I saw this book advertised as Silverton and Kabat-Zinn and to be honest, it was the 'big name' that attracted me to the book. I was disappointed at first to find that his contribution was only a foreword. However, I did not at all regret reading the book. Silverton writes in clear and accessible style. She comes across as passionately humanistic without being patronising and her stories, exercises and examples are very useful. I recommend the book.