Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition) Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

ISBN-10: 0345536932

ISBN-13: 9780345536938

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh

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The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine  our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine . . . More than any other, Full Catastrophe Living is the book that enabled Americans to discover the inner life. This book has brought peace of mind to hundreds and thousands of people and healed countless lives. This is your chance to let it heal yours.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A wonderful guidebook for those of us who choose life and healing . . . I hope you all make that choice and read the book.”—Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles “Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn eloquently explains the power of paying attention and increasing awareness. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to begin healing their life.”—Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
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List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special Healing and the Mind, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations. Kabat-Zinn's books include: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (1994) and Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (1997), which was co-authored with his wife, Myla.

Thich Nhat Hanh is an expatriate Vietnamese Buddhist monk, as well as a teacher, author, poet, and peace activist. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Hanh was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience, and he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments. He is a respected writer and scholar, and founded a retreat in France called Plum Village. Hanh has written several books, including The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, and Living Buddha, Living Christ.

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Stress, Pain, and Illness: Facing the Full Catastrophe
The Practice of Mindfulness: Paying Attention
You Have Only Moments to Live
The Foundations of Mindfulness Practice: Attitudes and Commitment
The Power of Breathing: Your Unsuspected Ally in the Healing Process
Sitting Meditation: Nourishing the Domain of Being
Being in Your Body: The Body-Scan Meditation
Cultivating Strength, Balance, and Flexibility: Yoga Is Meditation
Walking Meditation
A Day of Mindfulness
Really Doing What You're Doing: Mindfulness in Daily Life
Getting Started in the Practice
The Paradigm: A New Way of Thinking About Health and Illness
Introduction to the Paradigm
Glimpses of Wholeness, Delusions of Separateness
On Healing
Doctors, Patients, and People: Moving Toward a Unified Perspective on Health and Illness
Mind and Body: Evidence That Beliefs, Attitudes, Thoughts, and Emotions Can Harm or Heal
Connectedness and Interconnectedness
Change: The One Thing You Can Be Sure Of
Stuck in Stress Reactivity
Responding to Stress Instead of Reacting
The Applications: Taking on the Full Catastrophe
Working with Symptoms: Listening to Your Body
Working with Physical Pain: Your Pain Is Not You
More on Working with Pain
Working with Emotional Pain: Your Suffering Is Not You … But There Is Much You Can Do to Heal It
Working with Fear, Panic, and Anxiety
Time and Time Stress
Sleep and Sleep Stress
People Stress
Role Stress
Work Stress
Food Stress
World Stress
The Way of Awareness
New Beginnings
Keeping Up the Formal Practice
Keeping Up the Informal Practice
The Way of Awareness
Awareness Calendars
Reading List
Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice CDs with Jon Kabat-Zinn: Ordering Information
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