ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 3, 2016
Mindful Relationships – Seven Skills for Success: Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and Brain
This book is an essential tool for professionals wanting to bring mindfulness-informed practices into their lives and incorporate it into their work and organizations. * It begins by providing a rationale for stress reduction vis-a-vis an accessible review of the research regarding the neurophysiological effects of stress and its deleterious impact on health, behavior and interpersonal relationship dynamics. * The remainder of the book is devoted to the innovative BREATHE program. Each chapter explores one aspect of BREATHE (breath, recognizing sensations, experiencing emotions, appraising the situation, taking time, humor and engaging others) through engaging personal stories, professional anecdotes and cutting edge research. * Chapters 4-10 include simple, highly impactful practices that correspond to the chapter’s theme. These tools are particularly designed for those wanting to incorporate mindfulness-informed practices into their lives and professional practice.*These principles and practices are as much about the inner journey as they are tools to create satisfying, successful and sustainable personal relationships* This is an accessible, pragmatic book that provides tools from yoga, Buddhist and mindfulness traditions in a secular, evidence-based format.
B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500 is a research scientist, psychologist, author, educator, and yoga and mindfulness expert. Her goal is to empower individuals, groups, organizations and systems to strengthen social bonds, and increase awareness, attention, compassion, effective communication and resilience. She offers classes, workshops, writing and research that combine the wisdom of neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychology and contemplative science and practice.Dr. Bullock was the Senior Scientist for the Ethics, Education and Human Development Initiative at the Mind and Life Institute, where she led the development of a global initiative to evaluate mindfulness-based programs in K-12, higher education and organizational leadership. She also served as an intervention scientist and co-Investigator on several NIH-funded longitudinal prevention trials at the University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience, and the Child and Family Center, where she examined the family, peer and socio-cultural factors associated with child and adolescent antisocial behavior, mood disorders and substance use. Her strong interest in assessing dynamic interpersonal processes, personal narratives, and longitudinal outcomes led to several empirically validated, and widely used coding systems including the Family Affective Attitude Rating Scale (FAARS) and Sibling Interaction Ratings.Dr. Bullock is the Founding Director and Principal Consultant of the International Science & Education Alliance, an organization devoted to exceptional research, program evaluation, assessment design, strategic planning and capacity building to support equity, programmatic diversity and scientific integrity, and promote effective leadership, decision-making and social change. She an acclaimed national and international mindfulness writer and educator, Managing Editor for Science and Research at YogaU Online, and the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.