New Mindfulness Book Provides Practical Tipssam
Every moment of our lives can become an opportunity to practice mindfulness. Becoming mindful is about the small, everyday things such as pausing to take a breath before you drive off in a hurry or considering the food that will nourish your body before a meal. 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness invites readers to sharpen their awareness and ask themselves with more frequency, “What do I notice right now?” or “How do I need to respond or be with this situation?”
These seemingly tiny moments of noticing oneself can have a major impact on life. Practicing mindfulness is not about being better by figuring it all out. It is about tolerating the moments when you don’t know or learning to be more curious about the struggle.
This new book will show readers how to establish a basic practice with guidelines for posture and breathing as well as various options for meditations that involve sitting, walking, gently moving or lying down. These exercises are designed to incorporate small moments of mindfulness throughout the day, during a lunch break, in the morning, or before bed.
Mischke Reeds has developed a clear and comprehensive guide to establishing mindfulness in your daily life! This book will help you feel and sense what is truly happening in the moment so you can make a more conscious choice about how you’d like to respond to daily events, rather than react out of habit. Her heartfelt tone, real-life examples, and ‘embodied’ exercises make this whole process easily accessible—anyone can do this!
-Rik Isensee, LCSW, author of Shift Your Mood
A wonderfully clear, concise, and accessible guide to the practice of mindfulness. It is on the cutting edge by showing how mindfulness is grounded in the body and is a powerful method for our emotional healing. Highly recommended for beginners as well as experienced meditators. Bravo!
-Reginald A. Ray, PhD, author of Touching Enlightenment and Mahamudra for the Modern World
8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness is a great boon to both the beginning and the dedicated practitioner of mindfulness. Speaking to the needs of contemporary Westerners, Mischke Reeds offers clear, systematic instructions to help readers reconnect their awareness to their bodies and daily lives, ground their understanding in cutting-edge science, and pursue a compassionate response to our world. Offering inspiring stories of everyday people who have shifted their lives to ones of self-knowledge, she encourages readers to choose such a life.
—Donald Rothberg, PhD, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, California; author of The Engaged Spiritual Life
For more books in the Norton 8 Keys to Mental Health series, visit wwnorton.com/psych/8keys.
About the author:
Manuela Mischke Reeds, MA, MFT, is an international teacher of Mindfulness-based and Somatic Psychology. She co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California and teaches in the US, Europe, and Australia. A meditation practitioner for the past 25 years, she lectures, consults and trains professionals in Mindfulness Meditation, Trauma and Attachment and Movement Therapy. She maintains a private practice in Menlo Park, CA.
8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-being (8 Keys to Mental Health)
Author: Manuela Mischke Reeds
Publication Date: June 22, 2015
Pages: 256 pages/Paperback
Price: $19.95 US