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Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Understanding and Applying the New Therapies

James Herbert, Evan Forman, Eds

What has been missing in the midst of partisan battles between orthodox CBT therapists and enthusiastic proponents of newer acceptance/mindfulness approaches is a reasoned, scientifically grounded discourse that would help researchers and clinicians alike sort through the various claims and counter-claims. This book, skillfully conceived and edited by James Herbert and Evan Forman, provides just such a sober and open-minded appraisal of a trend that has sometimes suffered both from too much hype from one side and too sweeping a rejection by the other. It encourages careful consideration of both positions and can advance evidence-based psychosocial therapy both conceptually and procedurally which will benefit us all.

24x16cm  358 pages  $88.95  
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ACT Made Simple

An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Russ Harris

Would you like to be less stressed and more fulfilled at work? Then join the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is not just a proven effective treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition, packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change.
A practical and entertaining primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results.
Inside this book, you'll find: Scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients A session-by-session guide to implementing ACT Transcripts from therapy sessions Guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises Practical tips to overcome 'therapy roadblocks'.

27x22cm  265 pages  $79.95  
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ACT on Life Not on Anger

The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

Georg H. Eifert & others

Based on a psychological approach called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) the techniques in this book can help you let go of anger and start living your life to the fullest. Learn to accept angry feelings without judging or trying to manage them. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, discover how to observe your anger feelings without acting on them. Value-identification exercises help you work out what really matters so you can commit to short and long term goals that turn your values into reality.

23x15cm  179 pages  $32.00  
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Arriving at Your Own Door

Jon Kabat Zin

In the bestseller "Coming to Our Senses," internationally renowned author and meditation teacher Kabat-Zinn made clearer than ever the connection between mindfulness and spiritual well-being. Now he offers this beautifully illustrated collection of 108 verses excerpted from that acclaimed work.

14x14cm  160 pages  $22.00  
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Big Little Book of Resilience

How to bounce back from adversity and lead a fulfilling life

Matthew Johnstone

Most of us set out quietly hoping for, and secretly expecting, to live a happy, successful and healthy life. But life doesn't always go to plan. The Big Little Book of Resilience is about developing flexibility, acceptance and self-compassion when those plans go awry. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matthew Johnstone guides the reader to an understanding of how resilience plays a key role in wellbeing. He offers an accessible roadmap to developing and maintaining resilience and how it can help you overcome and learn from difficult life events.

17x17cm  120 pages  $20.00  
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Calm Kids

Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

Lorraine Murray

Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with everyday pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, parents, teachers and youth workers learn how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children.
The book explains a variety of different approaches, from meditations around daily activities for busy families, to ideas for group 'quietness' sessions in schools. She provides fun, tactile rhymes for toddlers to help them calm down before bedtime, and suggests ways to help teenagers reduce anxiety. She goes on to explain how these methods can help children with ADHD and those on the autistic spectrum, giving a range of case studies.
This book is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience of relaxation and meditation techniques. It offers all the advice needed to lead sessions with children, whilst encouraging the reader to adapt and develop their own ways of helping children to feel calmer, happier and more peaceful.

160 pages  $27.95  
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Calming Your Anxious Mind

2nd ed

Jeffrey Brantley

Although it's been practiced for more than a thousand years, mindfulness has been making waves recently in psychological circles. Therapists have finding that the act of being present in the moment can be a powerful tool for overcoming certain psychological problems, especially anxiety.
The first edition this book introduced readers to the use of mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion as tools for bringing peace to a mind shaken by anxiety, fear, and worry. This second edition has two completely new chapters. The first deals with acceptance practice during mindfulness meditation, and in the second, Brantley helps readers feel safe while facing fear, anxiety, and panic by using mindfulness and acceptance principles by opening up to fearful feelings. Other chapters have been revised with the most current research data and with feedback the author has received on the first edition.

23x15cm  227 pages  $29.95  
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Coming To Our Senses

Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

John Kabat-Zinn

Provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing.
With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing worldwellbeing.

23x16cm  631 pages  $32.00  
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Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind

Jeffrey Brantley, Wendy Millstine

This is a collection of more than sixty-four daily mindfulness-based meditations to help you engage with the present moment, manage stress and anxiety, and rediscover the joy in living. Each meditation contains an easy-to-learn visualization exercise, affirmation, or activity, with meditations grouped into four sections: relaxing and feeling safe, embracing joys and fears, befriending your anxious mind and body, and connecting to the web of life. Trying to control your anxious thoughts can backfire, making them more prevalent, not less. The best way to calm these common feelings is by attuning yourself to your thoughts in a nonjudgmental, attentive manner, acknowledging your anxieties but choosing to act rather than react.


