People who meditate regularly seem to have something special about them. Perhaps it is their deeply contented smile. Perhaps it is their natural good health. Certainly, powerful medical research tells us that meditation reliably prevents illness, maximizes performance. It is a profound healing technique and leads to peace of mind. Meditation achieves all this by restoring our natural state of balance. Once we re-establish an inner balance there is a flow-on-effect. Soon we experience physical balance and good health, emotional balance and poise, mental clarity and confidence, and spiritual harmony. The real secret to all this is that this balance is found in a state of inner silence. How to let go of life’s busyness and be still? How to relax physically and still the mind? Meditation-Pure and Simple delivers what it promises.
Table of Contents:
- The Heart and Essence of Meditation
- Making Sense of Meditation - A Theoretical Framework'
- How to Meditate - The Choices. The Direct Approach
- Preparing to Meditate - Creating a Conducive Environment
- The Relaxation Response -Relaxing Physically, Calming the Mind
- Relaxing Quickly and Deeply - Resting in Natural Peace
- Entering the Silence - Letting go and Letting Be
- A Summary - Putting the Preparation and the Practice Together.
About the Author:
Dr Ian Gawler OAM is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected authorities on mind/body medicine and meditation. Also, Ian is well known as an advocate of self-help techniques and a healthy lifestyle. Drawing upon a truly integrated approach, Ian was fortunate to experience a remarkable recovery. Now his story offers hope and inspiration to people across the country and around the world. The self help techniques that he developed have helped many to convert hope into sustained health and peace of mind. A pioneer in mind/body medicine, Dr Gawler is known for his clarity and good humour. One aspect is the focus on healing, the other on disease prevention, health and wellbeing. Also, Ian has helped many people in their quest for peace of mind and spiritual fulfillment. Dr Gawler is the author of four bestselling books on self-help techniques and has edited another seven books on mind/body medicine. He has produced a series of tapes and CDs to support his writings. He is the Founder and Therapeutic Director of The Gawler Foundation and conducts groups in Melbourne and residential programs amidst the peace and tranquility of the Yarra Valley. He also lectures around the world. Ian holds a degree in Veterinary Science and a Masters in Counseling.