Dr Danny Penman is a feature writer for the Daily Mail, having formerly worked for the BBC, New Scientist and the Independent newspaper. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and specialises in reporting on science, health, the environment, and animal welfare. He is a commentator on these issues for BBC Radio Four and Five and has made a number of documentaries for BBC One and Channel Four News.
The amazing book he wrote, guides its readers through 8 weeks of mindfulness exercises based on the groundbreaking work that co-author Mark Williams has spent many years researching. Jon Kabat -Zinn writes the foreword to this amazing book.
Danny shares his journey from smashing his leg to bits paragliding to following a Mindfulness path that led to becoming a best selling author and a huge voice for Mindfulness.
It's great to speak with someone at the forefront of this movement.
In 2009 and in 2011 Danny won the Humane Society of the United States Brigitte Bardot International Print Journalism award for his investigations into animal welfare abuses around the world. In 2011 he won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) 'Special Investigation Award'.
The BBC video below is a great 12 min clip on what mindfulness is and follows the journey of Journalist David Sillito. Watch as he describes his experience on the BBC breakfast couch with Danny. I highly recommend watching this clip as this highlights the advances of science and technology in Mindfulness and we see how the brain physically changes after 8 weeks of meditation.
10% of people in the westernised world this year will become clinically depressed and Mindfulness is now a serious contender in helping to reduce this figure.
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Danny also has great guided meditations on YouTube. These are great to on their own, but even more so when accompanying the book.
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Purchase the best-selling book here : Mindfulness-A practical guide to Finding Peace in a frantic world
Purchase Danny's latest book here : Mindfulness for Health: a practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing
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