Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 22, 2009 - Self-Help - 512 pages
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Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit. By using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress related disorders…discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease… reduce anxiety and feelings of panic…improve overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga. More timely than ever before, Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well, the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in today’s world.


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Life can be crazy and hectic. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day and that 'To Do' list grows ever longer. So it sounds pretty crazy to dedicate 45 minutes of an overly scheduled day ... Read full review

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A practical guide to mindfulness, meditation, and healing. Read full review

Contents

TRlU1TlN
1
Attitudes and Commitment
31
Your Unsuspected Ally
47
The BodyScan Technique
75
Yoga
94
Walking Meditation
114
Daily Life
132
Getting Started in the Practice
140
Listening
277
Your Pain
283
More on Pain 3 00
300
Your Suffering
319
Working with Fear Panic and Anxiety
333
Time and Time Stress
349
Sleep and Sleep Stress
362
People Stress
368

Glimpses of Wholeness Delusions of Separateness
153
On Healing
168
Moving Toward
185
Evidence That Beliefs
199
Connectedness
219
Stress
235
One Thing You Can Be Sure Of
242
Stuck in Stress Reactivity
248
Responding to Stress Instead of Reacting
264
Role Stress
380
Work Stress
386
World Stress
410
New Beginnings
423
Keeping Up the Formal Practice
431
Keeping Up the Informal Practice 43 7
437
APPENDIX 44 5
445
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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as professor of medicine emeritus. He lives in the Boston area. Hor Tuck Loon has been guiding meditation for the past twenty years, drawing parallels from many ancient wisdom teachings and also from his years of experience in the journey of mindfulness. He lives in Malaysia.


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