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Vidyamala Burch has suffered from chronic back pain for more than 30 years due to congenital weakness, a car accident, and multiple surgeries. She is a cofounder of the well-respected Breathworks organization, which assists people experiencing chronic pain, illness, and stress in managing their condition through meditation, body awareness, and creative life approaches. Vidyamala resides in the U.K.
I am expecting that if you are reading this review, you are feeling much of the same type of thing.
This book is very practical guide that will help you reassess your pain and illness so that you can see more clearly how to help yourself improve your daily life.
Burch has a deep, personal, and insightful understanding of all the issues that can accompany chronic pain/illness, and shares ways to better deal with them.
Ms. Burch's approach to mindfulness was beneficial for me and I would recommend it to others. In detail she discusses the process of using meditation and awareness of the body... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Creative Muse
Although nothing revolutionary is said, it is the emphasis on practical results and the strong involvement of the writer based on personal experience that makes this an extremely... Read morePublished 29 days ago by O. Klepper
The book looks to have some good information for me. I have glanced through it and plan to work my way through it soon.Published 13 months ago by Tia L. Bailey
This book has not given mush in the way of helpful information in deal with pain. The Author does go on about herself. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Markus
I first learned about Vidymala Burch through the Breathworks CD, "Mindfulness of Breathing." That has been such a help to me, sometimes the ONLY thing that helps relieve my pain. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Barbara Copley
I am so glad to have this book. It is clearly written by someone who experiences chronic pain, yet is hopeful and uplifting. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Chris
Sometimes pain cannot be avoided but chronic pain is with you 24/7.
Vidyamala helps us go through the cycles of pain. Read more
I've had this book for a while and have been having the hardest time writing a review. The author, Ms. Burch suffered two spinal injuries and lives with chronic pain every day. Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by K. Varraso
My first thoughts after beginning to read this book were "what a crock". There was no possible way that meditation (which I had never tried before) and acceptance of my... Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by F. D. Gillett