The No-Nonsense Meditation Book: A scientist's guide to the power of meditation (Paperback)
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'Readers in search of an introduction to mindfulness that's free of woo-woo promises should look no further.' Publishers Weekly
'For a boost to your wellbeing don't miss the brilliant The No-Nonsense Meditation Book, which unites brain science with practical tips' – Stylist
Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains.
Dr Steven Laureys has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 20 years.
For this bestselling book, translated into seven languages worldwide, Steven explores the effect of meditation on the brain, using hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience.
A mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this accessible book offers thoroughly researched evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.
About the Author
Steven Laureys is a Belgian neurologist. He is recognized worldwide as a leading clinician and researcher in the field of the neurology of consciousness. He is Clinical Professor in the Neurology Department at the University of Liège, Belgium, and director of the Coma Science Group at the University Hospital. He is chair of the European Neurological Society committee on disorders of consciousness and a recipient of both the William James Prize (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness) and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award. He is the author of three books.
“Readers in search of an introduction to mindfulness that’s free of woo-woo promises should look no further.” - Publishers Weekly
“For a boost to your wellbeing don’t miss the brilliant The No-Nonsense Meditation Book, which unites brain science with practical tips” - Stylist
“Featuring brain science, practical exercises, and inspirational anecdotes, this accessible book shows the beneficial impact meditation can have on our day-to-day lives.” - OM Yoga and Lifestyle
“Clear, lively, rigorous and authentic... [The] book we have been waiting for.” - Dr Ilios Kotsou, mindfulness and wellbeing expert
“Steven Laureys' book opens up exciting perspectives.” - Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk & translator of the Dalai Lama
“Fascinating.” - Women's Fitness
“Laureys makes meditation feel accessible to everyone. I felt so excited after reading this book ... I felt as though there was a very real possibility of living a less burdened life with more joy and less suffering, all available to me through my own brain and for free.” - Katie Hickey, Tipping the Balance Podcast
“Not reading this book is self-defeating.” - Paul Witteman, TV presenter
“Dr Steven Laureys provides a clear explanation of the effects and results of meditation from a scientific perspective. After reading this book, you will want to take a moment to meditate each day.” - Michael Pilarczyk – Founder & CEO of Meditation Moments App
“Dr Laureys's scientific contribution on the transformative benefits of meditation is unique and fascinating – it will motivate everyone to give it a go!” - Dominique Antiglio, Qualified Sophrologist, Bestselling Author of The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology