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The Way of the Mindful Warrior provides a fresh, authentic, and structured path of how to use mindfulness to embrace living in awareness and reconnect with our innermost nature of peace, wisdom, and compassion. Mindfulness is a 2,500-year-old Buddhist meditation practice that involves focusing awareness on the present moment, the only place where an individual can truly embrace and experience life. In recent decades, mindfulness has gained popularity amongst scientists, healthcare practitioners, and the public more generally. An abundance of popular literature has subsequently emerged providing different interpretations of how to practice mindfulness and apply it in daily-living contexts. However, most current approaches to mindfulness have removed it from its traditional spiritual context or overlook important scientific insights from research into this ancient contemplative technique. The Way of Mindful Warrior fixes this oversight and integrates the traditional Buddhist teachings on mindfulness with emerging insights from the scientific study of mindfulness, wellbeing and the human mind. The book is timely and presents a fresh, easily-digestible, and structured path of how to use mindfulness not only as a tool coping with the stresses and strains of contemporary living, but as a means of cultivating unconditional wellbeing and for flourishing as a human being.
Aimed at yoga therapists and yoga teachers, this detailed book presents unique ways to harness energy for fatigue conditions such as exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and stress with the help of yoga therapy. Split into four parts, the book discusses how modern-day living exacerbates stress and how it manifests itself, how healing can be approached from a yogic perspective, the solutions that yoga provides, as well as step-by-step guidance to different yoga practices developed by the author - such as breathing and meditation - that help with these issues. Accessible and containing easy-to-follow instructions, Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shares ancient teachings from the East that have the power to help alleviate the growing source and symptoms of fatigue.
If you feel permanently exhausted, wrung out, trapped, angry and dissociated you may be experiencing symptoms of burnout. Do you feel you are working harder and longer but achieving less? Do you constantly feel under the weather, or suffer persistent aches, pains, niggles and minor illnesses that won't go away? Living in a constant state of low-level stress, with an increasing reliance on our stress hormones to keep us going, can lead to adrenal exhaustion. One of the difficulties with burnout is that its build-up can be very gradual and it's all too easy to hit crisis point without realising that this is where we've been headed for weeks, if not for months or years. In From Burnout to Balance, Harriet Griffey helps readers to reclaim their life by recognising their own signs of stress, managing these and avoiding their escalation through positive lifestyle changes, and ensuring basic self-care measures every day - adequate sleep, regular nutritious meals, exercise and relaxation - to keep body and mind resilient, all helps. Featuring a quiz on how to recognise burnout, information on how to understand what is the root cause of any issues, a 24-hour crisis plan and four-week programme to help you recover your life, this book is essential reading for anyone who is experiencing symptoms or burnout and wants to live a calm, happy, stress-free life.
Pinpoint and embrace your quiet moments with Everyday Calm, a journal to track and analyze how much peace you are experiencing each day. Constantly going at full speed with no reprieve can have drastically negative effects on your physical health, your mental state, and your relationships. Finding your individual sense of calm can have a great impact on how you approach everyday life, improve your treatment of others, and develop your self-care and personal growth. Everyday Calm explores the concept of calm-what it means to live slow, be still, and intimately connect with what's happening to you both internally and externally on a constant basis. By doing this, you can begin to work on repairing the most important relationship of all-the one with yourself. One of the best ways to refresh yourself and find inner peace is to expel any stress, anxiety, or harmful thoughts through writing, a literal way of drawing out the bad and storing it someplace other than your body or mind. This beautiful journal helps you do just that. These and more mindful tools help you chart your progress: Writing prompts to help form emotional, physical, and mental habits, for example: What are you grateful for? How do you look after your body? When are you in your best headspace? Daily meditation guides to help you reconnect with your surroundings, such as: What's the weather like right now? List four things you can hear. Breathe in through your nose for four seconds, and then out through your mouth for another four seconds. Repeat this four times. Monthly self-care trackers to log the frequency of your favorite activities Big picture discussions on how to keep calm in your life Embrace the peace and tranquility you deserve with Everyday Calm.
