During the first lockdown I was asked to get involved in writing a book "Mindfulness for Challenging Times" to help those going through challenging times. At that time I owned a business with a number of staff and could see how much lockdown was effecting their mental health and how challenged they were working from home. It was then I decided to write a chapter to try and help those working from home by using mindfulness throughout their day.
The first book was written and published in a matter of weeks aiming at those struggling through lockdown. The second book I co authored ‘Mindfulness for Transformation’ was also written last year to show people how mindfulness has transformed many peoples lives. This book was very personal to me and tells a very brief story of how mindfulness changed my life for the better and enabled me to live again.
We're certainly living in challenging times. What's the best way to cope? Mindfulness provides one way you can find some peace and clarity.
Mindfulness draws from ancient wisdom, but it has been proven to work time and again in modern scientific studies. It's a great way to cultivate peace, presence and compassion. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the current difficulties facing the world, Mindfulness for Challenging Times: A Collection of Voices for Peace, Self-Care and Connection may offer some comfort.
This book contains a range of insights from our community of 26 mindfulness teachers, all sharing mindful ways of dealing with the various challenges you may be facing. It provides you with helpful strategies and simple mindfulness exercises to guide you through these unusual times.
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This book is a community project. All the graduates from our Teach Mindfulness training programme were offered a chance to write a chapter for this book. And what you hold in your hands is a collection of stories from the brave and generous souls who stepped up to that challenge.
This is actually the second book we’ve produced together. The first book, Mindfulness for Challenging Times, was born spontaneously in response to the sudden lockdown we faced here in Europe and around the world in the face of a global pandemic.
This book is different. We realised stories were most inspiring. Stories that shared how people meet their challenges and overcome them.
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