Living Well with Pain & Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 388 pages
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After two serious spinal injuries, Vidyamala Burch found herself facing the loneliness of disability and chronic pain with few skills or resources to turn to. But instead of giving up, she set out on a mission to embrace her physical challenges with compassion, acceptance, and peace. Living Well with Pain and Illness shares the fruits of her courageous life's work, teaching us how the practice of mindfulness can help us thrive in the face of health challenges of any kind. Drawing on the wisdom of a dozen years teaching meditation and a lifetime of study of the benefits of mindful living, Vidyamala encourages readers with insights and instruction in: The five-step model of mindfulness and how to use it to foster healing The Breathworks approach to meditation, and how to apply it to health concerns such as migraines, arthritis, and chronic fatigue Step-by-step techniques, illustrations, and case studies demonstrating how to effectively bring mindfulness into daily life Chronic pain has been called the modern world's silent epidemic. Billions are spent every year in an attempt to cope, yet the best solution available may be absolutely cost-free mindful living. In Living Well with Pain and Illness, Vidyamala Burch presents a work that is at once an inspirational memoir and practical guidebook for using mindfulness to reframe your relationship with physical and emotional suffering.
 

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Contents

My Journey to the Present Moment
3
What Is Pain?
15
The Two Arrows
24
Exploring Mindfulness
41
The FiveStep Model of Mindfulness
62
Healing Becoming Whole
86
The Breath
101
Mindful Movement
122
Setting Up for Meditation
199
The Body Scan
211
Guided Meditations and Exercises for Living Well with Pain
212
Mindfulness of Breathing
231
Kindly Awareness
246
Managing Thoughts and Emotions
261
Mindfulness in Daily Life
281
Keep Going
296

What Is Meditation?
157
Helpful Attitudes
168
Meditating with Pain
186
Pleasant and Unpleasant Events Diaries
303
Back Cover Material
337
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