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Steve Taylor, Ph.D., is senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is the author of Back to Sanity and Waking From Sleep.
One of Steve's research interests is 'awakening experiences', moments when our normal awareness intensifies and we feel a sense of connection and meaning. What causes these experiences? Is it possible to control them? Steve's work also examines the sources of psychological suffering - why is it that human beings find it so difficult to be contented? His research also shows that many awakening experiences are triggered by intense psychological turmoil, such as depression and loss. www.stevenmtaylor.com