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GROUNDLESS GROUND PODCAST
The leading edge of mental health 

Thank you listeners Season One was a great success!
Season Two keeps investigating genuine mental health and embodied innate well-being by:

UNITING
health sciences research and practice with profound wisdom traditions

DIALOGUING
with pioneering clinicians, researchers, academics, and contemplatives

INFORMING
us about integrative psychotherapies and Buddhist psychology

DELIVERING
content with a heavy dose of intelligence, clarity, and openheartedness
 

 

GG Host    
Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, LPCC, SEP
Clinician, Author, Dharma Teacher
lisadalemiller.com

Lisa specializes in Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. She is the author of a highly regarded textbook on Buddhist psychology for mental health clinicians, Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence and a recent chapter in The Handbook of Mindfulness: Society, Culture and Context. Lisa is a dharma teacher and has been a yogic and Buddhist meditation practitioner for over four decades. Visit my website for detailed information!

Aug 17, 2018

Evan Thompson discusses Embodied Cognition, 4E Cognition, and the problems with studying the mechanisms of mindfulness from a brain-only perspective. Evan is a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He works on the nature of the mind, the self, and human experience by combining cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Asian philosophical traditions. Evan holds a thoughtful, critical view in these times of turbulence regarding mindfulness research and methods of delivery, "Mindfulness is not in the head. Being mindful is an embodied, social practice not a private mental state or special pattern of bring activity. Mindfulness is embodied understanding.

The best place to find out more about Evan's work is his website.  His books include, Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2015); Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (Harvard University Press, 2007); and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge Press, 1995). He is the co-author, with Francisco J. Varela and Eleanor Rosch, of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991, revised edition 2016). Evan is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.