Richard Davidson

  • Vous arrive-t-il d'être en colère sans savoir pourquoi ? De ruminer une simple dispute toute la journée ? Avez-vous tendance à vous laisser abattre par la moindre difficulté ? Nous avons tous un profil émotionnel, qui s'est mis en place au fil de notre histoire. Il s'agit d'automatismes cérébraux qui nous gâchent parfois la vie. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que nous pouvons nous en libérer et modifier notre cerveau, comme un muscle que l'on travaille !
    Dans ce livre, fruit de plus de trente ans de recherches, Richard Davidson bâtit une véritable science des émotions. Il raconte sa rencontre étonnante avec le dalaï-lama et ses études sur le cerveau des moines bouddhistes, experts du remodelage cérébral grâce à la méditation. Mais surtout, il aide chacun à :
    o identifier son profil émotionnel à l'aide de questionnaires et d'exercices d'autoévaluation ;
    o réguler ses émotions grâce à un entraînement mental adapté à chaque profil.

  • Ce livre réunit, autour du Dalaï-Lama, les plus grands chercheurs mondiaux en médecine, en psychologie et en neurosciences, pour une exploration fascinante du pouvoir de guérison de l'esprit humain : Comment la méditation peut-elle agir sur la douleur et

  • This groundbreaking book by a pioneer in neuroscience brings a new understanding of our emotions - why each of us responds so differently to the same life events and what we can do to change and improve our emotional lives.If you believe most self-help books, you would probably assume that we are all affected in the same way by events like grief or falling in love or being jilted and that only one process can help us handle them successfully.From thirty years of studying brain chemistry, Davidson shows just why and how we are all so different. Just as we all have our own DNA, so we each have our own emotional 'style' depending on our individual levels of dimensions like resilience, attention and self-awareness. Helping us to recognise our own emotional style, Davidson also shows how our brain patterns can change over our lives - and, through his fascinating experiments, what we can do to improve our emotional responses through, for example, meditation.Deepening our understanding of the mind-body connection - as well as conditions like autism and depression - Davidson stretches beyond mainstream psychology and neuroscience and expands our view of what it means to be human.

  • This groundbreaking book by a pioneer in neuroscience brings a new understanding of our emotions - why each of us responds so differently to the same life events and what we can do to change and improve our emotional lives.If you believe most self-help books, you would probably assume that we are all affected in the same way by events like grief or falling in love or being jilted and that only one process can help us handle them successfully.From thirty years of studying brain chemistry, Davidson shows just why and how we are all so different. Just as we all have our own DNA, so we each have our own emotional 'style' depending on our individual levels of dimensions like resilience, attention and self-awareness. Helping us to recognise our own emotional style, Davidson also shows how our brain patterns can change over our lives - and, through his fascinating experiments, what we can do to improve our emotional responses through, for example, meditation.Deepening our understanding of the mind-body connection - as well as conditions like autism and depression - Davidson stretches beyond mainstream psychology and neuroscience and expands our view of what it means to be human.

  • This unique volume focuses on the relationship between basic research in emotion and emotional dysfunction in depression and anxiety. Each chapter is authored by a highly regarded scientist who looks at both psychological and biological implications of research relevant to psychiatrists and psychologists. And following each chapter is engaging commentary that raises questions, illuminates connections with other bodies of work, and provides points of integration across different research traditions. Topics range from stress, cognitive functioning, and personality to affective style and behavioral inhibition, and the book as a whole has significant implications for understanding and treating anxiety disorders.

  • This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.

  • Two New York Times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.
    In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.
    Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open readers’ eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind-training methods, the authors demonstrate that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. But short daily doses will not get us to the highest level of lasting positive change--even if we continue for years--without specific additions. More than sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious, less attached view of the self, all of which are missing in widespread versions of mind training. The authors also reveal the latest data from Davidson’s own lab that point to a new methodology for developing a broader array of mind-training methods with larger implications for how we can derive the greatest benefits from the practice.
    Exciting, compelling, and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

  • More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better.Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

  • Dans les traditions orientales, la méditation est une médecine du corps et de l'esprit. Aujourd'hui, les scientifiques du monde entier démontrent les effets positifs de cette pratique sur la santé physique et mentale.

    Ce livre réunit, autour du Dalaï-Lama, les plus grands chercheurs mondiaux en médecine, en psychologie et en neurosciences, pour une exploration fascinante du pouvoir de guérison de l'esprit humain : Comment la méditation peut-elle agir sur la douleur et sur la souffrance psychique ? Notre esprit peut-il influencer réellement les résultats de la maladie physique ? Comment pouvons-nous libérer le potentiel de notre cerveau sans passer des heures en méditation ?

    Édité par les deux scientifiques de renommée internationale Jon Kabat-Zinn, qui a introduit la méditation dans la médecine, et Richard Davidson, fondateur des neurosciences contemplatives, ce dialogue lumineux réunit notamment Matthieu Ricard, Jack Kornfield, Jan Chozen Bays, Zindel Segal, Robert Sapolsky et Sharon Salzberg.

    Pour la première fois, un livre qui met la science de la méditation à la portée de tous et qui passionnera ceux qui s'intéressent aux nouvelles approches de la médecine.

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