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Book Title: Breaking Down is Waking Up: Can Psychological Suffering be a Spiritual Gateway?|
The author of the book: Russell Razzaque
Edition: Watkins Publishing
Date of issue: May 1st 2014
ISBN 13: 9781780286662
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Russell Razzaque explores an entirely new way of understanding psychological and mental distress based on his work as a consultant psychiatrist together with the insights he has gained as a regular practitioner of meditation. His extraordinary conclusion: mental illness can also be a form of spiritual awakening.
Dr Razzaque provides evidence for this from a range of sources including direct clinical case material from his work in acute mental health services to the latest findings from neuroscience and the insights of meditative traditions. The book describes new forms of treatment for mental illness inspired by Eastern approaches and centering, in particular, around practices such as mindfulness. These therapies offer both patients and their families the inspiring idea that the approach to their psychological difficulties should go beyond just "treating" episodes of mental illness but also, where possible, help the individual to complete the process of spiritual growth they have begun. Dr Razzaque argues passionately that our society as a whole could benefit from developing an awareness of the spiritual power of this process of transformation.
Written in the tradition of the bestselling insights of neuroscientist Eben Alexander and therapists Irvin D. Yalom and Oliver Sacks, Breaking Down is Waking Up, will speak to both professionals in the field of mental health as well as those suffering from mental illness, their family and friends and, indeed, all those who have an interest in exploring the deepest layers of what it really means to be human.
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Read information about the authorRazzaque has been a practising psychiatrist in the UK for over sixteen years. He earned his medical degree from the University of London in 1996 and completed a diploma in psychotherapy two years later. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is on the Specialist Register of the UK General Medical Council.
During his career he has worked in a number of settings including the NHS, the Ministry of Justice, The Home Office and the University of Cambridge.