Emotional Healing Through Mindfulness Meditation: Stories and Meditations for Women Seeking Wholeness

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 2002 - 240 pages
Explores how women can heal deep emotional pain through a new therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy.

• Includes 8 vivid stories of women overcoming great emotional pain and life obstacles through Mindfulness Psychotherapy.

• Each story is followed by a discussion and a relevant mindfulness meditation.

• Guided meditations are included on an accompanying 60-minute CD.

As a result of her years of working with women as a psychotherapist, Barbara Miller Fishman developed the discipline of Mindfulness Psychotherapy--a combination of mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy that, taken together, describe a path toward wholeness. Now she presents the integration of her life's work through the poignant stories of eight women--all faced with critical decisions and tough life circumstances--and how they used Mindfulness Psychotherapy to attain greater levels of peace and well-being.

The author offers a radical shift in a woman's relationship to life. Readers will discover the importance of naming a life problem, accepting the "is-ness" of it, developing a matter-of-fact curiosity, and exploring the mind/body reactions that we call emotional pain. The path continues as the reader creates an observing self and discovers the deep compassion that ultimately heals. Once learned, these six awareness practices can be used to face difficult situations, discover self-acceptance, and release the love needed to reside fully in one's whole self.

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About the author (2002)

Emotional Healing through Mindfulness Meditation
Stories and Meditations for Women Seeking Wholeness

Acknowledgments 

Foreword 

Preface 

Introduction
The Only Way Out Is Through

One 
How Tanya Found Her Song 
A Meditation on Finding the Stillness 
 
Two 
Kate's Loving Addiction 
A Meditation on Cultivating Awareness 

Three  
Sex, Fantasy, and a Married Woman Named Laura  
A Meditation on the Thinking Mind  

Four  
Maria 
A Meditation on Equanimity and the Judging Mind 

Five  
How Nancy Gave Birth to a Healer 
A Meditation on Seeing through the Lens of Impermanence 

Six 
Strawberries 
A Meditation on the Nature of Self

Seven  
Mae Is Changing the World 
A Meditation on Anger  

Eight  
Harriet's Love Story 
A Meditation on Loving Kindness  

Nine  
Marcia Wants to Live until She Dies 
A Meditation on Letting Go  

Epilogue 

Notes 

Bibliography 

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