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Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
by Prof Mark Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 Jun 2012
It's so useful to learn how to stand back from your own thoughts and realise that you don't have to let them determine your mood. This book teaches us some very useful techniques of turning our attention away from thoughts and integrating with our feelings and our bodies. It's helped to realise that before I was very 'thought-centred' and ignored my body, whereas now I feel that I can identify with my body, and that my personality is more than the sum total of my thoughts. The book works excellently with the accompanying CD - in fact, the CD is so good that it could stand alone! I read this book together with Steve Taylor's Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of our Minds, which I found one of the most inspiring books I have read, showing us where the 'madness' of our minds (the restlessness and discord which is often of our underlying mental state) comes from and how we can heal it. Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of Our Minds


The Compassionate Mind (Compassion Focused Therapy)
The Compassionate Mind (Compassion Focused Therapy)
by Paul Gilbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopeful and inspiring, 7 Jun 2012
I loved reading this book - the author's cheerful demeanour runs through every page, and you feel like he's speaking directly to you, in a chatty anecdotal way. I've read books on CBT before which seemed dry and almost inhuman, treating human beings as if we've behavioural robots, but this book goes way beyond that perspective, and never forgets that we are multi-faceted, complex creatures who operate on many different levels. And most of all, I love the sense of hope the book elicits - it's a welcome affirmation of altruism and compassion in the face of 'scientists' who claim that we are nothing more than selfish survival machines and that altruism is some kind of error. I read this book at the same as Steve Taylor's Bach to Sanity: Healing the Madness of our Minds, which is a wonderful companion to it - an inspiring in-depth look at the discord and restlessness of human mind and how we can transcend it. Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of Our Minds
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