Ruby Wax and Peter Read: "A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled" | Talks ...

source: Talks at Google    2016年7月8日
Talks at Google were delighted to host the absolutely fabulous Ruby Wax and Peter Read for a talk about mindfulness and Ruby's highly practical book A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.
Ruby and Peter discuss how to embolden people to take risks and innovate, and at the same time help them avoid getting stressed and frazzled by the process of innovation. Peter explains why resilience is important, and Ruby discusses practically how to build resilience for a healthier, happier life.
Recorded in London, June 2016
Ruby on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rubywax
Peter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/petermread
Find the book on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/d...

About the Book:
500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolved to be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.
I know what you're thinking - what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? My definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life.
Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life.

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