Related to: 'The Untethered Soul'

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Falling Awake

Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Meditation is Not What You Think

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the first of these books, Meditation Is Not What You Think (which was originally published as Part I and Part II of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "what" and the "why" of mindfulness--explaining why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how meditation can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

Claire Montanaro

Claire Montanaro had a full and successful corporate career, before setting up her own specialist consultancy, Inlumino Global, 12 years ago. Claire herself works as a spiritual teacher, counsellor, channel and lecturer throughout the world.

Danny Penman

Dr Danny Penman Ph.D. is the bestselling author of Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, co-written with Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, and co-author of Mindfulness for Health with Vidyamala Burch. He is a qualified mindfulness teacher who first learned to meditate when he was 16. He is also a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail, having previously worked for the Independent and the BBC. Danny has hosted mindfulness seminars for directors and senior figures from many leading companies. He is a frequent commentator on mindfulness for the BBC and various national newspapers.

Gina M. Biegel

Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community for over a decade. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO's outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry who were not receiving relief or amelioration of their physical and psychological symptoms with the use of a multitude of other evidence-based practices. She is an expert and pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is author of Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens, to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides worldwide, intensive ten week online trainings, and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on CNN, Reuters, and in The New York Times. For more information, visit her website at www.stressedteens.com.

Grace Smith

Grace Smith is a hypnotherapist and stress-relief expert. She is the founder of GraceSpace.co, the world's fastest growing online community committed to personal freedom, and the #CloseYourEyesGetFree movement. Grace is a certified Master Hypnotherapist and Hypnotherapy Instructor with the International Hypnosis Federation and has a dozen additional certifications in hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming. Grace lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California.

James E. Groves

James E. Groves, MD, is a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A psychotherapist for more than four decades, he practices psychotherapy, supervises psychiatry and psychology trainees, and offers tutorials in literature and psychiatry.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.He is the author of numerous bestselling books about mindfulness and meditation. Overall, his books have been translated into over 30 languages.

Julie Montagu

Julie Montagu, The Flexi Foodie, is one of London's top yoga and nutrition teachers and was recently named as one of the Top 10 Holistic Health Icons in the world and one of Britain's most inspiring women. Julie is the author of three international best-selling books: Superfoods, Eat Real Food and Superfoods, Superfast. She has her own column called 'Small Moments of Self-Care' in the hugely popular Grazia magazine and is a regular contributor for Mind Body Green. Married with four children, Julie divides her time between London and the family estate at Mapperton.

Laurie Grossman

Laurie Grossman, one of the founders of the mindfulness in education movement, has been an activist since 1975-she believes that mindfulness in schools is the tool most likely to help achieve social justice. Over the last two decades, she started two innovative programs: one that created partnerships between private and public schools, and one that brought mindfulness into schools. In 2007, as part of Park Day School's Community Outreach Program, she and two colleagues launched a pilot program of mindfulness in an Oakland, CA, elementary school that was covered in The New York Times and on NBC. Grossman is cofounder of Mindful Schools, now one of the largest mindfulness-in-education programs in the world. She currently works with Inner Explorer, an organization focused on bringing daily mindfulness practices into schools to improve educational outcomes and the well-being of children and teachers. She is passionate about Inner Explorer because the organization has made mindfulness scalable, providing easy and immediate access to every K-12 classroom, anywhere, anytime.

Marilyn Wei

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, certified yoga teacher, and writer. She began practicing yoga in 2008 during her residency training at Harvard Medical School and completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification. Dr. Wei integrates principles of yoga into her work with clients with anxiety and depression, using a holistic approach of psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness.

Matthew Johnstone

Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealand born, he worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides inSydney with his family. He and his wife, Ainsley, know all too well what it's like to live with a 'black dog' - Matthew has personally experienced the hell of depression, while Ainsley has first-hand knowledge ofthe frustration and confusion almost always felt by those who care for a depressed person. Together they are uniquelyable to offer practical and helpful advice.

Ramesh Manocha

Dr Ramesh Manocha is an Australian GP and researcher based at the Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Sydney University, where he coordinates the Meditation Research Programme. For the past 15 years he has conducted clinical trials and scientific investigations into the practical applications of meditation. As a result he is now recognised as a leading authority in this field. Recently, Dr Manocha founded Generation Next a national education programme aimed at educating professionals and parents about the mental health crisis facing our young people and how it to deal with it. He is also recognised as a leading developer of professional education resources in the field of women's and children's health, mental health and adolescent medicine. For more information visit: http://www.beyondthemind.com

Rhys Thomas

Lisa Campion is a psychic counselor and Reiki master teacher with over twenty-five years of experience based near Boston, MA. She specializes in training emerging psychics, empaths, and healers so they can fully step into their gifts-the world needs all the healers it can get!

Rupert Spira

From an early age, Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of seventeen he learned to meditate, and began a twenty-year period of study and practice in the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition under the guidance of Dr. Francis Roles and Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the north of India. During this time, he immersed himself in the teachings of P. D. Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta, and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1997. Lucille introduced Spira to the Direct Path teachings of Atmananda Krishna Menon, the Tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism (which he had received from his teacher Jean Klein), and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience. Spira lives in the UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and the United States. For further information, see www.rupertspira.com.

Ruth White

Ruth White is an accredited psychotherapist and maintains a private practice. She is also a spiritual consultant, working as a channel for guidance from Gildas - her well-known discarnate Guide, running groups in the UK and Germany and a correspondence course in spiritual growth.

Scott Kiloby

Scott Kiloby is a noted author, teacher, and international speaker on the subject of non-dual wisdom as it applies to addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma. He is founder of a worldwide community of Living Inquiries facilitators who work with people in over twelve different countries. He is also cofounder of The Kiloby Center for Recovery in Rancho Mirage, CA, the first addiction, anxiety, and depression treatment center to focus primarily on mindfulness.

Suze Yalof Schwartz

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the founder and CEO of unplug meditation (www.unplugmeditation.com). Before becoming a spiritual entrepreneur, Suze enjoyed decades as a fashion editor, director, and stylist. She has worked at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Glamour, and was a regular on many morning TV shows. Suze had an aha moment in late 2012 when she wanted to learn how to meditate and couldn't find a place that fit her schedule, budget, or aesthetic. So she decided to build it herself.

Tiddy Rowan

Tiddy Rowan practised meditation for the first time in 1971 and has been a student ever since. She has a lifelong interest in mind development and the ancient wisdom of teachers such as Lao Tzu, Buddha and Thich Nhat Hanh. She is the author of The Little Book of Mindfulness, The Little Book of Quiet and Colour Yourself Calm.

Vidyamala Burch

Vidyamala Burch is the co-founder of the well-respected Breathworks organisation. She has taught meditation for over two decades as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Community.