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Practising Happiness How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want by Ruth A. Baer
  

Practising Happiness How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want

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A new way of assessing your life and experience, using methods gained from Eastern meditation and Buddhism that focus on meditation and concentration on the moment, the small things of life. Ruth A Baer has researched this new way of thinking that she feels will help many people gain control over their lives and free them from negativity, teaching them how to enjoy their lives.

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Practising Happiness How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want by Ruth A. Baer

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originates in Eastern meditation traditions but is increasingly discussed and practiced in Western culture. It is usually defined as focusing one's complete attention on present-moment experiences in a nonjudgmental and accepting way. Buddhist traditions suggest that the cultivation of mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces suffering and cultivates positive qualities, such as insight, wisdom, compassion, and equanimity. In recent years, the Western mental health community has adapted mindfulness meditation practices for use in medical and mental health settings, and several interventions based on mindfulness training are now widely available. Those with the best scientific support include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These treatments can be applied to a wide range of problems, disorders, and populations and the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy. Mindfulness Skills to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Unhappiness is the first self-help book to integrate the wisdom, skills, and practices available from the four leading evidence-based mindfulness treatments (MBSR, MBCT, DBT, and ACT).

About the Author

Ruth Baer is Professor of Psychology in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Baer is the developer of two of the most widely used instruments for assessing mindfulness: the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. She is the editor of two books: Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician's Guide to Evidence Base and Application, and Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance: Illuminating the Processes of Change. She is an Associate Editor for Psychological Assessment and serves on the editorial boards for Assessment, Mindfulness, and Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. At the University of Kentucky, she conducts research on the assessment and conceptualization of mindfulness, mindfulness-based interventions, mechanisms through which mindfulness training achieves its beneficial effects, and relationships between mindfulness and other aspects of psychological functioning. She frequently gives talks and workshops for mental health practitioners and researchers in the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia on mindfulness-based treatments and mindfulness research.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

Ruth A. Baer

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Publisher

Robinson an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

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Lifestyle & Health
Mind & Body
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ISBN

9781780334387

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