For almost a quarter of a century, a wealth of readers—from prisoners to priests—have embraced Jerry Braza's insight in this book, adopting and integrating the mindful practices and habits it presents. This new edition now expands on the author's formula and approach, introducing in-the-moment thinking and techniques for achieving clarity, focus and energy to a new generation of readers.
Readers will encounter reflections, actions and practices that will guide them in:
Anxiety and stress reduction
Calming and quieting the mind
Changing negative feelings and habits
Intensifying personal connections and relationships
Heightening productivity and concentration
Addressing unresolved emotional issues and concerns
This interactive books models best practices then invites the reader to participate through a Mindfulness Test, guided meditations, daily reflections and rituals and thought-provoking and challenging questions and prompts to set readers on the path to greater mindful living.
Practicing mindfulness means performing all activities consciously. This awareness enables us to become more fully alive in each moment, enjoying life to the fullest and avoiding the stress and guilt that have been written into our habits. Based on the author's Mindfulness Training Program, Braza uses this book to gently provide simple exercises for applying these practices to our daily lives.
About the Author: Jerry Braza has been a leading voice in the field of health, psychology and mindfulness for over 35 years. A professor emeritus and dharma teacher ordained by Buddhist Master Thich Nhah Hahn, he continues to bring the essential teachings of his work into a wide variety of spiritual and secular settings.
The author of The Seeds of Love, he leads a large Sangha in Salem, Oregon and is a mentor for sangha leaders nationwide. He is often a keynote speaker at conferences and is frequently asked to lead seminars, trainings, workshops and retreats. He has led and facilitated workshops and retreats for hospitals, mental and behavioral health groups, and for non-profit organizations.