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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan L. Smalley, Diana Winston Narrator: Elizabeth London Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781596596191
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Mindfulness—the art of paying attention with openness and curiosity to the present moment—has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners. This uniquely accessible guide provides a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and body, as well as practical guidance. With sections devoted to “The Science,” “The Art,” and “The Practice,” Fully Present will help you understand how and why meditation is so effective, and will help you develop and sustain your own practice in order to: • Reduce stress • Boost your body’s immune system • Ease chronic physical pain • Cope with negative emotions • Increase self-awareness • Cultivate happiness Complete with fascinating research on how our brains work and respond to meditation, as well as practical tips and exercises, Fully Present is an essential guide for anyone interested in enhancing their own health and well-being. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Mindful living is the highest form of human intelligence. Fully Present is a very practical guide that will make your life joyful, creative, and healthy.”

    Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author

  • Fully Present is a rare fusion of science, spirituality, and healing. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom.”

    Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean

  • “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.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A highly readable, informed, and elegant synthesis. Susan Smalley and Diana Winston have done a remarkable job of weaving together a coherent and compelling narrative that encourages each one of us to explore mindfulness from the inside out for our own benefit and the greater well-being of the world.”

    Jon Kabat-Zinn, bestselling author; founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • “Brilliant, authoritative, rooted in solid research, and incredibly useful! If people would follow the practices outlined here, it is guaranteed they would become happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in their lives.”

    Edward Hallowell, MD, bestselling author of Driven to Distraction

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About the Author

Susan Smalley, PhD, is the founder and director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, bringing twenty years of experience as a professor and behavior geneticist to the emerging area of mindfulness research. She is the coauthor of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness.