The Power of Mindful Learning

Author: Ellen J. Langer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738219096
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning. In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindulness, introduced in her influential earlier book, to dramatically enhance the way we learn. In business, sports, laboratories, or at home, our learning is hobbled by certain antiquated and pervasive misconceptions. In this pithy, liberating, and delightful book she gives us a fresh, new view of learning in the broadest sense. Such familiar notions as delayed gratification, ”the basics”, or even ”right answers”, are all incapacitating myths which Langer explodes one by one. She replaces them with her concept of mindful or conditional learning which she demonstrates, with fascinating examples from her research, to be extraordinarily effective. Mindful learning takes place with an awareness of context and of the ever-changing nature of information. Learning without this awareness, as Langer shows convincingly, has severely limited uses and often sets on up for failure.With stunning applications to skills as diverse as paying attention, CPR, investment analysis, psychotherapy, or playing a musical instrument, The Power of Mindful Learning is for all who are curious and intellectually adventurous.

Mindfulness 25th anniversary edition

Author: Ellen J. Langer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738218006
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 book, her research has been "translated" for the lay reader. 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.

Leadership Lessons From A Vacuum Cleaner

Author: Stephanie Olexa
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300294167
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dr. Olexa presents everyday guidance and solutions to seemingly insurmountable issues in your business and personal life. She offers gems of leadership wisdon, all from her observations and keen insights gleaned from watching her robotic vacuum cleaner. "When you hit a wall, change direction, but never give up." "Commit to your vision, even if you don't know all that it entails." "Success is not a straight line." "Be ready to take on a new opportunity." and "Recharge your batteries before you can't make it back to the docking station."

DEAR PARENTS

Author: Dr. Malick Kouyate
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490735658
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is written for parents who are willing to help their teens to: *love all those who love them *forgive all those who hurt them *be peaceful culture consumers *re-align their learning to their true calling *treasure their priceless inner treasure *sing out loud and share constructively their lifelong most favorite love song.

Mindfulness for Creativity

Author: Danny Penman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349412510
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Work deadlines, to-do lists, family commitments, pressure to perform... Our frantic lives demand so much from us that we can often feel locked into a cycle of frustration, anxiety and stress, unable to tackle the tasks before us or see a way out of our habitual ways of thinking and doing things. Yet there is a way out. The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of this book have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making. They also dissolve anxiety, stress and depression while enhancing mental resilience. The four week programme takes just 10-20 minutes per day. The easy-to-follow programme works by soothing and clearing your mind, allowing innovative ideas to take form and crystallise. This helps you to spontaneously 'see' the solution to a problem, to conjure up new ideas, or to create works with true insight and flair. The programme also helps build the courage necessary for you to follow your ideas wherever they should lead - and the resilience to cope with any setbacks. It will help your mind work more effectively so that you can solve problems faster, more intuitively and have the inner confidence to drive your ideas forward. The accompanying CD contains 6 meditations that you can use to build an ongoing practice, mixing and matching meditations to suit your circumstances.

Doula

Author: Marshall H. Klaus
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783576104143
Format: PDF
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Die Prophezeiung der Hawkweed

Author: Irena Brignull
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3733602951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Zwei Mädchen. Zwei Welten. Eine Prophezeiung Ember und Poppy kommen in derselben Gewitternacht in weit entfernten Teilen des Landes zur Welt. Und durch einen mächtigen Fluch werden sie noch in der Sekunde ihrer Geburt vertauscht. So wächst das Mädchen Ember in einem Clan von Hexen auf. Und Poppy, die Hexe, in einer Kleinstadt in England. Doch Poppy fliegt von jeder Schule, weil ihr dauernd seltsame Dinge passieren: Wenn sie wütend wird, zerspringen in ihrer Nähe Fensterscheiben oder Dinge fliegen durch den Raum. Ihre Mitschüler halten sie für einen Freak, und Poppys einzige Freunde sind die Katzen. Nur draußen vor der Stadt fühlt sie sich wirklich frei. Ember hingegen hat keine Ahnung, wie man die Kräfte der Natur heraufbeschwört oder einen Zauber ausspricht, und für das Leben im Wald bei den Frauen des Hexen-Clans ist sie zu zart und verletzlich. Immer und überall spüren die beiden, dass sie anders sind und nicht dazugehören. Doch von der uralten Prophezeiung, die ihr Schicksal bestimmen wird, ahnen sie nichts. Erst als sie sich eines Tages gegenüberstehen, wissen sie, dass es einen Ort geben muss, an dem sie glücklich sind. Und dass es höchste Zeit ist, für dieses Glück zu kämpfen. Denn in irgendeinem Städtchen im Süden ist Embers leibliche Mum gerade dabei, den Verstand zu verlieren. Und in den Wäldern im Norden formieren sich die Hexenclans für die letzte Schlacht um den Thron.