The Mind's Own Physician

A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation

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Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn,Richard Davidson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572249692

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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By inviting the Dalai Lama and leading researchers in medicine, psychology, and neuroscience to join in conversation, the Mind & Life Institute set the stage for a fascinating exploration of the healing potential of the human mind. The Mind’s Own Physician presents in its entirety the thirteenth Mind and Life dialogue, a discussion addressing a range of vital questions concerning the science and clinical applications of meditation: How do meditative practices influence pain and human suffering? What role does the brain play in emotional well-being and health? To what extent can our minds actually influence physical disease? Are there important synergies here for transforming health care, and for understanding our own evolutionary limitations as a species? Edited by world-renowned researchers Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson, this book presents this remarkably dynamic interchange along with intriguing research findings that shed light on the nature of the mind, its capacity to refine itself through training, and its role in physical and emotional health.

Regimens of the Mind

Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

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Author: Sorana Corneanu

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226116417

Category: History

Page: 320

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In Regimens of the Mind, Sorana Corneanu proposes a new approach to the epistemological and methodological doctrines of the leading experimental philosophers of seventeenth-century England, an approach that considers their often overlooked moral, psychological, and theological elements. Corneanu focuses on the views about the pursuit of knowledge in the writings of Robert Boyle and John Locke, as well as in those of several of their influences, including Francis Bacon and the early Royal Society virtuosi. She argues that their experimental programs of inquiry fulfill the role of regimens for curing, ordering, and educating the mind toward an ethical purpose, an idea she tracks back to the ancient tradition of cultura animi. Corneanu traces this idea through its early modern revival and illustrates how it organizes the experimental philosophers’ reflections on the discipline of judgment, the study of nature, and the study of Scripture. It is through this lens, the author suggests, that the core features of the early modern English experimental philosophy—including its defense of experience, its epistemic modesty, its communal nature, and its pursuit of “objectivity”—are best understood.

Probing the Mind and Other Guiding Symptoms

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Author: S. M. Gunavante

Publisher: B. Jain Publishers

ISBN: 9788170212997

Category: Homeopathy

Page: 78

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The book dates back to 1890, when its author, Dr Burnett, discovered the Bacillinum nosode. Before proclaiming his findings to the then medical world, the author had himself taken the nosode as a short drug proving and then used it in his daily practice to treat cases of infectious tuberculosis of various types. The book is the result of this hard work; it is basically the presentation or thesis of the author's findings with respect to the nosode. The book records 54 cases of consumption treated by the author with the nosode with favourable results. In the second edition, he has included additional notes on the subject, further elaborating his experiences with the nosode.

Mad, Bad And Sad

A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present

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Author: Lisa Appignanesi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748133526

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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Mad, bad and sad. From the depression suffered by Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath to the mental anguish and addictions of iconic beauties Zelda Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. From Freud and Jung and the radical breakthroughs of psychoanalysis to Lacan's construction of a modern movement and the new women-centred therapies. This is the story of how we have understood mental disorders and extreme states of mind in women over the last two hundred years and how we conceive of them today, when more and more of our inner life and emotions have become a matter for medics and therapists.