Run for Your Life

Mindful Running for a Happy Life

Author: William Pullen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241262849

Category:

Page: 240

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We all know how a long walk, a slow jog or a brisk run can free our minds to wander, and give us a powerful uplifting feeling. Some call it the 'runner's high', others put it down to endorphins. But what if we could channel that energy and use it to make positive change in our lives? William Pullen is a psychotherapist who helps people to work through their issues using his revolutionary method, Dynamic Running Therapy. His is a radical new approach to mindfulness. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope with anxiety, change or decision-making, or simply want to focus your mind while pounding the streets, Run for Your Life offers a series of simple mental routines that unleash the meditative, restorative powers of exercise.

Run for Your Life

Mindful Running for a Happy Life

Author: William Pullen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241262836

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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We all know how a long walk, a slow jog or a brisk run can free our minds to wander, and give us a powerful uplifting feeling. Some call it the 'runner's high', others put it down to endorphins. But what if we could channel that energy and use it to make positive change in our lives? William Pullen is a psychotherapist who helps people dealing with anxiety, lack of motivation and addition, to work through their issues using his revolutionary method, Dynamic Running Therapy. He believes that we need a radical new approach to mindfulness: an approach that originates in the body itself. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope with anxiety, change or decision-making, or simply want to focus your mind while pounding the streets, Run for Your Life offers a series of simple mental routines that unleash the meditative, restorative powers of exercise.

Mindful Running

How Meditative Running can Improve Performance and Make you a Happier, More Fulfilled Person

Author: Mackenzie L. Havey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472944887

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Discover how mindfulness can enhance your running and make you a happier, more fulfilled person. By applying mental fitness training to your running regime, you tap into a powerful mind-body connection that not only optimizes sporting performance, but also boosts happiness both on and off the running trails. Mindful Running brings together scientific research, expert analysis, and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body, and surroundings in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional, and physical health. Devised with both the competitive and everyday runner in mind, Mackenzie L. Havey introduces an innovative, approachable, and authoritative guide designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration, and improve endurance. Not only does this have the potential to translate into better running, it can also play a role in training you to endure life's challenges with greater ease and find joy in all things big and small. Mindful Running is a total body and mind fitness regime.

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Lessons for Training Body and Mind

Author: Sakyong Mipham

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307888177

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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A Tibetan lama and leader of a global meditation network explains how the sport of running can be turned into a spiritual practice. By the author of Ruling Your World. 30,000 first printing.

Run for Your Life

A Book for Beginning Women Runners

Author: Deborah Reber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595370691

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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We all know that running is good for the mind, body and soul. But for the woman who has never run farther than a bus stop, running can seem daunting, even painful. The good thing is that running is free and you can do it anywhere. All you need are your own two-feet-and a little support. In the pages of Run for Your Life, Deborah Reber gives you everything you need to know to get moving-how to get started, what it will feel like, what to wear, and most importantly, how to stick with it.

Zen and the Art of Running

The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace

Author: Larry Shapiro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1598699601

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Draws on Zen philosophies to counsel runners on how to achieve better results by aligning the body and mind for success, providing case testimonials while providing coverage of topics ranging from staying committed and training mindfully to visualizing goals and accepting limitations. Original.

Running Is My Therapy

Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier

Author: Scott Douglas

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615194452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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From a New York Times–bestselling author and lifelong runner, a groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety one run at a time There’s no other book like this. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals expert advice (especially his own, cultivated from more than 110,000 miles of personal experience), and a growing body of scientific research to show how running can make us happier. How? Everyone knows that running builds stronger muscles and a healthier heart; science now shows it also helps develop a healthier brain. For those struggling with depression and anxiety, a consistent running routine can enhance the mental-health benefits of talk therapy, antidepressants, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The key to running’s therapeutic power lies in its lasting physiological effects, inducing changes in brain structure and chemistry that other forms of exercise don’t—including the best mood boost in all of sports, thanks to the body’s release of natural pain-relievers. Running is my therapy is no longer just a mantra for seasoned runners; with science behind him, Douglas presents proven methods so that we can all use running to improve our mental health and live happier—in and out of running shoes.