18x13cm  216 pages  $31.95  
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Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Deborah Plummer

This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children.
This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.

24x17cm  151 pages  $38.95  
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Freeing the Angry Mind

How Men Can Use Mindfulness & Reason to Save Their Lives & Relationships

Peter Bankart

This book uses an integration of Buddhis thinking, mindfulness practice, and cognitive-behavioural psychology. It sets out a straightforward program of exercises and advice that can help you move through anger to a richer, more meaningful way of living your life.

23x16cm  177 pages  $42.95  
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Fully Present

The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness

Susan L Smalley, Diana Winston

Mindfulness--the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences--has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.

23x15cm  260 pages  $27.00  
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Get Some Headspace

How Mindfulness can change your life in ten minutes a day

Andy Puddicombe

Do you ever wish you could just ... stop thinking? ...cut through the mental chatter (that's keeping you from sleeping, right when you need it most)? ...focus more easily on your work (or just on the more important things in life) ... look and feel healthier? (gain control over those rampant emotions?

Welcome to headspace - an effective, easy-to-learn regimen for our minds. With these simple exercises, stories, and techniques, culled from the author's fifteen years of experience as a meditator and teacher anyone can add a little headspace to their daily lives. The result? More clarity, less stress. Start now and see how just ten minutes a day can make a world of difference.

21x14cm  224 pages  $23.00  
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Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Thich Nhat Hanh

This title presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh. Pebble meditation is a concrete activity that parents and educators can introduce to children in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting. Illustrations.

15x15cm  61 pages  $27.00  
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I am peace

A Book of Mindfulness

Susan Verde, illus Peter Reynolds

This is an introduction to mindfulness, featuring a worried child who focuses on the moment. Drawn in loose, black outlines and then washed with rainbow hues, the somewhat androgynous child resembles a young yogi with black hair, light-brown skin, bare feet, turtleneck, cropped pants, and a hat and necklace appropriately adorned with peace symbols. Vignettes of the child in a balance pose, feeding birds, and meditating beneath a tree (magically sprouting from fallen birdseed) reinforce messages of kindness, compassion, and self-awareness as worry melts into bliss. A guided-meditation exercise offers interactive opportunities for readers to create their own mindful time. A gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness

32 pages  $27.00  
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Letting Everything Become Your Teacher

100 Lessons in Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Yes, there actually "is" a way to let everything become your teacher, to let life itself, and everything that unfolds within it, the "full catastrophe" of the human condition in the words of Zorba the Greek, shape your ongoing development and maturation. Millions have followed this path to greater sanity, balance, and well-being, often in the face of huge stress, pain, uncertainty, sorrow, and illness. In his landmark book, Full Catastrophe Living," " Jon Kabat-Zinn shared this innovative approach, known as "mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)," with the world. Now, in this companion volume, 100 pointers from that groundbreaking work have been carefully selected to inspire you to embrace what is deepest and best and most beautiful in yourself. Whether you are trying to learn patience, cope with pain, deal with the enormous stress and challenges of the age we live in, improve your relationships, or free yourself from destructive emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, these deceptively simple meditations will remind you that you have deep inner resources to draw upon, the most important of which is the present moment itself. Regardless of your age or whether you are familiar with the healing power of mindfulness, this insightful, inspirational guide will help you to honor, embrace, learn from, and grow into each moment of your life.

14x14cm  152 pages  $21.00  
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Master of Mindfulness

How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress

Laurie Grosssman, Angelina Alvarez and Mr Musumeci's 5th Grade Class

Master of Mindfulness presents helpful practices—mindful activities proven to make it easier to pay attention, accept yourself and others, manage your anger, and even get to sleep at night. The book features cool, mixed media illustrations with real kids’ drawings and stories about how mindfulness can help in different stressful situations. It even covers some of the brain science behind why mindfulness helps kids to feel better, stay in the present moment, be kind, and make good decisions. The book includes easy and fun practices, like mindful breathing, noticing your feelings, paying attention to your body, and mindful eating, as well as links to engaging audio recordings produced by Mr. Musumeci’s students. And once you become a master of mindfulness, you can help others by sharing your superpower and teaching them how to do it, too—your parents, your teachers, and your friends.
When things go wrong, or when you have scary thoughts or strong feelings, you may need help to sort it all out, no matter how old you are. Learning and practising mindfulness can make it easier to deal with the issues you face every day by showing you how to tap into your own inner strength in times of stress. So, why not use mindfulness and start being your own superhero today?

