Discover the Science in The Mindful Practice

Discover the Science in The Mindful Practice

This fascinating book reveals the results of more than a decade of academic research in the first-ever empirical study on the health effects of Falun Gong outside China.


“A Must-Read For Anyone Wishing to Explore the World of Health Through Meditation”

~ Dr. Lucia Dunn, Professor of Economics, Ohio State University


Marrying carefully documented evidence with the art of storytelling, The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong takes the reader behind the scenes to explore the health and wellness effects of the Falun Gong meditation practice.

Described by The Epoch Times as “the science behind Falun Gong,” the book presents the results of over 13 years of academic research, including the author’s Australian survey—a doctoral study, and the first empirical study of its kind—investigating Falun Gong’s impact on health-wellness in everyday life.

Drawing from a labyrinth of research findings and ongoing study, the author weaves facts from academic inquiry with the compelling story of one woman’s journey from crippling injury to wellness with Falun Gong.

What Reviewers are Saying

  • The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong helps the reader understand the baffling situation reported widely in the press. Dr. Margaret Trey presents some very convincing evidence of the health, healing, and stress-relieving benefits of this ancient Chinese exercise and meditation practice. Relating first-hand experiences of Falun Gong practitioners together with results from a scientific study in an engaging style, Dr. Trey paints a comprehensive view of the practice and its positive effects on wellness.

    A must-read for anyone wishing to explore the world of health through meditation practices beyond the traditional yoga class.”

    Dr. Lucia Dunn

    Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
  • “I loved reading the book. If you’re interested in the benefits of meditation and want to learn about the Falun Gong way, this is a great book. If you know little about meditative approaches to health, and want more than an uncritical ‘Gee-Whiz’ credulous approach, then this rigorous overview of Falun Gong illuminated with some anecdote is the book for you.”

    Dr. Michael O’Connor

    Associate Dean at Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Practicing Coach, and Specialist in Pain Management. Bristol, UK
  • “A timely publication! This is the first empirical study on the health effects of Falun Gong with a diverse sample outside China—a doctoral research conducted under the auspices of The University of South Australia, Adelaide. The author clearly articulates the unique benefits of Falun Gong by addressing its health-wellness effects. Readers will benefit from The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong.”

    Maria Cheung, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean & Professor of Social Work, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • “I will confirm that The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong now provides many people with the opportunity to become acquainted with Falun Gong in a socially factual manner–surpassing the innuendo and superstition that has plagued so many mind-body practices.”

    Dr. Heather Mattner

    Perinatal Health Psychologist, Clinical Senior Lecturer (School of Psychology), University of Adelaide
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