The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being (2019)

The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being Ronald D. Siegel The Science of Mindfulness A Research Based Path to Well Being Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces agitation That trying to change bad habits can seem impossible Or that real fulfillment can be elusive despite living a successful life Often suc
  • Title: The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • Author: Ronald D. Siegel
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The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being Ronald D. Siegel Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces agitation That trying to change bad habits can seem impossible Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain s hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needsEver noticed that trying to calm down often produces agitation That trying to change bad habits can seem impossible Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain s hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.For thousands of years, people have used mindfulness practices to deal effectively with a wide range of life challenges But how exactly does mindfulness work, in scientific terms How can the human brain, which gives rise to so many of our problems, actually provide a solution We are now in the midst of an explosion of scientific research demonstrating that mindfulness practice changes both the function and the structure of the brain Numerous studies show which parts of the brain are affected by mindfulness practice, and how these neurobiological changes benefit our minds and bodies.Now, in the 24 fascinating lectures of The Science of Mindfulness, Professor Siegel, a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, reveals the science behind mindfulness in compelling detail and demonstrates its application to a wide range of issues psychological, social, and medical You ll examine the neurobiology underlying ancient practices that are now profoundly influencing the contemporary world And you ll learn many practical ways you can use mindfulness techniques in your own life.This playful, caring course demonstrates the effectiveness of mindfulness in responding to many of humanity s fundamental existential problems.
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  1. Amy Sturgis

    I was hoping for research findings about how different mindfulness practices affect the brain, and Dr Ronald D Siegel delivers this and much I greatly appreciated his cutting edge, well explained insights Siegel covers the following topics.1 Why Mindfulness Matters2 Our Troublesome Brains3 Informal, Formal, and Intensive Practices4 Who Am I The Perils of Self5 Mindfulness or Psychotherapy6 Attention and Empathy in Relationships7 The Science of Compassion and Self Compassion8 Tailoring Practices [...]

  2. Laurel

    I m torn on how to rate this course I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of the 13 hours of lectures, but still find myself bothered by just one statement in all that material that is making me hesitant to recommend it Which means I am experiencing negativity bias a phenomenon mentioned often in this course As soon as Seigel made an insinuation that I knew to be false, I immediately began to question everything else he said Still, I found the lectures engaging and otherwise helpful, and was particu [...]

  3. Gary

    Buddhism was explained better in this lecture than I ve ever seen elsewhere Modern Psychology has immense value and all the old Freudian or Jungian or Skinner paradigms have been discarded and the lecture shows how the new psychological methods really do help people and how it works.I am not interested in pursuing happiness or developing techniques for self awareness of the present Happiness is just an experience that comes from our actions, feelings and sensations and necessarily constructed by [...]

  4. Jeff Yoak

    I m a bit piqued by this being titled as it is The Science aspect seems mostly to center around the lecturer mentioning a few parts of the brain by name, at least from the quarter or so of the course I got through Aside from that, it mostly covers admittedly adequately some of the basics I ve encountered in other places, while dipping into mystical wawa than I d prefer.You may assume wawa to be a technical term with which you are unfamiliar or a polite euphemism for nuttier than squirrel poo as [...]

  5. Keith Swenson

    Really loved this introduction to mindfulness, and I feel I got a lot of helpful information from it to help me cope with my otherwise hectic life.

  6. Morgan Blackledge

    This is part of the great courses series But it could have just as easily been a part of the really fuckin incredibly good as fuck courses series if there were in fact such a thing Professor Ronald D Siegel has seamlessly joined experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology and contemporary secular mindfulness together that s a lot right there and then rather effortlessly spanned the chasm between the afore mentioned cludge and traditional Buddhist practice and philoso [...]

  7. Beverly Temporal

    I first listened to one of the lectures in channels on the audible app I enjoyed it so much, I searched for the book I ve always seen a lot of treatment options as hit or miss as each person or client is different And, in the absence of really assessing or being good at assessment by so many therapists, one size fit s all therapy is often uselessly applied Seeing this has always bugged me, and I doubt that it will change But, for those that can assess where a client truly is, and realize conven [...]

  8. Mark

    For those who want to learn about mindfulness, I highly recommend this class It was a great find for me because the approach mixes lessons of science and the learning from cultures that have practiced this for a very long time This addresses research based aspects of mindfulness which is what I really wanted While I m relatively new at this, I find it very helpful I especially value the connection to neuroresearch for many aspects of the practice I also valued the applied research that verifies [...]

  9. Vinny

    The Science of Mindfulness is an excellent resource if you are looking to add meditation as a skill in your toolbox This is a very good Great Courses series that delves deeply into the science and practice of mindfulness Over the course of 24 lectures, Dr Siegel provides a broad overview of how mindfulness and meditation has come into existence as a concept and then explains the evidence that shows how effective meditation is in balancing your emotions It is a long series, but well worth the inv [...]

