The Buddha Pill

Can Meditation Actually Change You?

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781780287188
  • mei 2015
  • Paperback
  • 276 pagina's
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Millions of people meditate daily but can meditative practices really make us 'better' people? In The Buddha Pill, pioneering psychologists Dr Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm put meditation and mindfulness under the microscope. Separating fact from fiction, they reveal what scientific research - including their groundbreaking study on yoga and meditation with prisoners - tells us about the benefits and limitations of these techniques for improving our lives. As well as illuminating the potential, the authors argue that these practices may have unexpected consequences, and that peace and happiness may not always be the end result.Offering a compelling examination of research on transcendental meditation to recent brain-imaging studies on the effects of mindfulness and yoga, and with fascinating contributions from spiritual teachers and therapists, Farias and Wikholm weave together a unique story about the science and the delusions of personal change.

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Mindfulness is modish, but can it deliver? If you are after a reliable guide to the possible benefits and harms of mindfulness and meditation, this is the book for you. Clear, readable and measured, it sifts a wealth of evidence in order to assess the real effects, and get beyond the hype - Linda Woodhead MBE, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2015
Druk
1e druk
Afmetingen
21,3 x 13,5 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
276 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
ISBN13
9781780287188

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Auteur
Miguel Farias Catherine Wikholm
Uitgever
Watkins Media

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9781780287188

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Subtitel
Can Meditation Actually Change You?

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