Meditation Techniques for Stress Management
About the Book
For a number of reasons, meditation tends to be overlooked as a potential tool for stress reduction. The many benefits of the practice can be obscured by its reputation as a "touchy-feely", spiritualistic practice, one favored by hippies contorted into uncomfortable positions while changing meaningless sounds. This image of meditating has, unfortunately, discouraged many people who could potentially benefit from utilizing some of the host of meditation techniques available from learning meditation and trying it out.
The authors hope that this book will support those who have been curious about meditation, but are unsure of how to get started. We also hope that the book will encourage those who have not seriously considered meditation as a means to greater peace of mind to explore its possibilities. Finally, we hope that the book will offer opportunities, through the practice of meditation, to help readers enhance their sense of calm, relaxation and well being.
About the Author
Larry Barker has a Ph. D. from Ohio University and taught Organizational Communication at Purdue, Florida State and Auburn Universities. He has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit foundations. He has authored or co-authored over 20 books and 100 articles on topics ranging from meditation to bass fishing. He facilitates workshops on meditation for a variety of organizations including the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). Larry has been featured on NBC's Today Show and ABC's 20/20. He resides in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Kittie Watson, Ph. D., is COO and founder of Innolect Inc, an organizational effectiveness and organizational development firm, works with top leaders of Fortune 500 companies. An internationally recognized author, communication expert and former Chair of the Department of Communication at Tulane University, she uses applied research methodologies and innovative practices to forge the link between individual and system-wide learning and change. Kittie has been featured in national publications such as Fortune and Glamour magazines and ABC's 20/20. Kittie lives in Tega Cay, South Carolina.
Melissa Barker, consulting editor, has a M.S. in Management from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Vasssar. She taught Management Development courses for the University of South Florida, and has worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies , specializing in change management and employee development. She is currently Director of Leadership and Development for Gevity, Inc., one of the largest U.S. human resources outsourcing firms. Melissa resides in Palm Harbor, Florida.
This volume was underwritten by ISIP, the Institute for the Study of Intrapersonal Processes. ISIP is a non-profit, publicly supported foundation that promotes human growth and understanding.