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Silence Your Mind - Dr. Ramesh Manocha

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A science based, practical book about meditation and how to make it part of your daily routine, for people of all walks of life.

Dr. Ramesh Manocha and his team are using science to study the beneficial effects that meditation can have on stress, health and wellbeing.

The results? For just 10 minutes a day the amount of time it takes to make a coffee you can feel the immediate benefits that meditation brings to your mental and physical health.

Silence Mind goes beyond regular stress management. Dr Manocha's plain English approach to meditation, or mental silence, is written for the general reader who perhaps wouldn't normally turn to meditation to deal with health issues. He shows how simple and effective techniques can be built into any part of your day and can be practised anywhere.

This hands-on guide also shows how meditation can be used in sport and creative pursuits, in schools to help children manage anger and depression, and for general physical health.

About the Author

Dr. Ramesh Manocha is a medical practitioner and researcher currently based at the Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Sydney University, where he coordinates the Meditation Research Programme. His PHD focused on evidence-based application of meditation to a wide variety of issues including stress, wellbeing and quality of life, chronic disease, menopause and ADHD. He has recently completed an extensive systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of meditation, which is just one of his unique contributions to this field of research. Recently, Dr. Manocha founded Generation Next a national education programme aimed at educating professionals and parents about the mental health crisis facing our young people and how it can be dealt with. He is also recognised as a leading developer of professional education resources in the field of women's and children's health, mental health and adolescent medicine.

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    5.0

    Enlightening and life changing

    By trueblueaussiegal89

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    • Life changing
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      This book will give you the knowledge to change your life. It will give you the tools and step-by-step instructions on how to 'silence your mind'. When your mind is relaxed and balanced, your life will flow freely. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is positive and is seeking the truth to life.

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      5.0

      Wonderful, Practical and Compelling

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      from California

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        This book is an immensely significant read for anyone who cares to tap into genuine inner peace and silence. Dr. Ramesh Manocha has not only made his studies of mental silence accessible and interesting to his readership, he has managed to illuminate how the actual experience of silence has been described in various religions and spiritual practices, how it has been referred to by athletes, depicted by artists, written about by great authors...in short he has brought its quiet existence forward out of every corner of our lives so that we too can examine its compelling reality under our own "scopes" and experience it firsthand ourselves. Additionally I might add, Dr. Manocha writes with great humor and honesty, which is a welcome relief in this era of well-meaning but overly serious self-help books on stress-reduction.

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        4.0

        Excellent Book

        By Kerry

        from Brisbane

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          Great book

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          5.0

          great great great

          By amanda

          from adelaide Au

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            this book gave a simple way of understanding the deeper side to mediation highly recomend

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            5.0

            A practical guide to real inner silence

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                This book is so easy to read despite being based on years of scientific research. I found it easy to follow and am trialing the mental silence techniques. So far they are going great and I have been able to reduce my stress levels and have improved my sleep patterns. I would say it's great reading for anyone.

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                5.0

                A book for everyone

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                    Another self help book? No, this is much more than that; it is a book for everyone. This book reaches out to each of us, our families, friends and children. Dr Manocha writes of a "stress epidemic" sweeping the western world but his book offers hope. Dr Manocha provides evidence of the benefits through his extensive research, but also includes fascinating anecdotes from his personal experience. The benefits are so profound that he has felt compelled to share them. His research presents the case that it is a particular kind of meditation  "mental silence" which is practiced in Sahaja Yoga  through which the benefits can be obtained. All that is required is a commitment and sitting comfortably in a chair for 10 minutes a day.

                    The book offers in clear, easy-to-understand terminology, how Sahaja Yoga differs from previously tried meditations, why we should "give it a go", and how to do it in simple steps. He explains that meditation is not about mindfulness but mind-emptiness. This occurs when there are no thoughts at all and that until we experience this we cannot experience the benefits of this state likened to "flow". His meta-analysis of current research, combined with 15 years of his own meticulous research in the field, offer the most comprehensive understanding of the nature and benefits of meditation to date.

                    The book is extremely useful on an individual scale but equally applies readily to the work place with a section on work stress and examples of how to increase "presentism" and decrease "absenteeism".

                    Although the research and evidence is very solid, the book is easy to read with that particular light touch that Australian idiom can offer.

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                    5.0

                    The Best Gift You Can Give

                    By Kristin the Critic

                    from Melbourne

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                      Silence Your Mind showcases something marvellous.
                      I cannot recommend it highly enough -for EVERYONE.

                      It is not often you find a book, in particular a 'self-help' book, based on world-leading research - especially one from an Australian.

                      In this way, the book stands out. However, there are many more reasons this book is something special.

                      It introduced to me the idea that there is more than one type of meditation. Who knew?
                      And the book proved to me - using established, conventional and rigorous research methods and standards - that one particular type, one that facilitates the experience of mental silence, has made significant differences to the lives of many of those who have practised it.
                      It is compelling and exciting without being evangelistic.

                      Importantly, the book gives easy-to-understand instructions about how to achieve mental silence. It is even within reach of children!
                      Benefits flow from just 10mins meditation per day. Remarkable.

                      This book is 10/10.

                      Warning: Do not ever lend your copy to anyone; you will never get it back.

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                      ISBN: 9780733628771
                      ISBN-10: 073362877X
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 320
                      Published: 8th January 2013
                      Publisher: Hachette Australia
                      Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 2.3
                      Weight (kg): 0.344