Silence Your Mind

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Hachette Australia, Jan 8, 2013 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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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 through your head? Do you wish you could stop that mental noise whenever you wanted to?

Australian bestseller 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.

SILENCE YOUR MIND has sold over 10 000 copies in Australia. Royalties from its sale are directed to further research and educational activities in the field of meditation.

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I would recommend this book to anyone who is starting the meditation or even to those who are regular practitioners as it provides the insight on to the "mental silence" technique of meditation based on scientific evidences gather from the researches from over a decade. It will help the readers to find out for themselves what works best for them and the book presents itself in the way that it is not assertive but suggestive. My own urge to go into the mental silence has gone up and I am using the techniques suggested in the book to go into the state of mental silence several times in a day, even at work. Is not it fascinating? 

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Silence Your Mind
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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About the author (2013)

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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