From this compassionate and nonreligious book, learn to use the principle of mindfulness to relieve a wide range of stress-related conditions. A quality common to all human beings, mindfulness is a receptive, nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness. a state of focusing attention only on the here and now. Learn to become more present in your life experiences. Develop skills for calming and relaxing the mind and body. By putting the exercises into practice, find more power for controlling disruptive feelings in your life. The resources and techniques in this book provide you with a direction that leads to greater experiential learning and dramatically effective, life-affirming attitudes.
Although the focus in Calming your Anxious Mind is relieving fear, anxiety, and panic, the basic concept of mindfulness, as well as the practices taught here, have a demonstrated applicability to a wide-range of health and stress-related conditions.
Mindfulness, a quality basic to all human beings, can be described as receptive, nonjudgmental present moment awareness, practiced by paying attention in the present moment. The approach in this book has been developed specifically to practice mindfulness as stress reduction and health enhancement technique and does not depend upon or require (or dismiss) any specific religious or spiritual orientation. This health oriented mindfulness approach is known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which has been successfully learned by literally thousands of people for over twenty years.