Titel: Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation
Autor/en: Thomas Bien, Beverly Bien
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
September 2003 - kartoniert - 268 Seiten
How to apply mindfulness in daily life Who wouldnt want to live a calmer, more peaceful existence? Thomas and Beverly Bien teach that if we find the center within through ongoing mindfulness we will have the capacity to live deeply and fully, with boundless peace and happiness, in any external circumstance. Finding the Center Within offers a step-by-step program for breaking down the barriers that prevent us from actualizing our wise inner self. The Biens combine Eastern spiritual wisdom with the pragmatic wisdom of Western psychology, teaching how to see things differently and remove the walls that conceal who and what we really are. They provide the tools needed to bring meditation into daily life, work with dreams, transform negative emotions, cultivate healthy relationships, and much more. Thomas Bien, PhD (Albuquerque, NM), is a clinical psychologist in private practice who also holds a masters degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Beverly Bien, MEd (Albuquerque, NM), is the Executive Director of La Vida Felicidad, a nonprofit agency that provides services to people with disabilities; she has a masters degree in counseling psychology. Together, they lead workshops and seminars.
Preface: Calm in the Storm. Part I: The Key. 1. (Week One): Know Where You Are. 2. (Week Two): Find a Path to the Center. Part II: The Door. 3. (Weeks Three and Four): A Gentle Approach to Meditation. 4. (Week Five): Bring Meditation into Your Life. 5. (Week Six): Look Deeply at Your Life. Part III: The Path. 6. (Week Seven): Work with Dreams. 7. (Week Eight): Transform Negative Emotions. 8. (Week Nine): Cultivate Healthy Relationships. 9. (Week Ten): Meditate on Paper. Part IV: Arriving Home. 10. (Week Eleven and Beyond): What Kind of Buddha Are You? The Ten-Week Program: A Recap. Sources and Readings. Index.
THOMAS BIEN, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the Albuquerque area. In addition to a doctoral degree in psychology, he has a master's degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and is a former United Methodist minister. Bien is an experienced public speaker with considerable experience doing workshops, lectures, and seminars on addiction-related topics. BEVERLY BIEN, M.Ed., is the Executive Director of La Vida Felicidad, a nonprofit agency that provides services to people with disabilities, and coleads workshops and seminars with her husband Thomas Bien. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology. Please visit the Biens' Web site at www.MindfulPsychology.com.