  10. Jul

    I liked this lecture series in the beginning, but the latter half seemed to be quite repetitive and often skimmed surfaces The anecdotes were interesting but I wish there had been science to it to bring it all together It also seemed to me that he d drop a lot of terms and conditions, many of them intriguing, but then wouldn t expound any further on them like mentioning them in passing If it had been shorter yet denser, I think I would ve enjoyed it much .

  11. Alex

    This was my introduction to mindfulness and meditation I appreciate its practical meditation practices, which work wonderfully as an audiobook on your headphones, and the general message of preaching compassion and openness to your own experience and everything and everyone around you I expect to return to this from time to time to remind myself to be grateful and to experience life with an alert attitude.

  12. Jola Cora

    I cannot recommend this book strongly enough Science is there to prove that some spiritual practices are not only good for us but necessary for humanity s betterment This book will help you not only understand human nature better but will also give you some tools to help yourself It s science, you can t argue with that so let s all start meditating

  13. Fate's Lady

    What an excellent overview of what mindfulness is, why and how it works, and how it s practiced It also includes little exercises you can do with the audio or on your own to focus in and practice right then and there You can come back to them again and again or use them as a jumping off point for developing your own mindfulness practice I d highly recommend this.

  14. Rebee

    This is an interesting look at Mindfulness It shares personal experiences, Buddhist stories, and anecdotes as well as modern Psychology to give compelling reasons to give mindfulness a try It also has some good exercises to get you started in your own practices Not a bad intro all told.

  15. Pattama Dyson

    I learn many mindfulness techniques from this book and it s stuck with me.It s very useful for those who is skeptical about mindfulness for them to understand why it works.Nice easy to read.

  16. Maygin Reads

    Well researched Brings together a lot of research Presented in a clear way and at a level understandable to laymen.

  17. Larry

    Probably the least favorite thing I ve listened to from the Great Courses but still interesting and informative.

  18. Charlene

    This is such an important study for anyone and everyone who struggles with emotional, physical, spiritual pain, so everyone.

  19. Teo 2050

    6h 2x meditation tracks This was a really well made course centered on mindfulness It combines a scientific evolutionary worldview with studies from clinical positive cognitive psychology as well as brain imaging studies on and less experienced mindfulness practitioners It s also peppered throughout with interesting stories and anecdotes from both author Ronald D Siegel s life, friends, colleagues and the various relevant traditions from which the wisdom comes Ideally, I d add to the course st [...]

  20. MarieLow

    I strongly, strongly, strongly recommend this audiobook to anyone who practices meditation or is thinking about practicing meditation It s also great for healthcare professionals to understand the role of mindfulness in clinical therapy I found this book to be really inspiring and motivating in my own meditation practice It taught me about when to use the different techniques, and what kinds of effects I can realistically expect It was really nice to have a source that felt reliable, evidence ba [...]

  21. Kim

    I truly enjoyed most every minute of this audio course, and it s tempting to start it over again Ronald D Siegel is a soothing voice to listen to He guides you through what has been scientifically learned over the years about mindfulness and how it really is a path to well being It confirms what the book 10% Happier said, but through science instead of personal experience I wish I would have been open to this idea 20 years ago It probably would have made my life a lot less complicated up to now [...]

  22. Rob Hermanowski

    This is quite an outstanding University level course from the Teaching Company, taught by Dr Ronald D Siegel, an accomplished clinical and research psychologist It can be viewed as a sort of companion course to the also excellent Practicing Mindfulness An Introduction to Meditation by Dr Mark W Muesse see my separate review Although there is overlap between the two audio courses, I found Dr Siegel s detailed discussion of actual functional neuroanatomical changes seen through practicing meditati [...]

  23. Alice

    Enjoyed this series, although I feel the second half of lectures were stronger than the first In the first half, he spends time briefly introducing various meditation practices, but, if you are interested in starting a meditation practice, the course Practicing Mindfulness An Introduction to Meditation is much better This lecture series was best when Dr Siegel focused on how Western medicine has adapted mindfulness for therapeutic practice and how scientists are studying mindfulness and its effe [...]

  24. Kelli

    Written by a Harvard Medical School professor, backs up the usefulness of mindfulness practices with scientific evidence based on studies, that he fully explains and not in a boring way Teaches you how to practice walking mindfulness, eating mindfulness, loving kindness mindfulness, and so on If you are sick of people telling you to live in the moment and practice mindfulness because they never explain how to do it or how it REALLY helps, then this book will answer all your questions.

  25. Fatima

    Introduction to mindfulness and like the benefits of mindfulness, the last four or five lectures can actually be used to meditate contains instructions guided sessions random notes We keep addicting failure because this is how we survived in the past if we didn t had this method of producing failure would ve been dead When Boeing studied chronic back pain they discovered that it s not how much heavy lifting you did it s not how you were using your computer hunched over your desk it was actually [...]

  26. Luiz Fabricio

    fundamentalmente um curso de medita o e aten o plena e as implica es de suas aplica es no dia a dia Muito inspirador, e me ajudou em muitos insights em minha profiss o Excelente curso para quem procura se conhecer melhor.

  27. James Tharpe

    More advice and less science than I was looking for based on the title and description That said, this book was still informative and enjoyable overall.

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