Mindfulness for CreativityAdapt, create and thrive in a frantic world
by Danny Penman
£12.50 (plus p & p)
A book and CD. The accompanying CD contains 6 meditations that you can use to build an ongoing practice, mixing and matching meditations to suit your circumstances.
The relentless pace of modern life can stifle creativity and undermine happiness and wellbeing – but it doesn't have to be this way.
The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of Mindfulness for Creativity dissolve anxiety and stress and have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making – skills that are needed not only by 'creatives' but by anyone who wants to optimise their work, life and overall wellbeing. This easy-to-follow, four-week programme takes just 10-20 minutes a day and works by soothing and clarifying the mind, allowing innovative ideas to take form and flourish. It reveals just how much of life is controlled by habitual ways of thinking and approaching the world – and shows you how to pursue a more creative and productive path.
Life is chaotic, but if you follow the mindfulness meditations in this programme you will become more resilient and less anxious, and develop the courage necessary to make difficult decisions, create new ideas and to follow them wherever they should lead.
'If you want to discover your creativity, and make more insightful decisions, then read this book.' Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
Dr Danny Penman is an award-winning journalist and author. He has worked for the BBC and The Independent newspaper. He is a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail. He holds a PhD in biochemistry and a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism. He is co-author of the bestselling Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world (Piatkus).