Third edition of best-selling guide to overcoming panic disorder and agoraphobia, first published in 1983. Author describes her personal experience of overcoming agorophobia by meditative relaxation. Author is a psychotherapist, involved in the study, practise and teaching of meditation.
In this totally revised four-part edition of her landmark book, Pauline brings her practical, clinical insight as a psychotherapist and her personal understanding from overcoming her own debilitating agoraphobia to all those touched by anxiety in their lives. She writes with compassion and wisdom to explain how to beat anxiety using her beautifully simple method of Stillness Meditation Therapy
A new, fully revised edition of Roger Baker's highly regarded book on panic attacks and other fear-related conditions. Baker sets out in clear and concise language a psychological self-help programme for panic sufferers, answering important questions such as: What is a panic attack? What does it feel like? What causes attacks? Can they be cured? "A full recovery is possible," explains Baker. "It certainly is not easy, nor quick, but it definitely is possible."
A rich and skillfully nuanced introduction to the varied landscape of meditation practice and its healing and transformative potential.' - Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Arriving at Your Own Door and Letting Everything Become Your Teacher 'An engaging journey into the benefits of developing a practice of focusing your mind to promote both mental and physical well-being.' - Daniel J. Siegel M.D., author of The Mindful Brain and Mindsight 'In an inclusive way Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson introduce people to the basic ideas of meditation which prepare the reader for the choice of practice that suits them best.' - Father Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation and stress management, to enhance relationships and wellbeing, to increase performance in sport and business, for personal growth, to transform pain and to assist healing. From two leading Western meditation teachers comes this inspiring and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to know how to meditate well. Introducing Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation, Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson explain how to build a satisfying meditation practice using four easy to learn steps. They also show how meditation can be used to deepen spiritual practice, whether we have a commitment to a particular religious tradition, or a more secular view of our spirituality. Drawing on modern science as well as ancient Eastern traditions and the authors' own extensive personal experience as practitioners and teachers, this guide offers the techniques and understanding needed to explore meditation practice deeply. It is also an invaluable resource for meditation teachers from all backgrounds.
The book gives detailed knowledge about what meditation is and what it is not. It defines the fine nuances and intricacies of the art of meditation and points the reader to the true path of conscious evolution, building a higher self, awakening, self-awareness and self-analysis. It stresses the fact that meditation can lead to transmutation of the self; it can be a form of therapy or cleansing and ultimately leads to living a good life out of free will. The word cognitive meditation is used to explain in detail the cognitive abilities of nonself-awareness and their limitations. It further goes on to explain the perception achieved by self-awareness, or the I. The book has a separate section on meditation techniques and gives a point-by-point method, which can be followed to achieve success. A lot is explained about the obstacles faced during developing this meditation technique, and elaborate examples and solutions are explained to overcome the same. A detailed explanation of the differences between cognitive meditation and other meditation techniques and goals is presented in an easy-to-understand format. Cognitive meditation is more scientific in nature, not scrambled with religion, and hence, the author feels, more suitable for the modern society.
Fear is our worst enemy. If we let it terrify us, life will not be worth living. In fact, fear is nothing more than the expectation that something bad will happen. The opposite of fear is not courage, but simply the expectation that something good will happen. This is what we have to learnt. This book offers some simple ways to manage fears and live life to the full.
A comprehensive account of what panic is, where it comes from, and how to treat it. Four sections present a strong phenomenological introduction to panic, its classification, its etiology and treatment models. Offers numerous approaches to treatment--including practical clinical details--with cognitive therapies strongly recommended. Features a wealth of clinical descriptions and case studies.