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Finding My Right Mind Vanessa Potter

Finding My Right Mind By Vanessa Potter

Finding My Right Mind by Vanessa Potter


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The true story of an ordinary woman who went to extraordinary lengths to discover whether meditating could change her life. Insightful, funny and informative, Vanessa road-tests 10 techniques from mindfulness to psychedelics, and still manages to pick the kids up!

Finding My Right Mind Summary

Finding My Right Mind: One Woman's Experiment to Put Meditation to the Test by Vanessa Potter

When Vanessa Potter woke up one day to find herself blind and paralysed, she was stunned to discover that it was meditating, not drugs, that saved her mind. Convinced she had more to learn, she embarked on her own consciousness road-trip, exploring the major schools of meditation, along with hypnotherapy and psychedelics.
In order to objectively record her journey, Cambridge neuroscientists measured her brain activity, with their observations and results featured within the book.
Offering a detailed snapshot of each practice, Vanessa provides an unusually voyeuristic glimpse into how powerful meditating can be. After 300 hours of sitting still, the scientists and Vanessa reveal whether meditation lived up to the hype and provided the key to contentment.
Funny and wry, this is a unique take on citizen science, delving beneath the surface of meditation to reveal the fascinating world of the mind and the possibilities within. Books on meditation normally teach us how to meditate - not about what happens when we try.

Finding My Right Mind Reviews

'Finding My Right Mind is a fascinating and disarmingly honest account of one woman's journey to discover what meditation can do to calm, comfort and heal us' -- Beth Kempton, author of Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life
'A fascinating whistle-stop read through 10 different forms of meditation, Vanessa Potter explores how we can all learn to be our very best, for ourselves, our families and our loved ones. It doesn't matter what you think you may know about meditation, consciousness or yourself, there is much to be learnt here' -- Isabel Losada, bestselling author

About Vanessa Potter

Before becoming a self-experimenting science communicator, Vanessa Potter spent 16 years as an award-winning broadcast producer working in the London ad industry. In October 2012 she was struck down by a rare neurological illness that temporarily rendered her blind and paralysed. Following her recovery, she collaborated with neuroscientists at Cambridge University to design an interactive immersive exhibition, based on her therapeutic use of meditation, and gave a TEDx talk about her experiences. Finding Her Right Mind is her second book, her first, Patient H69 narrates how her curiosity for answers led her to investigate the science behind her lost sight.

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GOR012318130
9781789562163
1789562163
Finding My Right Mind: One Woman's Experiment to Put Meditation to the Test by Vanessa Potter
Used - Like New
Paperback
Welbeck Publishing Group
20210429
256
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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