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Revised and updated edition.
xlv, 650 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-627) and index.
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 -- Stress. Stress ; 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.
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.--Publisher description.