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Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, calls this an “authoritative guide from a world-class expert”. It also carries endorsements from Jon Kabat-Zinn and Matthieu Ricard, plus a foreword by leading teacher Zindel Segal. It has to be the go-to book for using mindfulness and meditation to alleviate more demanding mental illness when, for whatever reason, you don’t want to take medication, or if you want to supplement medication or therapy with other useful techniques. And this makes it a very important and useful book. It’s well-written with clear advice and effective exercises, with many stories and illustrations to underline its points. The author is a senior clinician and research psychiatrist at the University of California who has suffered from depression himself.
272pp, 217 x 140 mm, Paperback, 2019.