It may seem like a dream to find tools to better deal with the emotional problems that hit many today: anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. This is precisely what the authors Mark Williams and Danny Penman propose in the book "Mindfulness".
More than a small change in thinking, the authors present an eight-week program based on meditation techniques to learn to see problems related to the mind and emotions and to learn how to respond in front of them.
The book does not promise miracles or eternal happiness and makes it clear that mindfulness involves a whole process that requires dedication and commitment. However, once the improvements are made, it will be worth it.
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The practices presented in the book by the authors Mark Williams and Danny Penman are based on cognitive therapy based on mindfulness. The book provides a series of guidelines for dealing with various emotional issues.
Mark Williams has on his resume the titles of professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Mindfulness Center (OMC).
He currently teaches at the OMC in Hong Kong and Mainland China and attends the OMC Annual Summer School every year. He is one of the creators of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Danny Penman is a Ph. D. in biochemistry, meditation professor, journalist and award-winning writer who has worked for press companies such as BBC, New Scientist, and Independent. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages.
"Mindfulness" is indicated for those who want to know and apply the concepts of mindfulness in their daily lives as a way to deal more healthily with the negative emotions faced in everyday life.
Finally, it is time to get to know the sum of mindfulness teachings in the book to face daily challenges with a different mindset and attitude.
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According to the book "Mindfulness":
"The way we respond can transform temporary, non-problematic emotions into persistent, uncomfortable pain".
This is associated with a natural attempt to resolve a negative emotion. It works like this:
For Mark Williams and Danny Penman, the problem is that emotions such as tension, unhappiness or exhaustion, among others in the same category, cannot be solved, they can only be felt.
With this, when they are perceived and the natural tendency to explain and solve them is set aside, the chances of them leaving the scene become higher.
Before you practice any strategy, you need to know it well. The book defines mindfulness as a method of mental treatment that requires patience and persistence.
As said by the authors Mark Williams and Danny Penman:
"This is the essence of mindfulness: waking up to what is happening in the world and within you, moment by moment".
Now let's present some more concepts, proposals, and advantages of mindfulness worked in the book:
When thoughts of worry plague the mind it can be tricky to get rid of them. As much as one tries to send them away, they persist in taking over the thought.
The authors Mark Williams and Danny Penman argue that a regular, tactical meditation that is part of the method and based on focusing attention on the breath, interrupts the fight against negative thoughts. According to the work, meditating brings benefits such as:
All of this must be achieved through the eight-week program presented in the book "Mindfulness", which basically consists of:
Daniel Goleman, the author of the books "Focus" and "Emotional Intelligence", argues that being emotionally intelligent is being able to identify one's own feelings as well as others' feelings and to manage one's inner emotions well.
In "The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down" author Haemin Sumin, is a guide to mindfulness and meeting with our inner wisdom. He points out that strength and joy come when we slow down.
Finally, in "Anxiety - Facing Today's Evil" Augusto Cury addresses important topics related to mental health. He explains clearly and objectively the accelerated thinking syndrome (ACS) and brings the reflection that slowing our thoughts and knowing how to manage our mind is fundamental for a healthier life.
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