Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World Publication date : April 5, 2013
Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow. He is notably the co-author, with John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn, of The Mindful Way through Depression (French edition published by Editions Odile Jacob in 2009, as Méditer pour ne plus déprimer).
Danny Penman is a science journalist.
Why are our lives so frantic? Why do we feel so tired? Why are we incapable of relaxing, even when the workday is over? Why are we so often in a bad mood? Why do we feel so powerless? With our busy schedules, growing pressure, constraints and deadlines, for many of us contemporary life is a race against the clock — and a struggle against stress.
If you too feel that you are constantly and frantically rushing around exhausting yourself, and that soon you will explode or implode, here’s the perfect guide to learn to decompress, adopt a new perspective and focus.
How? By following this unique, scientifically validated eight-week programme, based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy — and it can take just a few minutes a day!
• The latest book by Oxford professor Mark Williams, a leading pioneer in the field of mindfulness meditation and co-author of the international bestseller The Mindful Way through Depression.
• Included here are practical exercises to learn how to face the outside world, its demands and stresses
• The authors reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful and exhausting life
• The French edition is accompanied by an audio CD read by Christophe André