Mindfulness for Beginners:
Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life
Synopsis: A new treasury of meditation instructions and wisdom gems created by the teacher who introduced mindfulness to modern medicine.
January 1, 2012
Book + CD / BD02340D
ISBN: 978-1-60407-658-5 / ISBN-10: 1-60407-658-5
US $ 21.95
Rights: World English
Digital Downloadable Products
Enhanced ebook ISBN: 978-1-60407-774-2 / BD02340E
ebook ISBN: 978-1-60407-753-7 / BD02340W
- Jon Kabat-Zinn’s website: mindfulnesstapes.com
- All Sounds True products by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Creating a Mindful Society 2011 (the conference keynote by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Friday, September 30, 2011 in New York City)
- Articles and interviews on Mindful.org:
Toward a Mindful Society – an interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn
The man who prescribes the medicine of the moment – a profile of Jon Kabat-Zinn
Meeting Pain with Awareness - Jon Kabat-Zinn teaches you how
About the Book
At the heart of mindfulness is simplicity. And Jon Kabat-Zinn—the teacher who awakened western medicine to its powerful health benefits 32 years ago—just made it even simpler and more inviting.
Mindfulness for Beginners is a new treasury of teachings and practices to inspire those new to meditation—40 small, bright candle-flames of wisdom that show us how to:
- Dissipate stress and enter the joyful stream of presentmoment awareness
- Reenergize the body and clear the mind to navigate the storms and crises of life
- Bring compassionate attention to challenging situations and relationships
Here, Kabat-Zinn reveals the beauty and wonder hidden within the practices taught within MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) to create a book that can be enjoyed in different ways: as a box of teaching gems to be opened and explored on whim, as an unfolding “practice-a-day” program, or as an engaging start-to-finish primer on living a more mindful life.
For the millions transformed by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic writings on mindfulness, the mind-body connection, and health—or for anyone seeking the benefits of this profound interior work—Mindfulness for Beginners will be a welcome source of inspiration and instruction.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and its Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. He was featured in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. He is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (Hyperion, 1995) and other bestselling books and audio programs. See mindfulnesstapes.com.