Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction

Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction

Finding Serenity and Peace with Mindfulness Meditation


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Format
Paperback
Price
$15.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780399167331
  • 224 Pages
  • Tarcher
  • Adult

Overview

From stress to well-being—give yourself the gift of the Buddha’s peace.

No, it is not all in your head: life is stressful, and some lives more so than others. Yet people react to the same situations differently, and recognizing the difference between what we can control and what we can’t is crucial for stress management—and it is an awakening in and of itself. This practical book is designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation practice to stress reduction. Unlike other stress-reduction books, Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction also helps you develop the positive values of a calm and constructive attitude. It takes you from stress—where many of us find ourselves—to well-being.

From the author of Buddha’s Book of Sleep–which won  the 2013 COVR Award for Best Book of the Year.

Buddha’s Book of Sleep includes a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction

Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction

Joseph Emet, Foreword by: Thich Nhat Hanh

Praise

Praise for BUDDHA’S BOOK OF STRESS REDUCTION:
 

“Perhaps the most appealing thought in this innovative text is Emet’s suggestion that, instead of retiring from work, we retire from stress!”
—Spirituality & Practice
 
Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction, with its simple, yet profound mindful meditation exercises, wise advice, helpful mantras and deeply meaningful stories, quotes and poetry, offers a refreshing and insightful guide for dealing with stress”
—Vitality magazine
 
Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction by Joseph Emit is full of practical instruction for mindful living in a stressful age.  Author Joseph Emet trained with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.  His is tips are as simple as being aware of and changing the music that you listen to. But in total they can help you make profound and joyful changes.
—Dolce Dolce


Praise for BUDDHA’S BOOK OF SLEEP:

 
Winner of BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR from COVR (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“Emet’s book serves also as a fine introduction to the Buddha’s teachings, as well as to their application to the art of sleeping well. Readers may come to it attracted by its primary purpose. If they read attentively and follow the program of exercises with due patience, they will come away not only with changed sleeping habits, but changed lives.”
Peter Clothier, Huffington Post
 
This small volume is based on his 15 years of teaching experience and the many questions and conversations with followers. It contains well-written prose for use as an exercise to coax the mind into calmness.”
South China Morning Post
 
In this gift-sized, get-to-the-point book, Emet quickly moves the reader from “busy mind” into concentration, meditation, and contentment. The book is practical, easy to read, and realistic in its approach. Emet’s tone is comfortable and encouraging.”
Retailing Insight
 
Buddha’s Book of Sleep is the first book to treat sleep disorders from the perspective of mindfulness meditation. Supplying readers with a new perspective on why they cannot fall asleep (even when they feel exhausted), and arming them with easy-to-use tools from the practices of mindfulness meditation, Buddha’s Book of Sleep will help the reader calm their hurried thoughts and rest easy.”
—The Best You
 
“This calming, mind-freeing book will teach you to awaken to mindfulness, thereby letting go of troubling patterns that prevent sleep. Words of wisdom, peaceful thoughts, and a seven week programme of Buddhist meditation and exercise will help  you to do just that! A lovely book, which would also make a great gift for the insomniac in your life!”
—Helio’s Homoepathy
 

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
 
PART ONE: THE MIND
 
  1. THE STRESS BLUES
    Practice: Waking Up
  2. TWO KINDS OF THINKING
    Practice: Labeling Thoughts
  3. MINDFULNESS TRAINING
    Practice: Letting Go And Being Present
  4. INSPIRATION
    Practice: Meditating with Awareness of Breathing

PART TWO: CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE
           
  1. CONTROL
    Practice: Two Baskets Exercise
  2. LIVE BY YOUR VALUES INSTEAD OF BY YOUR SENSORY EVALUATIONS
    Practice: Listening To Sensations
  3. SELF-REGULATION AND MINDFULNESS
    Practice: Enjoying Meditation
  4. CHOOSE YOUR PASSIONS AND OBSESSIONS
    Practice: Reminders Or Visual Mantras
  5. COMING TO ACCEPTANCE
    Practice: Give Your iPod A Makeover

PART THREE: CHANGE
 
  1. A CHANCE ENCOUNTER
    Practice: Driving Meditation
  2. CHANGING YOUR STORY
    Practice: At The Bus Stop
  3. RELATIONSHIPS
    Practice: Autumn Leaves
  4. OUR ILLUSIONS AND OUR BURDENS
    Practice: Turning Burdens into Flowers
  5. WORK AND STRESS
    Practice: Light a Small Candle
  6. FINDING BALANCE WITH A SPIRITUAL PATH
    Practice: Walking Meditation

AFTERWORD
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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