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At Exisle, we’ve been in publishing for over 20 years with teams everywhere from the USA to New Zealand, Australia the UK. We’ve learned how to find the best authors on a particular subject, and present their ideas in a format that’s easy for you to access and engage with. Exisle Empowerment takes this publishing experience online and into the self help world, bringing you the latest tools to help you create your dream life and overcome whatever has been holding you back.

All Exisle Empowerment products are 100% digital, meaning:

  • You can access these resources from anywhere in the world
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One of the things that really sets us apart is that nearly all of our Exisle Empowerment Experts are Doctors and PHDs with some of the highest qualifications in their fields. The few exceptions to this are those who have totally blown us away with their passion and the power of their information. This means that when you buy one of our products you’re in safe hands, we’ve done the work for you and ensured that you are getting nothing but the best.

We are also committed to giving away plenty of free information on our self help blog and to members of our newsletter. We do this to share our ideas with as many people as possible, and to let you experience the quality of these tools first hand; since our free information is so good, you know that our products are even better.

At Exisle Empowerment we are committed to raising the level of the self help world because we believe that everyone deserves to live a life of passion and fulfilment. We’re really excited to have you with us today!

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Mindfulness for Life

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a form of mental training that has been widely practised for millennia; however, it’s only recently that science and clinical practice have discovered the profound potential of mindfulness-based practices for increasing our wellbeing. Mindfulness is simply about paying attention to what is going on in our lives right now. Have you ever…

  • Walked into a room and forgotten why you went there?
  • Waited for the weather report and when the forecast is given not even hear what the weatherperson says?
  • Driven your car somewhere and not remembered the journey?
  • Find yourself in a conversation with somebody and then suddenly wake up to the fact that you are not taking in a word of what they are saying?
  • Find yourself reading a book and realising halfway through the chapter that you haven’t taken in a word?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you know something about what it means to be unmindful!

How can mindfulness help me?

In a state of full awareness we connect more with our children, work more efficiently, drive more safely and stress less. Mindfulness can even help you reduce your risk of disease, overcome addiction, manage your weight, unhook yourself from depression or simply enjoy a good night’s sleep.

How can being unmindful impact my life?

Our tendency to not be fully present in life has vast implications. Being unmindful means wasting our lifetime, missing important information, increasing our risk of physical and social accidents and communicating more superficially with other people. Importantly, it makes us unhappier than we realise and vulnerable to stress and poor mental health. By focusing on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t mindfulness can make us much calmer, happier and healthier beings.

Why should I buy Mindfulness For Life?

Mindfulness for Life is the only book you will ever need on mindfulness. It shows you how to apply mindfulness techniques to your own life whether you need help with medical conditions, personal development or spiritual development. Chapters are included on: stress and ageing, anxiety, depression, addiction, attention deficit orders, pain, weight management, eating disorders, heart disease and stroke, cancer, dementia and sleep; lifestyle, education, workplace, parenting and sporting enhancement; and self-actualisation, happiness and enlightenment development.

Who wrote Mindfulness For Life?

Mindfulness for Life is written by two experts in the field who bring the medical perspective of an international authority on mindfulness and the psychological perspective of a researcher. The result is a book that translates the scientific principles behind mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible manual to applying mindfulness – for life.

Mindfulness at Work

How to avoid stress, achieve more and enjoy life!

Mindfulness at Work reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives. So, if you want to:

  • reduce your stress
  • become more productive
  • improve your decision-making skills
  • enjoy better relationships with your colleagues
  • work more creatively
  • develop your leadership skills, and
  • generally enjoy your job more –

then mindfulness can help!

Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, Mindfulness at Work includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.

One of the most important areas of our lives is our work. Whether we are working for money or laboring unpaid, work is something that we spend a large percentage of our time doing, or putting off doing.

Mindfulness at Work is the complete guide to using mindfulness (the art of paying attention to what is going on in our lives right now) to help us work better.

