Mindfulness for Life
How to Use Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Your Life
By Stephen McKenzie and Craig Hassed
Mindfulness for Life provides both a medical and a psychological perspective on mindfulness and related conditions such as depression and substance abuse. It translates the scientific principles underlying mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible life manual.
Many of us in the modern world are unhappier than they need to be, and mindfulness offers a solution that works. Science and clinical practice have only recently 'discovered' the profound potential of mindfulness-based practices for increasing our wellbeing. However, mindfulness has been practised for thousands of years as an attention-training technique that can reduce physical and psychological suffering and enhance health and happiness. Derived from ancient contemplative practices in many cultures and wisdom traditions, mindfulness practice simply involves directing our attention to what is (reality), rather than to what isn't (our ideas of reality).
Mindfulness for Life is written by two experts on mindfulness with many years of personal and clinical experience. The authors have come together to provide both a medical and a psychological perspective on mindfulness and related conditions such as depression and substance abuse. The result is a book that translates the scientific principles underlying mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible life manual.
Dr Craig Hassed is an internationally recognised expert in Mindfulness who has widely presented at national and international seminars and conferences and has published extensively in the areas of Mind Body medicine and Mindfulness. Dr Hassed has devised and presents an innovative Mindfulness training program for training medical students at Monash University - possibly the only one of its type in the world to be integrated as core medical curriculum. His program has also been included in elective programs at other universities including Harvard Medical School. Dr Hassed has also taught numerous mindfulness programs with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australian Psychological Society and with many community and professional groups and schools. Dr Hassed is also the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association.
Dr Stephen McKenzie has over 20 years of experience in researching and teaching a broad range of psychological areas including depression, dementia, transcultural psychiatry, substance abuse, and most recently, mindfulness. He is currently a lecturer and research fellow at Deakin University's School of Psychology, Australia. He conducts research into Mindfulness as a clinical treatment for substance abuse and other psychological problems.
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20 Sep 2012
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