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The No-Nonsense Meditation Book

A scientist's guide to the power of meditation

Steven Laureys



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01 June 2021

As featured in New Scientist: 'Meditation could retune our brains and help us cope with the long-term effects of the pandemic'

'Readers in search of an introduction to mindfulness that's free of woo-woo promises should look no further.' Publishers Weekly

'For a boost to your wellbeing don't miss the brilliant The No-Nonsense Meditation Book, which unites brain science with practical tips' - Stylist

Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains.

Dr Steven Laureys has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 20 years.

For this bestselling book, translated into seven languages worldwide, Steven explores the effect of meditation on the brain, using hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience.

A mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this accessible book offers thoroughly researched evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9781472980496
ISBN 10:   1472980492
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 Happiness within reach... of your brain! Chapter 2 What exactly is meditation? Chapter 3 A close-up of your brilliant brain Chapter 4 To all those who are impatient and highly sceptical Chapter 5 The benefits of meditation on body and mind Chapter 6 Do what you can! Chapter 7 It all starts with breathing Chapter 8 Mindfulness here and now Chapter 9 Loving kindness meditation Chapter 10 Mindfulness for health workers, athletes, students and inmates Chapter 11 Tools and tips Chapter 12 In defence of wonder Notes Bibliographical References Find out more... Acknowledgements

Steven Laureys is a Belgian neurologist. He is recognized worldwide as a leading clinician and researcher in the field of the neurology of consciousness. He is Clinical Professor in the Neurology Department at the University of Liege, Belgium, and director of the Coma Science Group at the University Hospital. He is chair of the European Neurological Society committee on disorders of consciousness and a recipient of both the William James Prize (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness) and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award. He is the author of three books.

Reviews for The No-Nonsense Meditation Book: A scientist's guide to the power of meditation

Clear, lively, rigorous and authentic... [The] book we have been waiting for. * Dr Ilios Kotsou, mindfulness and wellbeing expert * Steven Laureys' book opens up exciting perspectives. * Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk & translator of the Dalai Lama * Not reading this book is self-defeating. * Paul Witteman, TV presenter * Dr Steven Laureys provides a clear explanation of the effects and results of meditation from a scientific perspective. After reading this book, you will want to take a moment to meditate each day. * Michael Pilarczyk - Founder & CEO of Meditation Moments App *

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