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Ten Zen Seconds

ISBN: 9781402248856

By: Eric Maisel

Published: 03/01/2007

Changes stress into strength.

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Description

A powerful, ten-second technique can change stress into calm, strength and a centered approach. The basis of The Ten Second Pause is using a single deep breath as a container for a specific thought.

This technique is simple to grasp, simple to use, simple to practice and simple to master. This technique can be used anywhere, anytime, by anyone and it's profound in its benefits. You'll find yourself able to do things that previously felt too painful or too difficult to attempt. You'll be able to calm and center yourself before an important meeting or conversation. You'll be able to change your basic attitudes about life, becoming calm and positive where before you may have been anxious or pessimistic.

Blending Eastern principles of breath awareness and mindfulness with Western principles of positive psychology, together they offer a powerful antidote to stress, procrastination and anxiousness.

About the Author

Eric Maisel

Eric Maisel, PhD has written more than 20 works of fiction and non-fiction and has 55,000 readers of his monthly column in Art Calendar magazine. He is a licensed family therapist, creativity coach and trainer of creativity coaches. He has a doctorate in counseling psychology. He lives and works in San Francisco, California.

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Table of Contents

One. Introducing Ten Zen Seconds
Two. Breathing and Thinking
Three. The Twelve Incantations
Four. Incantation 1: I Am Completely Stopping
Five. Incantation 2: I Expect Nothing
Six. Incantation 3: I Am Doing My Work
Seven. Incantation 4: I Trust My Resources
Eight. Incantation 5: I Feel Supported
Nine. Incantation 6: I Embrace This Moment
Ten. Incantation 7: I Am Free of the Past
Eleven. Incantation 8: I Make My Meaning
Twelve. Incantation 9: I Am Open to Joy
Thirteen. Incantation 10: I Am Equal to This Challenge
Fourteen. Incantation 11: I Am Taking Action
Fifteen. Incantation 12: I Return with Strength
Sixteen. Using the Twelve Incantations
Seventeen. Choosing Incantations
Eighteen. Combining, Customizing,
and Creating Incantations -
Nineteen. Bookends
Twenty. Ten Zen Seconds Centering Exercises
Twenty-One. Introducing the Centering Sequence
Twenty-Two. Practicing the Centering Sequence
Twenty-Three. Customizing the Centering Sequence
Twenty-Four. Centering in Public
Twenty-Five. Centering and Healing -
Twenty-Six. Centering for Performance
Twenty-Seven. In the Vanguard
Twenty-Eight. Your Centering Practice
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I am going to teach you a centering technique that verges on the miraculous. You can dramatically improve your ability to center, become more calm and more powerful, and radically improve you...

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“Licensed family therapist/creativity coach Maisel blends Eastern principles of breath awareness with Western principles of positive psychology to offer an antidote to stress, procrastin...

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Format: eBook PDF

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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