Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

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Da Capo Press, Nov 13, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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"An elegant and credible blend of modern psychology and medical science that allows us to get in touch with our higher self to experience the field of infinite possibilities and brings us healing and wholeness in our busy world."--Deepak Chopra, author of Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment

Based on Dr. Borysenko's groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional well-being. The clinic's dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind's powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.

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I'm not much of a fan of self-help books. I find myself reading them, but I criticize them the entire time I'm reading. In this one, though, I found little to criticize. It's one of the best ... Read full review

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Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic's ten-week program for learning to "mind the body" through a ... Read full review


Introduction to the New Edition
CHAPTER 1 The Science of Healing
CHAPTER 2 Getting Back in Control
CHAPTER 3 Breaking the Anxiety Cycle
CHAPTER 4 Mindfulness and the Discovery of the Self
CHAPTER 5 Mind Traps
CHAPTER 6 Reframing and Creative Imagination
CHAPTER 7 Healing the Emotions
CHAPTER 8 Sams Story

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About the author (2007)

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is the author of thirteen books, including A Woman's Book of Life, Saying Yes to Change, and Inner Peace for Busy People. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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