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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592577679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592577675
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,325,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anne Ihnen, M.A., L.M.H.C., holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University. She is a practitioner of vipassana meditation and integrating mindfulness practices into her psychotherapeutic work with clients is the cornerstone of her therapeutic approach. Carolyn Flynn is editor of SAGE magazine, and she is the coauthor of several health and wellness books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creative Visualization.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
As a long-time mental health counselor/psychotherapist who practices from an Existential-Buddhist perspective, this book is easy to read, explains concepts well, can be a very useful resource for clinicians; especially as a book to refer clients to who could benefit from mindfulness practice as part of their healing work. I'd highly recommend it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christine Wylde on November 11, 2008
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I like how clear and well written this book is. The exercises help illustrate what and how mindfulness practices can be immediately used in one's own life. It also takes some of the mystery out of it by giving hands on practices to try. As a psychotherapist who has studied and read other text on this issue I find this book to be one of the most accessible of those I have read so far. I believe many people, including my colleagues and clients, could benefit from reading this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anne on October 14, 2008
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This is a beautifully written, very thorough and helpful book for finding tranquility and truth in the midst of our crazy, multi-tasking, modern lives. The sequencing and pacing of the exercises and concepts are excellent, as are the extensive resource list and index. I know that I will repeatedly refer to various chapters of this book over time. Thank you to the authors for generously sharing their abundant wisdom, compassion, skills, stories, and ideas to enrich the lives of others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Preston on October 2, 2010
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They were right. Only complete idiots should buy this book. Poor production values in the electronic version make it hard to read. Online references to websites that suggest scientific articles that don't exist are an additional annoyance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Romano on September 19, 2009
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Great book on Mindfulness--the new ~hot~ treatment in mental health. Give good overview in both clinical & everyday language. I use this book with clients in treatment, as well as with clinicians on treatment issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on June 13, 2010
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This clearly written overview covers a variety of mindfulness topics, and includes exercises so that you can try it for yourself. I knew a bit about mindfulness, but learned quite a lot while reading this book, and just loved having the chance to try out the different exercises -- I learned a number of ways to incorporate mindfulness into my life, like mindful writing and walking meditation. I've given this book to several friends with an interest in mindfulness. It's a great introduction with a very helpful list of resources if there's a particular topic you want to delve into.
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