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Mindfulness and the Brain [Audio]

A Professional Training in the Science and Practice of Meditative Awareness

By Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel

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Format: Audio Cassette, 6 pages
Published In: United States, 23 April 2010
The Buddha Meets Neurobiology in the Science of Heightened Awareness

Mindful awareness creates scientifically recognized enhancements in our mental functions and interpersonal relationships. But how can we integrate this information into our personal or professional lives?

In the Mindfulness and the Brain audio learning course, Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD, offer theoretical and experiential teachings on the power of inner transformation and the cultivation of a wise and loving heart.

Whether you re a therapist, healer, educator, parent, meditation practitioner or anyone interested in developing a healthy mind this training offers a practical exploration of what it means for our world and us to be able to nurture and sustain heightened awareness

Course objectives:

  • Summarize basic concepts of neurobiology and neuroplasticity
  • Explain the difference between the concept of mind and the brain
  • Summarize the Buddhist model of mental health
  • Compare awareness with mental activity
  • Discuss how mindfulness practices can change the brain
  • Practice mindfulness meditation exercises
  • Evaluate the practical relevance of these insights on the individual and on the world as a whole
An Integration of Head and Heart

In this training, you ll discover how mindful practice helps reduce suffering and promote resilience; the resonance circuit that enables an individual to attune to oneself and others; and how intrapersonal attunement can catalyze mental, interpersonal, and psychological well-being. /p>

From scientific findings and down-to-earth Buddhist perspectives to memorable anecdotes and real-life stories that illustrate key concepts, Mindfulness and the Brain invites you to discover a more integrated and connected way of knowing and developing a wise and loving heart.

Course Highlights

  • Clinical findings on the transformative power of interpersonal neurobiology
  • The structure of the mind and how understanding consciousness can lead to freedom
  • Neural integration and how it helps create more balanced lives
  • How to incorporate compassion and forgiveness into our personal and professional life
  • More than six hours of essential teachings and tools for cultivating healthy change in ourselves and others
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About the Author

Jack KornfieldJack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has been teaching meditation internationally since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and founded the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre California. He holds a PhDin clinical psychology and has taught in centers and universities worldwide. Jack has led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama, worked with many of the great teachers of our time, and is a father and activist.He is co-creator of theAwareness Training Instituteandhas written more than a dozen books, includingMeditation for Beginners; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry;and more.Daniel J. SiegelDaniel J. Siegel, MD, currently serves as the director of the Mindsight Institute and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of The Mindful Brain and Parenting from the Inside Out. His internationally acclaimed bestselling text, The Developing Mind, has been utilized by a number of organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Vatican, and more. Dr. Siegel is the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology."

EAN: 9781591797746
ISBN: 1591797748
Publisher: Sounds True Inc
Dimensions: 16.56 x 16.76 x 2.59 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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