Renew Your Mind

How to rewire your brain for a happier, healthier life

Author: Chantal Hofstee

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1775593851

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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The Runner

Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

Author: Markus Torgeby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472954963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion, running... He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters - for four years. This is his story. A bestseller in Sweden, the book is a powerful exploration of running and personal wellbeing. During his teenage years Markus Torgeby turned out to be a very talented long-distance runner. It didn't take long before he was discovered by an enthusiastic coach who set very high goals. However, while Markus performed brilliantly in training, during competitions he often failed inexplicably. These pressures, along with the burden of having to care for a MS-suffering mother took their toll, and when an injury put an end to Markus's running career, he lost his foothold in life. In order not to completely go under, he chose to do something that most of us only dream of: to escape the modern world. Aged 20, Markus Torgeby decides to move to one of the most isolated and cold regions of northern Sweden. He's going to live right in the middle of the forest, alone. There he lived as a recluse for four years. The only thing he kept was his running - his 'drug', the one thing he can't be without. His time alone would prove to be more than an escape and was in fact a search for a direction in life. The Runner is a unique and powerful book which can be read both as a portrait of an extraordinary man as well as a fascinating exploration of running and personal wellbeing. The book will certainly strike a chord with the running audience, but it has the potential to find a wider readership than that.

Run For Your Life

How One Woman Ran Circles Around Breast Cancer

Author: Jenny Baker

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785312626

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Running has been many things to Jenny Baker - a space to achieve new things, a way to keep fit and healthy, and a source of friendship and community. She had planned a year of running to celebrate her birthday; instead Jenny was hit with a bombshell which rocked her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had one question for her oncologist: can I keep running? It gave her a sense of identity through her chemotherapy, while her treatment was stripping away everything that was important to her. Run for Your Life is the story of how she kept running to help her beat cancer, and how it helped her get her life back on track after an intensive spell of treatment and a turbulent time in her life.

Run Your Fat Off

Running Smarter for a Leaner and Fitter You

Author: Jason R Karp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621453359

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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"Based on the latest research, Run your fat off gives everyone--men and women, marathon runners to casual runners to non runners--the best calorie-burning runs, menus to fuel workouts and lose weight, and day by day personalized plans for beginning and advanced runners"--

Pilates for Runners

Everything you need to start using Pilates to improve your running – get stronger, more flexible, avoid injury and improve your performance

Author: Harri Angell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472938011

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Pilates for Runners is a valuable resource filled with mat Pilates exercises designed for runners of all abilities. The clear and accessible exercises will help runners develop core strength, flexibility, improved balance, coordination and better posture, all of which are important for injury-free running and optimal performance. Alongside the clear step-by-step exercises you will find expert advice and motivational interviews with real runners who testify to the transformative power of Pilates.

The Tao of Running

Your Journey to Mindful and Passionate Running

Author: Gary Dudney

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782550755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Running is more than moving one foot in front of the other. Running can evoke spiritualism and mindfulness; it can teach fundamental lessons about goals, self-awareness, and self-improvement; it can be a transformative existential experience. The Tao of Running offers a fresh perspective on this mental side of running while entertaining with vivid tales of running adventures. Going well beyond the standard training and racing advice found in most running books, it guides runners to a wider understanding of how running fits into their own aspirations, goals, and life philosophy. The Tao of Running answers questions such as: How does running evoke mindfulness and lead to stress reduction? How does running promote special friendships and new perspectives on life? No other book offers readers these multiple frameworks for understanding their running experiences along with lots of practical advice on getting the most out of running. Readers are guaranteed to gain a greater appreciation for the rewards and possibilities inherent in running and will significantly deepen, enlighten, and enrich their running experience.

