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Episode 125 - Microdosing Mindfulness & The Power of A.W.E. w/ Dr. Michael Amster

Ep. 125

In this episode I have an awe-inducing conversation with one of the authors of the incredible new book 'The Power of A.W.E'... Dr. Michael Amster. Michael and I talk about the A.W.E. meditation technique he developed with co-author Jake Eagle, and how it can benefit everything from chronic pain to depression. He feels understanding the awe in every moment can be the key to a level of healing that is beyond traditional practices. Drop In to this awesome conversation!!


Dr. Michael Amster Bio:

Michael Amster, MD, is a physician and faculty member at Touro School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, he is the founding director of the pain management department at Santa Cruz Community Health. As a pain management specialist, Michael is keenly aware of the integration of mind, body, and spirit and the effects of physical and psychospiritual pain on health and well-being. He is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

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