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Author: Chris Mitchell
ISBN: 1843106868
Language: English
Pages: 144 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (December 15, 2008)
Rating: 4.6
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Chris Mitchell was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1998, when he was 20 years old. Having completed an MA (Hons) in Information and Library Management, he currently works at Durham County Council.

Chris Mitchell was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1998, when he was 20 years old.

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness book. Chris Mitchell draws parallels between the experience of his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual Understanding who you are can be a lonely and difficult process following the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness illuminates this experience as an empowering path of discovery through the teachings of Buddhism.

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness illuminates this experience as an empowering path of discovery through the teachings of. .

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness illuminates this experience as an empowering path of discovery through the teachings of Buddhism. Chris Mitchell draws parallels between the experience of his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined through the Eightfold Path, a guideline to personal development. Chris Mitchell was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1998, when he was 20 years old.

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Understanding who you are can be a lonely and difficult process following the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS)

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness : Taking Refuge in the Buddha. Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness : Taking Refuge in the Buddha. Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development.

This practical handbook provides advice and instruction on adopting a mindful way of living to help tune in to the present moment and each chapter provides step-by-step mindfulness exercises that allow individuals with AS to overcome obstacles through awareness.

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Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness : Taking Refuge in the Buddha.

Understanding who you are can be a lonely and difficult process following the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness illuminates this experience as an empowering path of discovery through the teachings of Buddhism.

Chris Mitchell draws parallels between the experience of his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined through the Eightfold Path, a guideline to personal development. Worry and anxiety, confusing desires or negative thoughts are among the everyday hindrances a person with AS faces. This book takes the reader through the key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism, such as Mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths, showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to a positive resolution of these feelings.

Talking openly about his own personal experiences, Chris Mitchell provides helpful tips and suggestions for improving confidence and self-esteem towards an overall better sense of self that will be of interest to anyone diagnosed with AS or their family and friends.

Comments (4)
Mr_TrOlOlO
As a young woman who has Asperger's and learning about Buddhism,this is just the book I needed to learn more about my condition and practicing mindfulness in my everyday life.
Malaunitly
Reading the book I recognized the hellish prisons that open up when a person with AS is living unaware of it and / or when the people in his surrounding are in the same situation. I also share experiencing the wholesome effects of Buddhist exercises: they are a medicine for one's mind and body. As these exercises have mindfulness at their base, clarity of mind is enhanced and self-knowledge is developed as well as knowledge of others. This is particularly relevant to a person with AS, as he suffers from a handicap in information processing as well as in understanding the psychological and social fabric.
The book gives a short overview of the basic Buddhist teachings to outline the context of the five hindrances: sense desire, ill-will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and remorse, and doubt. These are mental states anyone meets when facing difficulties, and difficulties abound for persons with AS. Each chapter describes a hindrance or an aspect of it on the basis of the author's personal experience and concludes with advice for the person with AS as well as the people around him. Although the advice may fit a Buddhist context, most of it is not specifically Buddhist and may also be found in non-Buddhist books. As well most of the advice is not specifically AS related but about overcoming obstacles in general.
To me the main advantage of this book is that it opens the eyes for the suffering of people with AS as well as for the benefit they can have from Buddhist exercises. Another advantage is that people with AS can get specific advice on how to cope with the hindrances they experience in their lives, which surpasses quick fixes and helps for the rest of their lives. A disadvantage for me as a non-native English speaker is a lack of editing by the publisher. E.g. there are some very long sentences that need cutting in parts or punctuation marks added.
Mala
This is not a book about Buddhism or Mindfulness, it is a book about Asperger's with a hint of Buddhism behind it. I wanted a book about how a person with Asperger's could attain a state of Mindfulness, so I was very disappointed when this book did not even come close to giving me that information. The "advice" given in this book is not at all useful, consisting of admonitions to do better when faced with problems, but nothing at all on how to manage any of those problems utilizing Buddhist techniques. It's like saying, "In order to quit smoking, you have to have the discipline and strength to quit smoking" but telling you nothing about how to obtain discipline or strength. You want to be mindful in the Buddhist sense of the word? Then start acting mindful and you will be. There, I just saved you the money of having the buy this book by summarizing its contents for you.
RED
First of it's kind look at using mindfulness to benefit motional regulation in Asperger Syndrome. I am aware of the benefits but wonderful to hear from a personal perspective