20x28cm  72 pages  $29.95  
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Meditation Capsules

A Mindfulness program for children - with CD

Janet Etty-Leal

Just as space capsules allow for exploration and discovery in outer space, meditation capsules allow for discovery in inner space! Simple strategies for learning to meditate represent self-care capsules that allow individuals to develop and maintain a healthy, happy mind. The recommended dosage is moment by moment day by day.

This manual and the accompanying audio CD of guided meditations provides a practical resource for adults who wish to teach children the skills of mindful meditation. The comprehensive program outlined here is designed for classroom use, ideally with students at upper primary school level. But the lessons can readily be adapted to suit children of all ages, and the book will be a helpful guide for parents, youth leaders, social workers and therapists - anyone who has an interest in teaching meditation or the enthusiasm to help children master meditation as a powerful personal tool.

27x21cm  100 pages  $29.95  
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Mindful Child

How to help your kid manage stress and become happie, kinder, and more compassionate

Susan Kaiser Greenland

This book shows parents how to teach the transformative practice of mindful awareness to their children.
Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you - your thoughts, feelings, and emotions - so you can better understand what is happening to you. This book extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from 4 - 18 years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that the author has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids.
These fun and friendly techniques build kids' inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain.

21x16cm  219 pages  $25.00  
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Mindful Coach

Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development (New, Revised)

Doug Silsbee

Regardless of your level of coaching experience, you are likely to be asked to support the development of people with whom you share a professional or personal relationship.
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his best-selling book The Mindful Coach, expert coach Doug Silsbee presents his practical Septet Model as an ideal tool for conducting coaching conversations with executives, leaders, and other professionals. The model differentiates seven roles (or Voices) that anyone in a coaching role can use when engaging in these learning conversations: Master, Partner, Investigator, Reflector, Teacher, Guide, and Contractor. In this important book, Silsbee illuminates the dynamic relationship among these seven roles and shows how to integrate them into an intelligent strategy that can be applied to any coaching conversation.

23x16cm  258 pages  $52.95  
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Mindful Learning

Reduce stress and improve brain performance for effective learning

Dr Craig Hassed, Dr Richard Chambers

Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference. Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands. In Mindful Learning, the authors provide practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference.

23x15cm  264 pages  $30.00  
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Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

Lauren Alderfer, Kerry Lee MacLean, illus

When the story begins Monkey is not so mindful. He encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Peaceful Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the joy of doing things in the moment, without distraction, and with peaceful and happy mind.
Introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a delightful way.

32 pages  $32.00  
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Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination

Letting Go of Anxious and Depressive Thoughts

Sameet Kumar

Do you find yourself ruminating about things you can't control? Worrying about those yet-to-complete goals and projects? What about just feeling like you're not the person you want to be?
People who worry and ruminate find it difficult to stop anxiously anticipating future events and regretting or rethinking past actions. Left unchecked, this tendency can lead to mental health problems such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination offers powerful mindfulness strategies derived from Buddhist spiritual practices and proven psychological techniques to help you stop overthinking what you can't control-the future and the past-and learn how to find contentment in the present moment.
Kumar integrates science, Buddhism, and therapeutic tools to create an insightful and useful guidebook for people stuck in rumination.

23x15cm  171 pages  $27.00  
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Mindful Teen

Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time
Instant Help Series

Dzung Vo

he Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively-whether it's taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends.
If you're ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.

20x15cm  248 pages  $33.95  
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Mindful Way Through Anxiety

Break free from chronic worry and reclaim your life

Susan M Orsillo, Lizabeth Roemer

This book helps readers to fundamentally change their relationship to anxiety. This book's clinically tested mindfulness practices are specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. With clarity and compassion, the authors describe how to gain awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; reap the benefits for emotional and physical well-being; and open life to inspiring new possibilities. Loads of stories, self-quizzes, and step-by-step exercises all enhance the user friendliness of this expertly crafted approach.