Mindfulness Pocketbook

Little Exercises for a Calmer Life

Author: Gill Hasson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857085905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Follow-up to the bestselling Mindfulness: Be Mindful. Live in the Moment. Gill Hasson, author of the bestselling Mindfulness is back and this time you can fit her advice in your pocket! This little book is packed with over 100 quick exercises, each dealing with a different situation, to help you get calm, collected, and balanced. So whenever you start to feel the stress mounting, reach for your Mindfulness Pocketbook, find the relevant exercise and instantly make life better! So if you feel like life is moving too fast and you're struggling to keep up with constant demands and commitments, don't let anxiety and worry get the better of you — integrate these mindfulness exercises, practices, and reflections into your daily life and get in control and feel more confident, calm, and present. By progressing through the pocketbook, you will develop mindful ways of thinking and doing that will benefit a wide range of situations in your personal, social, and work life. Slow down, take a deep breath, and take that step toward an easier and more manageable life. The Mindfulness Pocketbook will help you: Move in the direction of greater calm, balance, and wellbeing Increase your insight and awareness Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns, feel more confident, and have better self-esteem Be more able to manage other people's demands, stress, anxiety, and worry Experts increasingly recognise that developing mindfulness skills is an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence, increase life satisfaction, and develop leadership skills. A mindful person consciously brings awareness to the here-and-now with openness, interest, and receptiveness. Mindfulness Pocketbook is the take-with-you guide to receptive, constructive thinking.

ACT for Psychosis Recovery

A Practical Manual for Group-Based Interventions Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Emma K. O'Donoghue,Eric M.J. Morris,Joseph E. Oliver,Louise C. Johns

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626256152

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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ACT for Psychosis Recovery is the first book to provide a breakthrough, evidence-based, step-by-step approach for group work with clients suffering from psychosis. As evidenced in a study by Patricia A. Bach and Steven C. Hayes, patients with psychotic symptoms who received acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in addition to treatment as usual showed half the rate of rehospitalization as those who did not. With this important guide, you’ll learn how a patient’s recovery can be both supported and sustained by promoting acceptance, mindfulness, and values-driven action. The journey of personal recovery from psychosis is immensely challenging. Patients often struggle with paranoia, auditory hallucinations, difficulties with motivation, poor concentration and memory, and emotional dysregulation. In addition, families and loved ones may have trouble understanding psychosis, and stigmatizing attitudes can limit opportunity and create alienation for patients. True recovery from psychosis means empowering patients to take charge of their lives. Rather than focusing on pathology, ACT teaches patients how to stay grounded in the present moment, disengage from their symptoms, and pursue personally meaningful lives based on their values. In this groundbreaking book, you will learn how to facilitate ACT groups based on a central metaphor (Passengers on the Bus), so that mindfulness and values-based action are introduced in a way that is engaging and memorable. You will also find tips and strategies to help clients identify valued directions, teach clients how to respond flexibly to psychotic symptoms, thoughts, and emotions that have been barriers to living a valued life, and lead workshops that promote compassion and connection among participants. You’ll also find tried and tested techniques for engaging people in groups, particularly those traditionally seen as “hard to reach”—people who may be wary of mental health services or experience paranoia. And finally, you’ll gain skills for engaging participants from various ethnic backgrounds. Finding purpose and identity beyond mental illness is an important step in a patient’s journey toward recovery. Using the breakthrough approach in this book, you can help clients gain the insight needed to achieve lasting well-being.

Running for the B-Team

One Man's Obsessive Quest to Run a Marathon in Under 3 Hours

Author: Mike Bannister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993361807

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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A comical account of the author's long term obsession to try and run a sub-3hr marathon. It goes off at lots of tangents to discuss many aspects of running... from stressing about what energy gels to take, to meeting world-class athletes in Ethiopia.

The Happiness Trap

Stop Struggling, Start Living

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1921966343

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 284

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A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.

Mindful Discipline

A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Author: Shauna Shapiro,Chris White

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828867

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. In Mindful Discipline, internationally recognized mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline. Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resilience—qualities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life.

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and

Author: Sheri Van Dijk

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608822751

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Let's face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated-and those feelings are okay. But sometimes it can feel like your emotions are taking over, spinning out of control with a mind of their own. To make matters worse, these overwhelming emotions might be interfering with school, causing trouble in your relationships, and preventing you from living a happier life. Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. This book offers easy techniques to help you: •Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations •Effectively manage out-of-control emotions •Reduce the pain of intense emotions •Get along with family and friends

Healthy Brain, Happy Life

A Personal Program to to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better

Author: Wendy Suzuki,Billie Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062366807

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide—a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities. Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown. That’s when to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired and knew that her life had to change. Wendy started simply—by going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also became sharper, had more energy, and her memory improved. Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to know why. What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours. Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive and your brain actually performs better. Yes—you can make yourself smarter. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises—4 minute Brain Hacks—to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently. Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains, or bodies, and, ultimately, our lives.