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Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World | [Mark Williams, Danny Penman, Jon Kabat-Zinn (foreword)]

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.
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Publisher's Summary

Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.

Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, this book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone—and it can take just 10 to 20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed.

©2007 Mark Williams (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    Diane Kuss 08-14-14
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    "Missing a written outline for the 8 week program"
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    Really good content - but VERY hard to follow up and practice the detailed steps for the 8 week program. It would be so simple for the authors/publisher to include an 8 page pdf - a single page outline for each of the weekly steps. I was going to gift this audiobook to a friend, but not w/o the written support materials. Too bad ;-(

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Nieuwegein, Netherlands 01-22-13
    Amazon Customer Nieuwegein, Netherlands 01-22-13

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    "Calming effect!"

    It certainly is better than the paper version. Just to hear Mark William's voice. He has wonderful voice that has a calming effect, at least for me. It helps me to start my meditation just to focus on his voice. Awesome!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    S. W. Holdings St Martin 09-25-13
    S. W. Holdings St Martin 09-25-13
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    Would you listen to Mindfulness again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen and re-listen to it many times. It is to the point and gives great insight to what mindfulness is about and how it can help.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Regina 02-18-13
    Regina 02-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Worth every minute!"
    If you could sum up Mindfulness in three words, what would they be?

    Practical, inspiring and enlighting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Simple steps to become more aware of life itself.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Williams and Jon Kabat-Zinn (foreword) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Breath and stay in the now.


    Any additional comments?

    Would've liked to have each meditation on a separate track.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    roxann Olathe, KS, United States 03-11-13
    roxann Olathe, KS, United States 03-11-13

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    "Takes the guilt out of meditation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mindfulness to be better than the print version?

    I could never find time to meditate and always felt guilty. His meditations are short and so relaxing. I bookmarked them all so that I could easily listen to them. The reader has the most peaceful voice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

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    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Just loved all of the meditations and techniques for being mindful.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rob 08-03-14
    Rob 08-03-14 Member Since 2010

    Professor of Media and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. I like to jog, juggle, ice skate, and play the mandolin.

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    If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

    This is very similar to other intro to mindfulness books I've listened to. Get the Great Courses recording instead


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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