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The mind's own physician : a scientific dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the healing power of meditation / edited by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson with Zara Houshmand

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Material Type
Book
Imprint
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2011.

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Description
iv, 268 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: a confluence of streams and a flowering of possibilities -- Session 1. Meditation-based clinical interventions : science, practice, and implementation. How Buddhist meditative practices can inform our understanding of pain and suffering, the potential for healing, the relief of suffering, and the underlying nature of the human mind and body / Ajahn Amaro. Some clinical applications of mindfulness meditation in medicine and psychiatry : the case of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) / Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mind-brain-body interaction and meditation / Richard J. Davidson. Session 1 dialogue -- Session 2. Possible biological substrates of meditation. Synchronization of brain rhythms as a possible mechanism for the unification of distributed mental processes / Wolf Singer. The neurobiology of the adaptive and deleterious features of stress / Robert Sapolsky. Session 2 dialogue -- Session 3. Clinical research 1 : meditation and mental health. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and the prevention of relapse in recurrent depression / Zindel Segal. Paths to recovery : neural substrates of cognitive and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of depression / Helen Mayberg. Session 3 dialogue -- Interlude preceding session 4. The Buddhist science of human flourishing / Alan Wallace. Interlude dialogue -- Session 4. Clinical research 2 : meditation and physical health. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cardiovascular disease / David Sheps. Neural-immune interaction / John Sheridan. Session 4 dialogue -- Session 5. Integration and final reflections. Meditation and the future of health care / Ralph Snyderman. Some reflections on the evolution and nature of mind and self and their implications for humanity / Wolf Singer. Session 5 dialogue.
Summary
Draws on studies with leading neuroscience researchers and the Dalai Lama to examine the health benefits of meditation, in a transcript of a scientific conference at Washington, D.C.'s Mind and Life Institute that explores the mind's capacity for influencing physical disease.
Local Note
Fox Valley Technical College
Subject
Buddhism -- Psychology.
Meditation -- Buddhism.
Mental healing.
Spiritual healing.
Brain -- Psychophysiology.
Meditation -- Congresses.
Mind-Body Therapies -- Congresses.
Spiritual Therapies -- Congresses.
Buddhism -- Congresses.
Psychophysiology -- Congresses.
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical -- Congresses.
Added Author
Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
Kabat-Zinn, Jon.
Davidson, Richard J.
Houshmand, Zara.
ISBN
1572249684 (hbk.)
9781572249684 (hbk.)
1608829928 (pbk.)
9781608829927 (pbk.)