Stop Being Your Symptoms and Start Being Yourself LP

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Harper Collins, Apr 10, 2007 - Self-Help - 360 pages
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Do you suffer from ongoing pain or chronic medical symptoms such as fatigue, lower back pain, arthritis, acid indigestion, insomnia, or migraines? Do they interfere with your family time or your work? Have you been forced to give up activities that you enjoy?

Thirty percent of the population suffers from illnesses that respond only partially to conventional medicine. But this doesn't mean that there is no relief in sight.

Dr. Arthur Barsky, a pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, has found that changing the way you think about your illness can have a remarkable effect on how you experience your symptoms. At Harvard Medical School, he developed "Stop Being Your Symptoms and Start Being Yourself," a breakthrough six-week program that is scientifically tested, unique, and simple to learn. Through hundreds of exercises, worksheets, and patient examples, it teaches patients to master the five psychological factors that contribute to chronic symptoms.

You may not be able to completely eliminate your symptoms. But it is possible to control them rather than letting them control you. So stop being your symptoms—and start living the life you deserve.

 

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Stop Being Your Symptoms, Start Being Yourself offers a basic common sense approach to dealing with chronic symptoms. Focusing on relaxation, setting reasonable expectations, diverting attention away ... Read full review

Stop being your symptoms and start being yourself: the 6-week mind-body program to ease your chronic symptoms

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Each of these books presents a differently structured program of holistic health practices to help people with chronic symptoms lead normal lives.Stop Being Your Symptoms is based on a research study ... Read full review

Contents

YOUR HEALTH
18
Part
57
WEEK 2
91
WEEK 3
119
WEEK 4
151
WEEK 5
186
WEEK 6
213
LIVING WELL
241
FOUR FINAL PRINCIPLES
280
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Arthur Barsky, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychiatric Research at the Brigham & Women's Hospital Emily Deans, M.D. is chief resident in psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School

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