Denken wie ein Buddha
Author: Rick Hanson
Gehirnstrukturen positiv verändern Der Neuropsychologe Dr. Rick Hanson beschäftigt sich mit dem Zusammenwirken von Achtsamkeit, Hirnforschung und Psychologie. Was wir denken und fühlen hat Einfluss auf die Struktur unseres Gehirns. In seinem Bestseller »Das Gehirn eines Buddha« erklärt er die Grundlagen seines neurowissenschaftlichen Ansatzes. In seinem neuen Buch steht die tägliche Praxis im Vordergrund. Hanson stellt vor allem drei Wege vor zu heilen und zu wachsen: Achtsamkeit, das Loslassen problembehafteter Ereignisse und Strukturen und das Ersetzen dieser durch positive Gedanken, Erfahrungen und Emotionen.
Buddha räumt auf
Author: Regina Tödter
Publisher: Südwest Verlag
Loslassen und das Leben entrümpeln Ob es der viele Kram zu Hause ist, die Arbeitsbelastung im Büro, unsere Ernährungsweise, der Freizeitstress oder unsere Aktivität in sozialen Netzwerken – alles ist oft einfach zu viel. Dass ein erfülltes Leben aber nichts mit Überfüllung zu tun hat, sondern eine Konzentration auf das Wesentliche braucht, wusste der Entrümpelungsmeister Buddha schon vor 2500 Jahren. Er ist Vorbild für ein achtsames und bewusstes Leben. Mit ihm gelingt es uns, loszulassen von zu viel Besitz, zu vielen Verpflichtungen und gedanklichem Ballast, damit wir wieder voll am Leben teilhaben können. Wie uns Buddha dazu inspirieren kann, in all unseren Lebensbereichen auszumisten, und wie sehr uns die neue Kultur des Teilens bereichern kann, zeigt Regina Tödter in diesem buddhistischen Aufräumratgeber. Mit ausführlicher Übersicht über Sharing-Portale im Internet!
Unzufriedenheit und Ängste endlich überwinden: Wenn wir könnten, würden wir einfach entscheiden, glücklich zu sein. Aber unsere unbewussten Prägungen stehen uns im Weg. Oft fühlen wir uns unzufrieden, haben Ängste oder ärgern uns. Axel Kranz hat eine einfache, greifbare Methode zur Überwindung negativer Verhaltensmuster entwickelt: Pragmatisch und leicht verständlich erklärt er, was in unserem Gehirn und Bewusstsein passiert. Mit seinen Meditationsübungen lernen wir loszulassen. Der persönliche Aktivitätsplan hilft dabei, gezielt das emotionale Wohlbefinden zu steigern und negative Prägungen zu überwinden: Den Glücksmuskel trainieren für ein zufriedenes Leben.
Wenn’s drauf ankommt
Author: Jan Mayer
Bestleistungen abrufen, wenn sie gefordert sind, die Chancen erkennen und verwandeln – und das auch unter Stress und höchster Anspannung: Was für Erfolge im Spitzensport gilt, das trifft ebenso für die Herausforderungen im Beruf und Alltag zu. Jan Mayer betreut als Sportpsychologe den Bundesligisten TSG Hoffenheim, und sein Konzept zum Erzielen von Spitzenleistungen hat sich in der Praxis des Leistungssports über Jahre bewährt. Er erklärt, wie nicht nur Sportler, sondern jedermann sich die Kunst des Moments aneignen kann, damit wir uns zu jeder Zeit auf uns selbst und unsere Kompetenz verlassen können. Und er zeigt, wie seine Strategie im alltäglichen Leben funktioniert. Dank diesem wissenschaftlich fundierten Instrumentarium überwinden wir Selbstzweifel und bleiben auch im größten Stress souverän und überzeugend. Ein Buch für alle, die ihre Bestleistung abrufen wollen, wenn's drauf ankommt!
Author: Rick Hanson
Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.
Author: Rick Hanson
Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom--are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.
Don't Worry, Be Grumpy
Author: Ajahn Brahm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and "The Happiness License," Ajahn Brahm offers up more timeless wisdom that will speak to people from all walks of life. Drawing from his own experiences, stories shared by his students, and old chestnuts that he delivers with a fresh twist, Ajahn Brahm shows he knows his way around the humorous parable, delighting even as he surprises us with unexpected depth and inspiration.
