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Break Through Pain: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain Hardcover – March 1, 2006
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Shinzen Young is the founder of the Vipassana Support Institute and many other meditation centers around the country. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Specifically, this book teaches you the relationship between attention and pain, softening around pain and having a different experience of it through training the mind to hold it differently. While it won't take the place of morphine, it will certainly help people in pain to live with it more easily. It will also help them to reduce their anxiety around pain, which aggravates the subjective experience of pain.
I am no stranger to pain having gone through a back, neck and wrist surgery. I teach meditation myself and I have graduate education in biology, biochemistry and psychology. I feel I am in a good position to judge the merits of the book and the book certainly has many merits as does the CDs. If you are interested in an introduction to several types of meditation, you might also like The Beginner's Guide to Meditation. If you are quite serious about meditation, you can look at a variety of references on my listmania lists which appear on my profile.