Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness

Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness

by Susan L. Smalley PhD, Diana Winston
     
 

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The most highly accessible, secularized, science-based treatment of mindfulness by the founder and leading educator at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research CenterSee more details below

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The most highly accessible, secularized, science-based treatment of mindfulness by the founder and leading educator at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center

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Publishers Weekly
You wouldn’t go through your day after having left your leg at home, so why are so many of us living lives with our minds left behind? Smalley, a former professor of biology, and Winston, a former Buddhist nun, answer this question and enable readers to remedy the absent-minded lifestyle. As founder/director and director, respectively, of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, the authors draw on their experience of bringing mindfulness to the masses and present the scientific side of mindfulness with an artful approach that results in a well-rounded synthesis accessible to scholars and laymen alike. Research studies, personal accounts, and practical applications illuminate mindfulness as a form of meditation; with activities as simple as breathing, listening, and walking, the practice can be easily incorporated into any lifestyle. Though a surprisingly extensive list of benefits from mindfulness is supported by what current research exists, the authors simultaneously acknowledge that more needs to be done and they find encouragement in positive results that reveal mindfulness as a simple yet profound solution to daily problems. Smalley and Winston will pique interest in living a completely present life, even if what that means has yet to be fully understood. (Aug.)
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Library Journal, 6/22/10
“Excellent. Fully Present offers one of the clearest introductions to mindfulness in the field.”

Publishers Weekly, 8/2/10
“The authors draw on their experience of bringing mindfulness to the masses and present the scientific side of mindfulness with an artful approach that results in a well-rounded synthesis accessible to scholars and laymen alike. Research studies, personal accounts, and practical applications illuminate mindfulness as a form of meditation; with activities as simple as breathing, listening, and walking, the practice can be easily incorporated into any lifestyle…Smalley and Winston will pique interest in living a completely present life, even if what that means has yet to be fully understood.”
 

Cincinnati Parent, 8/13/10
“[The authors’] collaboration in Fully Present draws on their expertise and experience in ways that readers can totally relate to…Take your time with this one. It's that good.”
 

CurledUpWithAGoodBook.com, 10/14/10
“A comprehensive manual that explains in layman’s language not only the supporting science behind mindfulness, but also the art and the how-to…There are so many excellent reasons to develop mindfulness and an equal number of excuses for putting it off. Now that we have Fully Present as a gentle guide, we can no longer claim ignorance as one of those excuses.”

Mindful, January 2011
“Seamlessly combines easy-to-read reports on scientific research with first-person accounts and practice instructions…A lively read.”

Metapsychology Online Reviews, 12/13/10
“A good introduction for those who are not familiar with mindfulness and who would like a practical introduction to how it works, what it offers, and how to apply it in their lives.”
 

“Talk of the Town,” WTVF (Nashville, CBS), 1/11/11
“Enjoyable and useful.”

Inquiring Mind, Spring 2011
“An interesting book…Presents research findings in a splendidly organized, reader-friendly way.”

WanderingDhamma.org, 10/7/11 “This book offers practical guidance for those seeking to use mindfulness in a secular way to enhance their lives.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738213248
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
259,393
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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