Thousands of readers from prisoners to priests have embraced Jerry Braza's insights adopting and integrating the mindfulness practices and habits this book presents. This new edition expands on the author's time-tested approach, introducing in-the-moment thinking and techniques to bring clarity, focus and energy to a new generation of readers.
This practical guide to mindfuless contains reflections, actions and practices that will assist you in many different ways:
- Reduce your anxiety and stress
- Intensify your personal relationships
- Calm and quiet your mind
- Change negative feelings and habits to positive ones
- Heighten your productivity and concentration
- Address unresolved emotional issues and concerns
Practicing mindfulness means performing all activities consciously. This awareness enables us to become more fully alive in the moment, enjoying life to the fullest and avoiding the stress and guilt that have become a part of our everyday existence. Based on the author's Mindfulness Training Program, Braza provides simple exercises to apply these practices everyday.
Jerry Braza has been a leading voice in the field of health, psychology and mindfulness for over 35 years. A professor emeritus and dharma teacher ordained by Buddhist Master Thich Nhah Hahn, he continues to bring the essential teachings of his work into a wide variety of spiritual and secular settings.
The author of The Seeds of Love, he leads a large Sangha in Salem, Oregon and is a mentor for sangha leaders nationwide. He is often a keynote speaker at conferences and is frequently asked to lead seminars, trainings, workshops and retreats. He has led and facilitated workshops and retreats for hospitals, mental and behavioral health groups, and for non-profit organizations. He lives in Portland Oregon.