Meditation for Beginners
Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
FREE audio CD includes SIX GUIDED MEDITATIONS Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start – and stick with – a daily meditation practice. “Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the six guided meditations on the included disc, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations – and even difficult emotions – to create tranquility and loving kindness in your everyday life. These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately – while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the Bodhisattva ideal. For one wishing to follow this path, the development of inner calm and positivity that leads to true wisdom is balanced by a genuine and active concern for others which flowers into great compassion. Sangharakshita places the ideal of the Bodhisattva within the context of the entire Buddhist tradition. Unfolding this vision of our potential, he demonstrates how we ourselves can move towards this ideal
Author: Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson
These days it’s hard to count on the world outside. So it’s vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion—the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world. True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions. We need resilience every day to raise a family, work at a job, cope with stress, deal with health problems, navigate issues with others, heal from old pain, and simply keep on going. With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to develop twelve vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system. Then no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be able to feel less stressed, pursue opportunities with confidence, and stay calm and centered in the face of adversity. This practical guide is full of concrete suggestions, experiential practices, personal examples, and insights into the brain. It includes effective ways to interact with others and to repair and deepen important relationships. Warm, encouraging, and down-to-earth, Dr. Hanson’s step-by-step approach is grounded in the science of positive neuroplasticity. He explains how to overcome the brain’s negativity bias, release painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with self-compassion, self-worth, joy, and inner peace.
A practical guide to unlocking the powers of our DNA to manifest health, wealth, and happiness • Shows how our DNA communicates with those around us and attracts resonant energy--whether positive or negative--to us • Reveals groundbreaking scientific research on the influence of DNA on photons as well as the interactions between DNA and emotions • Provides practical exercises to remove negative influences, build positive visualizations of your desires, and accelerate the manifestation of your wishes Taking the law of attraction to an entirely new level, Pierre Franckh reveals how human DNA has a direct effect on the physical world around us--an effect we can consciously focus to manifest our desires. Sharing groundbreaking experiments on the influence of DNA on photons and on the interactions between emotions and DNA, Franckh explains how our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs, whether positive or negative, build a field of resonance around us. Through this quantum field our DNA is continuously communicating our unique vibration to those around us and receiving their unique oscillations in return. By focusing our intentions and removing negativity from our beliefs about ourselves, our past, and our future, we can use our DNA to communicate our thoughts and desires to the universe. Through focused thoughts and intentions we draw the same resonant energy to us, thus bringing our intentions and desires into manifestation. The author shares success stories from the thousands who have taken his seminars and were then able to attract a soul mate, heal themselves or loved ones, or build wealth, sometimes remarkably quickly. He also describes how he discovered the law of resonance through his own self-healing from a degenerative spinal condition. Franckh provides practical exercises to remove inner and outer negative influences that could be blocking your desires, build a positive visualization of your goals, and increase the power of your field of resonance for quicker manifestation. In this inspiring guide to the law of resonance, the author shows how the power to manifest health, wealth, and happiness is within each of us, waiting to be unlocked within our DNA.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Jason Siff
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
When we meditate, our minds often want to do something other than the meditation instructions we've been taught. When that happens repeatedly, we may feel frustrated to the point of abandoning meditation altogether. Jason Siff invites us to approach meditation in a new way, one that honors the part of us that doesn't want to do the instructions. He teaches us how to become more tolerant of intense emotions, sleepiness, compelling thoughts, fantasies—the whole array of inner experiences that are usually considered hindrances to meditation. The meditation practice he presents in Unlearning Meditation is gentle, flexible, permissive, and honest, and it's been wonderfully effective for opening up meditation for people who thought they could never meditate, as well as for injecting a renewed energy for practice into the lives of seasoned practitioners.
Just One Thing
Author: Rick Hanson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too. This book offers simple brain-training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just One Thing is a treasure chest of over fifty practices created specifically to deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness. Just one practice each day can help you: Be good to yourself Enjoy life as it is Build on your strengths Be more effective at home and work Make peace with your emotions
Mindfulness involves learning to be more aware of life as it unfolds moment by moment, even if these moments bring us difficulty, pain or suffering. This is a challenge we will all face at some time in our lives, and which health professionals face every day in their work. The Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living programme presents a new way of learning how to face the pressures of modern living by providing an antidote which teaches us how to cultivate kindness and compassion – starting with being kind to ourselves. Compassion involves both sensitivity to our own and others’ suffering and the courage to deal with it. Integrating the work of experts in the field such as Paul Gilbert, Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and Tara Brach, Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster have established an eight stage step-by-step compassion training programme, supported by practical exercises and free audio downloads, which builds on basic mindfulness skills. Grounded in ancient wisdom and modern science, they demonstrate how being compassionate shapes our minds and brains, and benefits our health and relationships. The programme will be helpful to many, including people with various types of chronic or recurring mental health problems, and can be an effective means of coping better with low self-esteem, self-reproach or shame, enabling participants to experience more warmth, safeness, acceptance and connection with themselves and others. Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living will be an invaluable manual for mindfulness teachers, therapists and counsellors wishing to bring the ‘care’ back into healthcare, both for their clients and themselves. It can also be used as a self-help guide for personal practice.