Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness: Ancient Path, Present Moment

Author(s) : Malcolm Huxter

Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness: Ancient Path, Present Moment

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 272
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 38141
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138851351
  • ISBN 10 : 1138851353

Reviews and Endorsements

"This is a wonderful book with many treasures. Written by a clinical psychologist, who has been deeply engaged with Buddhist practice for many years, his wisdom and experience of both Eastern and Western practices clearly shines through. Huxter not only has an extraordinary depth of knowledge but is a wonderful writer and makes complex things clear. I learnt a lot from this very accessible and wise book and be returning to it many times; it is an illuminating gift to all those interested in this area and a must read."
- Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD., FBPsS, OBE, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

"It has become very popular nowadays to "secularize" Buddhism in such a way that it is stripped of the depth and richness of the practices and theories that are based on the Buddha's teachings and the wisdom that has grown from the Buddhist tradition. In a refreshing departure of this reductionist tendency, Malcolm Huxter has brought into dialogue many cores themes of Buddhism with the practical concerns and insights of modern psychology. Authentic Buddhist practices and ideas have much to contribute to alleviating psychological distress and to cultivating exceptional states of mental health and balance, and this book has much to offer in this regard."
- B. Alan Wallace, President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

"This is a deeply sincere and touching integration of the core of Buddhist wisdom and modern psychology. It's immediately practical, bringing the power of mindfulness and compassion to everyday life, and it also contains many guided meditations. Filled with the author's own depth of practice, this is a life-changing book."
- Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

"For therapists and others who wish to understand the roots of mindfulness, look no further. This book beautifully encapsulates the traditional literature on mindfulness and is written with the sensibility of a real-world psychotherapist and lifelong meditation practitioner. Importantly, the author unpacks how mindfulness is inextricably related to wisdom, compassion, and ethical behavior. As mindfulness goes mainstream, this book will surely be a valuable resource for curious minds."
- Chris Germer, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Co-editor, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

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