By working mindfully we can work more naturally, more enjoyably, more harmoniously and even more productively.

Written by an expert with years of clinical and personal experience, Mindfulness at Work shows us how to be present, rather than worrying about what has already happened or what might happen in the future.

It gives us the tools to reduce stress, to be more creative, improve decision making and to develop better leadership skills.

Just as importantly, in a world where technology offers endless distraction, Mindfulness at Work helps us regain our peace of mind and enjoy our work, transforming our working lives into something really fulfilling.

Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, Mindfulness at Work includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, and shows how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions; from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, and from the trades to the creative arts.

Mindfulness at Work can benefit our work more than a promotion, or a pay rise, or a new job (or even a family-sized bottle of Prozac!); so if you would like to find out how mindfulness can do this and more, then Mindfulness at Work is for you!

Mindful Learning Theory & Practice

Mindfulness Exercises

Mindful Learning provides mindfulness techniques and practical exercises, making it easier to implement and improve your practice of mindfulness in educational settings.

Practising the techniques provided in Mindful Learning will help you:

  • Manage and reduce stress
  • Improve memory
  • Increase focus
  • Create better relationships through better communication

All of these mindfulness training techniques are vital to success in a learning environment.

Importantly, this book is not just about the theory of mindfulness, it is about the practice and experience of it.

Theory without experience is like surface learning without real understanding. To that end, there are a number of practical mindfulness exercises or experiments provided in Chapter 20.

These are as much for the benefit of the one who seeks to learn mindfulness as well as for the one who wishes to teach it in the classroom or at home. They can be used as scripts or, even better, once you become familiar with them you can guide these exercises in your own words. References throughout the book will direct you to the relevant exercise.

Below is a free excerpt of a mindfulness exercise from Mindful Learning.

Exercise 6a: Mindful walking

This practice brings mindfulness to movement, which is important for two main reasons. First, it emphasises the fact that mindfulness is about being aware and awake in each moment, rather than being specifically about sitting meditation. Second, we spend much of the day walking and moving about, and so learning to do this mindfully is a way of bringing mindfulness more fully into our daily life.

Script

‘Stand relaxed with your eyes closed or half closed. Make sure that you can walk in a small circle or for a few metres straight in front of you, and ensure there are no obstacles in your path.

Tune in to your body. Notice how it feels to stand. Feel the weight distribution on your feet. Notice which muscles are involved in holding you up. Let go of tension in any other muscles. Observe where the breath naturally fills the body on the inhalation. Let go of any tension in the chest or abdomen so that your body breathes unimpeded. Really feel what it is like to stand, relaxed and alert.

Very slowly and deliberately, take a step. Really tune in to the movement, feeling as much as you can about it. Feel the weight transfer onto the other leg and foot. Feel your momentum move you forward. Feel the weight come out of the leg and the heel begin to lift up. Then the ball of the foot as it breaks contact with the ground.

Then feel your body balance automatically as your leg and foot travel through the air. Then feel your heel make contact with the ground in front of you, and feel the weight transfer back into that leg and foot, and then out of the other one.

At the same time, tune in to the muscles. Feel them activate as they become involved in the movement, and then deactivate as they are no longer required. See if you can become aware of excess muscle activation — or even tension. We often habitually use too much force, and engage muscles that aren’t needed (e.g. notice what is happening right now in your face and your hands).

Keep walking in this way in a circle (or for as many paces straight in front as you can, then turn and walk back in the same mindful way). Stay connected to your breath while doing this. Keep breathing. After some time you might like to speed up the walk, but make sure you remain mindful and don’t snap back into reflexive habits of unconscious walking.

You might like to practise walking to the bus stop like this, or from your desk to the bathroom. Keep reconnecting with the simple act of walking throughout the day. If you are late for your bus or train, experiment with walking fast yet staying relaxed and keeping your attention in your body (rather than imagining the train pulling away as you get to the station, or your teacher’s or boss’ face as you arrive late). Notice how walking like this changes the experience.’