307 pages  $33.95  
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Mindful Way Through Depression

Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness with CD (Audio)

Mark Williams

This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of chronic unhappiness and demonstrates powerful ways to strengthen resilience in the face of lifes misfortunes. Includes a CD of guided meditations.

22x15cm  272 pages  $39.95  
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Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety

John Forsyth, Georg Eifert

A powerful, step-by- step program to help you:
Understand why trying to control anxiety can keep you stuck and suffering
Break free from the anxiety struggle and the trap of avoidance
Practice mindful acceptance and a willingness to do what works
Discover what you care deeply about and commit to making it happen
Live a rich and meaningful life - even with anxiety, fear, and worry
Includes CD with guided mindfulness meditations and bonus worksheets and self-assessments.

20x26cm  288 pages  $49.95  
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Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression

Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living

Kirk D Strosahl & Patricia J Robinson

A step-by-step program to help you understand depression in a completely new way, recognize the depression traps in your life, use acceptance to move through painful life situations, develop a mindful, values-oriented lifestyle, and commit to acting in ways that promote vitality, purpose & meaning.

26x20cm  305 pages  $41.95  
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Mindfulness and Acceptance

Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition, new ed

Steven C Hayes, Victoria M Follette, Marsha M Linehan

This volume examines a number of rapidly growing therapies that have emerged over the last decade and that share an emphasis on such nontraditional themes as mindfulness, acceptance, relationship, values, and spirituality. Leading scientist-practitioners provide detailed descriptions of their respective approaches, discussing theoretical and empirical bases as well as clinical methods and goals. Promising applications are presented for treating a variety of challenging clinical issues and problems, including depression, anxiety, couple conflict, PTSD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Illuminated are the ways in which indirect and experiential change strategies are being integrated with established cognitive and behavioral techniques-and what this means for the future of psychotherapy research and practice.

16x24cm  319 pages  $119.00  
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Mindfulness for Teen Depression

A Workbook for Improving Your Mood
Instant Help Series

Mitch Abblett, Christopher Willard

If you’re a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it’s important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn’t have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better.
With this powerful workbook, you’ll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You’ll also discover tons of activities and exercises—such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more—to help you care for your body as well as your mind.
Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it’s even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals—one step at a time.

25x20cm  144 pages  $33.95  
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Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens

A Workbook for Clinicans & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

Debra Burdick

This book blends the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens. This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format.
* Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids' language
* Activities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skills
* Step-by-step instruction on teaching and practicing mindfulness, meditation and reflection
* Guidance on choosing age appropriate skills
* How to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disorders


27x21cm  307 pages  $52.00  
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Mindfulness Solution

Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems

Ronald D Siegel

From a trusted therapist and mindfulness expert, this book blends psychological savvy with powerful tools for attaining a more balanced life. Many people still associate "mindfulness" with exotic images like a hermit on a mountaintop. Of course, the reality is more down-to-earth: You can cultivate mindfulness - and reap its proven benefits - while driving to work, showering, talking to a loved one, or washing the dishes. Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. A wealth of quizzes and exercises help readers understand and master time-tested techniques for fostering insight, awareness, and acceptance. Customizing the approach is simple with step-by-step action plans for improving relationships and finding relief from stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, unhealthy habits, and more.
For readers who want to enhance their overall well-being and relationships, as well as those struggling with problems including anxiety, depression, and stress-related pain. Also of interest to mental health professionals.

23x15cm  356 pages  $35.95  
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Mindfulness Toolbox

50 Practical Mindfulness Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Pain

Donald Altman

An authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope. Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts-such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client's strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain-this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.

28x22cm  203 pages  $54.00  
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression 2ed

Zindel V Segal, J Mark G Williams, John D Teasdale

This bestselling work has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (MBCT), an eight-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the 'whys' and 'how-tos' of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. More than 40 reproducible handouts are included. Book purchasers get access to a companion Web page featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), for use by clinicians and clients, plus all of the reproducibles, ready to download and print.

