BH019: Meditation and Mindfulness: 
A Practical Approach with 
Dr. Danny Penman


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By Dr. Bret Scher. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

My guest, Dr. Danny Penman, had used a breathing meditation throughout his youth to get through the extremely difficult periods of his life but he didn’t practice mindfulness daily. It wasn’t until a tragic paragliding accident left him in severe pain that he turned back to the breathing exercise to calm his mind and to minimize his suffering. Danny used his long period of rehabilitation to research mindfulness and meditation to relieve pain and depression.

After realizing there was a profound benefit to adding mindfulness into our daily lives, Dr. Penman partnered with Professor Mark Williams to write the international bestseller, Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Dr. Penman’s latest work, The Art of Breathing, simply explains the concept of mindfulness through art.

Dr. Penman has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and is an award-winning journalistic.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] Danny describes the tragic accident that led him into the field of mindfulness.

[11:30] Mindfulness is…

[14:18] Science has proven Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy is beneficial.

[21:51] Using mindfulness to enhance everyday experiences and spur creativity.

[27:37] There is no wrong way to practice mindfulness.

[30:52] The Art of Breathing conveys the concept of mindfulness through art.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World: by Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman

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