Mindfulness, according to mindfulness educator Patriza Collard — the author of Journey into Mindfulness: Gentle ways to let go of stress and live in the moment — is a new way of being, a new way of experiencing life, and a way of improving one’s work-life balance. Two of its pioneers were Thich Nhat Hanh and Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Today mindfulness is recommended by the U.S. Department of Health as an effective and doable intervention for our stress-filled lives. More than 10,000 published research papers are available on mindfulness-based therapy.

In this beautifully designed paperback, Collard outlines the benefits of mindfulness and presents exercises on breathing and sound meditations, walking meditations, and movement sequences generated by chi gong, tai chi, and yoga.

There are chapters on stepping out of autopilot and into the now, being with fear, dealing with low mood and procrastination, coping with older age, reducing stress and anger, practicing mindful eating, and cultivating self-acceptance. Interspersed throughout the book are poems by Patrizia Collard that add spice to the proceedings.

Source:Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat For Spirituality & Practice

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