Filled with warmth, humor, and honesty, Keeping Your Smile is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in Finding Your Smile Again, offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools help caregivers and educators work with children with passion and maintain a satisfying career in the field. Included are profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.
Comments like I'm worried sick convey the conventional wisdom that being stressed out will harm our health. Thousands of academic studies reveal that stressful life events (like a job loss), ongoing strains (like burdensome caregiving duties), and even daily hassles (like traffic jams on the commute to work) affect every aspect of our physical and emotional well-being. Cutting through a sea of scientific research and theories, Worried Sick answers many questions about how stress gets under our skin, makes us sick, and how and why people cope with stress differently. Included are several standard stress and coping checklists, allowing readers to gauge their own stress levels. We have all experienced stressful times - maybe a major work deadline or relocating cross-country for a new job - when we came out unscathed, feeling not only emotionally and physically healthy, but better than we did prior to the crisis. Why do some people withstand adversity without a scratch, while others fall ill or become emotionally despondent when faced with even a seemingly minor hassle? Without oversimplifying the discussion, Deborah Carr succinctly provides readers with key themes and contemporary research on the concept of stress. Understanding individuals' own sources of strength and vulnerability is an important step toward developing personal strategies to minimize stress and its unhealthy consequences. Yet Carr also challenges the notion that merely reducing stress in our lives will help us to stay healthy. Many of the stressors that we face in everyday life are not our problems alone; rather, they are symptoms of much larger, sweeping problems in contemporary U.S. society. To readers interested in the broad range of chronic, acute, and daily life stressors facing Americans in the twenty-first century, as well as those with interest in the many ways that our physical and emotional health is shaped by our experiences, this brief book will be an immediate and quick look at these significant issues.
For use with the Stress Management for Adolescents program. Each student participating in the program will need a copy of this manual. It contains stress reduction exercises, writing activities, helpful illustrations, worksheets, home practice notes, and examples of stressful situations commonly faced by adolescents. Sold in packets of five, not available individually.
Give Way: Coping with Social Stress in the Connected World examines stress from a social angle and explores how social connections can both cause and relieve stress. Readers learn how coping with social stress can involve giving way or yielding via compromise. Additionally, the text provides myriad ways to connect, communicate, and cultivate a sense of belonging. Opening chapters explore social support from a biological and cultural perspective. Subsequent chapters examine the ongoing tension between our desire to distinguish ourselves as individuals and our need for belonging and group membership. Readers learn how recognize and manage social stress and are provided with opportunities to evaluate the social support in their lives. Social stratification and stereotyping; values and beliefs; gender, language, and politics; social stress as it relates to the family; technology and communication; narrative therapy; media and statistical literacy; and more are covered. Give Way is a sequel to Mind the Gap: Managing Stress in the Modern World, but can also serve as a standalone text. It is a valuable resource for courses in psychology or sociology that emphasize stress management, as well as individuals interested in personal learning and development.
Niksen is a simple Dutch philosophy for anyone looking to slow down, relax and daydream. Designed to combat our always-on world, it teaches us the liberating, lost art of doing nothing. Nowadays, doing nothing can feel almost impossible. Overwhelming workloads, social pressures, family commitments and endless to-do lists leave you exhausted, frantic and stressed. The Dutch have a simple 'be idle' solution: Niksen shows you how to resist the daily grind and reclaim peace of mind. Find out when, why and how to niks for a happier, healthier life. Annette Lavrijsen offers can-do advice and easy exercises to get you started. Using this book to cultivate niksen you can: Find new ways to relax, slow down and combat burnout Bust I'm-too-busy, nothingness-is-laziness myths Honestly communicate boundaries and reset your priorities Create a zen sanctuary that's all yours Master the work-life balance Boost your creativity, mood and even productivity Raise a happy family and be a better friend With some sensible scheduling and a smart mindset niksen is easy to fit into your day, and soon will become your essential daily pick-me-up. So stop worrying about you have to do next and start enjoying life's little pauses. Claim your timeout and turn to this witty guide whenever you want to declutter your mind.