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  • The Science of Mindfulness

  • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive

  • By John Robinson on 29-12-2016


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Reviewed: 10-11-2017

I am enjoying these lectures immensely. The lecturer is entertaining, easy to listen too and whilst the subject matter (psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation) can get a bit deep, he tries to relate it to everyday experiences making it easier to understand.
My only complaint is that an integral part of this learning experience is to be able to practice what he lectures on. Unfortunately, Audible seem unable to supply the audio that should accompany this series of lectures. This means that guided meditations and deeper explanations of the subject matter are lost to the listener. Disappointing!

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