Whether out of inspiration or desperation, our desire to grow mentally and emotionally is part of our life, part of evolution. However, problems may arise when skills are needed but absent. This book, along with the accompanying audio instructions, contains all you will need to develop invaluable mental, emotional and behavioral skills – skills that we don’t inherit or learn through reading or observing others, no matter how blessed we may have been with kind and mindful parents and grandparents.
The step-by-step experiential approach will expand your understanding of your experiences and those of others. It will enable you to witness rapid change, day after day, within a few weeks. Across countries and cultures, people of all ages (from about age 7), even those with severe and often chronic mental health problems, report remarkable benefits in a relatively short period of time.
This book is written primarily to improve your emotional well-being and sense of contentment, whether you suffer from psychological and emotional difficulties or not. It will guide you progressively through four steps that will enhance your sense of well-being through a lasting experience of joy, peace, and contentment.
This is a beautiful book. Bruno Cayoun has distilled the deepest wisdom of an ancient Buddhist meditation tradition and combined it with the best modern clinical science to offer this program. As he says, with mindfulness training, you can tune your attention so that you can perceive your experiences, understand them and respond to them without needing to react in order to change them. He clearly, guides gently, and answers questions skilfully. Using problems as tools through which to learn, he shows you a way to respond wisely to difficulties that can destroy the quality of your personal, family and working life. With this book as a trusted guide, he invites you to discover how you can let go of suffering, restore equilibrium, and rediscover peace. Teachers, students and practitioners everywhere, whether new to or experienced in the practice of mindfulness, will greatly value this book.
Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology University of Oxford
Co-author of The Mindful Way Workbook
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK
co‐author of Mindfulness‐based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach to preventing relapse.
Bruno Cayoun is a master of mindful living. Here he skillfully blends age-old wisdom, recent research, and practical methods into four essentially helpful steps for all who wish to live a fulfilling life. I have learnt heaps from it – and am sure you will, too.
George W Burns
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, Australia,
Author of 101 Healing Stories and Happiness, Healing, Enhancement
What an amazing book! I could feel the years of wisdom and practice flowing out of each chapter. Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a jewel that honours both the Buddhist and Western psychological traditions of turning suffering into well-being. You will treasure what Bruno Cayoun offers whether you are looking for a way through personal distress or wish to learn how to bring the elements of Buddhist Psychology into your professional work. Each chapter clearly describes how to cultivate the ancient practice of meditation and supports the practice with solid science. The “question and answer” sections are informative, gentle and direct their guidance making them indispensable to novice and ongoing practitioners alike. You will find this book opens the gate to a sustainable way of living with challenges and a quiet, composed approach to life as it presents itself to you, moment by moment. All you have to do is walk in.
Lynette Monteiro, PhD
Co-Director of Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
Clinical Professor, University of Ottawa
Co-Author of Mindfulness Starts Here: An eight-week guide to skillful living.
At last! A self-help book incorporating mindfulness that does not treat the reader as a simpleton. Dr Cayoun carefully explains the science behind practicing mindfulness combined with right thinking to live a happier and more satisfying life. It is highly practical with easy exercises and lots of guidance from a perspective informed by Buddhist spirituality and Clinical Psychology.
Dr Bruce A Stevens
Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Canberra
Co-author of Happy Ever After? A Practical Guide to Relationship Counselling for Clinical Psychologists.
This book marries powerful tools from Buddhist meditative practice with contemporary behavioral science for a comprehensive look at transforming suffering. The result is an important contribution to a growing interdisciplinary field.
Co-Founder of the Insight Meditation Society
Author of Real Happiness at Work