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Dr. Thomas Bien

Thomas Bien, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a meditation and mindfulness teacher. Dr. Bien is a noted author for both professional and general readers. His work is in the vanguard of the integration of mindfulness and spirituality with psychology. In addition to his doctorate in psychology, he holds a master's in theology from Princeton.

Book titles: Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction Wiley, 2002 and Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation Wiley, 2003; Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals Wisdom, 2006; and Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship Guilford, 2008.

His forthcoming title is The Buddha's Way of Happiness: Healing Sorrow, Transforming Negative Emotion, and Finding Well-Being in the Present Moment New Harbinger, Jan. 2011.