Frank J. Sileo, BEE HEARTFUL - Spread loving-kindness.
Illustrated by Claire Keay, Magination Press, American Psychological Association, Washington, 2020, 32 p., approx. Eur 15,99
When compassionate Bentley sends loving-kindness thoughts to himself and others, he can feel his heart growing: “May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be peaceful.” When Willie Wasp steals Bentley’s favorite red scarf, it really stings! Bentley has the whole garden buzzing as he works through the situation – with loving-kindness thoughts to Willie….instead of being angry.
Includes a note from the author with more information about loving-kindness, related meditation and guidelines how readers can practice being heartful just like Bentley!
One of the best books for children to this precious topic!
SUSAN BÖGELS, MINDFUL PARENTING.
Finding Space To Be - In a World of To Do.
Pavilion Pub and Media Ltd, Paperback, 2020, 114 p., approx. Eur 25,--
Sometimes being a parent can seem like one long to-do list. Parents often feel trapped in a straitjacket of routine tasks, all of which prevent them spending quality time with their children. Professor Susan Bögels is the developer of the Mindful Parenting method, and has been training parents in mindfulness for over twenty years. Now, she shares both her expertise and her own experiences as a mother and child with a general audience for the first time.
This inspirational self-help book for busy parents, shows how we can all find a balance between a “doing mode” and a “being mode” when interacting with our children. Chiefly, it helps readers to deal differently with parenting stress by noticing automatic patterns of reacting to their children, and by taking better care of themselves as parents. The book also explains how to deal with stress, conflict and guilt, and how to cultivate conscious, unbiased attention in a simple way. Together, the chapters form an 11-week self-help course in mindful parenting, supported by practical exercises and guided audio meditations.
DANIEL J. SIEGEL, TINA PAYNE BRYSON, THE YES BRAIN.
How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child.
Paperback, Random House N.Y., 2019, 208 p., approx. Eur 15,99
When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative. They’re better at relationships and handling adversity. In “The Yes Brain” the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state. You’ll learn• the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain—balance, resilience, insight, and empathy—and how to strengthen them
• the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the “cushion” of safety and familiarity
• strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child’s capacity for positivity
A very, very valuable book, every parent should read!
ZINDEL V. SEGAL, J. MARK G. WILLIAMS, JOHN D. TEASDALE, MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION.
A New Approach to Preventing Relapse.
Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2012, 451 p., hardcover approx. € 69,66, paperback approx. € 35,--
This acclaimed work has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression, an 8-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the why & how-to-do of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. Forty-five reproducible handouts are included! Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), plus all of the reproducibles, ready to download and print in a convenient size. A separate website for use by clients features the audio recordings only.
“Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression is the gold standard for anyone who wants to learn this powerful approach. The second edition brings this classic up to date, making it the state-of-the-art guide for therapists and students alike." (Daniel Goleman, PhD)
Chade-Meng Tan, Search Inside Yourself.
The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace),
With forewords by Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Harper Collins, 2014, 288 p., approx. Eur 15,99
With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.
Chade-Meng Tan is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader, and philanthropist. He is cochair of One Billion Acts of Peace (nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize) and founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. As the former Jolly Good Fellow at Google, Meng led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself, which is also the title of his New York Times bestselling book. Meng delivered a TED talk on compassion at the United Nations and spoke at the White House about the development of kindness. His personal motto is, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.”
Jon Kabat Zinn, The Healing Power of Mindfulness.
A New Way of Being. Hachette Books, 2018, 256 p.
More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have.
Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled “Coming to Our Senses”, “The Healing Power of Mindfulness” features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text.
The Science and Practice of Presence. The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice.
Tarcher, J.P. Publishers, 2020, 400 p., approx. Eur 15,99
“Aware” provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life.
An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.
Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, “Aware” is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.