Kelso, WA, US | Member Since 2013
Dr. Daniel Siegel
Never heard from Arthur?
The meditations were ineffective and frustrating because of the lack of explicit direction and explanation.
In all fairness, the format was not intended as a stand alone without video. Video of her body language would have compensated for the thin script. After all, she is an in vivo therapist.
Yes but I would first want a table of contents
She stated that an abundance of research data and books exist explaining mindfulness. I was left with the impression that Langer felt an "over abundance" existed. I suppose that is why she sparingly touched on mindfulness. I believe a better title for her book would have been "Mindfulness Research and Null Hypothesis Design." Had she devoted more time explaining the dance between mindlessness and mindfulness, with less description of her experimental design and control groups, I would probably have learned more. Also the information regarding nursing home improvements is very dated. I believe she would have graded the talk a C if done be one of her students.
Most descriptions of her experiments could have been shortened and balanced with data from multidisciplinary sources.
I didn't expect her to sound so robotic after reading other of her books that were so engaging and heartfelt.
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