The mindfulness trend has become a global phenomenon in a few short years. As more people add the practice of mindfulness to their daily routine and personal toolkit, though, many have lost sight of the practice's roots. With Heartfulness, Dr Stephen McKenzie, a leading mindfulness author and teacher, brings us back to the basics by connecting the heart with mindfulness to become "heartfulness". The paths to a fulfilling life are shown and demonstrated in an approachable, encouraging way. To be "heartful" is to be connected with ourselves and with other people, therefore being truly alive, happy, without stress and at peace. You'll achieve this by following along with chapters on: -Adversity -Humor -Knowledge -Kindness -Love -Hope -Contentment -Courage -Creativity
Heartfulness is filled to the brim with anecdotes, subjects to contemplate, and lots to read and enjoy. This is a gentle and warm book that seeks to bring the reader home to a happy state and proves that mindfulness and like minded practices are neither buzzwords or fads.
Dr Stephen McKenzie has over thirty years of experience in researching and teaching a broad range of psychological areas, including depression, dementia, substance abuse, and most recently, mindfulness. Dr McKenzie has a unique ability as a lecturer, researcher and writer to present potentially complex information in a warm, engaging and entertaining way. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s School of Psychological Sciences, where he is developing a range of new and innovative online courses on topics including wellbeing, mindfulness and mindfulness in clinical practice. He is also an online course supervisor and adviser at Monash University, where he won the Dean’s Award for excellence in Education for his leading of the development of an online research portal. Dr McKenzie’s other books on mindfulness are Mindfulness at Work and Heartfulness: beyond mindfulness – finding your real life.