Fully Present is a comprehensive and accessible introductory guide to mindfulness as taught at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center by the Founder of the Center and its Director of Mindfulness Education. Fully Present provides cutting-edge scientific explanations for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a meditation practice and discover mindfulness in daily living.
About the authors of Fully Present:
– Susan Smalley is a Professor of Psychiatry, and the Founder and Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. During her 20 year research career as a behavior geneticist, she received numerous NIH grants and published extensively on autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and mindfulness. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today online communities and is currently completing her second book.
– Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC, where she teaches mindfulness to the general public, health professionals, educators, and many others. She has been teaching mindfulness nationally since 1998 and is a member of the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is the author of Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens, and the CD, Mindful Meditations. Diana has been practicing mindfulness since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun.
More information and videos are available on http://www.fullypresentthebook.com/