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Seeing Again for the First Time: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction

Author(s): Josh Misner

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 160

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Seeing Again for the First Time: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction is designed to create an immersive, interactive, and, intimate experience between the reader and the text. Readers will do more than simply read and reflect as they embark on a journey into the realm of mindful interpersonal communication.

Seeing Again for the First Time by Josh Misner:

  • Is designed to grow and develop the reader into a strong communicator and act as a guide for everyday interaction.
  • Includes activities in each chapter that will often involve physically interacting with the book.
  • Is specifically and methodically designed so that each chapter builds upon the last, and each part fits together like a puzzle.

PART 1 Mindful Awareness

Chapter 1 Introduction to Mindfulness and the Age of Distraction

Chapter 2 Paying Attention with Purpose

Chapter 3 Perception of Self and Perceptions of Others

Chapter 4 Learning to Be Alone

 

PART 2 Resilience

Chapter 5 Judgment, Critique, and Ego

Chapter 6 The Poison of Pride and the Antidote of Forgiveness

Chapter 7 Listening—The Greater Half of Communication

Chapter 8 Vulnerability and Accountability

 

PART 3 Savoring

Chapter 9 Savoring the Moment

Chapter 10 Must Be Present to Win

Chapter 11 Cultivating Gratitude

Chapter 12 Appreciation—The Outward Expression of Gratitude

 

PART 4 Connecting

Chapter 13 Linking Humility with Gratitude

Chapter 14 In the Service of Others

Chapter 15 Question Everything

Josh Misner

Dr. Josh Misner is a professor of communication studies at North Idaho College in picturesque Coeur d'Alene. As a result of studying the impact of mindful presence on father-child relationships while earning his Ph.D. at Gonzaga University, Dr. Misner began writing about how developing mindfulness through regular practice can build a stronger sense of self-awareness and foster significantly deeper and more rewarding relationships. A devoted husband and active father of four, Dr. Misner teaches practical, realistic methods to better savor each and every moment with the intention of earning a prominent place among our loved one’s future memories.

"I loved the mental challenges this book presented to me. It was liking enjoying a nice puzzle. I felt like I was exercising my mind and boundaries and I walked away feeling like I had gotten in a good "work out." I learned that, even when I try really hard, mindfulness is hard to achieve and feels impossible. I learned some unfortunate things about my personality that need attention but I also learned that, when asked, my loved ones have a hard time coming up with criticisms or shortcomings of me, though they may well have been dancing around my feelings. I have thought and thought about what I would like to see more of and honestly could think of nothing. Perhaps, splitting AI and PD into two separate chapters."

-Student

"I am so glad I purchased the book and get to keep it! Learning and feeling things about yourself and then being tasked with communicating that with others is quite the process. Communication, sending a message with the hope of the receiver interpreting your intention instead of misreading the message, it is arduous."

-Student

"I am considering buying this book for my sister as a gift. It really didn't read as a textbook, but an easygoing self-help book, which is why I think many of us have considered it for gifts to others.  I generally don’t keep my books, but this will definitely be one that I will refer back to when I lead groups in the future."

-Student

"I appreciated the smaller chapters and found that I learned more with the condensed information than from textbooks I have had previously. Most of my textbooks take hours to read the content of the week and I can barely see straight, let alone understand what I read by the end. This was straight to the point, which I really liked and comprehended more."

-Student

"In previous self-reflection assignments, the textbooks were huge and not relatable. I dreaded doing my homework. This book was completely different. I could read the entire chapter in less than thirty minutes and the activities were relevant. I did not want to skimp on them and shortchange myself on this experience. This book helped me stay focused on my goals and find center."

-Student

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