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Into the Magic Shop: A neurosurgeon's true story of the life-changing magic of mindfulness and compassion that inspired the hit K-pop band BTS

Into the Magic Shop: A neurosurgeon's true story of the life-changing magic of mindfulness and compassion that inspired the hit K-pop band BTS

A life-changing memoir of the power of mindfulness and how it helped a boy without hope to find a new future. Now a leading neurosurgeon, Dr James Doty shares practical tips for meditation and visualisation techniques in this inspiring true story of the woman who taught him to th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781444786194
Barcode 9781444786194
Published 7 March 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Doty, Dr. James R.
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ISBN-13 9781444786194
ISBN-10 1444786199
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Yellow Kite
Publication Date 7 March 2019
International Publication Date 5 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Doty, Dr. James R.
Category Biography & Autobiography: Religious & Spiritual
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Self-realization - Anecdotes
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 617.48092
Catalogue Code 984265

Description of this Book

The day that 12-year-old James Doty walked in to his local magic shop is the day that changed his life. Once the neglected son of an alcoholic father and a mother with chronic depression, he has gone on to become a leading neurosurgeon, based at Stanford University. He credits Ruth for this incredible turnaround: the remarkable woman who devoted the summer to transforming his mind and opening his heart.In this uplifting memoir, Jim explains the visualisation techniques Ruth taught him that gave him the self-esteem to imagine a new future for himself. He examines the science behind mindfulness and why the skills he learned - of focus and attention - now help him to think fast and keep calm in the operating theatre. And he shows us what is possible when you start to change your brain and your heart.Into the Magic Shop imparts some powerful life lessons about how to live better, and inspires us to believe that we all have inside us the capacity to change our own destiny.

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Author's Bio

Dr James Doty is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University, and the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, which he cofounded with the Dalai Lama. As the Director of CCARE, he has spearheaded many research projects on compassion and altruism, and their relationship to the brain. He is also an inventor and philanthropist, sitting on the board of a number of charities, including Friends of New Orleans (FONO) and the Dalai Lama Foundation of which he is Chairman.

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