• The Marriage of the Millennium

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    The Science of Enlightenment
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    Not only is it real, but it can be achieved by normal human beings through the systematic practice of meditation.

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  • How Meditation Works

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Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant.

His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the burgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience, and he is currently co-director of the Science Enhanced Mindful Awareness (SEMA) Lab at the University of Arizona.

Shinzen’s interest in Asia began at the age of 14 when he decided to attend Japanese ethnic school in his native city of Los Angeles.

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When Therapy Doesn’t Work: A Mindfulness Guide to Emotional

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In When Therapy Doesnt Work: A Mindfulness Guide to Emotional Repair,  Shelly Young, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher Shinzen Young apply the principles of Unified Mindfulness to emotional healing and transformation. Drawn from tried-and-tested therapeutic practices, this book is filled with easy-to-follow techniques to successfully overcome trauma, anxiety, addictions, panic, compulsive behavior and a variety of other mental health challenges.

This book offers Unified Mindfulness as a self-help tool for readers who are suffering from trauma, addictions and anxiety but have struggled to engage with traditional forms of therapy. Not only are these techniques unique, they are also uniquely effective, with the power to combat harmful mental, emotional and behavioral patterns and help readers find freedom within.

Whether you are struggling with your own mental health, trying to help a loved one or looking to expand your practice as a healing professional, this book contains the tools you need to escape old stories, unwind suffering and rediscover joy in each day.

Shelly Young’s innovative Release and Empowerment protocol for addictions and negative behaviors is discussed in this book.  It is presently being researched at the SEMA Lab at the University of Arizona and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Shelly Young’s protocol weaves cognitive, behavioral, and sensory focus techniques together into a simple flow chart.

If you are a therapist or coach or just interested in guiding others in addition to utilizing the protocol yourself, you can contact Shelly Young for personal mentorship.

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One of my dreams is to leverage technology to make high quality meditation instruction widely available. Toward this end, it’s been an honor to collaborate with Toby Sola and the Brightmind team. Brightmind’s guidance is exceptionally comprehensive, precise, and practical. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this valuable resource.


See you on Brightmind,


— Shinzen Young, 2023

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