, all types of readers will find this guide to be useful—from those practicing mindfulness for the first time to meditation veterans. This practical guide to mindfulness contains reflections, actions and practices that will help you to: Reduce anxiety and stress Calm and quiet the mind Transform negative feelings and habits Intensify personal connections and relationships Heighten productivity and concentration Address unresolved emotional issues and traumas Discover the power of contemplative practice This interactive book models best practices then invites the reader to participate through a Mindfulness Test, guided meditations, daily reflections and rituals, and thought-provoking and challenging questions and prompts to set readers on the path to more mindful living. Practicing mindfulness means performing all activities consciously. This awareness enables us to become more fully alive in each moment, enjoy more abundance, and avoid the stress and guilt that have been written into our habits. Based on the author's Mindfulness Training Program, Braza uses this book to gently provide simple exercises for applying these practices to our daily lives.
|Author||: Kerri Richardson|
|Editor||: Hay House|
Reclaim your space, inside and out When you look at the clutter in your home, does it feel like you need an excavator to find the calm beneath the chaos? Do you try again and again to implement sustainable organizational systems without any success? Does the reason for your clutter always seem to come down to too little time or not enough space? If so, the time has come to look at the clutter beneath the clutter--the fears, doubts, and energy drains that are the true culprits of the muck. In the follow-up to her Wall Street Journal best-selling book What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You, decluttering expert, lifestyle designer, and coach Kerri Richardson helps you to: - Understand the three core causes of clutter and how they directly manifest in specific rooms and forms of clutter - Use practical and actionable exercises to clear out your clutter hot spots - Reclaim your personal space for the thoughts, things, and people in your life that are important to you Whether you are tackling perfectionism, procrastination, or toxic relationships, Richardson's straightforward advice will help you to finally clear those stubborn stacks, piles, and boxes for a clean start, with a wealth of space for your freedom and happiness to grow.