Mindfulness: An Introduction Workbook
by Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S
Publication Date:Apr 26 2017
ISBN/EAN 13:1546330836 / 9781546330837
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation
Think about the last time you were stressed out or depressed about something. Hold that thought in your mind and ask yourself, “Was the stress due to something that happened in the past? Was it about something that may or may not happen in the future? How much of what I was anxious about has to do with right now, at this very moment, as I read this sentence?”
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what is happening right now, in this moment.
By focusing on our experiences in the now, from moment to moment, we come to realize that we are free to choose which thoughts and feelings to pay attention to, and which thoughts and feelings not to focus on. This doesn’t mean that we’re trying to stop thinking or feeling. It means that we’re just making a conscious choice on how much attention to focus on those thoughts or feelings.
The past only exists in our memories. The future is only a projection of the past. Anxiety about future events is the result of playing the odds based on past experiences and expecting similar occurrences to happen in the future. Mindfulness is a way of using the present moment to choose what to believe about the past and the future. We can choose which memories to pay attention to, and which projections about the future to focus our attention on. Mindfulness isn’t about trying to make anxious or depressing thoughts and feelings go away. It is about choosing whether or not to dwell on such thoughts and feelings.
This workbook will introduce you to some of the skills and techniques of mindfulness. Designed to be completed on your own at home, it contains exercises that will help you to live a more mindful existence.
Mindful Mood Management Workbook
Published January 10, 2014
by Charlton Hall
The Mindful Mood Management Workbook helps those with anger problems, and other issues with strong emotions, to be able to successfully regulate overpowering emotions. Why ‘Mood Management’ and not ‘Anger Management’? Anger is often a secondary emotion that masks a primary, deeper emotion. Rather than expressing the underlying emotion, we tend to express the ‘safer’ anger. Managing anger puts the focus on the secondary emotion without addressing the underlying cause. The Mindful Mood Management Workbook contains 12 chapters of material on managing mood through mindfulness.
Mindful Mood Management Facilitator Manual
Published February 6, 2014
by Charlton Hall
The Mindful Mood Management Facilitator Manual is for Facilitators of the 12-Week Mindful Mood Management Program. The Mindful Mood Management Workbook was created to be a companion piece to the Mindful Mood Management Program. It contains 12 sessions of material, plus a chapter overview of the program, several assessments, and dozens of worksheets to be used in class. This Mindful Mood Management Facilitator Manual contains the complete text of the Mindful Mood Management Workbook, plus facilitator tips and format suggestions for each session of the program.