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Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of Buddhist traditions. In Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is utilized to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually lead to what is described as enlightenment or the complete freedom from suffering. The recent popularity of mindfulness in the West is generally considered to have been initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 

Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being and perceived health. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry. 

Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological conditions. For example, mindfulness practice is being employed to reduce depression symptoms, to reduce stress, anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction. The practice of mindfulness also appears to provide numerous therapeutic benefits to people with psychosis, and may also be a preventive strategy to halt the development of mental health problems. 

Clinical studies have documented both physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in different patient categories as well as in healthy adults and children. Programs based on Kabat-Zinn's and similar models have been widely adopted in schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans' centers, and other environments.

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The benefits of ✌️are priceless..

This book is great for anyone new to the concept of mindfulness. The focus is on how organizations are now using mindfulness training to keep students and military personnel focused. And how the benefits of meditation can help alleviate stress and improve your wellbeing. The narrator did a good job conveying the author's message. I requested this book in exchange for my honest review. I did find this book interesting, but wish a guided meditation would have been added at the end.

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Very helpful

I woke the next morning felling well rested (which is a great improvement) and was able to have a good day. I also noticed that my appetite was under control. I am planning on making this part of my new healthy plan. I received this for free for an honest review.

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Mindful explanation or reminder

For a beginner this will explain the benefits of meditation, the different meditations, and a lot more information. Though, it really isn't a step by step guide. However, I really like the balance between actual guided meditation and the reminders of what it's all about. Even for someone who understands and practices meditation, sometimes I can better focus on the ideas of it and it calms my mind to a point where it's not jumping all around when I start actual meditation.

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Mindfulness for Beginners AND Practitioners

I loved listening to this audiobook. I can never get enough of mindfulness insight and information. I found this audiobook so helpful. It offered straightforward advice and info as to what the practice of mindfulness is and does as well as the many people and places who would benefit from learning this practice. Knowing what minfulness is and applying it is the goal.

This audiobook helped me out as it gives me another mindfulness tool in my toolbelt. I as do probably many people feel stressed in my daily routine and I need frequent reminding to be more mindful. I liked the parts about how people with health issues as well as students and even employees can benefit greatly from practicing mindfulIness. I could go on and on. I'd recommend this book for sure.

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Short listen

The short story shares the concept of mindfulness and how organizations are valuing the concept. I was anticipating more instruction on how to achieve and integrate the process into daily life; unfortunately, that was not so. In my opinion the title is misleading as a result. The narrator did a good job. Her voice is suited for this genre of books. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Calm and soothing

This is the 8th audiobook I've heard by this publisher. Obviously, I enjoy listening to this style of slow, relaxed affirmations. They're all very much the same. That's not a bad thing but it does make them difficult to review individually. As such, my reviews of them tend to also follow the same format.

In each, the narrator is calm, nurturing, and non-judgmental. The books get you into a certain mental and emotional space and revolve around a theme.

Unlike the other books which try to better you in a different area of your life. Here, the calmness itself is the goal. I've felt like these books have been mostly but not always successful in achieving their stated goals. In this one however, there's really no way to miss. It makes for an even more zen experience than normal.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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