Silence Your Mind

Silence Your Mind

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Can't sleep because your thoughts won't switch off? Ever walked into a room to get something, only to realise you've forgotten what you were looking for? Does a constant stream of unnecessary chatter run thought your head? Do you wish you could stop that mental noise whenever you wanted to?

SILENCE YOUR MIND offers a completely new approach to meditation - the experience of mental silence - that will help recharge your mental batteries and leave you feeling more positive, dynamic and wholly engaged with the world.

It clearly explains how just 10 to 15 minutes of simple meditation practice each day can turn off that unnecessary mental chatter, thereby awakening your hidden abilities in work, sport, studies and creative pursuits. Scientifically based, this is fundamentally different from any meditation book you may have read before.

Australian Dr Ramesh Manocha is leading the world in research into the positive impacts of the mental silence experience. His findings show that authentic meditation is easy, enjoyable, health-giving and life-changing.

Meditation can unleash your potential for good mental and physical health and maximum performance, and help you to live fully in the present moment.

Royalties from the sale of SILENCE YOUR MIND will be directed to further research and educational activities in the field of meditation.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 23mm | 344g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 073362877X
  • 9780733628771
  • 634,386

About Ramesh Manocha

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. Dr Manocha's PHD focused on evidence based application of meditation to a wide variety of issues including work 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 which is 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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Silence Your Mind is a very interesting book. It's written in an engaging and straight forward way, even though it covers a significant range of scientific research. The central idea of the book is that mental silence is the gateway to meditation and inner peace. The writer explores mental silence through his own life experiences and by looking at its place in eastern culture, modern health and wellbeing and as a way of getting into the "flow" state for high performance. In this way, mental silence is presented as an ancient concept which can offer radical breakthroughs to modern problems like stress, dissatisfaction and over-thinking. The writer has also helpfully included a how to meditate section which provides simple guidance on how to get into mental silence. There are many fascinating chapters in this book, but for me the chapter on the brain was particularly enlightening. The writer explores neuro-plasticity, which is the process by which thought patterns develop when circuits of neurons in the brain form and electrical signals are transmitted around that circuit to generate a thought in our awareness. If you have that thought often and repeatedly, these synapses are reinforced and if the circuit of neurons are fired regularly, the interconnections between the neurons may become long lasting and stay for weeks or even a lifetime. In this way, negative thought patterns can be very hard to get rid of, and he firing of neuron circuits can trap us into a complex habit of negative thoughts and feelings. The writer presents the state of mental silence as a circuit breaker which can interrupt the constant reinforcement of these negative thought patterns, thus allowing these dysfunctional brain circulates to fade and the meditator to break free of negative thinking habits. This book is thoroughly more
by Keiran
This is a must read book for anyone wanting to learn more about the subject of meditation and or take it up as a regular practice. It\'s a case of science and/or medicine providing convincing evidence of the benefits of meditation if practised on a regular basis. There is plenty of information by Dr Manocha about the various trials he and his research team conducted in Australia with controlled and non controlled groups in both family life, schools and the corporate world to assess the effectiveness of what the author calls Sahaja yoga meditation alongside other types of meditation that if practised on a regular basis gives one the experience of \'mental silence\'. There is also plenty of hands on information about how to meditate at home following a very simple and straight forward procedure for both the young and senior citizens as well as some thoughtful and interesting insights as to what constitutes real meditation and the resultant health benefits by tapping into the so called energy of meditation located at the base of the spine. There are also simple, straightforward step by step techniques described to prolong the state of meditation throughout the day. If that is not enough for the beginner or long term practitioner of the art of meditation then the author directs the reader to the following website which offers much more in the way of instructional guidance on meditation and the latest research into the effect of meditation on the brain. The author also provides valuable insight into the culture of meditation in the East and shows how it can be adapted to our western culture as an effective tool for reducing stress, achieving mental clarity and emotional balance and much more as evidence by the many testimonials to support the trial based findings. James D 22 Jan 2013show more
by James Dee
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 getshow more
by Kristin Owen
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