The Misted Mirror
Mindfulness for Schools and Universities
By Dr. Peter Mack
MBBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(G), PhD, MBA, MHlthEcon, MMEd
The Misted Mirror is one of few books that provides readers with not only an insight into the nature of mindfulness in the context of psychotherapy, but also takes the practice and philosophy of mindfulness into the learning environment and the realm of holistic education. While the target readership are students between 13-20 years of age, it is highlighted that mindfulness practice is equally important to both teachers and students.
Unlike other books on the subject, The Misted Mirror adopts a purely secular slant and avoids the promotion of any religious content whatsoever. With his background knowledge of education theory, the author has explained very clearly the application of mindfulness principles to classroom learning, managing learning stress and improving teaching approaches, with appropriate examples. In one of the chapters, he has even expounded a personal experience of how contemplative learning is conducted in an outdoor excursion using mindfulness principles.
What is perhaps most amazing with this book is the series of guided imagery scripts and practical art exercises provided in the appendix. These are based on the author’s own experience of combining mindfulness with art expression in supporting hospital patients emotionally. Furthermore, a college teacher has kindly contributed the content of her own mindfulness-based art program to enrich the appendix. Parents and other teachers will most likely find these exercises invaluable in helping their own children.
Product Details :
The Misted Mirror is scheduled for release on July 2020, and is available in Paperback and Digital formats. It is available on Amazon (Paperback and Kindle copies) and iBooks.
- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: From the Heart Press
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1-9999232-6-6
- Product Dimensions:
- Price : £8.99, US$11.90, €9.99
- Format: Kindle Edition and iBooks
- File Size: 85M
- Print Length: 190 pages
- Publisher: From the Heart Press; 1 edition
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1-9999232-7-3
- Price : £6.00, US$8.00, €7.00
About the Author :
Dr. Peter Mack is a medical practitioner who specializes in General Surgery and has been practicing in a public hospital for more than four decades. OM note he holds a Master degree in Medical Education from University of Dundee, UK. In his continuous pursuit of improved patient care, he has involved himself in the field of regression hypnotherapy and mindfulness. He uses therapeutic art expression for patient support groups and has delivered talks on mindfulness to school counsellors, human resource staff and the Buddhist Fellowship community in Singapore. He is an invited speaker to the Singapore Mindfulness Conference 2019. He has also given talks on mindfulness to Penang General hospital staff and the Buddhist Gem Fellowship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Mack has authored four books on healing (Healing Deep Hurt Within, Life-Changing Moments in Inner Healing, Inner Healing Journey, Mirrors of the Mind) and two books on teenage anxiety and depression (Bend Not Break, You Are Not Alone).