Dr. Danny Penman is a meditation teacher and an award-winning writer and journalist. He is co-author of the million-selling 'Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World.' He has received journalism awards from the Humane Society of the United States and the RSPCA.
In 2014, he won the British Medical Association’s Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for 'Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing' (published in the US as 'You Are Not Your Pain').
His books have been translated into more than 30 languages. His journalism has appeared in the Daily Mail, New Scientist, The Guardian, CNN, and the BBC. He trained to teach mindfulness with the acclaimed Breathworks.
Dr. Penman has been a keen meditator since his teenage years. He discovered mindfulness meditation in 2006 following a terrible paragliding accident that left him temporarily crippled and in constant pain. He was so surprised by how effective a painkiller (and stress reliever) the meditations proved to be that he sought out Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, the co-developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. The pair then wrote 'Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World.'
Dr. Penman recovered from his paragliding injuries in record time, and he is now a keen runner, cyclist, and long-distance hiker. He credits his recovery, in large part, to the meditations he has practiced since his accident.