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Any Of My Manuals for Applied Meditation Therapy®.

A) Returning to the Source: A Manual For Seated Meditation.
B) Nourishing the Root: Inspirational Meditation Manual.
C) Cultivating the Field: Harvesting The Awakened Life.

2) MindBody Medicine: Edited by Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. and Joel Gurin

A superbly researched text which gives you the most up-to-date information on what is now known about the vital role of the mind in health and healing. Provides the latest findings from America's leading scientific institutions, and written by physicians, psychologists, and medical researchers with extensive clinical experience. Articles range from the health benefits of meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, and hypnosis to the effects that personal values and attitudes have on healing, immunity, and recovery from illness. The last section of the book is filled with lists of resources and references for lay people and professionals alike. Click Here to Purchase.

3) Full Catastrophe Living:(Using the Wisdom of Your Body and
Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness) by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

This exceptionally informative and well written text on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Healing is based on Dr. Kabat-Zinn's extensive clinical experience and scientific research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. An insightful, practical, and caring contribution to the emerging areas of behavioral medicine and meditation therapy. Click Here to Purchase.

4)The Discriminating Mind:(A Guide to Deepening Insight
and Clarifying Outlook) by Steven J. Hendlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Hendlin examines the way in which our daily mind is hampered and disturbed by a ceaseless and uncontrollable inner chatter. Using his 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Hendlin provides the reader with practical instructions for quieting the mind and getting to know ourselves with greater empathy and wisdom. This book gives the reader an opportunity to examine uncomfortable feelings within the context of meditation and mindfulness. It also provides practical exercises for emotional healing, character refinement, spiritual integration, and interpersonal growth. Click Here to Purchase.

5) Thoughts Without a Thinker:(Psychotherapy from a
Buddhist Perspective) by Mark Epstein, M.D.

Dr. Epstein book is a groundbreaking work in the integration of psychotherapy and Buddhist meditation. He explains the unique psychotherapeutic contributions of meditation in contemporary psychological language, and lays the foundational underpinnings for a meditation inspired psychotherapy. An excellent text. Click Here to Purchase.

6) The Quiet Therapies:( Japanese Pathways to Personal
Growth) by David K. Reynolds, Ph.D.

Dr. Reynolds describes five Buddhist-based and meditative psychotherapies from Japan and provides an enlightening and sensitive description of these alternate psychotherapeutic models. Dr. Reynolds provides a sensible instruction book for the first steps in self-therapy and the treatment of others using these methods. This is a text for both lay people and professionals who are interested in examining and implementing cross-cultural methods of personal growth and psychotherapy. Click Here to Purchase.

7) Zen and the Brain
(Toward an Understanding of Meditation & Consciousness)
by James H. Austin, M.D.

In this extensive study, Dr. Austin explores the experiential and psychological states of meditation in relationship to anatomy, physiology, and the electrochemical functioning of the human brain. As a meditation practitioner and a Neurologist at the University of Colorado Health Center, Dr. Austin interweaves the most recent brain research with personal narratives and explorations of his own meditation experiences. Along the way, Austin also examines brain functioning in relationship to religious experiences, the psychology of sleep and dreams, mental illness, and mind altering drugs. Click Here to Purchase.

8) Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought by
John R. Suler, Professor of Psychology at Rider College

In this text Professor Suler explores the convergence of psychoanalysis with Eastern meditation thought and practice. Professor Suler combines analyses, case studies, empirical data, literary references, and anecdotes to portray the important similarities, differences, and complementary methodologies between the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and the Asian psychologies of transcendence and meditation. An interesting and well written text for researchers, clinicians, scholars, and beginning students. Click Here to Purchase.

9) See 20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today


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