Awakening to Mindfulness
- 10 Steps for Positive Change
Awakening to Mindfulness: 10 Steps for Positive Change (Ministrone for the Mind)
Mindfulness is a state of consciousness that fosters heightened awareness of the self, of the senses, and of the outside world. It is a state of being ‘aware.’
Reaching and sustaining this state is essential to successful recovery, according to Dr. Richard Fields.
In this highly engaging and highly practical book, Dr. Fields, a mental health and addictions counselor, ‘awakens’ the reader to new, positive, healthy life changes and possibilities.
He clearly explains how mindfulness and meditation practices can help us all to a better, more enlightened life, a life of freedom from our addictions and delusions, a life with compassion for self and others.
”Mindfulness” is a state of awareness that can be learned as a method of coping skillfully with life’s ongoing changes on a moment-to-moment basis.
This ‘mindfulness’ skill can be acquired through meditation practice and the basic teachings associated with this approach.
Dr. Richard Fields has done an outstanding job of providing access to the practice of mindfulness in this excellent book, Awakening to Mindfulness.
As with HCIBooks bestselling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dr. Fields serves up mindfulness as ‘minestrone for the mind,’ in ten chapters, each a special ingredient in this ‘food for thought’ menu.
I highly recommend it for readers who wish to learn more about mindfulness and establish their own mindfulness practice.’
—G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center, University of Washington