471 pages  $102.00  
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Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Christopher McCurry & Steven Hayes

Based on well-researched parent-child treatment programs, this book presents a set of skills parents can pass on to anxious children as young as four years old. These skills help kids learn to shift their focus away from anxious thoughts and feelings and focus instead on the things that are most important to them-relationships with friends, learning new things in school, and having fun.
Much of this book is devoted to helping parents understand the need the child's anxiety is expressing so that they can replace the anxiety with healthy, age-appropriate coping mechanisms and reduce parent-child struggles. Because the vast majority of anxious children have parents with anxiety disorders, parents also must learn to model these coping skills and respond, rather than automatically react, to their child's anxiety. Parents learn to step back, observe and understand their initial reactions, and try new and more effective responses instead.
The book addresses the difficult thoughts and feelings, such as guilt and sadness, parents sometimes face when raising an anxious child. This compassionate and effective guide emphasizes that emotional and behavioral problems are normal, and with the ACT skills in this book, they can be outgrown.

22x15cm  248 pages  $29.95  
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Ready, Set, Breathe

Practicing mindfulness with your children for fewer meltdowns and a more peaceful family

Carla Naumburg

Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool, let alone help your child to calm down. This book shows you and your child how to focus and calm down and live in the present moment. It offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 3-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective. As any parent knows, children aren't always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. In this book, you'll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You'll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up-especially in public. This is a must-read for all parents!

23x15cm  183 pages  $33.95  
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Relationship Skills 101 for Teens

Your guide to dealing with daily drama, stress & difficult emotions using dbt
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk

Do you ever feel as though you can't manage your emotions? If you're like many other teens you might need a little extra help dealing with family disagreements, peer pressure, dating, bullying, and gossip.
This book is a good start as it offers powerful tools to help you manage your emotins and build better relationships. You'll discover how mindfulness can help you face each day with awareness and acceptance, and find effective ways of communicating with others. Finally, you'll learn to work through your emotions so you don't take things out of the people you care about.

20x15cm  194 pages  $33.95  
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Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and their parents) Book and CD

Eline Snel

Simple mindfulness practices to help your child deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The accompanying audio CD has guided meditations voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn. This is quite a delightful little book.

106 pages  $32.00  
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Still Quiet Place for Teens

A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions
Instant Help Series

Amy Saltzman

If you’re a teen, you’re probably experiencing stress. And is it any wonder? You’re juggling schoolwork, friendships, and countless other activities. You get endless messages every day—texts from your friends, advice from your family and teachers, images from television, social media, and advertising about who you could and should be. Sometimes you just need a place to unwind and be yourself!
A Still Quiet Place for Teens can be that place. It is a place of peace and calm within. In this workbook, mindfulness expert Amy Saltzman offers a comprehensive program to help you manage daily stressors and challenges in your life, whether at home, in school, or with friends. Using proven-effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, this book will help you be fully present in the moment, cultivate kindness and curiosity toward yourself and others, and find constructive ways of dealing with the pressures of being a teen.
Between school, friends, and dating, there’s plenty to feel stressed about! This book will help you find a quiet place inside yourself that you can go back to again and again, no matter how overwhelming life gets.

26x20cm  178 pages  $33.95  
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Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress
Instant Help Series

Gina Biegel

First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don't seem to get it, and friends who drive you crazy, it's no wonder. Here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you'll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of thirty-seven simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now. Ready to get started? Open this workbook and try out the first activity. Soon, you'll be well on your way to developing resilience and a new kind of strength.

25x20cm  118 pages  $31.95  
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Take the Time

Mindfulness for Kids

Maud Roegiers

What do you notice when you take the time to stop, listen, and experience? This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness. And when a day feels stressful or topsy-turvy, kids can use such self-awareness to calm down and feel better. Kids can then enjoy the beauty of the world all around them and fully savor life.

21x16cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Christopher Willard and Amy Saltzman, eds

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
Audience: Mental health professionals and teachers who work with 3- to 18-year-olds in clinical and school settings.

23x16cm  438 pages  $81.00  
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What does it mean to be present?

Rana DiOrio, illus Eliza Wheeler

This refreshing, vibrant picture book engages all of the senses to demonstrate the myriad of ways a child can seize the moment. The story sparks meaningful discussions about the important gift of appreciation, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to live more fully and richly.

22x26cm  32 pages  $30.00  
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Your Mind is Like a Garden

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Learning to be more mindful, to pay attention to how we feel in a given moment and to the thoughts, feelings and sensations in our body is very beneficial. Mindfulness, if mastered, can help us re-boot when we are overwhelmed, to be able to focus and flow from one task to another and allows us to interact more compassionately with others.
This is another book in the BIG HUG series, an Australian series, written by a clinical and forensic psychologist.


24x24cm  32 pages  $14.95  
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