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Mindfulness Resources

May 4th, 2021
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Have you been feeling stressed or anxious? Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Books

Mindfulness: an Eight-week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman – 158.12 WIL

Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.

Mindfulness by Ellen J. Langer – 153 LAN

In the years since it was first published, this influential book based on the highly innovative findings of social psychologist Dr. Ellen J. Langer and her team of researchers at Harvard made its mark for its unique concept of mindfulness, thoroughly adapted to contemporary life in the West. Langer’s theory has been applied to a wide number of fields, including health, business, aging, prejudice, and learning.

Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life
by Inna Khazan, Ph. D.

Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance by Inna Khazan, Ph.D. – 615.8514 KHA

A mind- body approach to taking control of your physical and emotional health.

Biofeedback is the process of training your body to control its involuntary actions, such as breathing and heart rate. Minor changes to these actions can significantly improve physical and emotional well- being. In Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life, Harvard Medical School faculty member Inna Khazan pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments– from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia.

Mindfullness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment — and Your LIfe by Jon Kabat-Zinn – 158.12 KAB

Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways; as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding ‘lesson-a-day’ primer on mindfulness practice.

8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-being by Manuela Mischke Reeds – 158.1 MYS

The 8 “keys” in this book will help readers foster a calm, sustained and mindful inner state that leads to rejuvenation, connection and confidence. Practical teachings are applied through stories and descriptions, and easy-to-understand exercises walk readers through every key.For anyone who wants to learn how to use the power of mindfulness to transform their daily life and to deal with problems such as stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, and even addiction, this book will guide the way.

Trauma-sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A. Treleaven – 616.8522 TRE

How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits? Trauma-Sensitive mindfulness offers answers to this question. Part I provides an insightful and concise review of the histories of mindfulness and trauma, including the way modern neuroscience is shaping our understanding of both. Through grounded scholarship and wide-ranging case examples, Treleaven illustrates the ways mindfulness can help–or hinder–

trauma recovery. Part II distills these insights into five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness

Mindfulness for Compassionate Living: Mindful Ways to Less Stress and More Kindness by Dr. Patrizia Collard – 152.4 COL

Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others.

Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief
by Sameet M. Kumar, Ph. D.

Mindfulness for prolonged grief : a guide to healing after loss when depression, anxiety, and anger won’t go away by Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D. – 155.937 KUM

For some people, grief resolves on its own; but for many others, grief can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and an intense and inconsolable yearning for the diseased. This workbook offers mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, and healthy lifestyle changes to help you process your grief, manage your intense emotions, and start to finally heal.

Calm: Mindfulness for Kids by Wynne Kinder, Ed.D. – J 158.12 KIN

The author shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.

Websites

Mindful – The mindful website ages to provide insight and information about living mindfully through content, trainings, courses, and directors.

Pocket Mindfulness – This website is a great place for people who want to start practicing mindfulness but are not sure where to start. It offers different exercises and articles surrounding mindfulness.

American Mindfulness Research Association – This is a great place for people who want to stay up to date with the latest research involving mindfulness and its effects. It is update with the most recent research involving this practice.

Free Mindfulness – The goal of this website is to provide free and east mindfulness exercises for people who want to try have access to trying. It also has links to different resources, including phone apps, that can further a person in their mindfulness journey.