Mindfulness

Description

Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviors lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life. In this thought provoking audiobook, her research has been "translated" for the lay listener. With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless--as opposed to the mindful--develop mindsets of categories, associations, habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, she notes, stressing process over outcome, allows free rein to intuition and creativity, and opens us to new information and perspectives. Langer discusses the negative impact of mindsets on business and social relations, showing special concern for the elderly, who often suffer from learned helplessness and lack of options. Encouraging the application of mindfulness to health, the author affirms that placebos and alternative, mind-based therapies can help patients and addicts move from unhealthy to healthy contexts.

Details

Author(s)
Bernadette Dunne, Ellen J Langer
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
138 x 146 x 33mm | 172g
Publication date
05 Feb 2008
Publisher
Gildan Media Corporation
Publication City/Country
Old Saybrook, United States
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1596591366
ISBN13
9781596591363
Bestsellers rank
1,410,310