Sunday, March 5, 2023

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What goes on in our minds when we are mindful? What does it mean to talk of mindfulness as a way of being? From a scientific perspective, how do core elements of contemplative traditions have their beneficial effects? In this book, pioneering researcher John Teasdale—renowned for applying mindfulness to the treatment of depression—explores the broader changes that people can experience through contemplative practices. Teasdale describes two types of knowing that human beings have evolved—conceptual and holistic–intuitive—and shows how mindfulness can achieve a healthier balance between them. He masterfully describes the mechanisms by which this shift in consciousness not only can reduce emotional suffering, but also can lead to greater joy and compassion and a transformed sense of self.

"A remarkable book that I will contemplate and revisit many times. Teasdale addresses mindfulness as more than a technique or an end in itself—he reaches beyond applications to mental illness and stress and toward discovering the ways we can be the flourishing, happy, and responsive human beings we have the potential to be. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of mindfulness and how it can bring about profound inner change."—Christina Feldman


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Meet the Author

John Teasdale, PhD

John Teasdale, PhD, held a Special Scientific Appointment with the United Kingdom Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, England. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Teasdale collaborated with Mark Williams and Zindel Segal in developing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to prevent relapse and recurrence in major depression; together, they coauthored "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition," as well as the self-help guides "The Mindful Way Workbook" and, with Jon Kabat-Zinn, "The Mindful Way through Depression." He has also published numerous highly cited articles in refereed journals. Since retiring, Dr. Teasdale has taught mindfulness and insight meditation internationally.