Author(s): Dr Russ Harris
This CD has been designed to teach you a set of useful psychological skills, known as ‘mindfulness skills’. Mindfulness is a state of awareness, openness and focus. The regular practise of mindfulness skills will reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and enable you to handle painful thoughts, feelings and sensations far more effectively. There are 5 tracks on the CD, plus an 8-page booklet about mindfulness. Ideally, this CD will be used in conjunction with The Happiness Trap.
What's Actually On The CD?
Track 1: is a simple 4-minute introduction to the concept of mindfulness.
Track 2: Mindfulness of the Breath, is a 22-minute exercise, which teaches the fundamental skills of mindfulness. It is ideal to practice with this track every day. A bell rings halfway through, so you can do an 11-minute version if you’re very busy.
Track 3: Mindfulness of Emotions, is a 16-minute exercise designed to be used whenever you feel in the grip of strong feelings, such as anger, fear, guilt, anxiety, depression etc.
Track 4: ‘Leaves On A Stream’, is a 12-minute exercise to help you develop the skill of letting your thoughts come and go, without getting caught up in them.
Track 5: ‘The Observing Self’ is a 15 minute exercise designed to help you connect with a higher sense of self: a perspective from which you can observe even the most painful thoughts and feelings without being threatened by them.